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24-04-2019 23:03:51

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



Quick facts about the population of Chile

Current population (as of Wednesday, April 24 2019)
18,691,286
Population rank
64 (0.24% of world population)
Total area
756,096 km2 (291,930 mi2)
Population density
24.7 per km2 (64.0 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.98 (9,241,251 men to 9,450,581 women)
Median age
33.7 years
Life expectancy
77.7 years (74.4 - men, 81.1 - women)
Literacy
97.3 %

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

Chile population 2019

During 2019 Chile population is projected to increased by 198,779 people and reach 18,828,525 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 155,931. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 42,848 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Chile (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 Chile population in 2019 will be the following:

The population of Chile will be increased by 545 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of Chile 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Chile was estimated to be 18,629,746 people. This is an increase of 1.07 % (196,681 people) compared to population of 18,433,065 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 154,285. Due to external migration, the population increased by 42,396. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.980 (980 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 Chile population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Chile population density

Chile population density is 24.6 people per square kilometer (63.8/mi2) as of April 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Chile divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Chile. The total area of Chile is 756,096 km2 (291,930 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Chile

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity16,728,70189.5 %
Religiously Unaffiliated1,607,4518.6 %
Folk or traditional religions280,3691.5 %
Other56,0740.3 %
Judaism18,6910.1 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Wednesday, April 24 2019).

Chile age structure

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

22.3 68.1 9.6

- 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 Chile population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Chile 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 Chile is 46.9 %.

The value of 46.9 % 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 Chile 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 Chile 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 Chile is 32.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Chile is 14.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Chile 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 Chile is 77.7 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 74.4 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 81.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 14,080,935 persons or 97.3% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Chile are able to read and write. Accordingly about 391,210 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 97.39% (6,909,056 persons). 185,523 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 97.21% (7,171,879 persons). 205,687 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.02% and 99.67% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.34%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Chile historical population (1951 - 2019)

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

Chile population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19516,210,623N/A %
19526,347,9452.21 %
19536,489,2882.23 %
19546,635,1112.25 %
19556,785,7002.27 %
19566,941,1682.29 %
19577,101,4562.31 %
19587,266,3392.32 %
19597,435,4542.33 %
19607,608,3542.33 %
19617,784,5982.32 %
19627,963,8352.30 %
19638,145,8612.29 %
19648,330,5852.27 %
19658,517,8442.25 %
19668,707,5002.23 %
19678,899,1682.20 %
19689,091,5012.16 %
19699,282,2992.10 %
19709,469,4372.02 %
19719,651,7241.93 %
19729,829,0691.84 %
197310,001,9681.76 %
197410,171,2261.69 %
197510,337,8321.64 %
197610,502,4141.59 %
197710,665,2831.55 %
197810,827,1151.52 %
197910,989,0501.50 %
198011,152,2691.49 %
198111,317,4151.48 %
198211,484,8121.48 %
198311,655,5961.49 %
198411,831,7321.51 %
198512,014,9921.55 %
198612,206,3901.59 %
198712,405,8461.63 %
198812,611,9981.66 %
198912,822,5001.67 %
199013,034,8471.66 %
199113,247,6281.63 %
199213,460,4981.61 %
199313,672,8091.58 %
199413,883,3381.54 %
199514,090,9931.50 %
199614,295,0031.45 %
199714,495,0451.40 %
199814,691,3401.35 %
199914,884,5471.32 %
200015,075,4361.28 %
200115,264,4031.25 %
200215,451,4861.23 %
200315,636,9111.20 %
200415,821,1941.18 %
200516,004,8451.16 %
200616,188,1501.15 %
200716,371,2151.13 %
200816,554,3211.12 %
200916,737,9491.11 %
201016,922,5031.10 %
201117,108,1771.10 %
201217,294,8711.09 %
201317,482,1351.08 %
201417,669,2401.07 %
201517,855,3941.05 %
201618,045,9111.07 %
201718,238,4611.07 %
201818,433,0651.07 %
201918,629,7461.07 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202018,472,642N/A %
202519,099,2293.39 %
203019,637,3282.82 %
203520,058,9612.15 %
204020,378,6051.59 %
204520,598,0561.08 %
205020,718,1310.58 %
205520,746,9290.14 %
206020,697,072-0.24 %
206520,583,490-0.55 %
207020,413,669-0.83 %
207520,197,378-1.06 %
208019,938,752-1.28 %
208519,647,074-1.46 %
209019,343,220-1.55 %
209519,044,315-1.55 %
210018,756,810-1.51 %

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