Brunei Population 2017

434,744

Brunei is a small country with just 5,765 square kilometers of land, which makes it the 172nd largest country. Its population is thus right in line with its size. Brunei is divided into four districts, the largest of which is Brunei-Maura, with more than half of the country's population. Nearly 97% of Brunei's population lives in the larger western area (including Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait) while just 10,000 people live in the mountains of the east.

The estimated population is 429,000, with about 200,000 people living in the capital and largest city of Bandar Seri Begawan.

Brunei Demographics

75% of Brunei's population lives in urban areas, with an urbanization rate of more than 2% per year. In 2004, the last time during which official records were made, the 66.3% of the population was Malay, 11.2% was Chinese, and 3.4% was indigenous. Indigenous groups of the Malay race include Belait, Dusun, Kedayan, Murut, Tutong and Bisaya.

Malay is the official language and Islam is the official religion, with more than 66% of the population adhering to Islam. Other faiths include Buddhism (13%), Christianity (10%), Freethinkers (7%) and indigenous religions (2%). The culture and laws in the country are heavily influenced by Islam, and the country is more conservative than nearby Malaysia and Indonesia. Last year, the sultan of Brunei announced a tough Islamic penal code would be put in place.

Brunei Population in 2017Source: Kurun at en.wikipedia

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

Brunei Population Growth

Brunei's population has grown steadily upward since the 1960's, when it was the only Malay state to choose to remain a British dependency instead of joining the Malaysian Federation. By 2030, the United Nations projects Brunei will reach a population of 560,000.

About Brunei

Official NameNation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
Languages SpokenMalay
BordersMYS
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude4.5114.66666666
Currencies UsedBND

Brunei Population Density

Name Population
Bangar3,970
Tutong19,151
Seria30,097
Kuala Belait31,178
Bandar Seri Begawan64,409

Brunei Population Clock

What is the population of Brunei (as of September 13, 2017)?434,744
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)434448
Births Per Day4
Deaths Per Day1
Net Migrations Per Day 1
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st1,020

Brunei Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 15.01 births/thousand122
Crude Death Rate 3.124 deaths/thousand194
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.806 people/thousand52
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 79.423 years46
Male Life Expectancy 77.677 years40
Female Life Expectancy 81.283 years50
Total Fertility Rate 1.825 children/woman143
Net Reproduction Rate 0.878 surviving daughters/woman140
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.055 males per female66
Infant Mortality Rate 3.997 deaths/1,000 live births164
Under Five Mortality 4.529 deaths/thousand167
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.796 years116
Rate of Natural Increase 11.689 98
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.673 %25
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.085 %24
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.227 %28
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.773 %26
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.272 %25
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.147 %27
Crude Suicide Rate 6.2 suicides/thousand101
Median Age (Total) 29.9 years109
Median Age (Female) 30.3 years110
Median Age (Male) 29.5 years107

Brunei Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017434,44851.471%48.529%821261.25%174
2015423,18851.52%48.48%801241.33%174
2010393,30151.646%48.354%741251.55%176
2005361,88951.282%48.718%681261.72%176
2000330,55450.843%49.157%621251.95%175
1995295,01052.441%47.559%551322.49%175
1990256,93952.887%47.113%481342.85%176
1985223,04952.882%47.118%421342.82%178
1980193,05753.265%46.735%361363.1%178
1975160,79951.628%48.372%301403.95%178
1970129,72851.666%48.335%241444.51%179
1965102,52551.609%48.391%191494.69%181
196081,82551.598%48.402%151534.61%183
195563,40151.602%48.398%121575.31%186
195048,00151.459%48.541%91656%190

Brunei Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020450,47851.416%48.584%851241.13%174
2025474,77251.325%48.675%901230.94%174
2030495,83851.243%48.757%941220.76%173
2035513,41651.169%48.832%971230.61%173
2040527,81751.109%48.891%1001210.47%174
2045538,94551.065%48.935%1021160.33%174
2050546,27551.031%48.969%1031160.18%174
2055549,48251.005%48.995%1041180.03%175
2060548,69350.979%49.021%104120-0.11%175
2065544,56050.944%49.056%103123-0.21%176
2070538,08450.889%49.111%102123-0.28%176
2075530,20150.837%49.163%100123-0.31%176
2080521,80450.793%49.207%99126-0.33%176
2085513,30950.76%49.24%97127-0.33%176
2090504,93950.743%49.257%95129-0.33%177
2095496,73950.727%49.273%94129-0.33%178
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations