Uzbekistan Population 2017

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This figure is an estimate of the figures for 1 January 2014, and is provided by stat.uz, the country’s official statistical body. Their data is based on sampling 10% of the population, rather than undertaking a traditional census - the last full census to cover Uzbekistan was the 1989 Soviet Census.

Other estimates of Uzbekistan’s population are available, notably from the CIA World Factbook. It estimated that Uzbekistan’s population in July 2011 was 28,394,180 - 700,000 lower than the official Government estimate.

Population Growth in Uzbekistan

Regardless of which source you trust more to tell you how many people live in Uzbekistan, it is clearly a fairly rapidly growing country. The population has increased fairly steadily over the past 60 years, from around 6 million in the 1950s to almost 30 million today.

The rate of growth has slowed somewhat over time - from around 3.5% per year in the 1960s down to around 1.5% per year today - but if current growth rates continue, Uzbekistan will top 30 million people for the first time in 2016, and by 2020 will be home to around 33 million.

Key Uzbekistan Demographic Data

  • Population: 29,559,100
  • Global Rank: 44th
  • Largest City: Tashkent (pop: 2.2 million)
  • Growth Rate: 0.94%
  • Life Expectancy: 72.77 years
  • GDP per Capita: $3,300

Largest Cities in Uzbekistan

The largest city in Uzbekistan is Taskent, the capital city. The latest avialable estimate - from 2009 - showed the Tashkent population to be 2.2 million, an increase of more than 700,000 since independence in 1991. Unofficial estimates place the city’s population much higher, though - some argue that it is actually home to 4 million people, many of whom have not got proper registration papers and are reluctant to respond to official surveys.

Other major cities in Uzbekistan are Namangan (pop: around 415,000), Samarkand (pop: around 364,000) and Andijan (pop: around 323,900).

You can see from the map above (it’s a worldmapper map that shows a slightly distorted image based on population density) that the Uzbekistan population is most dense in the east of the country, around its major cities.

Uzbekistan Demographics

The latest data available data on ethnicity in Uzbekistan is from 1996. It showed the following major ethnic groups in Uzbekistan: Uzbek (80%), Russian (5.5%), Tajik (3%), Karakalpak (2.5%), Tartar (1.5%), Other 2.5%). There is some dispute about these figures, however, and it is possible that the number of Tajiks in Uzbekistan is considerably higher.

Although not a large enough group to make the above list, there are also around 20,000 ethnic Koreans in Uzbekistan, descendants of the Koreans deported to Central Asia by Stalin.

The main religion in Uzbekistan is Islam. Official figures are not available, but according to the US State Department, 88% of Uzbeks are Muslims and 9% are Orthodox Christians.

Again, official figures are not available, but the US State Department (see link above) reports that the Uzbek language is the first language of 74.3% of Uzbeks, followed by Russian (14.2%) and Tajik (4.4%).

Uzbek is the official state language, but Russian remains widely spoken and is a second language for many in the country. Tajik language speakers are concentrated in ethnically Tajik areas, particularly in Samarkand and Bukhara.

Uzbekistan compared to its neighbours

Uzbekistan's population of 29,503,645 makes it the 45th largest country in the world and the third largest of the former Soviet states - behind Russia (142 million) and Ukraine (45 million).

It is the largest country in Central Asia, comprising over 40% of the region's overall population. Other countries in the region are: Kazakhstan (pop: 16.6 million), Kyrgyzstan (pop: 5.6 million), Tajikistan (pop: 8.4 million) and Turkmenistan (pop: 5.3 million).

Uzbekistan Population in 2017 Source: The original uploader was Atilin at French Wikipedia

Uzbekistan Population Density

About Uzbekistan

Official Name Republic of Uzbekistan
Languages Spoken Russian, Uzbek
Borders AFG, KAZ, KGZ, TJK, TKM
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 41,64
Currencies Used UZS

Uzbekistan Population Clock

What is the population of Uzbekistan (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 356
Deaths Per Day 119
Net Migrations Per Day -137
Net Change Per Day 100
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Uzbekistan Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 21.25 births/thousand 75th
Crude Death Rate 7.076 deaths/thousand 114th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.622 people/thousand 145th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 68.753 years 143rd
Life Expectancy (Male) 65.328 years 144th
Life Expectancy (Female) 72.198 years 135th
Total Fertility Rate 2.352 children/woman 88th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.066 surviving daughters/woman 92nd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.059 males per female 48th
Infant Mortality Rate 41.138 deaths/1,000 live births 46th
Under Five Mortality 49.847 deaths/thousand 49th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.162 years 178th
Rate of Natural Increase 13.779 83rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 9.424% 141st
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 11.303% 143rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 7.48% 141st
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 22.802% 141st
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 28.494% 143rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 17.184% 141st
Crude Suicide Rate 7.7 suicides/thousand 84th
Median Age (Total) 28.1 years 123rd
Median Age (Female) 28.7 years 119th
Median Age (Male) 27.6 years 125th

Uzbekistan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 30,690,914 49.189% 50.811% 72 137 1.21% 45
2015 29,893,487 49.173% 50.827% 70 137 1.35% 45
2010 27,739,764 49.212% 50.788% 65 139 1.5% 45
2005 25,922,238 49.31% 50.69% 60 138 1.23% 42
2000 24,518,222 49.532% 50.468% 57 131 1.2% 39
1995 22,687,456 49.62% 50.38% 53 133 1.75% 40
1990 20,515,248 49.43% 50.57% 48 134 2.19% 39
1985 18,174,143 49.345% 50.655% 42 134 2.53% 41
1980 15,951,899 49.171% 50.829% 37 134 2.62% 41
1975 13,980,997 49.091% 50.909% 32 136 2.78% 41
1970 11,972,993 48.689% 51.311% 28 135 3.19% 45
1965 10,233,502 48.562% 51.438% 24 138 3.13% 45
1960 8,789,492 48.206% 51.794% 20 141 2.86% 50
1955 7,768,581 48.113% 51.887% 18 138 2.28% 52
1950 6,945,397 48.411% 51.589% 16 140 2.26% 53

Uzbekistan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 31,767,440 49.223% 50.777% 74 136 1.03% 46
2025 33,254,460 49.224% 50.776% 78 137 0.76% 48
2030 34,396,885 49.189% 50.811% 80 137 0.59% 51
2035 35,349,318 49.137% 50.863% 83 135 0.49% 53
2040 36,168,489 49.085% 50.915% 85 138 0.4% 52
2045 36,792,212 49.033% 50.967% 86 139 0.25% 55
2050 37,126,180 48.973% 51.027% 87 141 0.08% 55
2055 37,159,733 48.901% 51.099% 87 144 -0.07% 57
2060 36,953,257 48.818% 51.182% 86 144 -0.17% 58
2065 36,584,640 48.74% 51.26% 86 142 -0.24% 60
2070 36,111,053 48.695% 51.305% 84 146 -0.29% 62
2075 35,554,177 48.683% 51.317% 83 145 -0.34% 63
2080 34,924,341 48.698% 51.302% 82 144 -0.39% 64
2085 34,233,197 48.714% 51.286% 80 145 -0.41% 64
2090 33,522,023 48.729% 51.271% 78 146 -0.43% 66
2095 32,802,871 48.758% 51.242% 77 146 -0.44% 66
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations