Pakistan Population 2017

196,879,130

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 185.1 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 2017Source: 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
Parachinar
Kario5,685
Nabisar6,256
Duki6,384
Pithoro6,440
Khadan Khak6,622
Nazir Town6,750
Goth Garelo6,853
Kadhan6,854
Kandiari6,861
Jam Sahib6,869
Dinan Bashnoian Wala7,500
Alik Ghund7,630
Rajo Khanani7,683
Phulji7,877
Bagarji8,005
Adilpur8,247
Mirpur Sakro8,371
Karaundi8,604
Bandhi8,608
Barkhan8,760
Samaro8,784
Sann8,834
Mirpur Batoro8,866
Doaba8,893
Sohbatpur8,940
Darya Khan Marri8,973
Rustam jo Goth9,048
Jati9,152
Bozdar9,175
Tangwani9,255
Begowala9,259
Berani9,975
Khadro9,997
Kot Sultan10,000
Gilgit10,414
Miro Khan10,590
Sanjwal10,657
Mankera10,819
Daro Mehar10,869
Jandiala Sher Khan10,985
Harnai11,066
Kohlu11,089
Diplo11,575
Daultala11,814
Dhaunkal12,117
Mirwah Gorchani12,139
Bhiria12,186
Liliani12,211
Islamkot12,426
Kalaswala12,576
Chambar12,746
Ormara13,026
Rojhan13,031
Surab13,104
Gadani13,427
Lakhi13,600
Garhi Khairo13,666
Karak13,679
Baffa14,047
Tando Bago14,095
Shahpur14,153
Chak14,275
Rasulnagar14,392
Bhag14,555
Daulatpur14,574
Dalbandin14,621
Sobhadero14,623
Dokri14,800
Madeji14,802
Garhi Yasin14,810
Daira Din Panah14,878
Darya Khan15,048
Dadhar15,090
Choa Saidan Shah15,344
Sarai Sidhu15,632
Harnoli15,669
Chuhar Jamali15,781
Kallar Kahar15,800
Kamar Mushani15,867
Sinjhoro15,970
Kalabagh15,976
Sodhra15,977
Jhol16,067
Shahr Sultan16,166
Bhawana16,218
Mangla16,264
Tando Ghulam Ali16,299
Chor16,301
Johi16,311
Jiwani16,322
Kaleke Mandi16,361
Uthal16,483
Radhan16,786
Mach16,930
Bhan16,961
Paharpur17,294
Bhopalwala17,341
Daur17,577
Dajal17,630
Naushahro Firoz17,631
Tharu Shah17,698
Dera Bugti18,120
Chak Two Hundred Forty-Nine TDA18,126
Jand18,170
Baddomalhi18,435
Lachi18,537
Warah18,724
Dhanot18,729
Matiari18,929
Bhit Shah19,325
Gharo19,524
Sarai Naurang19,694
Khangarh19,698
Dhoro Naro19,907
Surkhpur20,000
Bela20,119
Qadirpur Ran20,407
Kot Ghulam Muhammad20,897
Pad Idan20,919
Talhar21,154
Shahpur Chakar21,446
Kotli Loharan21,463
Faruka21,747
Kanganpur21,788
Pind Dadan Khan22,001
Naukot22,081
Hingorja22,263
Khanpur22,273
Kulachi22,376
Ranipur22,495
Kahuta22,551
Eminabad22,679
Kot Samaba22,953
Zafarwal23,078
Akora23,288
Mithi23,431
Ubauro23,462
Chawinda23,599
Kamir24,053
Pishin24,239
Warburton24,295
Raja Jang24,407
Yazman24,580
Phalia24,789
Ahmadpur Sial24,889
Faqirwali25,186
Murree25,247
Kalur Kot25,574
Kot Diji25,616
Karor25,634
Aman Garh25,723
Dunga Bunga25,893
Hazro26,309
Mitha Tiwana26,390
Daud Khel26,395
Kalat26,701
Kunri26,773
Zaida26,787
Kandiaro26,807
Sillanwali27,023
Dijkot27,469
Sita Road27,587
Nushki27,680
Nasirabad27,809
Jhawarian27,893
Kunjah28,103
Talamba28,151
Fazilpur28,213
Mananwala28,432
Mastung29,082
Jahanian Shah29,095
Garh Maharaja29,153
Minchinabad29,253
Tal29,331
Utmanzai29,423
Tangi29,444
Ghauspur29,767
Upper Dir29,869
Khairpur Nathan Shah30,286
Khangah Dogran30,314
Mehar30,429
Kharan30,841
Khairpur30,967
Lalian31,355
Raiwind31,592
Tando Jam31,612
Sakrand31,630
Bhera31,781
Digri31,842
Sharqpur31,855
Mamu Kanjan31,914
Khewra32,620
Setharja Old32,651
Sukheke Mandi32,836
Pasni33,110
Naudero33,455
Alipur33,601
Kashmor33,732
Gambat34,005
Dunyapur34,044
Zahir Pir34,121
Pindi Gheb34,301
Thul34,472
Malakwal34,589
Narang34,778
Malakwal City35,000
Pindi Bhattian35,088
Mehrabpur35,263
Khurrianwala35,292
Pir Mahal35,343
Kundian35,406
Pir jo Goth35,537
Hangu36,150
Topi36,340
Lakki Marwat36,391
Risalpur Cantonment37,084
Renala Khurd37,111
Sahiwal37,186
Jhumra37,214
Pabbi37,307
Jalalpur Pirwala37,393
Loralai37,787
Chak Azam Saffo38,216
Tandlianwala38,285
Kot Mumin38,355
Tank38,488
New Badah38,855
Khalabat39,148
Ladhewala Waraich39,757
Dinga39,784
Khairpur40,083
Havelian40,481
Fort Abbas40,626
Naushahra Virkan40,853
Sehwan41,150
Basirpur41,617
Umarkot42,074
Kamra43,779
Usta Muhammad43,983
Sarai Alamgir44,120
Thatta44,302
Taunsa44,869
Talagang44,960
Hasan Abdal45,665
Mustafabad45,795
Kahna45,888
Kot Radha Kishan45,938
Bat Khela46,079
Jauharabad46,545
Jatoi Shimali47,144
Ratodero47,819
Hala47,915
Dullewala48,682
Bannu49,008
Mirpur Mathelo49,311
Hadali49,663
Rawala Kot50,000
Matli50,398
Zhob50,537
Rohri50,649
Rajanpur50,682
Gwadar51,901
Pasrur53,364
Nankana Sahib56,366
Haripur56,977
Sangla Hill57,002
Chunian57,312
Kabirwala60,782
Hujra61,546
Sanghar62,033
Sambrial62,874
Jampur63,791
Sibi64,069
Ghotki64,295
Shakargarh64,304
Mailsi64,545
Lala Musa65,197
Haveli65,289
Shujaabad65,952
Mansehra66,486
Shabqadar66,541
Shahdadpur67,249
Shorko67,439
Narowal68,291
Toba Tek Singh69,064
Chuhar Kana69,321
Kot Malik Barkhurdar69,359
Gujar Khan69,374
Kohror Pakka69,743
Rabwah70,000
Pattoki70,436
Haru Zbad72,432
Tando Muhammad Khan72,659
Kotri72,672
Pano Aqil72,881
Badin73,569
Dipalpur74,640
Bhalwal74,744
Shahdad Kot75,411
Turbat75,694
Mian Channun76,226
Moro76,765
Kambar77,481
Layyah78,954
Kharian81,435
Bhakkar81,950
Chichawatni82,762
Attock City85,479
Bhai Pheru86,900
Arifwala87,360
Hasilpur88,031
Kandhkot88,468
Chaman88,568
Mianwali89,570
Jalalpur93,883
Charsadda95,319
Nowshera Cantonment96,766
Lodhran97,249
Swabi97,363
Chakwal101,200
Dera Ismail Khan101,616
Wazirabad102,444
Khushab102,793
Kot Addu104,217
Kamalia112,426
Vihari112,840
Ahmadpur East116,579
Jaranwala119,785
Abbottabad120,000
Chishtian Mandi122,199
Khairpur124,602
Tando Adam125,598
Bahawalnagar126,617
Bahawalnagar126,700
Pakpattan126,706
Daska126,924
Tando Allahyar127,202
Mandi Bahauddin129,733
Gojra139,726
Dadu139,784
Khuzdar141,227
Khanpur142,426
Kohat151,427
Hafizabad153,656
Shikarpur156,901
Jhelum164,080
Muridke164,246
Muzaffargarh165,192
Jacobabad170,588
Burewala183,915
Sadiqabad189,876
Kamoke199,531
Shahkot200,000
Chiniot201,781
Mirpur Khas215,657
Okara223,648
Nawabshah229,504
Sahiwal235,695
Dera Ghazi Khan236,093
Mingora279,914
Kasur290,643
Malir Cantonment300,000
Mardan300,424
Gujrat301,506
Jhang Sadr341,210
Bhimbar342,900
Sheikhupura361,303
Larkana364,033
Sukkur417,767
Sialkot477,396
Sargodha542,603
Bahawalpur552,607
Islamabad601,600
Kotli640,000
Muzaffarabad725,000
Quetta733,675
Peshawar1,218,773
Gujranwala1,384,471
Hyderabad1,386,330
Multan1,437,230
Rawalpindi1,743,101
Faisalabad2,506,595
Lahore6,310,888
Karachi11,624,219

Pakistan Population Clock

What is the population of Pakistan (as of September 13, 2017)?196,879,130
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)196744376
Births Per Day3,002
Deaths Per Day777
Net Migrations Per Day -404
Net Change Per Day 1,821
Population Change Since January 1st464,355

Pakistan Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 27.873 births/thousand51
Crude Death Rate 7.215 deaths/thousand109
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.743 people/thousand116
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.7 years150
Male Life Expectancy 65.73 years142
Female Life Expectancy 67.743 years155
Total Fertility Rate 3.415 children/woman52
Net Reproduction Rate 1.461 surviving daughters/woman58
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.087 males per female7
Infant Mortality Rate 64.039 deaths/1,000 live births14
Under Five Mortality 79.492 deaths/thousand24
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.34 years140
Rate of Natural Increase 20.384 54
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 12.227 %153
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 13.045 %150
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 11.349 %155
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 23.143 %144
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 25.136 %133
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 21.017 %150
Crude Suicide Rate 7.5 suicides/thousand87
Median Age (Total) 23.4 years157
Median Age (Female) 23.4 years158
Median Age (Male) 23.3 years154

Pakistan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017196,744,37651.368%48.632%255531.97%6
2015188,924,87351.371%48.629%245532.04%6
2010170,043,91851.407%48.593%220552.11%6
2005153,356,38351.533%48.467%198562.04%6
2000138,250,48751.595%48.405%179572.17%7
1995122,599,74951.678%48.322%159602.5%8
1990107,607,63951.836%48.164%139632.77%8
198592,165,06552.042%47.958%119693.25%9
198078,071,98452.312%47.688%101773.3%10
197566,791,49652.599%47.401%86842.99%10
197058,094,23952.87%47.13%75902.71%10
196550,848,77553.189%46.811%65932.61%12
196044,911,81053.567%46.433%58982.37%14
195540,427,07253.998%46.002%52961.9%14
195037,542,38054.502%45.498%48931.15%14

Pakistan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020208,436,58351.365%48.635%270501.82%6
2025227,182,18351.349%48.651%294461.58%6
2030244,915,71751.319%48.681%317431.41%6
2035262,126,70851.282%48.718%340421.29%6
2040278,987,16351.244%48.756%361401.18%6
2045295,088,62851.194%48.806%382401.03%6
2050309,639,86551.137%48.863%401380.86%6
2055322,270,26051.079%48.921%418370.71%6
2060332,977,50851.018%48.982%431370.58%5
2065342,007,20350.954%49.046%443350.47%5
2070349,490,44850.889%49.111%453360.37%5
2075355,428,15150.83%49.17%461340.28%5
2080359,781,73250.777%49.223%466340.19%5
2085362,675,07550.723%49.277%470330.12%5
2090364,283,57350.687%49.313%472340.05%5
2095364,776,01250.662%49.338%47334-0.01%6
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations