Nepal Population 2016

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The population of Nepal, as of late 2012 and early 2013, was estimated to be 29,860,686. Today, however, it is only 28,704,260. Among this population estimate, the majority of Nepalís inhabitants are women. Moreover, about 34.1% of the total population lies in the 25-54 year old age bracket, providing Nepal with a significant working force in its ranks.

Nepal is showing signs of an average healthy growth rate of 1.35%. The average age of its citizens is 21.6 years, of which the median age of men is 20.7 years and for women it is 22.5 years. Only 4% or less of the populations are estimated to be over the age of 65 years, while about 57.9% of the population lies in the 15-65 age bracket. As Nepal is a developing economy, the burgeoning numbers of young individuals within its ranks it has the potential to really help its economy if sufficient opportunities are created for its youngsters to utilize.

Moreover, Nepal has a host of ethnicities present as well. East Asian mixed people as well as Indo-Aryans live in the mountains and hilly regions of the country, while Tibetans inhabit the central and western part of Nepal. As a result, Nepal can boast of a multi-ethnic population that also houses a host of different cultures that are shared by its inhabitants. It also has different religions present, most significantly Hinduism and Buddhism, but minorities of Muslims and Christians are present as well.

Nepal Demographics

Due to mainly Hindu practices, the marriage rate throughout the country is increasing at a rate of two percent. This is leading the population of Nepal to double every three decades and is threatening its developing economy as it continuously resorts to deforestation to create more space to accommodate its growing population. This in turn threatens low lying areas, which have become prone to excessive flooding. Because of that, many Nepalese have begun to migrate out of the country in search of a better livelihood, seeking countries such as India, Pakistan and the Middle East as possible destinations. In the last few years, the number of migrants to these countries has risen as Nepal faces difficulties in providing sufficient jobs to complement its population boom.

The high number of marriages consequently gives rise to a higher birth rate, which was around 22 births per a population of 1000 peoples. On the other hand, the number of deaths was less, with around 7 deaths per population of 1000 people.

All of the above factors have also resulted in a lax growth of fundamental institutions such as basic education for everyone in the country. This has resulted in a meager literacy rate of only 48.6% in Nepal, of which 62.7% are males and 34.9% are females. Moreover, life expectancy in Nepal lies at 66.51 years. Specifically, male life expectancy is at 65.26 years, while female life expectancy is at 67.82 years.

Nepal  Population in 2016 Source: Clemensmarabu

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

Nepal Population Growth

As a developing nation, Nepal continues to struggle with problems such as over-population and a dwindling economy. However, if it can provide sufficient opportunities to its growing number of youngsters, it can get back to the path of fruitful development in due time.

Nepal Population Density

About Nepal

Official Name Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Languages Spoken Nepali
Borders CHN, IND
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 28,84
Currencies Used NPR

Nepal Population Clock

What is the population of Nepal (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 316
Deaths Per Day 99
Net Migrations Per Day -178
Net Change Per Day 39
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Nepal Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.995 births/thousand 86th
Crude Death Rate 6.293 deaths/thousand 140th
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.216 people/thousand 157th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 70.351 years 127th
Life Expectancy (Male) 68.907 years 116th
Life Expectancy (Female) 71.821 years 136th
Total Fertility Rate 2.125 children/woman 107th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.971 surviving daughters/woman 114th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.065 males per female 18th
Infant Mortality Rate 27.54 deaths/1,000 live births 68th
Under Five Mortality 33.074 deaths/thousand 70th
Mean Age at Childbearing 25.326 years 200th
Rate of Natural Increase 13.6 84th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.608% 118th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 7.195% 102nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 6.028% 130th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.512% 118th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 19.581% 102nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 15.469% 130th
Crude Suicide Rate 20.3 suicides/thousand 14th
Median Age (Total) 23.6 years 155th
Median Age (Female) 24.8 years 149th
Median Age (Male) 22.4 years 160th

Nepal Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 28,850,717 48.464% 51.536% 201 69 1.16% 46
2015 28,513,700 48.456% 51.544% 198 67 1.18% 46
2010 26,875,910 48.71% 51.29% 187 64 1.12% 46
2005 25,506,847 49.559% 50.441% 177 63 1.12% 44
2000 23,740,145 49.728% 50.272% 165 64 1.67% 42
1995 21,390,905 50.471% 49.529% 149 65 2.36% 43
1990 18,741,688 49.617% 50.383% 130 68 2.61% 44
1985 16,714,335 49.941% 50.059% 116 71 2.23% 44
1980 14,890,080 50.01% 49.99% 103 75 2.31% 45
1975 13,313,487 49.882% 50.118% 92 79 2.19% 47
1970 11,986,973 49.709% 50.291% 83 82 2.03% 44
1965 10,905,006 49.772% 50.228% 76 83 1.78% 44
1960 10,056,945 49.802% 50.198% 70 81 1.56% 42
1955 9,290,174 49.596% 50.404% 64 80 1.62% 40
1950 8,483,321 49.546% 50.454% 59 80 2.03% 41

Nepal Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 30,184,365 48.592% 51.408% 210 71 1.07% 48
2025 31,754,191 48.708% 51.292% 221 69 0.91% 50
2030 33,104,257 48.808% 51.192% 230 68 0.72% 52
2035 34,187,286 48.903% 51.097% 238 68 0.54% 54
2040 35,026,888 48.997% 51.003% 244 67 0.42% 55
2045 35,688,177 49.104% 50.896% 248 69 0.31% 57
2050 36,159,454 49.235% 50.765% 252 67 0.19% 57
2055 36,416,318 49.399% 50.601% 254 67 0.06% 58
2060 36,438,585 49.607% 50.393% 254 67 -0.06% 59
2065 36,229,792 49.86% 50.14% 252 67 -0.19% 62
2070 35,797,198 50.153% 49.847% 249 72 -0.32% 64
2075 35,142,064 50.47% 49.53% 245 72 -0.45% 65
2080 34,282,792 50.782% 49.218% 239 75 -0.56% 65
2085 33,262,218 51.071% 48.929% 232 76 -0.67% 66
2090 32,109,849 51.318% 48.682% 223 76 -0.75% 67
2095 30,892,816 51.509% 48.491% 215 76 -0.8% 67
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations