Taiwan (Republic of China) Population clock (live)

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

Taiwan (Republic of China) population 2017

During 2017 Taiwan (Republic of China) population is projected to increased by 48,236 people and reach 23,578,166 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 46,825. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 1,412 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Taiwan (Republic of China) (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Taiwan (Republic of China) population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Taiwan (Republic of China) will be increased by 132 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Taiwan (Republic of China) 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Taiwan (Republic of China) was estimated to be 23,529,930 people. This is an increase of 0.21 % (48,138 people) compared to population of 23,481,792 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 46,729. Due to external migration, the population increased by 1,409. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.997 (997 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 2016.

Below are the key figures for Taiwan (Republic of China) population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1987 - 2017

Taiwan (Republic of China) population density

Taiwan (Republic of China) population density is 650.1 people per square kilometer (1,683.9/mi2) as of December 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Taiwan (Republic of China) divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Taiwan (Republic of China). The total area of Taiwan (Republic of China) is 36,192 km2 (13,974 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Taiwan (Republic of China) age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Taiwan (Republic of China) had the following population age distribution:

14 74 12

- 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 Taiwan (Republic of China) 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 "Taiwan (Republic of China) 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 Taiwan (Republic of China) is 35.1 %.

The value of 35.1 % 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 Taiwan (Republic of China) 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 Taiwan (Republic of China) 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 Taiwan (Republic of China) is 18.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Taiwan (Republic of China) is 16.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Taiwan (Republic of China) 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 Taiwan (Republic of China) is 80.1 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 76.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 83.4 years.

Taiwan (Republic of China) historical population (1986 - 2017)

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

Taiwan (Republic of China) population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
198619,313,825N/A %
198719,509,0821.01 %
198819,725,0101.11 %
198919,954,3971.16 %
199020,156,5871.01 %
199120,401,3051.21 %
199220,605,8311.00 %
199320,802,6220.96 %
199420,995,4160.93 %
199521,177,8740.87 %
199621,357,4310.85 %
199721,525,4330.79 %
199821,742,8151.01 %
199921,928,5910.85 %
200022,092,3870.75 %
200122,276,6720.83 %
200222,405,5680.58 %
200322,520,7760.51 %
200422,604,5500.37 %
200522,689,1220.37 %
200622,770,3830.36 %
200722,876,5270.47 %
200822,958,3600.36 %
200923,037,0310.34 %
201023,119,7720.36 %
201123,162,1230.18 %
201223,224,9120.27 %
201323,315,8220.39 %
201423,373,5170.25 %
201523,433,7530.26 %
201623,481,7920.20 %
201723,529,9300.21 %

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