Cambodia Population clock (live)

16,690,984
Current population
8,170,524
Current male population (49.0%)
8,520,460
Current female population (51.0%)
317,496
Births this year
720
Births today
81,542
Deaths this year
185
Deaths today
-25,886
Net migration this year
-59
Net migration today
210,068
Population growth this year
477
Population growth today

14-10-2019 14:36:19

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



Quick facts about the population of Cambodia

Current population (as of Monday, October 14, 2019)
16,690,507
Population rank
72 (0.22% of world population)
Total area
181,035 km2 (69,898 mi2)
Population density
92.2 per km2 (238.8 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.96 (8,170,524 men to 8,520,460 women)
Median age
24.0 years
Life expectancy
62.7 years (60.3 - men, 65.1 - women)
Literacy
77.2 %

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

Cambodia population 2019

During 2019 Cambodia population is projected to increase by 267,485 people and reach 16,748,401 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 300,447. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 32,962 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Cambodia 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 Cambodia population in 2019 will be the following:

The population of Cambodia will be increasing by 733 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of Cambodia 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Cambodia was estimated to be 16,480,916 people. This is an increase of 1.62 % (263,213 people) compared to population of 16,217,703 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 295,649. Due to external migration, the population declined by 32,435. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.960 (960 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 Cambodia population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Cambodia population density

Cambodia population density is 91.0 people per square kilometer (235.8/mi2) as of October 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Cambodia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Cambodia. The total area of Cambodia is 181,035 km2 (69,898 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Cambodia

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Buddhism16,173,10196.9 %
Islam333,8102.0 %
Folk or traditional religions83,4530.5 %
Christianity66,7620.4 %
Religiously Unaffiliated33,3810.2 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, October 14 2019).

Cambodia age structure

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

32.2 64.1 3.8

- 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 Cambodia 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 "Cambodia 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 Cambodia is 56.1 %.

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 Cambodia 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 Cambodia 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 Cambodia is 50.2 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Cambodia is 5.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Cambodia 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 Cambodia is 62.7 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 60.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 65.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 8,622,337 persons or 77.14% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Cambodia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 2,554,526 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 84.47% (4,480,068 persons). 823,985 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 70.53% (4,142,269 persons). 1,730,541 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 91.11% and 91.87% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 91.48%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Cambodia historical population (1951 - 2019)

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

Cambodia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19514,486,186N/A %
19524,599,1552.52 %
19534,721,7232.67 %
19544,849,6202.71 %
19554,979,8662.69 %
19565,110,8052.63 %
19575,242,1062.57 %
19585,374,6262.53 %
19595,510,1352.52 %
19605,650,6382.55 %
19615,797,3092.60 %
19625,949,4722.62 %
19636,103,9172.60 %
19646,255,2742.48 %
19656,398,3042.29 %
19666,528,0952.03 %
19676,642,2271.75 %
19686,745,4871.55 %
19696,848,7701.53 %
19706,962,1051.65 %
19717,094,9511.91 %
19727,249,4392.18 %
19737,404,6552.14 %
19747,519,8651.56 %
19757,556,7860.49 %
19767,491,747-0.86 %
19777,326,778-2.20 %
19787,102,286-3.06 %
19796,888,812-3.01 %
19806,756,672-1.92 %
19816,746,375-0.15 %
19826,859,7811.68 %
19837,070,5963.07 %
19847,335,5753.75 %
19857,609,0383.73 %
19867,866,5993.38 %
19878,109,2013.08 %
19888,347,6892.94 %
19898,595,3302.97 %
19908,866,2033.15 %
19919,166,2323.38 %
19929,491,4233.55 %
19939,833,1653.60 %
199410,181,1733.54 %
199510,524,8563.38 %
199610,858,3113.17 %
199711,180,4482.97 %
199811,490,1212.77 %
199911,784,9082.57 %
200012,063,1062.36 %
200112,323,3932.16 %
200212,565,4331.96 %
200312,791,6011.80 %
200413,006,7761.68 %
200513,216,1961.61 %
200613,422,7091.56 %
200713,627,0301.52 %
200813,831,1801.50 %
200914,038,9991.50 %
201014,253,9621.53 %
201114,478,3431.57 %
201214,712,6771.62 %
201314,955,4101.65 %
201415,203,3501.66 %
201515,453,0181.64 %
201615,703,8201.62 %
201715,958,6931.62 %
201816,217,7031.62 %
201916,480,9161.62 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202016,715,510N/A %
202517,808,6796.54 %
203018,797,8765.55 %
203519,723,7994.93 %
204020,592,4074.40 %
204521,369,5673.77 %
205022,019,0283.04 %
205522,540,9402.37 %
206022,942,2181.78 %
206523,229,7061.25 %
207023,400,9070.74 %
207523,458,4530.25 %
208023,423,617-0.15 %
208523,322,828-0.43 %
209023,179,296-0.62 %
209522,989,641-0.82 %
210022,752,622-1.03 %

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