Bangladesh Population 2017

164,716,119

Bangladesh is a large and heavily densely populated country in South Asia, bordering Burma, India, Nepal and Bhutan. Bangladesh has an estimated 2017 population of 164.67 million.

Bangladesh has an estimated 2017 population of 164.67 million, 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 2018Source: 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.

About Bangladesh

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

Bangladesh Population Density

Name Population
Dhaka10,356,500
Chittagong3,920,222
Khulna1,342,339
Rajshahi700,133
Comilla389,411
Rangpur343,122
Tongi337,579
Narsingdi281,080
Cox's Bazar253,788
Jessore243,987
Nagarpur238,422
Sylhet237,000
Mymensingh225,126
Narayanganj223,622
Bogra210,000
Dinajpur206,234
Barisal202,242
Saidpur199,422
Par Naogaon192,464
Pabna186,781
Tangail180,144
Jamalpur167,900
Nawabganj142,361
Kushtia135,724
Satkhira128,918
Sirajganj127,481
Faridpur112,187
Sherpur107,419
Bhairab Bazar105,457
Shahzadpur102,420
Bhola99,079
Azimpur96,641
Kishorganj90,690
Habiganj88,760
Madaripur84,789
Paltan84,492
Feni84,028
Laksham82,290
Ishurdi81,995
Sarishabari81,325
Netrakona79,016
Joypur Hat73,068
Thakurgaon71,096
Palang67,652
Lalmanirhat65,127
Raipur64,652
Tongipara62,210
Lakshmipur61,703
Maulavi Bazar57,441
Ramganj55,241
Narail55,112
Pirojpur54,418
Sandwip52,152
Satkania52,005
Patiya51,360
Khagrachhari50,364
Chilmari49,736
Nageswari49,425
Panchagarh48,531
Uttar Char Fasson48,305
Parbatipur48,020
Burhanuddin45,670
Kaliganj45,631
Dohar45,543
Hajiganj44,343
Bhatpara Abhaynagar42,653
Lalmohan42,220
Jhingergacha41,957
Mirzapur41,137
Sakhipur40,869
Teknaf40,557
Gaurnadi40,519
Kalia40,492
Bera39,604
Mehendiganj39,424
Chhagalnaiya39,335
Chhatak39,218
Nalchiti38,703
Bheramara38,159
Phultala37,985
Baniachang37,807
Sarankhola36,470
Shibganj35,961
Pirgaaj34,606
Bajitpur34,560
Char Bhadrasan34,423
Gafargaon34,177
Fatikchari33,200
Badarganj32,600
Bandarban32,523
Nabinagar31,671
Morrelgonj31,647
Kesabpur30,926
Bhandaria30,219
Mathba29,760
Raojan25,708
Manikchari24,813
Muktagacha24,684

Bangladesh Population Clock

What is the population of Bangladesh (as of 11/15/2017)?164,716,119
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)164,669,751
Births Per Day1,695
Deaths Per Day475
Net Migrations Per Day -884
Net Change Per Day 336
Population Change Since January 1st107,184

Bangladesh Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 18.775 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.265 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.948 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 72.709 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.427 years
Female Life Expectancy 74.085 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.086 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.972 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.049 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 26.087 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 32.3 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 25.196 years
Rate of Natural Increase 13.378
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.087%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 6.811%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.343%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.442%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 17.949%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 12.81%
Median Age (Total) 26.3 years
Median Age (Female) 26.9 years
Median Age (Male) 25.6 years

Bangladesh Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017164,669,75150.43%49.57%11161.07%
2015161,200,88650.46%49.54%10921.16%
2010152,149,10250.57%49.43%10311.19%
2005143,431,10150.93%49.07%9721.74%
2000131,581,24351.03%48.97%8922.08%
1995118,706,87151.06%48.94%8042.25%
1990106,188,64251.11%48.89%7202.64%
198593,199,86551.14%48.86%6322.73%
198081,470,86051.00%49.00%5522.70%
197571,305,92351.07%48.93%4831.85%
197065,047,77051.26%48.74%4413.10%
196555,834,03851.43%48.57%3782.98%
196048,199,74751.68%48.32%3272.73%
195542,121,52451.91%48.09%2852.14%
195037,894,68152.21%47.79%2570.00%

Bangladesh Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020169,775,30950.37%49.63%11500.00%
2025178,262,90950.29%49.71%12080.98%
2030185,584,81150.21%49.79%12580.81%
2035191,600,52550.13%49.87%12980.64%
2040196,294,31250.05%49.95%13300.49%
2045199,743,52049.98%50.02%13540.35%
2050201,926,81649.92%50.08%13680.22%
2055202,902,15049.88%50.12%13750.10%
2060202,740,91449.86%50.14%1374-0.02%
2065201,527,36649.87%50.13%1366-0.12%
2070199,365,08849.90%50.10%1351-0.22%
2075196,373,33449.95%50.05%1331-0.30%
2080192,648,56150.00%50.00%1305-0.38%
2085188,338,81650.04%49.96%1276-0.45%
2090183,604,47050.07%49.93%1244-0.51%
2095178,612,61750.08%49.92%1210-0.55%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer