Brunei Population 2024 (Live)

455,252

Brunei's population has grown steadily upward since the 1960's, when it was the only Malay state to choose to remain a British dependency instead of joining the Malaysian Federation. By 2030, the United Nations projects Brunei will reach a population of 560,000.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
5,270
The current population of Brunei is 455,252 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 455,858.

Brunei Growth Rate

Brunei Population 2024 (Live)

Brunei Population Clock

Brunei Population (as of 4/23/2024)455,252
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)455,858
Births per Day16
Deaths per Day7
Migrations per Day0
Net Change per Day9
Population Change Since Jan. 11,026

Components of Population Change

One birth every 90 minutes
One death every 205.72 minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 160 minutes

Brunei Population Clock

City
2024 Population
Bandar Seri Begawan64,409
Kuala Belait31,178
Seria30,097
Tutong19,151
Bangar3,970

Brunei Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024455,8580.8%87176124
2023452,5240.83%86176124
2020441,7250.84%84176125
2019438,0480.87%83176125
2018434,2740.93%82176126
2017430,2761%82176126
2015421,4371.25%80176126
2010396,0531.55%75176127
2005366,7171.89%70176126
2000333,9262.23%63176129
1995299,0972.69%57177132
1990261,9283.35%50177134
1985222,1193.4%42179136
1980187,9213.31%36179136
1975159,6533.67%30179140
1970133,3434.37%25180143
1965107,6864.76%20180151
196085,3465.84%16184155
195564,2675.89%12189162

Brunei Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024455,8580.8%87176124
2025459,0450.77%87176124
2030473,3120.61%90176127
2035484,9180.49%92176129
2040493,0060.33%94178130
2045497,5720.18%94179129
2050498,3730.03%95180134
2055495,322-0.12%94180136
2060488,968-0.26%93180138
2065480,392-0.35%91180138
2070470,399-0.42%89180138
2075459,836-0.45%87181139
2080449,041-0.47%85180141
2085438,202-0.49%83180143
2090427,248-0.51%81181144
2095416,004-0.53%79181144

Brunei Population by Year (Projections)

Brunei Population Pyramid 2024

Brunei Median Age

31.1

Total

30.5

Male

31.8

Female

Brunei Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Brunei.

Census Years

Year
Date
20212021
20113 July 2011
200121 August 2001
19917 August 1991

Brunei Population Pyramid

Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state on the north coast of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The country is surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia and it is the only sovereign state on the island of Borneo.

Brunei is a small country with just 5,765 square kilometers of land, which makes it the 172nd largest country. Its population is thus right in line with its size. Brunei is divided into four districts, the largest of which is Brunei-Maura, with more than half of the country's population. Nearly 97% of Brunei's population lives in the larger western area (including Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait) while just 10,000 people live in the mountains of the east.

The estimated population is 437,259, with about 200,000 people living in the capital and largest city of Bandar Seri Begawan.

Brunei Demographics

75% of Brunei's population lives in urban areas, with an urbanization rate of more than 2% per year. In 2004, the last time during which official records were made, the 66.3% of the population was Malay, 11.2% was Chinese, and 3.4% was indigenous. Indigenous groups of the Malay race include Belait, Dusun, Kedayan, Murut, Tutong and Bisaya.

Malay is the official language and Islam is the official religion, with more than 66% of the population adhering to Islam. Other faiths include Buddhism (13%), Christianity (10%), Freethinkers (7%) and indigenous religions (2%). The culture and laws in the country are heavily influenced by Islam, and the country is more conservative than nearby Malaysia and Indonesia. Last year, the Sultan of Brunei announced a tough Islamic penal code would be put in place.

Brunei Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
5,765
2024 Growth Rate
GDP (IMF '23)
$15.15
GDP (UN '22)
$16.68 Bn

Brunei - General Info

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