Brunei Population 2023 (Live)


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.

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The current population of Brunei is 453,029 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 452,524.

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Brunei Population 2023 (Live)

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Brunei Population (as of 8/24/2023)453,029
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)452,524
Births per Day16
Deaths per Day7
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day9
Population Change Since Jan. 12,115

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

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Brunei Population by Year (Historical)

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Brunei Population by Year (Projections)

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Brunei Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Brunei.

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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 2023
2023 Growth Rate
$11.40 Bn

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