Kazakhstan Population 2016

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Kazakhstan is a nation in Central Asia and the world's biggest landlocked area in terms of land area. Kazakhstan is bordered by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgzstan, China, Russia, and the Caspian Sea. In 2015, Kazakhstan has an estimated population of 16.86 million, which ranks 65th in the world.

The capital of Kazakhstan is Astana, which has a population of 835,000. Astana is the second-largest city in Kazakhstan; the largest is Almaty, the former capital, which is also the cultural and commercial center. Almaty has a population of 1.55 million people with a density of 2,300 people per square kilometer (5,900/square mile). Kazakhstan as a whole has a density of 6 people per square kilometer (15/square mile), which ranks 227th in the world.

Kazakhstan Demographics

The ethnic majority of the country is the ethnic Kazakhs (63.1%), although there are a large number of other ethnicities present as well, such as ethnic Russians (23.7%), Uzbeks (2.9%), Ukrainians (2.1%), Uygurs (1.4%), Tatars (1.3%) and Germans (1.1%).

Some minority groups in Kazakhstan, including Germans, Ukranians, Chechens, Koreans, and Meskhetian Turks were deported to Kazakhstan in the 1930s and 1940s by Stalin as Russian political opponents.

At the end of the 1980s, ethnic Russians were at almost 38% of the population while Kazakhs were in a majority in just 7 of the country's 20 regions. There were also 1 million Germans in Kazakhstan prior to 1991. After the Soviet Union dissolved, most emigrated to Germany. Emigration of Russians and Germans returned indigenous Kazakhs to a majority in the country.

70% of people in Kazakhstan are Muslim while 26% are Christian.

The overall life expectancy in Kazakhstan is 69.63 years, although there is a marked difference in life expectancies for males and females if looked at separately. For males, the life expectancy is around 64.34 years, while the females have a life expectancy of 74.59 years. This shows that with advanced age, the sex ratio in Kazakhstan is more encouraging towards women in the country.

Kazakhstan  Population in 2016 Source: Ken and Nyetta

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

Kazakhstan Population Growth

On average, a woman in Kazakhstan gives birth to 2.41 children, which is a very high number when compared with other countries. This is why the population growth rate is also very high. It is around 1.24% (2012 estimate) and will continue to grow until the high birth rate can be reduced in the country.

Kazakhstan Population Density

About Kazakhstan

Official Name Republic of Kazakhstan
Languages Spoken Kazakh, Russian
Borders CHN, KGZ, RUS, TKM, UZB
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 48,68
Currencies Used KZT

Kazakhstan Population Clock

What is the population of Kazakhstan (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 204
Deaths Per Day 86
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 118
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Kazakhstan Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 20.932 births/thousand 77th
Crude Death Rate 8.849 deaths/thousand 63rd
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand 0th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 69.707 years 135th
Life Expectancy (Male) 64.95 years 146th
Life Expectancy (Female) 74.455 years 124th
Total Fertility Rate 2.579 children/woman 76th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.197 surviving daughters/woman 76th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female 28th
Infant Mortality Rate 12.151 deaths/1,000 live births 113th
Under Five Mortality 15.055 deaths/thousand 110th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.006 years 106th
Rate of Natural Increase 10.937 105th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.876% 122nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.604% 131st
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.099% 106th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 22.21% 122nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 31.105% 131st
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 13.263% 106th
Crude Suicide Rate 24.2 suicides/thousand 7th
Median Age (Total) 30.3 years 106th
Median Age (Female) 31.6 years 100th
Median Age (Male) 29 years 114th

Kazakhstan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 17,855,384 48.302% 51.698% 6 214 1.16% 64
2015 17,625,226 48.295% 51.705% 6 214 1.3% 63
2010 16,310,624 48.202% 51.798% 6 214 1.48% 62
2005 15,451,752 48.026% 51.974% 5 215 0.97% 62
2000 14,956,768 47.945% 52.055% 5 214 -0.09% 62
1995 15,925,913 48.307% 51.693% 5 213 -1.4% 53
1990 16,530,026 48.408% 51.592% 6 208 -0.1% 50
1985 15,780,002 48.237% 51.763% 5 210 1.21% 47
1980 14,918,991 48.164% 51.836% 5 207 1.09% 44
1975 14,136,006 48.219% 51.781% 5 204 1.19% 40
1970 13,109,992 48.17% 51.83% 4 205 1.63% 40
1965 11,909,001 48.165% 51.835% 4 196 2.42% 39
1960 9,995,997 48.148% 51.852% 3 205 4.07% 44
1955 7,992,001 48.212% 51.788% 2 207 4.63% 49
1950 6,702,996 48.392% 51.608% 2 204 1.89% 56

Kazakhstan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 18,616,175 48.301% 51.699% 6 215 0.93% 66
2025 19,419,953 48.262% 51.738% 7 215 0.72% 67
2030 20,072,162 48.197% 51.803% 7 215 0.6% 69
2035 20,664,749 48.139% 51.861% 7 215 0.57% 69
2040 21,264,723 48.122% 51.878% 7 215 0.57% 73
2045 21,875,012 48.147% 51.853% 8 214 0.54% 71
2050 22,447,181 48.199% 51.801% 8 214 0.46% 73
2055 22,921,301 48.255% 51.745% 8 214 0.35% 73
2060 23,281,745 48.324% 51.676% 8 214 0.26% 73
2065 23,561,267 48.409% 51.591% 8 215 0.22% 74
2070 23,814,165 48.534% 51.466% 8 215 0.21% 74
2075 24,067,769 48.673% 51.327% 8 215 0.22% 74
2080 24,324,827 48.807% 51.193% 9 215 0.2% 74
2085 24,546,499 48.902% 51.098% 9 215 0.15% 74
2090 24,692,780 48.955% 51.045% 9 216 0.07% 73
2095 24,739,752 48.993% 51.007% 9 216 0% 72
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations