Cambodia Population 2017

16,081,476

Cambodia has an estimated population of 15.67 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 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

90% of Cambodia's population is of Khmer origin, speaking the Khmer language. The population of Cambodia is fairly homogeneous with other ethnic groups being Vietnamese (5%) and Chinese (1%). The demographics of the country are very affected 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.

Cambodia Population in 2017Source: Milei.vencel

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
BordersLAO, THA, VNM
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13105
Currencies UsedKHR

Cambodia Population Density

Name Population
Senmonourom7,944
Krong Kep11,658
Ban Lung17,000
Pailin17,850
Samraong18,694
Lumphat19,205
Kampong Thom19,951
Kratie19,975
Kampot22,691
Sisophon23,218
Svay Rieng23,956
Tbeng Meanchey24,380
Stung Treng25,000
Smach Mean Chey29,329
Suong30,000
Prey Veng33,079
Koh Kong33,134
Kampong Speu33,231
Phumi Veal Sre44,270
Ta Khmau52,066
Pursat52,476
Kampong Cham61,750
Kampong Chhnang75,244
Paoy Pet79,000
Siem Reap139,458
Battambang150,444
Sihanoukville156,691
Takeo843,931
Phnom Penh1,573,544

Cambodia Population Clock

What is the population of Cambodia (as of September 13, 2017)?16,081,476
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)16076370
Births Per Day203
Deaths Per Day52
Net Migrations Per Day -82
Net Change Per Day 69
Population Change Since January 1st17,595

Cambodia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 23.023 births/thousand69
Crude Death Rate 5.865 deaths/thousand154
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.853 people/thousand151
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 69.711 years136
Male Life Expectancy 67.507 years128
Female Life Expectancy 71.691 years138
Total Fertility Rate 2.532 children/woman77
Net Reproduction Rate 1.179 surviving daughters/woman77
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.049 males per female133
Infant Mortality Rate 21.006 deaths/1,000 live births79
Under Five Mortality 24.526 deaths/thousand81
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.578 years193
Rate of Natural Increase 17.06 63
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 8.147 %134
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.76 %133
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 6.529 %134
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 19.331 %125
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 23.08 %121
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 15.842 %135
Crude Suicide Rate 9 suicides/thousand71
Median Age (Total) 24.9 years147
Median Age (Female) 25.6 years144
Median Age (Male) 24.2 years146

Cambodia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201716,076,37048.796%51.204%911161.53%71
201515,577,89948.775%51.225%881161.59%71
201014,363,58648.715%51.285%811181.59%69
200513,320,05848.534%51.466%751181.53%66
200012,197,90548.6%51.4%691192.04%65
199510,694,45848.547%51.453%601223.02%66
19909,008,85648.294%51.706%511293.43%75
19857,743,06547.772%52.228%431333.14%77
19806,718,24147.045%52.955%381320.83%79
19757,551,98849.469%50.531%42122-1.61%70
19707,022,18549.757%50.243%391192.05%67
19656,467,19649.844%50.156%361171.87%67
19605,722,37049.911%50.089%321182.59%67
19555,045,28449.958%50.042%281192.56%67
19504,432,71549.998%50.002%251202.38%70

Cambodia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202016,809,18248.828%51.172%951151.39%72
202517,943,64848.872%51.128%1011151.19%72
203018,990,90948.896%51.104%1071071.06%71
203519,987,53248.927%51.073%1131060.97%72
204020,939,25148.967%51.033%1181060.86%75
204521,805,70249.007%50.993%1231060.72%72
205022,545,21249.041%50.959%1271050.59%72
205523,158,38049.076%50.924%1311030.47%72
206023,656,12949.124%50.876%1341030.37%72
206524,047,29749.19%50.81%1361030.26%72
207024,314,59749.266%50.734%1371030.16%73
207524,457,85249.364%50.636%1381040.06%73
208024,484,93249.484%50.516%138107-0.02%73
208524,426,69649.608%50.392%138107-0.07%75
209024,315,66249.721%50.279%137108-0.12%74
209524,148,25249.821%50.179%136109-0.16%74
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations