Hungary Population clock (live)

9,718,870
Current population
4,614,850
Current male population (47.5%)
5,104,020
Current female population (52.5%)
79,319
Births this year
12
Births today
111,675
Deaths this year
17
Deaths today
5,095
Net migration this year
1
Net migration today
-27,261
Population growth this year
-4
Population growth today

15-11-2019 00:08:59

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



Quick facts about the population of Hungary

Current population (as of Friday, November 15, 2019)
9,718,874
Population rank
92 (0.13% of world population)
Total area
93,030 km2 (35,919 mi2)
Population density
104.5 per km2 (270.6 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.90 (4,614,850 men to 5,104,020 women)
Median age
41.7 years
Life expectancy
74.8 years (71.0 - men, 78.8 - women)
Literacy
99.1 %

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

Hungary population 2019

During 2019 Hungary population is projected to decrease by -31,285 people and reach 9,714,846 in the beginning of 2020. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 37,133, so the natural increase is expected to be negative. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 5,848 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Hungary (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 Hungary population in 2019 will be the following:

The population of Hungary will be declining by 86 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of Hungary 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Hungary was estimated to be 9,746,131 people. This is a decrease of -0.32 % (-31,386 people) compared to population of 9,777,517 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 37,252. Due to external migration, the population increased by 5,867. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.900 (900 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 Hungary population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Hungary population density

Hungary population density is 104.8 people per square kilometer (271.3/mi2) as of November 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Hungary divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Hungary. The total area of Hungary is 93,030 km2 (35,919 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Hungary

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity7,882,00781.1 %
Religiously Unaffiliated1,827,14818.8 %
Judaism9,7190.1 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Friday, November 15 2019).

Hungary age structure

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

14.9 68.2 16.9

- 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 Hungary population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Hungary 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 Hungary is 46.6 %.

The value of 46.6 % 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 Hungary 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 Hungary 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 Hungary is 21.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Hungary is 24.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Hungary 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 Hungary is 74.8 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). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 71 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 78.8 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 8,212,627 persons or 99.05% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Hungary are able to read and write. Accordingly about 78,699 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.13% (3,858,333 persons). 33,784 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98.98% (4,354,293 persons). 44,916 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.69% and 99% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.84%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Hungary historical population (1951 - 2019)

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

Hungary population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19519,407,917N/A %
19529,536,6651.37 %
19539,643,1671.12 %
19549,729,6320.90 %
19559,798,5600.71 %
19569,852,7590.55 %
19579,895,3420.43 %
19589,929,6650.35 %
19599,959,2050.30 %
19609,987,2430.28 %
196110,016,3830.29 %
196210,048,0820.32 %
196310,082,3330.34 %
196410,117,8440.35 %
196510,153,0800.35 %
196610,187,5240.34 %
196710,221,7530.34 %
196810,256,3300.34 %
196910,291,4710.34 %
197010,327,3820.35 %
197110,363,6290.35 %
197210,399,5620.35 %
197310,435,9610.35 %
197410,474,9720.37 %
197510,518,3930.41 %
197610,567,6670.47 %
197710,622,4820.52 %
197810,677,5810.52 %
197910,723,4410.43 %
198010,750,8580.26 %
198110,754,6460.04 %
198210,735,010-0.18 %
198310,696,856-0.36 %
198410,648,261-0.45 %
198510,597,767-0.47 %
198610,549,768-0.45 %
198710,504,463-0.43 %
198810,462,543-0.40 %
198910,426,288-0.35 %
199010,397,458-0.28 %
199110,377,642-0.19 %
199210,367,442-0.10 %
199310,364,229-0.03 %
199410,362,466-0.02 %
199510,356,564-0.06 %
199610,343,435-0.13 %
199710,323,052-0.20 %
199810,297,082-0.25 %
199910,268,024-0.28 %
200010,238,612-0.29 %
200110,210,046-0.28 %
200210,182,040-0.27 %
200310,154,786-0.27 %
200410,129,342-0.25 %
200510,106,589-0.22 %
200610,087,213-0.19 %
200710,071,300-0.16 %
200810,057,419-0.14 %
200910,042,825-0.15 %
201010,024,792-0.18 %
201110,001,740-0.23 %
20129,973,590-0.28 %
20139,941,421-0.32 %
20149,907,024-0.35 %
20159,872,282-0.35 %
20169,840,592-0.32 %
20179,809,004-0.32 %
20189,777,517-0.32 %
20199,746,131-0.32 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20209,621,251N/A %
20259,439,459-1.89 %
20309,235,462-2.16 %
20359,004,460-2.50 %
20408,757,840-2.74 %
20458,512,781-2.80 %
20508,278,697-2.75 %
20558,052,244-2.74 %
20607,824,316-2.83 %
20657,592,531-2.96 %
20707,365,052-3.00 %
20757,155,504-2.85 %
20806,968,612-2.61 %
20856,801,582-2.40 %
20906,650,545-2.22 %
20956,513,857-2.06 %
21006,388,053-1.93 %

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