Bolivia Population clock (live)

11,477,552
Current population
5,726,584
Current male population (49.9%)
5,750,968
Current female population (50.1%)
239,617
Births this year
600
Births today
74,303
Deaths this year
186
Deaths today
-11,794
Net migration this year
-30
Net migration today
153,520
Population growth this year
384
Population growth today

13-11-2019 18:02:24

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



Quick facts about the population of Bolivia

Current population (as of Wednesday, November 13, 2019)
11,477,168
Population rank
82 (0.15% of world population)
Total area
1,098,580 km2 (424,164 mi2)
Population density
10.4 per km2 (27.1 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.00 (5,726,584 men to 5,750,968 women)
Median age
24.1 years
Life expectancy
67.6 years (64.8 - men, 70.4 - women)
Literacy
95.7 %

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

Bolivia population 2019

During 2019 Bolivia population is projected to increase by 176,881 people and reach 11,500,913 in the beginning of 2020. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 190,470. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 13,589 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Bolivia 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 2019

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Bolivia population in 2019 will be the following:

The population of Bolivia will be increasing by 485 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of Bolivia 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Bolivia was estimated to be 11,324,032 people. This is an increase of 1.56 % (174,161 people) compared to population of 11,149,871 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 187,541. Due to external migration, the population declined by 13,380. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.000 (1,000 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 2018.

Below are the key figures for Bolivia population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Bolivia population density

Bolivia population density is 10.3 people per square kilometer (26.7/mi2) as of November 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Bolivia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Bolivia. The total area of Bolivia is 1,098,580 km2 (424,164 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Bolivia

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity10,777,06193.9 %
Religiously Unaffiliated470,5644.1 %
Other126,2491.1 %
Folk or traditional religions103,2950.9 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Wednesday, November 13 2019).

Bolivia age structure

As of the beginning of 2019 according to our estimates Bolivia had the following population age distribution:

34.6 60.7 4.6

- 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 Bolivia 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 "Bolivia 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 Bolivia is 64.7 %.

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 Bolivia 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 Bolivia 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 Bolivia is 57 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Bolivia is 7.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Bolivia 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 Bolivia is 67.6 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). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 64.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 70.4 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 7,077,785 persons or 95.62% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Bolivia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 324,169 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 97.78% (3,526,154 persons). 79,984 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 93.57% (3,551,631 persons). 244,185 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.19% and 98.89% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.04%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Bolivia historical population (1951 - 2019)

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

Bolivia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19513,114,996N/A %
19523,166,8151.66 %
19533,220,8751.71 %
19543,277,1491.75 %
19553,335,5991.78 %
19563,396,1811.82 %
19573,458,8421.85 %
19583,523,5231.87 %
19593,590,1631.89 %
19603,658,7081.91 %
19613,729,1331.92 %
19623,801,4561.94 %
19633,875,7471.95 %
19643,952,1261.97 %
19654,030,7231.99 %
19664,111,6282.01 %
19674,194,8962.03 %
19684,280,5962.04 %
19694,368,8252.06 %
19704,459,6792.08 %
19714,553,1852.10 %
19724,649,3432.11 %
19734,748,3002.13 %
19744,850,3422.15 %
19754,955,7162.17 %
19765,064,5462.20 %
19775,176,7552.22 %
19785,291,9992.23 %
19795,409,7222.22 %
19805,529,3482.21 %
19815,650,5852.19 %
19825,773,3922.17 %
19835,897,5742.15 %
19846,022,7312.12 %
19856,148,5242.09 %
19866,274,7212.05 %
19876,401,3152.02 %
19886,528,7621.99 %
19896,657,9171.98 %
19906,789,6461.98 %
19916,924,3841.98 %
19927,062,1101.99 %
19937,202,7621.99 %
19947,346,3441.99 %
19957,492,7901.99 %
19967,642,0811.99 %
19977,794,1531.99 %
19987,948,5591.98 %
19998,104,4841.96 %
20008,261,1111.93 %
20018,417,9451.90 %
20028,574,8611.86 %
20038,731,8821.83 %
20048,889,0801.80 %
20059,046,5731.77 %
20069,204,3751.74 %
20079,362,4141.72 %
20089,520,6991.69 %
20099,679,3581.67 %
20109,838,5221.64 %
20119,998,2421.62 %
201210,158,5001.60 %
201310,319,3471.58 %
201410,480,9091.57 %
201510,643,2961.55 %
201610,809,5441.56 %
201710,978,3891.56 %
201811,149,8711.56 %
201911,324,0321.56 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202011,543,980N/A %
202512,359,8007.07 %
203013,158,0766.46 %
203513,925,1165.83 %
204014,643,3435.16 %
204515,304,4004.51 %
205015,903,4673.91 %
205516,435,3943.34 %
206016,894,6952.79 %
206517,274,7072.25 %
207017,574,3531.73 %
207517,796,9281.27 %
208017,947,3260.85 %
208518,031,9900.47 %
209018,056,3920.14 %
209518,025,784-0.17 %
210017,946,306-0.44 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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