Pakistan Population 2017

197,267,253

The country of Pakistan has a history that dates back to almost 2,500 years B.C. It is considered to be one of the most highly advanced and highly developed civilizations of those ancient times. Finally becoming a sovereign state (and eventually recognized as an official mark on the map of the world) on August 14, 1947, this country is known for having deep roots in the Islamic religion. The country’s capital is Islamabad, and the country features four different provinces: North West Frontier Province, Sindh, Balochistan, and Punjab.

Last collected in the year 2011, the population, at that point, stood at a reported 176,745,364. This number came from a report that was published by the World Bank in 2012. Back in 2001, the estimated population was around 142.5 million; the country, at that point, became the seventh most populated country in the entire world. Over the next ten years, the estimated population grew by about 34 million people. Today, the estimated Pakistan population is approximately 197.02 million, making it the sixth most populous country.

Since the year 1947, when the country became a sovereign state, the population of Pakistan has increased significantly, particularly because more and more people felt comfortable moving their families and businesses to the area. Compared to the other countries in the region, the growth rate of Pakistan is about 2.1 percent higher. It is predicted that in about 35 years, if this growth continues, the population of Pakistan will eventually become double of what it was back in 2001. Judging from how the population has grown significantly over just ten years, this “doubled population” figure does not seem to be far off.

Pakistan Population History

To break this down even more specifically, the population of Pakistan grew, on average, at a rate of 3 percent per year from 1951 until the middle of the 1980’s decade. From the mid 1980’s until the year 2000, the growth of the population slowed down to about 2.6 percent per year; and from 2000 to 2012, to about 2 percent per year. The reason for this slow population increase may be that the country spent a lot of time and effort to slow down the population growth. As a result of these efforts, it is a lot poorer than what is was a long time ago. If it did not make any effort to slow down its population increase, then there would actually be 49.13 million MORE people in the country than the current reports. But on the other end, they would also be a lot richer as a country. In other words, Pakistan, had it not slowed down its population increase, would actually be 52 percent richer than it is right now. Obviously, history cannot be changed, so the efforts have been switched to educating its population instead.

Life Expectancy

In the year 1984, the life expectancy of a Pakistani citizen was only at 56.9 years. As of the year 2002, the life expectancy has jumped up to 63 years of age. The improvement was a direct result of improved medical facilities and better educated health professionals available in the country. The downside, unfortunately, is that doctors and nurses are still in short number for the citizens that need them. There is only 1 nurse for every 3,700 people in the country. If the country is looking to improve health among its citizens and continue to grow their life expectancy rate, then the number of available doctors and nurses needs to continue to grow. If these numbers do not improve, then the people of Pakistan will actually see their life expectancy rate dip back down to the numbers of the mid 1990’s (59 years of age). The life expectancies of males and females are generally the same in Pakistan. As of 2002, men were expected to live around 63.7 years, while women were expected to live 63.4 years. (These numbers are according to the National Institute of Population Studies.)

Demographics

There have been very drastic and dramatic social changes in Pakistan. These vital changes have ushered in a new era of urbanization and the creation of a couple of megacities within the country. As of 2003, the country became one of the most urbanized cities in all of South Asia, mainly because city dwellers made up about 36 percent of its entire population at that point. About 50 percent of Pakistani citizens live in a place where at least 5,000 other citizens reside as well.

Most Pakistani people come from the ancestral group known as the Indo-Iranians. The largest ethnic group in Pakistan consists of those of Punjabi ethnicity, while Pashtuns and Sindhis are the second and third largest ethnic groups in the country, respectively. There is a special mixed ethnic group between the Punjabi ethnicity and the Sindhi ethnicity, and this group makes up about 10 percent of the entire Pakistani population.

When we consider the foreigners who live in Pakistan, a majority of them come from Afghanistan. Smaller foreign groups include those from Iraq, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Somalia, Burma, and Tajikistan. The most popular language in Pakistan is Punjabi, a language in which 88 percent of the population speaks. Second is the language Saraiki, which is spoken by 10 percent of the population; and coming in third is the language Pashto, spoken by 15 percent of the population.

English is widely spoken throughout the government of Pakistan, mainly because it is actually the official language of the government of the country. Many government officials, civil servants, and members of the military speak English in their daily conversations and meetings.

Pakistan Population in 2018Source: Obaid747

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

Pakistan Population Growth

According to a lot of expert predictions and projections based on trends and statistics, among many other factors, by the year 2050, there will be close to 9 BILLION people populating the planet. Out of those 9 billion, they project that about half of the world’s population will reside in the following countries: China, the United States, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, the Congo, Bangladesh, and, of course – you guessed it – Pakistan.

About Pakistan

Official NameIslamic Republic of Pakistan
Languages SpokenUrdu, English
BordersAFG, CHN, IND, IRN
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude3070
Currencies UsedPKR

Pakistan Population Density

Name Population
Karachi11,624,219
Lahore6,310,888
Faisalabad2,506,595
Rawalpindi1,743,101
Multan1,437,230
Hyderabad1,386,330
Gujranwala1,384,471
Peshawar1,218,773
Quetta733,675
Muzaffarabad725,000
Kotli640,000
Islamabad601,600
Bahawalpur552,607
Sargodha542,603
Sialkot477,396
Sukkur417,767
Larkana364,033
Sheikhupura361,303
Bhimbar342,900
Jhang Sadr341,210
Gujrat301,506
Mardan300,424
Malir Cantonment300,000
Kasur290,643
Mingora279,914
Dera Ghazi Khan236,093
Sahiwal235,695
Nawabshah229,504
Okara223,648
Mirpur Khas215,657
Chiniot201,781
Shahkot200,000
Kamoke199,531
Sadiqabad189,876
Burewala183,915
Jacobabad170,588
Muzaffargarh165,192
Muridke164,246
Jhelum164,080
Shikarpur156,901
Hafizabad153,656
Kohat151,427
Khanpur142,426
Dadu139,784
Gojra139,726
Mandi Bahauddin129,733
Tando Allahyar127,202
Daska126,924
Pakpattan126,706
Bahawalnagar126,700
Bahawalnagar126,617
Tando Adam125,598
Khairpur124,602
Chishtian Mandi122,199
Abbottabad120,000
Jaranwala119,785
Ahmadpur East116,579
Vihari112,840
Kamalia112,426
Kot Addu104,217
Khushab102,793
Wazirabad102,444
Dera Ismail Khan101,616
Chakwal101,200
Swabi97,363
Lodhran97,249
Nowshera Cantonment96,766
Charsadda95,319
Jalalpur93,883
Mianwali89,570
Chaman88,568
Kandhkot88,468
Hasilpur88,031
Arifwala87,360
Bhai Pheru86,900
Attock City85,479
Chichawatni82,762
Bhakkar81,950
Kharian81,435
Leiah78,954
Kambar77,481
Moro76,765
Mian Channun76,226
Turbat75,694
Shahdadkot75,411
Bhalwal74,744
Dipalpur74,640
Badin73,569
Pano Aqil72,881
Kotri72,672
Tando Muhammad Khan72,659
Haru Zbad72,432
Pattoki70,436
Rabwah70,000
Kohror Pakka69,743
Gujar Khan69,374
Kot Malik69,359
Chuhar Kana69,321
Toba Tek Singh69,064
Narowal68,291
Shorko67,439
Shahdadpur67,249
Shabqadar66,541
Mansehra66,486
Shujaabad65,952
Haveli65,289
Lala Musa65,197
Mailsi64,545
Shakargarr64,304
Ghotki64,295
Sibi64,069
Jampur63,791
Sambrial62,874
Sanghar62,033
Hujra61,546
Kabirwala60,782
Chunian57,312
Sangla Hill57,002
Haripur56,977
Nankana Sahib56,366
Pasrur53,364
Gwadar51,901
Rajanpur50,682
Rohri50,649
Zhob50,537
Matli50,398
Rawala Kot50,000
Hadali49,663
Mirpur Mathelo49,311
Bannu49,008
Dullewala48,682
Hala47,915
Ratodero47,819
Jatoi Shimali47,144
Jauharabad46,545
Bat Khela46,079
Kot Radha Kishan45,938
Kahna45,888
Mustafabad45,795
Hasan Abdal45,665
Talagang44,960
Taunsa44,869
Thatta44,302
Sarai Alamgir44,120
Usta Muhammad43,983
Kamra43,779
Umarkot42,074
Basirpur41,617
Sehwan41,150
Naushahra Virkan40,853
Fort Abbas40,626
Havelian40,481
Khairpur40,083
Dinga39,784
Ladhewala Waraich39,757
Khalabat39,148
New Badah38,855
Tank38,488
Kot Mumin38,355
Tandlianwala38,285
Chak Azam Saffo38,216
Loralai37,787
Jalalpur Pirwala37,393
Pabbi37,307
Jhumra37,214
Sahiwal37,186
Renala Khurd37,111
Risalpur37,084
Lakki Marwat36,391
Topi36,340
Hangu36,150
Pir jo Goth35,537
Kundian35,406
Pir Mahal35,343
Khurrianwala35,292
Mehrabpur35,263
Pindi Bhattian35,088
Malakwal City35,000
Narang34,778
Malakwal34,589
Thul34,472
Pindi Gheb34,301
Zahir Pir34,121
Dunyapur34,044
Gambat34,005
Kashmor33,732
Alipur33,601
Naudero33,455
Pasni33,110
Sukheke Mandi32,836
Setharja Old32,651
Khewra32,620
Mamu Kanjan31,914
Sharqpur31,855
Digri31,842
Bhera31,781
Sakrand31,630
Tando Jam31,612
Raiwind31,592
Lalian31,355
Khairpur30,967
Kharan30,841
Mehar30,429
Khangah Dogran30,314
Khairpur Nathan Shah30,286
Dir29,869
Ghauspur29,767
Tangi29,444
Utmanzai29,423
Tal29,331
Minchinabad29,253
Garh Maharaja29,153
Jahanian Shah29,095
Mastung29,082
Mananwala28,432
Fazalpur28,213
Talamba28,151
Kunjah28,103
Jhawarian27,893
Nasirabad27,809
Nushki27,680
Sita Road27,587
Dijkot27,469
Sillanwali27,023
Kandiaro26,807
Zaida26,787
Kunri26,773
Kalat26,701
Daud Khel26,395
Mitha Tiwana26,390
Hazro26,309
Dunga Bunga25,893
Amangarh25,723
Karor25,634
Kot Diji25,616
Kalur Kot25,574
Murree25,247
Faqirwali25,186
Ahmadpur Sial24,889
Phalia24,789
Yazman24,580
Raja Jang24,407
Warburton24,295
Pishin24,239
Kamir24,053
Chawinda23,599
Ubauro23,462
Mithi23,431
Akora23,288
Zafarwal23,078
Kot Samaba22,953
Eminabad22,679
Kahuta22,551
Ranipur22,495
Kulachi22,376
Khanpur22,273
Hingorja22,263
Naukot22,081
Pind Dadan Khan22,001
Kanganpur21,788
Faruka21,747
Kotli Loharan21,463
Shahpur Chakar21,446
Talhar21,154
Pad Idan20,919
Kot Ghulam Muhammad20,897
Qadirpur Ran20,407
Bela20,119
Surkhpur20,000
Dhoro Naro19,907
Khangarh19,698
Sarai Naurang19,694
Gharo19,524
Bhit Shah19,325
Matiari18,929
Dhanot18,729
Warah18,724
Lachi18,537
Baddomalhi18,435
Jand18,170
Chak Two Hundred Forty-Nine TDA18,126
Dera Bugti18,120
Tharu Shah17,698
Naushahro Firoz17,631
Dajal17,630
Daur17,577
Bhopalwala17,341
Paharpur17,294
Bhan16,961
Mach16,930
Radhan16,786
Uthal16,483
Kaleke Mandi16,361
Jiwani16,322
Johi16,311
Chor16,301
Tando Ghulam Ali16,299
Mangla16,264
Bhawana16,218
Shahr Sultan16,166
Jhol16,067
Sodhra15,977
Kalabagh15,976
Sinjhoro15,970
Kamar Mushani15,867
Kallar Kahar15,800
Chuhar Jamali15,781
Harnoli15,669
Sarai Sidhu15,632
Choa Saidan Shah15,344
Dadhar15,090
Darya Khan15,048
Daira Din Panah14,878
Garhi Yasin14,810
Madeji14,802
Dokri14,800
Sobhadero14,623
Dalbandin14,621
Daulatpur14,574
Bhag14,555
Rasulnagar14,392
Chak14,275
Shahpur14,153
Tando Bago14,095
Baffa14,047
Karak13,679
Garhi Khairo13,666
Lakhi13,600
Gadani13,427
Surab13,104
Rojhan13,031
Ormara13,026
Chambar12,746
Kalaswala12,576
Islamkot12,426
Liliani12,211
Bhiria12,186
Mirwah Gorchani12,139
Dhaunkal12,117
Daultala11,814
Diplo11,575
Kohlu11,089
Harnai11,066
Jandiala Sher Khan10,985
Daro Mehar10,869
Mankera10,819
Sanjwal10,657
Miro Khan10,590
Gilgit10,414
Kot Sultan10,000
Khadro9,997
Berani9,975
Begowala9,259
Tangwani9,255
Bozdar9,175
Jati9,152
Rustam jo Goth9,048
Darya Khan Marri8,973
Sohbatpur8,940
Doaba8,893
Mirpur Batoro8,866
Sann8,834
Samaro8,784
Barkhan8,760
Bandhi8,608
Karaundi8,604
Mirpur Sakro8,371
Adilpur8,247
Bagarji8,005
Phulji7,877
Rajo Khanani7,683
Alik Ghund7,630
Jam Sahib6,869
Kandiari6,861
Kadhan6,854
Goth Garelo6,853
Nazir Town6,750
Khadan Khak6,622
Pithoro6,440
Duki6,384
Nabisar6,256
Kario5,685
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Pakistan Population Clock

What is the population of Pakistan (as of 11/15/2017)?197,267,253
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)197,015,955
Births Per Day3,002
Deaths Per Day777
Net Migrations Per Day -404
Net Change Per Day 1,821
Population Change Since January 1st580,899

Pakistan Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 27.873 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.215 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.743 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.7 years
Male Life Expectancy 65.73 years
Female Life Expectancy 67.743 years
Total Fertility Rate 3.415 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.461 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.087 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 64.039 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 79.492 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.34 years
Rate of Natural Increase 20.384
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 12.227%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 13.045%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 11.349%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 23.143%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 25.136%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 21.017%
Median Age (Total) 23.4 years
Median Age (Female) 23.4 years
Median Age (Male) 23.3 years

Pakistan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017197,015,95551.37%48.63%2232.00%
2015189,380,51351.37%48.63%2152.12%
2010170,560,18251.41%48.59%1932.08%
2005153,909,66751.54%48.46%1752.13%
2000138,523,28551.60%48.40%1572.43%
1995122,829,14851.68%48.32%1392.67%
1990107,678,61451.83%48.17%1223.15%
198592,219,48852.04%47.96%1053.39%
198078,068,14452.31%47.69%893.17%
197566,787,90152.60%47.40%762.83%
197058,090,75952.87%47.13%662.70%
196550,845,22153.19%46.81%582.51%
196044,908,29353.57%46.43%512.13%
195540,424,29654.00%46.00%461.49%
195037,542,37654.50%45.50%430.00%

Pakistan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020208,362,33451.36%48.64%2360.00%
2025226,767,95251.34%48.66%2571.71%
2030244,248,37151.30%48.70%2771.50%
2035261,093,43851.25%48.75%2961.34%
2040277,494,59051.20%48.80%3151.23%
2045293,003,26451.14%48.86%3321.09%
2050306,940,44351.06%48.94%3480.93%
2055318,887,65250.98%49.02%3620.77%
2060328,858,58050.90%49.10%3730.62%
2065337,005,85950.81%49.19%3820.49%
2070343,515,59650.72%49.28%3900.38%
2075348,468,05450.62%49.38%3950.29%
2080351,849,89050.52%49.48%3990.19%
2085353,751,82950.42%49.58%4010.11%
2090354,296,82450.33%49.67%4020.03%
2095353,607,84950.24%49.76%401-0.04%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer