Philippines Population clock (live)

111,397,694
Current population
55,864,060
Current male population (50.1%)
55,533,634
Current female population (49.9%)
1,248,058
Births year to date
7,374
Births today
348,622
Deaths year to date
2,060
Deaths today
-75,561
Net migration year to date
-446
Net migration today
823,875
Population growth year to date
4,868
Population growth today

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

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Quick facts about the population of Philippines

Current population (as of Monday, June 21, 2021)
111,392,826
Population rank
13 (1.41% of world population)
Total area
300,000 km2 (115,831 mi2)
Population density
371.3 per km2 (961.7 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.01 (55,864,060 men to 55,533,634 women)
Median age
24.1 years
Life expectancy
71.7 years (68.7 - men, 74.7 - women)
Literacy
96.3 %

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

Philippines population 2021

During 2021 Philippines population is projected to increase by 1,748,172 people and reach 112,321,991 in the beginning of 2022. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1,908,504. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 160,332 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Philippines 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 2021

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Philippines population in 2021 will be the following:

The population of Philippines will be increasing by 4,790 persons daily in 2021.

Demographics of Philippines 2020

As of 1 January 2021, the population of Philippines was estimated to be 110,573,819 people. This is an increase of 1.58 % (1,720,964 people) compared to population of 108,852,855 the year before. In 2020 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1,878,800. Due to external migration, the population declined by 157,837. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.006 (1,006 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 2020.

Below are the key figures for Philippines population in 2020:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2021

Philippines population density

Philippines population density is 368.6 people per square kilometer (954.6/mi2) as of June 2021. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Philippines divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Philippines. The total area of Philippines is 300,000 km2 (115,831 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Philippines

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity103,149,75792.6 %
Islam6,126,6055.5 %
Folk or traditional religions1,670,8921.5 %
Other334,1780.3 %
Religiously Unaffiliated111,3930.1 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, June 21 2021).

Philippines age structure

As of the beginning of 2021 according to our estimates Philippines had the following population age distribution:

34.6 61.1 4.3

- 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 Philippines 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 "Philippines 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 Philippines is 63.7 %.

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 Philippines 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 Philippines 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 Philippines is 56.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Philippines is 7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Philippines 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 Philippines is 71.7 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). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 68.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 74.7 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 69,579,102 persons or 96.29% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Philippines are able to read and write. Accordingly about 2,681,994 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 95.78% (34,299,579 persons). 1,511,963 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 96.79% (35,279,523 persons). 1,170,031 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 96.98% and 98.94% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 97.94%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Philippines historical population (1951 - 2021)

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

Philippines population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195118,916,280N/A %
195219,597,8453.60 %
195320,310,4153.64 %
195421,045,1553.62 %
195521,798,9523.58 %
195622,568,6123.53 %
195723,357,1603.49 %
195824,162,9193.45 %
195924,989,8433.42 %
196025,839,9973.40 %
196126,719,0593.40 %
196227,622,9643.38 %
196328,548,8313.35 %
196429,488,2433.29 %
196530,438,2513.22 %
196631,391,0073.13 %
196732,348,0173.05 %
196833,312,2402.98 %
196934,294,8292.95 %
197035,299,1312.93 %
197136,330,9332.92 %
197237,389,4732.91 %
197338,477,5972.91 %
197439,588,1132.89 %
197540,719,6872.86 %
197641,869,3722.82 %
197743,042,8982.80 %
197844,238,9192.78 %
197945,464,2662.77 %
198046,722,2842.77 %
198148,020,6902.78 %
198249,353,7482.78 %
198350,721,9302.77 %
198452,121,8532.76 %
198553,557,3952.75 %
198655,021,6712.73 %
198756,515,7902.72 %
198858,033,6012.69 %
198959,574,2362.65 %
199061,124,3562.60 %
199162,681,3862.55 %
199264,241,7312.49 %
199365,813,4822.45 %
199467,393,8972.40 %
199568,989,0552.37 %
199670,597,3352.33 %
199772,223,0062.30 %
199873,858,1882.26 %
199975,505,7652.23 %
200077,163,3932.20 %
200178,839,2222.17 %
200280,526,0202.14 %
200382,215,5472.10 %
200483,885,7892.03 %
200585,525,0371.95 %
200687,113,8841.86 %
200788,653,3121.77 %
200890,157,8131.70 %
200991,664,2781.67 %
201093,196,8531.67 %
201194,775,0051.69 %
201296,395,8321.71 %
201398,048,9161.71 %
201499,699,0941.68 %
2015101,319,7471.63 %
2016102,892,7461.55 %
2017104,424,5681.49 %
2018105,918,2331.43 %
2019107,390,0291.39 %
2020108,852,8551.36 %
2021110,573,8191.58 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
2020109,703,394N/A %
2025117,664,6927.26 %
2030125,372,2846.55 %
2035132,667,6195.82 %
2040139,447,6935.11 %
2045145,664,7274.46 %
2050151,293,4343.86 %
2055156,341,9973.34 %
2060160,722,6432.80 %
2065164,427,1092.30 %
2070167,443,4551.83 %
2075169,786,0511.40 %
2080171,478,0151.00 %
2085172,583,0510.64 %
2090173,187,8950.35 %
2095173,336,7070.09 %
2100173,059,809-0.16 %

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