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23-04-2019 11:10:48

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



Quick facts about the population of Brazil

Current population (as of Tuesday, April 23 2019)
215,198,846
Population rank
5 (2.80% of world population)
Total area
8,514,880 km2 (3,287,614 mi2)
Population density
25.3 per km2 (65.5 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.97 (105,869,507 men to 109,332,054 women)
Median age
31.3 years
Life expectancy
72.5 years (69.0 - men, 76.3 - women)
Literacy
92.6 %

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

Brazil population 2019

During 2019 Brazil population is projected to increased by 1,952,856 people and reach 216,552,469 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 1,948,564. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 4,292 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Brazil (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 2019

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

The population of Brazil will be increased by 5,350 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of Brazil 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Brazil was estimated to be 214,599,613 people. This is an increase of 0.91 % (1,935,246 people) compared to population of 212,664,367 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1,930,992. Due to external migration, the population increased by 4,253. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.970 (970 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 Brazil population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Brazil population density

Brazil population density is 25.2 people per square kilometer (65.3/mi2) as of April 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Brazil divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Brazil. The total area of Brazil is 8,514,880 km2 (3,287,614 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Brazil

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity191,311,77488.9 %
Religiously Unaffiliated17,000,7097.9 %
Folk or traditional religions6,025,5682.8 %
Other645,5970.3 %
Buddhism215,1990.1 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Tuesday, April 23 2019).

Brazil age structure

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

26.3 67 6.7

- 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 Brazil 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 "Brazil 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 Brazil is 49.2 %.

The value of 49.2 % 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 Brazil 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 Brazil 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 Brazil is 39.2 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Brazil is 10 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Brazil 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 Brazil is 72.5 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 69 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 76.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 146,526,899 persons or 92.58% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Brazil are able to read and write. Accordingly about 11,740,316 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 92.24% (71,347,038 persons). 5,998,955 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 92.91% (75,179,861 persons). 5,741,361 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.6% and 99.22% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.91%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Brazil historical population (1951 - 2019)

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

Brazil population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195154,790,134N/A %
195256,455,1573.04 %
195358,179,0203.05 %
195459,946,0253.04 %
195561,747,3833.00 %
195663,581,4292.97 %
195765,453,6182.94 %
195867,375,6872.94 %
195969,363,9822.95 %
196071,435,2692.99 %
196173,600,2373.03 %
196275,857,2193.07 %
196378,188,0013.07 %
196480,560,1283.03 %
196582,940,9322.96 %
196685,312,5242.86 %
196787,674,3332.77 %
196890,033,3442.69 %
196992,399,3782.63 %
197094,784,1002.58 %
197197,192,3272.54 %
197299,623,2962.50 %
1973102,082,5892.47 %
1974104,583,5312.45 %
1975107,138,7792.44 %
1976109,753,6742.44 %
1977112,426,2652.44 %
1978115,154,3102.43 %
1979117,936,7992.42 %
1980120,770,5832.40 %
1981123,653,5522.39 %
1982126,581,0702.37 %
1983129,534,5472.33 %
1984132,482,4442.28 %
1985135,393,4902.20 %
1986138,250,5342.11 %
1987141,051,0592.03 %
1988143,793,9741.94 %
1989146,476,1421.87 %
1990149,097,4801.79 %
1991151,654,9981.72 %
1992154,147,9311.64 %
1993156,595,6151.59 %
1994159,036,3641.56 %
1995161,507,7811.55 %
1996164,029,1051.56 %
1997166,598,4951.57 %
1998169,205,1591.56 %
1999171,834,7741.55 %
2000174,469,7541.53 %
2001177,102,9191.51 %
2002179,732,4941.48 %
2003182,336,4661.45 %
2004184,871,8511.39 %
2005187,297,8021.31 %
2006189,588,7411.22 %
2007191,741,3811.14 %
2008193,777,1091.06 %
2009195,735,4971.01 %
2010197,657,7530.98 %
2011199,565,8960.97 %
2012201,459,5840.95 %
2013203,330,4810.93 %
2014205,168,6380.90 %
2015206,962,7130.87 %
2016208,846,0740.91 %
2017210,746,5730.91 %
2018212,664,3670.91 %
2019214,599,6130.91 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
2020213,863,051N/A %
2025220,370,5603.04 %
2030225,472,2182.32 %
2035229,202,5881.65 %
2040231,601,6501.05 %
2045232,724,2740.48 %
2050232,688,043-0.02 %
2055231,537,604-0.49 %
2060229,293,392-0.97 %
2065226,036,556-1.42 %
2070221,895,299-1.83 %
2075217,053,161-2.18 %
2080211,763,069-2.44 %
2085206,257,963-2.60 %
2090200,774,508-2.66 %
2095195,471,145-2.64 %
2100190,423,060-2.58 %

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