Brunei Population 2017

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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 2017 Source: 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.

Brunei Population Density

About Brunei

Official Name Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
Languages Spoken Malay
Borders MYS
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 4.5,114.66666666
Currencies Used BND

Brunei Population Clock

What is the population of Brunei (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 4
Deaths Per Day 1
Net Migrations Per Day 1
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Brunei Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 15.01 births/thousand 122nd
Crude Death Rate 3.124 deaths/thousand 194th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.806 people/thousand 52nd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 79.423 years 46th
Life Expectancy (Male) 77.677 years 40th
Life Expectancy (Female) 81.283 years 50th
Total Fertility Rate 1.825 children/woman 143rd
Net Reproduction Rate 0.878 surviving daughters/woman 140th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.055 males per female 66th
Infant Mortality Rate 3.997 deaths/1,000 live births 164th
Under Five Mortality 4.529 deaths/thousand 167th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.796 years 116th
Rate of Natural Increase 11.689 98th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.673% 25th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.085% 24th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.227% 28th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.773% 25th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.272% 24th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.147% 28th
Crude Suicide Rate 6.2 suicides/thousand 101st
Median Age (Total) 29.9 years 109th
Median Age (Female) 30.3 years 110th
Median Age (Male) 29.5 years 107th

Brunei Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 434,448 51.471% 48.529% 82 126 1.25% 174
2015 423,188 51.52% 48.48% 80 124 1.33% 174
2010 393,301 51.646% 48.354% 74 125 1.55% 176
2005 361,889 51.282% 48.718% 68 126 1.72% 176
2000 330,554 50.843% 49.157% 62 125 1.95% 175
1995 295,010 52.441% 47.559% 55 132 2.49% 175
1990 256,939 52.887% 47.113% 48 134 2.85% 176
1985 223,049 52.882% 47.118% 42 134 2.82% 178
1980 193,057 53.265% 46.735% 36 136 3.1% 178
1975 160,799 51.628% 48.372% 30 140 3.95% 178
1970 129,728 51.666% 48.335% 24 144 4.51% 179
1965 102,525 51.609% 48.391% 19 149 4.69% 181
1960 81,825 51.598% 48.402% 15 153 4.61% 183
1955 63,401 51.602% 48.398% 12 157 5.31% 186
1950 48,001 51.459% 48.541% 9 165 6% 190

Brunei Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 450,478 51.416% 48.584% 85 124 1.13% 174
2025 474,772 51.325% 48.675% 90 123 0.94% 174
2030 495,838 51.243% 48.757% 94 122 0.76% 173
2035 513,416 51.169% 48.832% 97 123 0.61% 173
2040 527,817 51.109% 48.891% 100 121 0.47% 174
2045 538,945 51.065% 48.935% 102 116 0.33% 174
2050 546,275 51.031% 48.969% 103 116 0.18% 174
2055 549,482 51.005% 48.995% 104 118 0.03% 175
2060 548,693 50.979% 49.021% 104 120 -0.11% 175
2065 544,560 50.944% 49.056% 103 123 -0.21% 176
2070 538,084 50.889% 49.111% 102 123 -0.28% 176
2075 530,201 50.837% 49.163% 100 123 -0.31% 176
2080 521,804 50.793% 49.207% 99 126 -0.33% 176
2085 513,309 50.76% 49.24% 97 127 -0.33% 176
2090 504,939 50.743% 49.257% 95 129 -0.33% 177
2095 496,739 50.727% 49.273% 94 129 -0.33% 178
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations