Cambodia Population 2018

16,334,945

Cambodia, formerly the Khmer Empire, is located at the southern region of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Cambodia is currently the 69th most populous country in the world with an estimated 2018 population of 16.25 million, an increase from 2013's estimation of 14.9 million.

Population Density and Surface Area in Cambodia

Cambodia has an estimated population of 16.25 million, up from the official 2008 census population of 13.38 million. Cambodia has a population density of 82 people per square kilometer (212/square mile), which ranks 118th in the world. The total surface area of Cambodia is at 181,035 square kilometers.

Capital and City Centers of Cambodia

The largest city and capital is Phnom Penh, with a population of 1.4 million, or 2.2 million in the metropolitan area. The next largest city is Battambang, with a population not yet reaching 200,000.

Cambodia Demographics

The demographics of the country are very much inflenced by the civil war and later genocide, and 50% of the population is under 22 years old. It also has the most female-biased sex ratio in the region.

Over 95% of the population practices Theravada Buddhism, the official religion, with an estimated 4,400 monastery temples in the country. Islam is the main religion of the majority of Malay and Chams minorities in the country, while most Muslims are Sunnis. There are approximately 300,000 Muslims in Cambodia, with about 1% identified as Christian.

There is some diversity evident in Cambodia, with an ethnic breakdown of the population currently at Khmer 97.6%, Cham 1.2%, Chinese 0.1%, Vietnamese 0.1%, and other races at 0.9% as estimated in 2013 by the World Factbook.

Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, coming in with 97% of the population using it on a regular basis, with other languages at only 3%.

Quality of Life in Cambodia

The quality of life in any nation is heavily influenced by numerous factors. These include healthcare, education, and cleanliness among a plethora of other available data. The current median age of the total population is 25.3 years of age, with a total life expectancy of 64.9 years of age. In the healthcare sector, 5.7% of the GDP is directed toward health resulting in a meager .14 physician density per 1,000 residents and a hospital bed availability of .8 beds per 1,000 individuals within Cambodia. There is a fairly high infant mortality rate within the nation. Only 75% of the country has improved access to drinking water and only 42% of the population has access to improved sanitation facilities as well.

Population History of Cambodia

Since 1955, Cambodia has tripled in population size. In 1955 the population was recorded to be 5,045,288. This jumped to 10,653,558 by 1995 and reached over 16 million by 2017.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 1 minutes
One death every 5 minutes
One net migrant every 18 minutes
Net gain of one person every 2 minutes

Cambodia Population in 2018Source: By sam garza (originally posted to Flickr as Angkor Wat) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Cambodia Population Growth

Cambodia is currently experiencing a healthy 1.8% average population growth. By 2020, the country is expected to hit 16.9 million people.

About Cambodia

Official NameKingdom of Cambodia
Languages SpokenKhmer
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13105
Currencies UsedCambodia Riel
DemonymCambodian

Countries Bordering Cambodia

Laos
Thailand
Vietnam

Cambodia Population Density

Cambodia Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Phnom Penh1,573,544
Takeo843,931
Sihanoukville156,691
Battambang150,444
Siem Reap139,458
Paoy Paet79,000
Kampong Chhnang75,244
Kampong Cham61,750
Pursat52,476
Ta Khmau52,066
Phumi Veal Sre44,270
Kampong Speu33,231
Koh Kong33,134
Prey Veng33,079
Suong30,000
Smach Mean Chey29,329
Stung Treng25,000
Tbeng Meanchey24,380
Svay Rieng23,956
Sisophon23,218

Cambodia Population Clock

The population of Cambodia (as of 11/13/2018)?16,334,945
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)16,245,729
Births Per Day1,003
Deaths Per Day265
Net Migrations Per Day -82
Net Change Per Day 656
Population Change Since January 1st207,952

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Estimate as of November 13th 2018 is: 16,333,356

Cambodia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201816,245,72948.80%51.20%89.74721.50%
201716,005,37348.79%51.21%88.41711.54%
201615,762,37048.78%51.22%87.07711.58%
201515,517,63548.77%51.23%85.72711.64%
201014,308,74048.71%51.29%79.04691.52%
200513,270,20148.53%51.47%73.30661.78%
200012,152,35448.60%51.40%67.13652.67%
199510,653,55848.55%51.45%58.85673.49%
19908,973,34248.29%51.71%49.57753.07%
19857,712,97847.77%52.23%42.60782.88%
19806,692,10747.04%52.96%36.9779-2.31%
19757,522,59349.47%50.53%41.55701.47%
19706,994,84849.75%50.25%38.64671.58%
19656,467,19749.84%50.16%35.72672.48%
19605,722,37049.91%50.09%31.61672.55%
19555,045,28849.96%50.04%27.87682.62%
19504,432,71450.00%50.00%24.49700.00%

Cambodia Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202016,715,50848.82%51.18%92.33720.00%
202517,808,68548.86%51.14%98.37731.28%
203018,797,87848.88%51.12%103.84721.09%
203519,723,79548.88%51.12%108.95730.97%
204020,592,41648.89%51.11%113.75730.87%
204521,369,56848.89%51.11%118.04740.74%
205022,019,02848.87%51.13%121.63740.60%
205522,540,93248.85%51.15%124.51740.47%
206022,942,21148.83%51.17%126.73740.35%
206523,229,69948.82%51.18%128.32740.25%
207023,400,90748.82%51.18%129.26740.15%
207523,458,45948.86%51.14%129.58740.05%
208023,423,62348.92%51.08%129.3974-0.03%
208523,322,83049.00%51.00%128.8374-0.09%
209023,179,29649.09%50.91%128.0474-0.12%
209522,989,63549.19%50.81%126.9974-0.16%
Data Sources
  1. National Institute of Statistics
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1962, 1998 and 2008 censuses adjusted for underenumeration, the 1992 voter registration by the UN Transitional Authority, the 2004 population estimate based on Cambodia Inter-Censal Population Survey (CIPS), and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer