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Bhutan Population

Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, located between India and China. Bhutan population in 2023 is estimated to be 800,152, covers country area of 38,394 sq km (14,824 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-thirty-third country by area and the one-hundred-sixty-forth most populous country in the world. Its capital is Thimphu, its largest city and other popular cities are Phuntsholing, Paro, Gelephu, Samdrup Jongkhar and Wangdue Phodrang. Country code is BTN.

Below table is the population of Bhutan from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
1960223,284
1965253,993
1970297,307
1975348,395
1980406,883
1985464,264
1990530,801
1995534,629
2000591,014
2005648,744
2010685,502
2015727,885
2020771,612

Bhutan population in 1960 is 223,284, by 1970 the population is increased by 74,023 totaling to 297,307, by 1980 the population is increased to 406,883, and by 1990 the total increase of 530,801 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 530,801. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 591,014, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Bhutan increase by 94,488 with a change of 15.99 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 86,110 with a change of 12.56 percent and make up to 771,612. Bhutan population in 2022 is estimated to be 763,249, Population of Bhutan in 2021 is estimated as 756,129.

Source : worldbank

Population Projection

According to nsb projections of Bhutan population from 2018 to 2047. The projections show that the population of Bhutan will continue to rise through 2017-2047, reaching nearly 884 thousand by 2047, with increase by 21.6 percent over the period of 30 years. The Crude Birth Rate is expected to fall, from 17 per thousand now to 11 in 2047. as a result of the projected decline in fertility. The Crude Death Rate (CDR) will rise marginally in spite of the projected decline in mortality because the population would be aging.

YearMaleFemaleTotal Population
2018383,909350,465734,374
2019387,402354,270741,672
2020390,877358,054748,931
2021394,323361,806756,129
2022397,731365,518763,249
2023401,092369,184770,276
2024404,411372,813777,224
2025407,663376,380784,043
2026410,840379,878790,718
2027413,950383,314797,264
2028416,964386,662803,626
2029419,871389,914809,785
2030422,679393,076815,755
2031425,362396,123821,485
2032427,911399,046826,957
2033430,349401,869832,218
2034432,686404,602837,288
2035434,912407,237842,149
2036437,019409,765846,784
2037438,999412,177851,176
2038440,857414,479855,336
2039442,603416,683859,286
2040444,238418,790863,028
2041445,764420,802866,566
2042447,180422,720869,900
2043448,492424,551873,043
2044449,706426,301876,007
2045450,825427,972878,797
2046451,849429,567881,416
2047452,779431,087883,866

Bhutan population by Age Group

The projected age and sex distribution in broad age group reveals that the share of the young population, below 15 years of age, will fall from 26 percent to 17 percent and that of elderly population, age 65 and higher, rise from 6 percent to 13 percent between 2017 and 2047 of the young population will also decline from about 189 thousand to 151 thousand over this time. For some time, the share of the working age population, 15-64 years, will rise to over 70 percent and the dependency ratio fall to about 40 percent between 2027 and 2042.

Age
GroupMaleFemaleTotal
0-429,17628,29857,474
5-932,03530,95662,991
10-1434,65634,29668,952
15-1934,67933,60768,286
20-2441,07534,34075,415
25-2942,80236,47879,280
30-3435,05930,12165,180
35-3929,68925,86055,549
40-4422,27419,22141,495
45-4918,86516,66835,533
50-5415,45613,86129,317
55-5912,37911,51923,898
60-6410,49810,21320,711
65-697,5857,06914,654
70-745,8765,59211,468
75-793,9653,9067,871
80-842,6512,7465,397
85+1,7331,9413,674
Total380,453346,692727,145


References

Bhutan Census

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