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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Paraguay population 2017

During 2017 Paraguay population is projected to increased by 90 490 people and reach 6 863 728 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 108 778. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 18 288 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Paraguay to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Paraguay population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Paraguay will be increased by 248 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Paraguay 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Paraguay was estimated to be 6 773 238 people. This is an increase of 1.34 % (89 297 people) compared to population of 6 683 941 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 107 344. Due to external migration, the population declined by 18 047. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.017 (1 017 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Paraguay population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Paraguay population density

Paraguay population density is 16.7 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Paraguay divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Paraguay. The total area of Paraguay is 406 750 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Paraguay age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Paraguay had the following population age distribution:

28.5 65.4 6.1

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Paraguay population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Paraguay age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Paraguay is 53 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Paraguay must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Paraguay is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Paraguay is 43.6 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Paraguay is 9.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Paraguay age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Paraguay is 76.2 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 73.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 78.9 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 4 627 095 persons or 95.56% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Paraguay are able to read and write. Accordingly about 214 957 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 96.11% (2 323 234 persons). 93 931 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 95.01% (2 303 861 persons). 121 026 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.6% and 99.48% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.03%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Paraguay population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Paraguay historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Paraguay population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511 492 505N/A %
19521 531 2642.60 %
19531 570 6302.57 %
19541 610 8422.56 %
19551 652 0972.56 %
19561 694 5562.57 %
19571 738 3452.58 %
19581 783 5502.60 %
19591 830 2262.62 %
19601 878 4042.63 %
19611 928 1012.65 %
19621 979 3342.66 %
19632 032 1272.67 %
19642 086 5062.68 %
19652 142 4742.68 %
19662 200 1132.69 %
19672 259 4762.70 %
19682 320 2402.69 %
19692 381 7332.65 %
19702 443 3342.59 %
19712 504 7292.51 %
19722 566 0482.45 %
19732 627 9132.41 %
19742 691 3042.41 %
19752 757 2442.45 %
19762 826 2732.50 %
19772 898 4792.55 %
19782 974 1042.61 %
19793 053 6562.67 %
19803 137 5542.75 %
19813 226 0412.82 %
19823 319 0902.88 %
19833 416 2612.93 %
19843 516 7732.94 %
19853 619 7882.93 %
19863 724 7952.90 %
19873 831 5992.87 %
19883 939 8812.83 %
19894 049 1192.77 %
19904 158 8252.71 %
19914 268 5712.64 %
19924 378 0702.57 %
19934 487 3202.50 %
19944 596 5622.43 %
19954 706 0382.38 %
19964 815 7742.33 %
19974 925 5212.28 %
19985 034 8262.22 %
19995 143 1212.15 %
20005 249 8192.07 %
20015 354 6642.00 %
20025 457 6201.92 %
20035 558 2821.84 %
20045 655 8451.76 %
20055 749 6181.66 %
20065 839 1451.56 %
20075 924 4791.46 %
20086 006 6461.39 %
20096 087 4891.35 %
20106 168 8621.34 %
20116 251 8201.34 %
20126 336 4631.35 %
20136 422 4161.36 %
20146 509 0941.35 %
20156 595 8211.33 %
20166 683 9411.34 %
20176 773 2381.34 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.