Myanmar Population 2017

53,403,315

Burma, or the Republic of the Union of Myanmar shortened to Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is the 24th most populous country in the world, and the 40th largest country by area, with a 2017 estimated population of 53.37 million.

All population figures of Myanmar/Burma are just rough estimates as the last partial census was conducted in 1983, and no trustworthy nationwide census has occurred since 1931. It's believed there are at least 300,000 refugees from Burma located along the Thai-Burma border, with many camps established in the 1980's. Illegal groups are not recognized as citizens in the country, and they have been relentlessly persecuted. This led to the expulsion of close to 300,000 Burmese Indians.

The country is very ethnically diverse with 135 ethnic groups recognized by the government. There are at least 108 ethnolinguistic groups in Myanmar. The Bamar account for around 68% of the population, followed by the Shan (10%), Kayin (7%), Rakhine (4%) and overseas Chinese (3%). Ethnic minorities in the country prefer to be called ethnic nationalities to fight against the proliferation of the dominant Bamar people. Other ethnic groups include the Mon (2%), Overseas Indians (2%) and the Kachin, Chin, Anglo-Indians, Nepali and Anglo-Burmese.

Myanmar Population in 2018Source: Sky89 at English Wikipedia

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

Myanmar Population Growth

Myanmar is currently experiencing steady if somewhat low population growth. It's hard to say what the population will be in the future, but one thing is sure: Myanmar is facing an aging population and this problem must be addressed.

About Myanmar

Official NameRepublic of the Union of Myanmar
Languages SpokenBurmese
BordersBGD, CHN, IND, LAO, THA
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude2298
Currencies UsedMMK

Myanmar Population Density

Name Population
Yangon4,477,638
Mandalay1,208,099
Nay Pyi Taw925,000
Mawlamyine438,861
Bago244,376
Pathein237,089
Monywa182,011
Sittwe177,743
Meiktila177,442
Myeik173,298
Taunggyi160,115
Myingyan141,713
Dawei136,783
Pyay135,308
Hinthada134,947
Lashio131,016
Pakokku126,938
Thaton123,727
Pyin Oo Lwin117,303
Yenangyaung110,553
Taungoo106,945
Thayetmyo98,185
Pyinmana97,409
Magway96,954
Myitkyina90,894
Chauk90,870
Mogok90,843
Nyaunglebin89,626
Mudon89,123
Shwebo88,914
Sagaing78,739
Taungdwingyi70,094
Syriam69,448
Bogale68,938
Pyapon65,601
Yamethin59,867
Kanbe58,146
Myaydo57,897
Minbu57,342
Tharyarwady54,386
Thongwa52,496
Kyaiklat52,425
Maubin51,542
Kyaukse50,480
Hpa-an50,000
Kyaikto48,658
Martaban48,629
Kyaikkami48,100
Bhamo47,920
Twante46,516
Mawlaik44,540
Wakema42,705
Myanaung42,252
Pyu40,386
Kayan40,322
Nyaungdon40,092
Mawlamyinegyunn39,115
Thanatpin39,000
Letpandan38,936
Thanatpin38,059
Paungde36,971
Hakha20,000
Loikaw17,293
Falam5,404

Myanmar Population Clock

What is the population of Myanmar (as of 11/15/2017)?53,403,315
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)53,370,609
Births Per Day514
Deaths Per Day250
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day 237
Population Change Since January 1st75,603

Myanmar Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 17.092 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 8.333 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.182 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.445 years
Male Life Expectancy 64.323 years
Female Life Expectancy 68.515 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.135 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.969 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 43.167 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 54.662 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.567 years
Rate of Natural Increase 8.699
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 11.207%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 12.619%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 9.758%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 24.554%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 27.937%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 21.244%

Myanmar Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201753,370,60948.84%51.16%790.92%
201552,403,66948.84%51.16%770.88%
201050,155,89648.80%51.20%740.68%
200548,482,61448.85%51.15%721.01%
200046,095,46248.85%51.15%681.29%
199543,237,79248.98%51.02%641.25%
199040,626,25048.94%51.06%601.77%
198537,222,29648.88%51.12%552.21%
198033,369,71248.83%51.17%492.34%
197529,721,96748.77%51.23%442.41%
197026,381,43148.73%51.27%392.44%
196523,391,14548.72%51.28%352.19%
196020,986,12348.86%51.14%312.15%
195518,867,96849.10%50.90%281.93%
195017,151,51049.58%50.42%250.00%

Myanmar Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202054,808,27648.84%51.16%810.00%
202557,001,49448.82%51.18%840.79%
203058,915,86948.78%51.22%870.66%
203560,430,92448.74%51.26%890.51%
204061,489,08748.70%51.30%910.35%
204562,104,92648.64%51.36%920.20%
205062,358,92548.56%51.44%920.08%
205562,333,90148.47%51.53%92-0.01%
206062,077,30648.37%51.63%92-0.08%
206561,608,61648.25%51.75%91-0.15%
207060,928,10948.14%51.86%90-0.22%
207560,060,14148.02%51.98%89-0.29%
208059,040,66047.92%52.08%87-0.34%
208557,936,92447.85%52.15%86-0.38%
209056,824,58547.81%52.19%84-0.39%
209555,755,26447.79%52.21%82-0.38%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer