Cambodia Population 2017

16,014,895

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 2017 population of 16.01 million, an increase from 2013's estimation of 14.9 million.

Cambodia has an estimated population of 16.01 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 2018Source: 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
Phnom Penh1,573,544
Takeo843,931
Sihanoukville156,691
Battambang150,444
Siem Reap139,458
Paoy Pet79,000
Kampong Chhnang75,244
Kampong Cham61,750
Pursat52,476
Ta Khmau52,066
Phumi Veal Sre44,270
Kampong Speu33,231
Koh Kong33,134
Prey Veng33,079
Smach Mean Chey29,329
Stung Treng25,000
Tbeng Meanchey24,380
Svay Rieng23,956
Sisophon23,218
Kampot22,691
Kratie19,975
Kampong Thom19,951
Lumphat19,205
Samraong18,694
Pailin17,850
Ban Lung17,000
Krong Kep11,658
Senmonourom7,944

Cambodia Population Clock

What is the population of Cambodia (as of 11/15/2017)?16,014,895
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)16,005,373
Births Per Day203
Deaths Per Day52
Net Migrations Per Day -82
Net Change Per Day 69
Population Change Since January 1st22,011

Cambodia Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 23.023 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.865 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.853 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 69.711 years
Male Life Expectancy 67.507 years
Female Life Expectancy 71.691 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.532 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.179 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.049 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 21.006 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 24.526 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.578 years
Rate of Natural Increase 17.06
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 8.147%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.76%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 6.529%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 19.331%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 23.08%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 15.842%
Median Age (Total) 24.9 years
Median Age (Female) 25.6 years
Median Age (Male) 24.2 years

Cambodia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201716,005,37348.79%51.21%881.56%
201515,517,63548.77%51.23%861.64%
201014,308,74048.71%51.29%791.52%
200513,270,20148.53%51.47%731.78%
200012,152,35448.60%51.40%672.67%
199510,653,55848.55%51.45%593.49%
19908,973,34248.29%51.71%503.07%
19857,712,97847.77%52.23%432.88%
19806,692,10747.04%52.96%37-2.31%
19757,522,59349.47%50.53%421.47%
19706,994,84849.75%50.25%391.58%
19656,467,19749.84%50.16%362.48%
19605,722,37049.91%50.09%322.55%
19555,045,28849.96%50.04%282.62%
19504,432,71450.00%50.00%240.00%

Cambodia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202016,715,50848.82%51.18%920.00%
202517,808,68548.86%51.14%981.28%
203018,797,87848.88%51.12%1041.09%
203519,723,79548.88%51.12%1090.97%
204020,592,41648.89%51.11%1140.87%
204521,369,56848.89%51.11%1180.74%
205022,019,02848.87%51.13%1220.60%
205522,540,93248.85%51.15%1250.47%
206022,942,21148.83%51.17%1270.35%
206523,229,69948.82%51.18%1280.25%
207023,400,90748.82%51.18%1290.15%
207523,458,45948.86%51.14%1300.05%
208023,423,62348.92%51.08%129-0.03%
208523,322,83049.00%51.00%129-0.09%
209023,179,29649.09%50.91%128-0.12%
209522,989,63549.19%50.81%127-0.16%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer