Bangladesh Population 2017

164,844,854

Bangladesh has an estimated 2016 population of 168,957,745, up from the 2013 estimate of 156.5 million. This makes Bangladesh the 9th most populous country in the world. The country has a population density of 1,115.62 people per square kilometer,(2,889.45/square mile), which ranks 10th in the world.

The capital and largest city of Bangladesh is Dhaka, which has a population of 14.4 million and a density of 19,447 people per square mile (50,368/square mile). The city has a metro population of more than 7 million. Dhaka is often called the Rickshaw Capital of the World with more than 600,000 cycle rickshaws on the roads every day. The next-largest city is Chittagong, with a population of 2.6 million.

The last official census in the country was carried out in 2011. The Bangladesh population stood at 142 million while an approximation from the CIA in July of that year indicated that numbers were more likely to be significantly higher at 158,570,535.

Bangladesh Demographics

98% of the Bangladesh population are ethnic Bengalis with the remaining 2% made up from Biharis and other ethnic tribes. Minorities in Bangladesh include indigenous people in northern Bangladesh and the Chittagong Hill Tracts, which have 11 ethnic tribal groups such as the Chakma, Tanchangya, Kuki, Bawm and Marma. The Mymensingh region is home to a large Garo population, while North Bengal has a large population of aboriginal Santals.

Through the 1960s and 1970s, the birth rate in Bangladesh was among the highest in the world but that started to slow down considerably in the 1980s. The fertility rate is now at 2.4 children born per woman. Bangladesh has a fairly young population with 34% aged 15 and younger and just 5% aged 65 and older.

Bangladesh Population History

Bangladesh gained its independence from Pakistan in 1971 and a nationwide census at the time confirmed that there were 71 million people living here. In 1980, the Bangladesh population had grown to 90.4 million and similar rises have been recorded on a decade by decade basis ever since.

The nationwide census in the country took place in March of 2011 and preliminary results claimed that the population of Bangladesh at the time was 142.3 million. This was immediately disputed by the UN and was subsequently dismissed by the Bangladesh authorities themselves.

Bangladesh Population in 2017Source: Hafrul at ms.wikipedia

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Bangladesh Population Growth

Census figures are clearly hard to obtain, but the current UN projections have Bangladesh's population growing until 2053, when it will hold an estimated 202.7 million people.

Bangladesh Population Density

Name Population
Muktagacha24,684
Manikchari24,813
Raojan25,708
Mathba29,760
Bhandaria30,219
Kesabpur30,926
Morrelgonj31,647
Nabinagar31,671
Bandarban32,523
Badarganj32,600
Fatikchari33,200
Gafargaon34,177
Char Bhadrasan34,423
Bajitpur34,560
Pirgaaj34,606
Shibganj35,961
Sarankhola36,470
Baniachang37,807
Phultala37,985
Bheramara38,159
Nalchiti38,703
Chhatak39,218
Chhagalnaiya39,335
Mehendiganj39,424
Bera39,604
Kalia40,492
Gaurnadi40,519
Teknaf40,557
Sakhipur40,869
Mirzapur41,137
Jhingergacha41,957
Lalmohan42,220
Bhatpara Abhaynagar42,653
Hajiganj44,343
Dohar45,543
Kaliganj45,631
Burhanuddin45,670
Parbatipur48,020
Uttar Char Fasson48,305
Panchagarh48,531
Nageswari49,425
Chilmari49,736
Khagrachhari50,364
Patiya51,360
Satkania52,005
Sandwip52,152
Pirojpur54,418
Narail55,112
Ramganj55,241
Maulavi Bazar57,441
Lakshmipur61,703
Tongipara62,210
Raipur64,652
Lalmanirhat65,127
Palang67,652
Thakurgaon71,096
Joypur Hat73,068
Netrakona79,016
Sarishabari81,325
Ishurdi81,995
Laksham82,290
Feni84,028
Madaripur84,789
Habiganj88,760
Kishorganj90,690
Azimpur96,641
Bhola99,079
Shahzadpur102,420
Bhairab Bazar105,457
Sherpur107,419
Faridpur112,187
Sirajganj127,481
Satkhira128,918
Kushtia135,724
Nawabganj142,361
Jamalpur167,900
Tangail180,144
Paltan184,492
Pabna186,781
Par Naogaon192,464
Saidpur199,422
Barisal202,242
Dinajpur206,234
Bogra210,000
Narayanganj223,622
Mymensingh225,126
Sylhet237,000
Nagarpur238,422
Jessore243,987
Cox's Bazar253,788
Narsingdi281,080
Tongi337,579
Rangpur343,122
Comilla389,411
Rajshahi700,133
Khulna1,342,339
Chittagong3,920,222
Dhaka10,356,500

About Bangladesh

Official NamePeople's Republic of Bangladesh
Languages SpokenBengali
BordersMMR, IND
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude2490
Currencies UsedBDT

Bangladesh Population Clock

What is the population of Bangladesh (as of August 21, 2017)?164,844,854
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)164827718
Births Per Day1,695
Deaths Per Day475
Net Migrations Per Day -884
Net Change Per Day 336
Population Change Since January 1st77,952

Bangladesh Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 18.775 births/thousand96
Crude Death Rate 5.265 deaths/thousand171
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.948 people/thousand153
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 72.709 years113
Male Life Expectancy 71.427 years97
Female Life Expectancy 74.085 years128
Total Fertility Rate 2.086 children/woman109
Net Reproduction Rate 0.972 surviving daughters/woman112
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.049 males per female133
Infant Mortality Rate 26.087 deaths/1,000 live births69
Under Five Mortality 32.3 deaths/thousand69
Mean Age at Childbearing 25.196 years201
Rate of Natural Increase 13.378 88
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.087 %108
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 6.811 %100
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.343 %126
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.442 %101
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 17.949 %87
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 12.81 %119
Crude Suicide Rate 6.6 suicides/thousand96
Median Age (Total) 26.3 years139
Median Age (Female) 26.9 years137
Median Age (Male) 25.6 years139

Bangladesh Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017164,827,71850.459%49.541%126691.15%8
2015160,995,64250.484%49.516%1236101.18%8
2010151,616,77750.566%49.434%1164101.17%8
2005142,929,97950.929%49.071%1098101.33%8
2000131,280,73951.036%48.964%100891.88%8
1995118,427,76851.065%48.935%90992.14%9
1990105,983,13651.117%48.883%814102.36%9
198593,015,18151.145%48.855%71492.69%8
198081,364,17550.996%49.004%62592.71%8
197571,247,15251.064%48.936%547102.33%9
197065,048,70051.262%48.738%499102.08%9
196555,835,02051.43%48.57%428103.24%9
196048,200,70251.685%48.315%370102.85%11
195542,122,17051.91%48.09%323102.46%12
195037,894,68052.209%47.791%291112.12%12

Bangladesh Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020170,466,78250.414%49.586%1309101.05%8
2025179,063,37550.336%49.664%137590.88%8
2030186,459,89850.259%49.741%143290.71%8
2035192,500,11550.183%49.817%147890.54%8
2040197,133,81350.115%49.885%151490.39%8
2045200,380,55650.057%49.943%153990.24%8
2050202,209,05350.014%49.986%1553100.1%8
2055202,702,64849.989%50.011%155711-0.03%9
2060201,942,31049.988%50.012%155111-0.15%10
2065200,019,68850.009%49.991%153612-0.25%10
2070197,164,94450.061%49.939%151413-0.34%11
2075193,548,64350.133%49.867%148613-0.42%11
2080189,316,71850.22%49.78%145413-0.48%11
2085184,678,70050.315%49.685%141813-0.53%12
2090179,710,96050.41%49.59%138013-0.57%14
2095174,618,45850.504%49.496%134113-0.59%14
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations