Brunei Population 2017

429,249

Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state on the north coast of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The country is surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia and it is the only sovereign state on the island of Borneo. Brunei has an estimated 2017 population of 428,697, making it the 175th most populous country in the world.

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 428,697, 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 2018Source: 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
Bandar Seri Begawan64,409
Kuala Belait31,178
Seria30,097
Tutong19,151
Bangar3,970

Brunei Population Clock

What is the population of Brunei (as of 11/15/2017)?429,249
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)428,697
Births Per Day4
Deaths Per Day1
Net Migrations Per Day 1
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st1,276

Brunei Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 15.01 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 3.124 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.806 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 79.423 years
Male Life Expectancy 77.677 years
Female Life Expectancy 81.283 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.825 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.878 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.055 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 3.997 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 4.529 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.796 years
Rate of Natural Increase 11.689
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.673%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.085%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.227%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.773%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.272%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.147%
Median Age (Total) 29.9 years
Median Age (Female) 30.3 years
Median Age (Male) 29.5 years

Brunei Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017428,69751.47%48.53%741.33%
2015417,54251.52%48.49%721.44%
2010388,66251.63%48.37%671.26%
2005365,15851.05%48.95%631.85%
2000333,24150.64%49.36%582.32%
1995297,19252.28%47.72%522.81%
1990258,78552.73%47.27%452.88%
1985224,51252.82%47.18%392.97%
1980193,94953.17%46.83%343.71%
1975161,67151.55%48.45%284.52%
1970129,58351.57%48.43%224.82%
1965102,42551.58%48.42%184.61%
196081,74551.60%48.40%145.21%
195563,42051.65%48.36%115.73%
195048,00151.47%48.55%80.00%

Brunei Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020444,51951.41%48.59%770.00%
2025468,77151.32%48.68%811.07%
2030489,66651.22%48.78%850.88%
2035506,83851.11%48.89%880.69%
2040520,20251.01%48.99%900.52%
2045530,09650.92%49.08%920.38%
2050536,72350.85%49.15%930.25%
2055539,86050.81%49.19%940.12%
2060539,57550.79%49.21%94-0.01%
2065536,32750.78%49.22%93-0.12%
2070530,85050.78%49.22%92-0.21%
2075524,03850.77%49.23%91-0.26%
2080516,68150.76%49.24%90-0.28%
2085509,19750.76%49.25%88-0.29%
2090501,70750.75%49.25%87-0.30%
2095494,18550.75%49.25%86-0.30%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer