Pakistan Population clock (live)

210,185,448
Current population
106,799,624
Current male population (50.8%)
103,385,824
Current female population (49.2%)
3,813,615
Births year to date
7,159
Births today
963,655
Deaths year to date
1,809
Deaths today
-155,056
Net migration year to date
-291
Net migration today
2,694,904
Population growth year to date
5,059
Population growth today

13-08-2020 09:09:20

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

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Quick facts about the population of Pakistan

Current population (as of Thursday, August 13, 2020)
210,180,389
Population rank
6 (2.69% of world population)
Total area
796,100 km2 (307,376 mi2)
Population density
264.0 per km2 (683.8 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.03 (106,799,624 men to 103,385,824 women)
Median age
22.5 years
Life expectancy
66.0 years (64.2 - men, 67.9 - women)
Literacy
58.7 %

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

Pakistan population 2020

During 2020 Pakistan population is projected to increase by 4,363,526 people and reach 211,854,070 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 4,614,590. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 251,064 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Pakistan 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 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Pakistan population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Pakistan will be increasing by 11,955 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Pakistan 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Pakistan was estimated to be 207,490,544 people. This is an increase of 2.10 % (4,273,651 people) compared to population of 203,216,893 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 4,519,544. Due to external migration, the population declined by 245,892. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.030 (1,030 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2019.

Below are the key figures for Pakistan population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Pakistan population density

Pakistan population density is 260.6 people per square kilometer (675.0/mi2) as of August 2020. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Pakistan divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Pakistan. The total area of Pakistan is 796,100 km2 (307,376 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Pakistan

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Islam202,824,07596.5 %
Hinduism3,993,4271.9 %
Christianity3,362,8861.6 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Thursday, August 13 2020).

Pakistan age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 according to our estimates Pakistan had the following population age distribution:

35.4 60.4 4.2

- 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 Pakistan 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 "Pakistan 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 Pakistan is 65.7 %.

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 Pakistan 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 Pakistan 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 Pakistan is 58.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Pakistan is 7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Pakistan 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 Pakistan is 66 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 64.2 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 67.9 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 78,718,725 persons or 58.75% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Pakistan are able to read and write. Accordingly about 55,259,993 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 71.5% (49,209,491 persons). 19,613,047 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 45.29% (29,509,234 persons). 35,646,946 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 81.46% and 69.33% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 75.59%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Pakistan historical population (1951 - 2020)

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

Pakistan population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195137,759,228N/A %
195238,230,7081.25 %
195338,775,6061.43 %
195439,389,9731.58 %
195540,070,5731.73 %
195640,814,9011.86 %
195741,621,1761.98 %
195842,488,2922.08 %
195943,415,6992.18 %
196044,403,1242.27 %
196145,450,1292.36 %
196246,555,6892.43 %
196347,717,9102.50 %
196448,934,1802.55 %
196550,202,1242.59 %
196651,521,7022.63 %
196752,894,5372.66 %
196854,320,1712.70 %
196955,795,9112.72 %
197057,320,0822.73 %
197158,892,3532.74 %
197260,515,8612.76 %
197362,201,7302.79 %
197463,967,9552.84 %
197565,832,6012.91 %
197667,804,9843.00 %
197769,886,1243.07 %
197872,078,9323.14 %
197974,390,0343.21 %
198076,823,9833.27 %
198179,381,8433.33 %
198282,059,6123.37 %
198384,846,0723.40 %
198487,723,8903.39 %
198590,674,1123.36 %
198693,686,0993.32 %
198796,754,3903.28 %
198899,861,2193.21 %
1989102,975,7403.12 %
1990106,069,1643.00 %
1991109,121,0192.88 %
1992112,125,2822.75 %
1993115,097,8852.65 %
1994118,072,2652.58 %
1995121,082,3372.55 %
1996124,148,7002.53 %
1997127,271,6722.52 %
1998130,429,6862.48 %
1999133,585,9062.42 %
2000136,704,3102.33 %
2001139,766,2822.24 %
2002142,776,8322.15 %
2003145,761,5582.09 %
2004148,759,7602.06 %
2005151,812,1862.05 %
2006154,940,2862.06 %
2007158,145,9312.07 %
2008161,432,3292.08 %
2009164,808,9842.09 %
2010168,282,4512.11 %
2011171,856,7832.12 %
2012175,530,9502.14 %
2013179,292,4492.14 %
2014183,118,4662.13 %
2015186,984,5802.11 %
2016190,916,8662.10 %
2017194,931,8482.10 %
2018199,031,2652.10 %
2019203,216,8932.10 %
2020207,490,5442.10 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
2020208,362,327N/A %
2025226,767,9508.83 %
2030244,248,3737.71 %
2035261,093,4436.90 %
2040277,494,5876.28 %
2045293,003,2545.59 %
2050306,940,4464.76 %
2055318,887,6493.89 %
2060328,858,5863.13 %
2065337,005,8592.48 %
2070343,515,5931.93 %
2075348,468,0531.44 %
2080351,849,8940.97 %
2085353,751,8280.54 %
2090354,296,8350.15 %
2095353,607,848-0.19 %
2100351,942,929-0.47 %

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