Pakistan Population 2015

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.

Pakistan Population 2014

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 2014 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.)


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 Clock

What is the population of Pakistan (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 75,066
Deaths Per Day 19,588
Net Migrations Per Day -2,021
Net Change Per Day 53,457
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Pakistan Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Median (Average) Age 22.46 years 134th
Crude Birth Rate 27.581 births/thousand 51st
Crude Death Rate 7.197 deaths/thousand 107th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.743 people/thousand 121st
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.75 years 141st
Life Expectancy (Male) 65.77 years 133rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 67.81 years 146th
Total Fertility Rate 3.378 children/woman 51st
Net Reproduction Rate 1.461 surviving daughters/woman 56th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.087 males per female 7th
Infant Mortality Rate 63.461 deaths/1,000 live births 14th
Under Five Mortality 78.85 deaths/thousand 24th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.34 years 131st

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision)

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.

Pakistan Population History

Year Population Male Population Female Population Density (per sq km) Growth Rate
2015 188,924,873 97,052,303 91,872,571 245 2.0441%
2010 170,043,918 87,415,207 82,628,711 220 2.1098%
2005 153,356,383 79,028,976 74,327,407 198 2.0446%
2000 138,250,487 71,329,674 66,920,813 179 2.1691%
1995 122,599,749 63,356,712 59,243,037 159 2.4954%
1990 107,607,639 55,779,101 51,828,538 139 2.7739%
1985 92,165,065 47,964,526 44,200,539 119 3.2474%
1980 78,071,984 40,841,309 37,230,675 101 3.3004%
1975 66,791,496 35,131,720 31,659,776 86 2.9896%
1970 58,094,239 30,714,277 27,379,962 75 2.7106%
1965 50,848,775 27,045,844 23,802,931 65 2.6124%
1960 44,911,810 24,057,966 20,853,844 58 2.3689%
1955 40,427,072 21,829,661 18,597,411 52 1.9005%
1950 37,542,380 20,461,239 17,081,141 48 1.1486%

Pakistan Population Projections

Year Population Male Population Female Population Density (per sq km) Growth Rate
2020 208,436,583 107,062,965 101,373,618 270 1.8226%
2025 227,182,183 116,656,733 110,525,451 294 1.5808%
2030 244,915,717 125,688,113 119,227,604 317 1.4082%
2035 262,126,708 134,424,881 127,701,828 340 1.2908%
2040 278,987,163 142,963,475 136,023,688 361 1.177%
2045 295,088,628 151,068,998 144,019,631 382 1.029%
2050 309,639,865 158,341,610 151,298,255 401 0.8633%
2055 322,270,260 164,613,839 157,656,421 418 0.7081%
2060 332,977,508 169,877,405 163,100,104 431 0.5792%
2065 342,007,203 174,267,042 167,740,161 443 0.4722%
2070 349,490,448 177,851,292 171,639,157 453 0.3748%
2075 355,428,151 180,662,416 174,765,735 461 0.2797%
2080 359,781,732 182,685,984 177,095,748 466 0.1917%
2085 362,675,075 183,958,756 178,716,319 470 0.1154%
2090 364,283,573 184,645,033 179,638,541 472 0.0502%
2095 364,776,012 184,804,512 179,971,500 473 -0.0065%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations