According to current population projections, Bangladesh’s population will reach its peak in 2053 with a population of 192.78.
The population growth rate has significantly decreased in Bangladesh over the last 60 years, peaking at 3.23% in 1967 and is now as low as 1%. Despite this, the population continues to grow and Bangladesh continues to be one of the most populated countries in the world.
Reasons for Bangladesh’s continued growth include low contraception use, child marriage, and high total and adolescent fertility rates. Additionally, the birth rate in Bangladesh is 17.88 births per 1,000 people and the death rate is about 4.8 deaths per 1,000 people.
Bangladesh Population Growth
Through the 1960s and 1970s, the birth rate in Bangladesh was among the highest in the world but that started to slow down considerably in the 1980s. The fertility rate is now at 2.4 children born per woman. Bangladesh has a fairly young population with 34% aged 15 and younger and just 5% aged 65 and older.
Bangladesh Population Projections
The rate of growth has been slowing steadily for quite a while, and that trend is expected to continue further into the 21st century. The country is currently growing at an annual rate of around 1%, but this is expected to halve by 2040. Bangladesh is expected to reach a population of 170 million by 2020, and 186 million by 2030.