Myanmar Population 2017

54,854,021

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 2017Source: 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
Falam5,404
Loikaw17,293
Hakha20,000
Paungde36,971
Thanatpin38,059
Letpandan38,936
Thanatpin39,000
Mawlamyinegyunn39,115
Nyaungdon40,092
Kayan40,322
Pyu40,386
Myanaung42,252
Wakema42,705
Mawlaik44,540
Myawadi45,000
Twante46,516
Bhamo47,920
Kyaikkami48,100
Martaban48,629
Kyaikto48,658
Hpa-an50,000
Kyaukse50,480
Maubin51,542
Tachilek51,553
Kyaiklat52,425
Thongwa52,496
Tharyarwady54,386
Minbu57,342
Myaydo57,897
Kanbe58,146
Yamethin59,867
Pyapon65,601
Bogale68,938
Syriam69,448
Taungdwingyi70,094
Sagaing78,739
Shwebo88,914
Mudon89,123
Nyaunglebin89,626
Mogok90,843
Chauk90,870
Myitkyina90,894
Magway96,954
Pyinmana97,409
Thayetmyo98,185
Taungoo106,945
Yenangyaung110,553
Pyin Oo Lwin117,303
Thaton123,727
Pakokku126,938
Lashio131,016
Hinthada134,947
Pyay135,308
Dawei136,783
Myingyan141,713
Taunggyi160,115
Myeik173,298
Meiktila177,442
Sittwe177,743
Monywa182,011
Pathein237,089
Bago244,376
Mawlamyine438,861
Nay Pyi Taw925,000
Mandalay1,208,099
Yangon4,477,638

Myanmar Population Clock

What is the population of Myanmar (as of September 13, 2017)?54,854,021
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)54836483
Births Per Day514
Deaths Per Day250
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day 237
Population Change Since January 1st60,435

Myanmar Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 17.092 births/thousand107
Crude Death Rate 8.333 deaths/thousand74
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.182 people/thousand83
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.445 years152
Male Life Expectancy 64.323 years155
Female Life Expectancy 68.515 years152
Total Fertility Rate 2.135 children/woman104
Net Reproduction Rate 0.969 surviving daughters/woman115
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female160
Infant Mortality Rate 43.167 deaths/1,000 live births38
Under Five Mortality 54.662 deaths/thousand46
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.567 years45
Rate of Natural Increase 8.699 123
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 11.207 %150
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 12.619 %147
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 9.758 %150
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 24.554 %150
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 27.937 %142
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 21.244 %151
Crude Suicide Rate 12.4 suicides/thousand50
Median Age (Total) 0 years0
Median Age (Female) 0 years0
Median Age (Male) 0 years0

Myanmar Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201754,836,48348.877%51.123%831220.86%26
201553,897,15448.862%51.138%821220.86%25
201051,733,01348.813%51.187%791210.76%24
200549,984,70448.856%51.144%761160.74%24
200047,669,79148.88%51.12%721171.1%25
199544,710,93149.005%50.995%681181.29%24
199042,007,30948.969%51.031%641171.37%25
198538,508,82148.917%51.083%581161.96%26
198034,470,69348.876%51.124%521162.32%27
197530,640,63548.821%51.179%461162.38%27
197027,166,04548.788%51.212%411172.44%27
196524,023,64048.785%51.215%361172.4%27
196021,486,42448.927%51.073%321182.19%27
195519,282,17249.177%50.823%291172.09%27
195017,527,24349.655%50.345%261161.83%26

Myanmar Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202056,242,41948.89%51.11%861230.79%26
202558,373,48048.901%51.099%891250.68%27
203060,242,16048.901%51.099%921260.55%26
203561,751,90548.895%51.105%941260.4%27
204062,803,57548.881%51.119%961250.24%29
204563,387,32048.855%51.145%971260.1%29
205063,574,94148.809%51.191%971280%31
205563,483,07548.754%51.246%97128-0.07%31
206063,170,86748.687%51.313%96129-0.14%32
206562,669,65748.611%51.389%95129-0.19%33
207061,989,94148.531%51.469%94129-0.26%37
207561,131,05348.451%51.549%93132-0.31%40
208060,122,33548.388%51.612%92134-0.36%41
208559,026,69448.356%51.644%90135-0.37%44
209057,956,30048.361%51.639%88136-0.36%44
209556,952,17048.398%51.602%87135-0.34%45
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations