Romania Population clock (live)

23-07-2018 18:53:09
19,035,978
Current population
9,234,632
Current male population (48.5%)
9,801,346
Current female population (51.5%)
100,369
Births this year
408
Births today
137,953
Deaths this year
561
Deaths today
-46,874
Net migration this year
-191
Net migration today
-84,459
Population growth this year
-343
Population growth today

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

Quick facts about the population of Romania


Current population (as of Monday, July 23 2018)
19,036,321
Total area
238,390 km2 (92,043 mi2)
Population density
79.9 per km2 (206.8 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.94 (9,234,632 men to 9,801,346 women)
Median age
41.3 years
Life expectancy
74.0 years (70.5 - men, 77.7 - women)
Literacy
98.8 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Romania population 2018

During 2018 Romania population is projected to decreased by -151,243 people and reach 18,969,194 in the beginning of 2019. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 67,304, so the natural increase is expected to be negative. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 83,939 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Romania 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 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Romania population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Romania will be declined by 414 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Romania 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Romania was estimated to be 19,120,437 people. This is a decrease of -0.79 % (-152,449 people) compared to population of 19,272,886 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 67,841. Due to external migration, the population declined by 84,608. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.940 (940 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for Romania population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

Romania population density

Romania population density is 80.2 people per square kilometer (207.7/mi2) as of July 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Romania divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Romania. The total area of Romania is 238,390 km2 (92,043 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Romania

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Christianity18,941,13999.5
Islam57,1090.3
Religiously Unaffiliated19,0360.1
Other19,0360.1

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, July 23 2018).

Romania age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Romania had the following population age distribution:

14.8 70.4 14.8

- 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 Romania population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Romania 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 Romania is 42.1 %.

The value of 42.1 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Romania must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Romania is relatively low.

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 Romania is 21.1 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Romania is 21.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Romania 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 Romania is 74 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 70.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.7 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 16,085,329 persons or 98.77% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Romania are able to read and write. Accordingly about 200,503 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.07% (7,781,503 persons). 73,364 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98.49% (8,303,826 persons). 127,139 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.29% and 99.29% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.29%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Romania historical population (1951 - 2018)

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

Romania population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195116,374,482N/A %
195216,638,7961.61 %
195316,885,3231.48 %
195417,124,7661.42 %
195517,363,8591.40 %
195617,605,2481.39 %
195717,847,4911.38 %
195818,085,5101.33 %
195918,311,4861.25 %
196018,517,0921.12 %
196118,696,9700.97 %
196218,852,0870.83 %
196318,991,9710.74 %
196419,133,4860.75 %
196519,293,3260.84 %
196619,480,9480.97 %
196719,696,4831.11 %
196819,933,3031.20 %
196920,180,6871.24 %
197020,427,2041.22 %
197120,666,4401.17 %
197220,897,8451.12 %
197321,122,7101.08 %
197421,342,4251.04 %
197521,558,5181.01 %
197621,771,6640.99 %
197721,980,7410.96 %
197822,181,7090.91 %
197922,368,3050.84 %
198022,534,6370.74 %
198122,676,0570.63 %
198222,791,1960.51 %
198322,885,7110.41 %
198422,971,0930.37 %
198523,058,4140.38 %
198623,154,4520.42 %
198723,258,6560.45 %
198823,360,2210.44 %
198923,440,4800.34 %
199023,480,9620.17 %
199123,471,752-0.04 %
199223,413,649-0.25 %
199323,314,419-0.42 %
199423,185,802-0.55 %
199523,040,523-0.63 %
199622,884,826-0.68 %
199722,718,962-0.72 %
199822,546,068-0.76 %
199922,373,655-0.76 %
200022,208,356-0.74 %
200122,055,680-0.69 %
200221,917,605-0.63 %
200321,787,326-0.59 %
200421,650,491-0.63 %
200521,492,969-0.73 %
200621,306,798-0.87 %
200721,092,843-1.00 %
200820,860,689-1.10 %
200920,625,966-1.13 %
201020,404,551-1.07 %
201120,205,251-0.98 %
201220,028,309-0.88 %
201319,869,559-0.79 %
201419,722,859-0.74 %
201519,581,439-0.72 %
201619,426,550-0.79 %
201719,272,886-0.79 %
201819,120,437-0.79 %

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