Brunei Population 2020 (Live)

439,041
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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.

The current population of Brunei is 439,041, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 437,479.

Brunei Growth Rate

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Brunei Population 2020 (Live)

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

Brunei Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020437,4790.97%83.01175126
2019433,2851.01%82.22175127
2018428,9631.06%81.40175129
2017424,4731.11%80.55175128
2016419,8001.18%79.66175128
2015414,9071.32%78.73175128
2010388,6461.26%73.75176129
2005365,1141.85%69.28176128
2000333,1652.32%63.22175128
1995297,1142.81%56.38175134
1990258,7212.88%49.09176135
1985224,4492.97%42.59178136
1980193,8793.71%36.79178137
1975161,6264.53%30.67178141
1970129,5294.81%24.58179147
1965102,3864.62%19.43182152
196081,7025.22%15.50184155
195563,3565.71%12.02187166
195048,0010.00%9.11191169

Brunei Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020437,4790.97%83.01175126
2025456,1890.84%86.56174127
2030470,9900.64%89.37174128
2035481,7790.45%91.42175130
2040488,8180.29%92.75175130
2045492,3830.14%93.43177132
2050492,3850.00%93.43178137
2055488,648-0.15%92.72178138
2060481,610-0.29%91.39178139
2065472,006-0.40%89.56179139
2070460,835-0.48%87.44180139
2075448,979-0.52%85.20180142
2080437,039-0.54%82.93180142
2085425,183-0.55%80.68180145
2090413,415-0.56%78.45180147
2095401,620-0.58%76.21180149

Brunei Population by Year (Projections)

Brunei Population Pyramid 2020

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Brunei Median Age

30.2


Total

29.7


Male

30.7


Female

Brunei Population by Age

There are 314,938 adults in Brunei.

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.

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