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

Timor-Leste population 2017

During 2017 Timor-Leste population is projected to increased by 27 893 people and reach 1 252 893 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 38 820. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 10 927 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Timor-Leste will be increased by 76 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Timor-Leste 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Timor-Leste was estimated to be 1 225 000 people. This is an increase of 2.28 % (27 272 people) compared to population of 1 197 728 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 37 956. Due to external migration, the population declined by 10 684. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.040 (1 040 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 Timor-Leste population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Timor-Leste population density

Timor-Leste population density is 82.4 people per square kilometer as of July 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Timor-Leste divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Timor-Leste. The total area of Timor-Leste is 14 870 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Timor-Leste age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Timor-Leste had the following population age distribution:

33.8 62.5 3.6

- 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 Timor-Leste 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 "Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste is 59.9 %.

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 Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste is 54.1 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Timor-Leste is 5.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste is 68 years.
This is below 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 65.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 70.5 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 547 366 persons or 67.52% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Timor-Leste are able to read and write. Accordingly about 263 363 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 71.49% (293 561 persons). 117 071 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 63.44% (253 806 persons). 146 291 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 81.89% and 82.86% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 82.37%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Timor-Leste historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Timor-Leste population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951435 795N/A %
1952440 7691.14 %
1953446 1201.21 %
1954451 8771.29 %
1955458 0591.37 %
1956464 6731.44 %
1957471 7201.52 %
1958479 1871.58 %
1959487 0571.64 %
1960495 3081.69 %
1961503 9181.74 %
1962512 8791.78 %
1963522 1911.82 %
1964531 8671.85 %
1965541 9171.89 %
1966552 1441.89 %
1967562 2911.84 %
1968572 5771.83 %
1969583 6721.94 %
1970596 1282.13 %
1971610 6232.43 %
1972627 3042.73 %
1973644 0592.67 %
1974656 7731.97 %
1975661 5810.73 %
1976656 062-0.83 %
1977640 321-2.40 %
1978618 223-3.45 %
1979596 591-3.50 %
1980582 233-2.41 %
1981579 068-0.54 %
1982587 2471.41 %
1983604 1582.88 %
1984625 5253.54 %
1985646 8443.41 %
1986665 5732.90 %
1987681 6492.42 %
1988696 4332.17 %
1989711 9472.23 %
1990730 2152.57 %
1991752 5583.06 %
1992778 8653.50 %
1993806 6593.57 %
1994831 6123.09 %
1995849 5962.16 %
1996857 9680.99 %
1997856 682-0.15 %
1998849 487-0.84 %
1999843 085-0.75 %
2000844 1240.12 %
2001856 5171.47 %
2002880 3432.78 %
2003912 1343.61 %
2004946 0333.72 %
2005976 0663.17 %
2006998 9432.34 %
20071 014 8121.59 %
20081 026 0751.11 %
20091 036 3711.00 %
20101 049 4751.26 %
20111 067 3621.70 %
20121 089 8392.11 %
20131 115 6962.37 %
20141 143 3382.48 %
20151 171 0632.42 %
20161 197 7282.28 %
20171 225 0002.28 %

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