Bangladesh Population 2016

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Bangladesh is a large and heavily densely populated country in South Asia, bordering Burma, India, Nepal and Bhutan. Bangladesh has an estimated 2016 population of 168.9 million.

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 2016 Source: 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

About Bangladesh

Official Name People's Republic of Bangladesh
Languages Spoken Bengali
Borders MMR, IND
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 24,90
Currencies Used BDT

Bangladesh Population Clock

What is the population of Bangladesh (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 1,706
Deaths Per Day 473
Net Migrations Per Day -884
Net Change Per Day 349
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Bangladesh Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.115 births/thousand 97th
Crude Death Rate 5.304 deaths/thousand 171st
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.948 people/thousand 153rd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 72.353 years 113th
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.093 years 100th
Life Expectancy (Female) 73.708 years 129th
Total Fertility Rate 2.114 children/woman 108th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.972 surviving daughters/woman 112th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.049 males per female 133rd
Infant Mortality Rate 27.437 deaths/1,000 live births 69th
Under Five Mortality 33.91 deaths/thousand 68th
Mean Age at Childbearing 25.196 years 201st
Rate of Natural Increase 13.378 88th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.087% 108th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 6.811% 100th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.343% 126th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.442% 108th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 17.949% 100th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 12.81% 126th
Crude Suicide Rate 6.6 suicides/thousand 96th
Median Age (Total) 26.3 years 139th
Median Age (Female) 26.9 years 137th
Median Age (Male) 25.6 years 139th

Bangladesh Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 162,910,864 50.472% 49.528% 1,251 9 1.17% 8
2015 160,995,642 50.484% 49.516% 1,236 10 1.18% 8
2010 151,616,777 50.566% 49.434% 1,164 10 1.17% 8
2005 142,929,979 50.929% 49.071% 1,098 10 1.33% 8
2000 131,280,739 51.036% 48.964% 1,008 9 1.88% 8
1995 118,427,768 51.065% 48.935% 909 9 2.14% 9
1990 105,983,136 51.117% 48.883% 814 10 2.36% 9
1985 93,015,181 51.145% 48.855% 714 9 2.69% 8
1980 81,364,175 50.996% 49.004% 625 9 2.71% 8
1975 71,247,152 51.064% 48.936% 547 10 2.33% 9
1970 65,048,700 51.262% 48.738% 499 10 2.08% 9
1965 55,835,020 51.43% 48.57% 428 10 3.24% 9
1960 48,200,702 51.685% 48.315% 370 10 2.85% 11
1955 42,122,170 51.91% 48.09% 323 10 2.46% 12
1950 37,894,680 52.209% 47.791% 291 11 2.12% 12

Bangladesh Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 170,466,782 50.414% 49.586% 1,309 10 1.05% 8
2025 179,063,375 50.336% 49.664% 1,375 9 0.88% 8
2030 186,459,898 50.259% 49.741% 1,432 9 0.71% 8
2035 192,500,115 50.183% 49.817% 1,478 9 0.54% 8
2040 197,133,813 50.115% 49.885% 1,514 9 0.39% 8
2045 200,380,556 50.057% 49.943% 1,539 9 0.24% 8
2050 202,209,053 50.014% 49.986% 1,553 10 0.1% 8
2055 202,702,648 49.989% 50.011% 1,557 11 -0.03% 9
2060 201,942,310 49.988% 50.012% 1,551 11 -0.15% 10
2065 200,019,688 50.009% 49.991% 1,536 12 -0.25% 10
2070 197,164,944 50.061% 49.939% 1,514 13 -0.34% 11
2075 193,548,643 50.133% 49.867% 1,486 13 -0.42% 11
2080 189,316,718 50.22% 49.78% 1,454 13 -0.48% 11
2085 184,678,700 50.315% 49.685% 1,418 13 -0.53% 12
2090 179,710,960 50.41% 49.59% 1,380 13 -0.57% 14
2095 174,618,458 50.504% 49.496% 1,341 13 -0.59% 14
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations