๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น Population of Bhutan

792,382
Current Population of Bhutan
4,956
Net population growth this year
20.64
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Bhutan reached 792,382, of which 418,454 people are male and 373,928 female. The country has a population density of 20.6382 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 0.625% for the year. According to the latest data, Bhutan is set to increase its population size by 4,956 people next year. Making the total population count of Bhutan 792,382 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Bhutan (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Bhutan grown from 176,366 people to 792,382. An increase of the population size by 349.28% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 176,366 90,556 85,810 3,311 4.5936 1.877%
1951 179,833 92,384 87,449 3,623 4.6839 2.015%
1952 183,545 94,346 89,199 3,800 4.7806 2.07%
1953 187,481 96,427 91,054 4,070 4.8831 2.172%
1954 191,638 98,629 93,009 4,245 4.9914 2.215%
1955 196,014 100,952 95,062 4,506 5.1053 2.299%
1956 200,607 103,387 97,220 4,680 5.225 2.333%
1957 205,426 105,942 99,484 4,957 5.3505 2.413%
1958 210,468 108,616 101,852 5,127 5.4818 2.436%
1959 215,741 111,412 104,329 5,420 5.6191 2.512%
1960 221,266 114,342 106,924 5,629 5.763 2.544%
1961 227,071 117,420 109,650 5,981 5.9142 2.634%
1962 233,417 120,816 112,602 6,713 6.0795 2.876%
1963 240,268 124,501 115,767 6,988 6.258 2.909%
1964 247,444 128,352 119,092 7,364 6.4449 2.976%
1965 255,010 132,410 122,600 7,768 6.6419 3.046%
1966 262,976 136,684 126,292 8,164 6.8494 3.105%
1967 271,339 141,167 130,172 8,562 7.0672 3.156%
1968 280,102 145,862 134,240 8,964 7.2955 3.201%
1969 289,296 150,791 138,506 9,425 7.5349 3.258%
1970 298,894 155,928 142,967 9,771 7.7849 3.269%
1971 308,836 161,236 147,601 10,113 8.0439 3.275%
1972 319,128 166,727 152,402 10,471 8.3119 3.281%
1973 329,800 172,413 157,387 10,871 8.5899 3.297%
1974 340,842 178,285 162,558 11,215 8.8775 3.291%
1975 352,270 184,348 167,922 11,639 9.1751 3.304%
1976 364,119 190,627 173,492 12,060 9.4837 3.312%
1977 376,387 197,113 179,274 12,476 9.8033 3.315%
1978 389,072 203,802 185,270 12,895 10.1337 3.315%
1979 402,063 210,630 191,434 13,087 10.472 3.255%
1980 415,258 217,530 197,727 13,301 10.8157 3.203%
1981 428,641 224,491 204,150 13,466 11.1643 3.142%
1982 442,201 231,511 210,690 13,654 11.5175 3.088%
1983 456,033 238,655 217,378 14,010 11.8777 3.072%
1984 470,165 245,947 224,218 14,254 12.2458 3.032%
1985 484,528 253,344 231,184 14,472 12.6199 2.987%
1986 499,151 260,851 238,298 14,773 13.0007 2.96%
1987 514,025 268,469 245,557 14,978 13.3882 2.914%
1988 529,051 276,138 252,912 15,071 13.7795 2.849%
1989 544,209 283,847 260,362 15,246 14.1743 2.802%
1990 558,442 290,974 267,468 13,220 14.545 2.367%
1991 567,710 295,431 272,279 5,316 14.7864 0.936%
1992 545,944 283,752 262,192 -48,848 14.2195 -8.953%
1993 520,837 270,365 250,474 -1,364 13.5656 -0.262%
1994 521,260 270,280 250,980 2,207 13.5766 0.423%
1995 527,536 273,243 254,292 10,346 13.7401 1.961%
1996 537,494 278,120 259,374 9,570 13.9994 1.781%
1997 546,865 282,692 264,173 9,172 14.2435 1.677%
1998 557,142 287,771 269,372 11,383 14.5112 2.043%
1999 570,990 295,699 275,291 16,312 14.8719 2.857%
2000 587,207 305,835 281,372 16,122 15.2942 2.746%
2001 603,234 315,896 287,338 15,932 15.7117 2.641%
2002 619,048 325,859 293,189 15,696 16.1236 2.536%
2003 634,627 335,712 298,916 15,462 16.5293 2.437%
2004 649,991 345,443 304,548 15,266 16.9295 2.349%
2005 663,323 353,558 309,765 11,398 17.2767 1.718%
2006 673,260 358,990 314,269 8,475 17.5355 1.259%
2007 681,614 363,234 318,380 8,233 17.7531 1.208%
2008 689,737 367,382 322,355 8,013 17.9647 1.162%
2009 697,678 371,464 326,213 7,867 18.1715 1.128%
2010 705,516 375,519 329,998 7,811 18.3757 1.107%
2011 713,330 379,579 333,752 7,817 18.5792 1.096%
2012 721,146 383,648 337,498 7,813 18.7828 1.083%
2013 728,888 387,678 341,210 7,673 18.9844 1.053%
2014 736,357 391,566 344,792 7,264 19.179 0.986%
2015 743,274 395,186 348,088 6,570 19.3591 0.884%
2016 749,762 398,634 351,127 6,405 19.5281 0.854%
2017 756,122 401,840 354,282 6,315 19.6937 0.835%
2018 762,096 404,630 357,467 5,635 19.8494 0.739%
2019 767,459 407,103 360,356 5,090 19.989 0.663%
2020 772,506 409,408 363,098 5,004 20.1205 0.648%
2021 777,486 411,668 365,818 4,957 20.2502 0.638%
2022 782,455 413,930 368,525 4,980 20.3796 0.636%
2023 787,424 416,196 371,228 4,959 20.5091 0.63%
2024 792,382 418,454 373,928 4,956 20.6382 0.625%

Statements that can be derived from Bhutan's population data

  • Bhutan has a population of 792,382 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Bhutan's population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Bhutan's population will grow with 4,956 people.
  • In 2024, 300 more people will immigrate to Bhutan than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in Bhutan is 29.94 years.
  • In Bhutan there are 20.64 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 18.82 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Bhutan.
  • In Bhutan, 418,454 of the total population are male, and 373,928 are female.

Future Population of Bhutan (2024 - 2100)

Bhutan's population is set to decrease in the future from 792,382 people to 654,430 people. A decrease of the population size by 271.06% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 792,382 418,454 373,928 4,956 20.6382 0.625%
2025 797,335 420,708 376,626 4,949 20.7672 0.621%
2026 802,260 422,942 379,318 4,902 20.8955 0.611%
2027 807,152 425,156 381,996 4,881 21.0229 0.605%
2028 811,997 427,339 384,658 4,810 21.1491 0.592%
2029 816,780 429,484 387,296 4,757 21.2736 0.582%
2030 821,498 431,592 389,906 4,678 21.3965 0.569%
2031 826,118 433,642 392,476 4,562 21.5169 0.552%
2032 830,618 435,624 394,994 4,438 21.6341 0.534%
2033 834,984 437,532 397,453 4,295 21.7478 0.514%
2034 839,181 439,344 399,836 4,098 21.8571 0.488%
2035 843,199 441,062 402,138 3,938 21.9617 0.467%
2036 847,046 442,683 404,363 3,757 22.0619 0.444%
2037 850,697 444,198 406,500 3,544 22.157 0.417%
2038 854,140 445,600 408,540 3,343 22.2467 0.391%
2039 857,356 446,876 410,480 3,088 22.3305 0.36%
2040 860,331 448,018 412,313 2,862 22.408 0.333%
2041 863,045 449,019 414,026 2,566 22.4786 0.297%
2042 865,482 449,872 415,610 2,307 22.5421 0.267%
2043 867,622 450,561 417,060 1,973 22.5978 0.227%
2044 869,441 451,079 418,362 1,666 22.6452 0.192%
2045 870,966 451,440 419,526 1,384 22.685 0.159%
2046 872,205 451,644 420,560 1,093 22.7172 0.125%
2047 873,151 451,694 421,457 800 22.7419 0.092%
2048 873,814 451,592 422,222 526 22.7591 0.06%
2049 874,192 451,335 422,857 230 22.769 0.026%
2050 874,294 450,927 423,367 -26 22.7716 -0.003%
2051 874,155 450,388 423,768 -252 22.768 -0.029%
2052 873,777 449,720 424,057 -505 22.7582 -0.058%
2053 873,176 448,937 424,240 -696 22.7425 -0.08%
2054 872,368 448,042 424,326 -920 22.7215 -0.105%
2055 871,328 447,023 424,306 -1,159 22.6944 -0.133%
2056 870,050 445,880 424,169 -1,399 22.6611 -0.161%
2057 868,559 444,628 423,932 -1,582 22.6223 -0.182%
2058 866,860 443,265 423,595 -1,815 22.578 -0.209%
2059 864,934 441,788 423,146 -2,037 22.5279 -0.236%
2060 862,791 440,206 422,585 -2,250 22.472 -0.261%
2061 860,430 438,516 421,914 -2,472 22.4105 -0.287%
2062 857,836 436,712 421,123 -2,717 22.343 -0.317%
2063 855,014 434,801 420,212 -2,927 22.2695 -0.342%
2064 851,960 432,778 419,181 -3,181 22.1899 -0.373%
2065 848,644 430,629 418,015 -3,449 22.1036 -0.406%
2066 845,082 428,362 416,720 -3,676 22.0108 -0.435%
2067 841,289 425,990 415,298 -3,910 21.912 -0.465%
2068 837,246 423,504 413,741 -4,176 21.8067 -0.499%
2069 832,958 420,914 412,044 -4,399 21.695 -0.528%
2070 828,443 418,226 410,217 -4,632 21.5774 -0.559%
2071 823,685 415,428 408,257 -4,884 21.4535 -0.593%
2072 818,686 412,532 406,154 -5,115 21.3233 -0.625%
2073 813,474 409,554 403,920 -5,307 21.1875 -0.652%
2074 808,088 406,511 401,578 -5,465 21.0473 -0.676%
2075 802,532 403,402 399,130 -5,648 20.9025 -0.704%
2076 796,810 400,231 396,579 -5,796 20.7535 -0.727%
2077 790,926 397,003 393,923 -5,971 20.6003 -0.755%
2078 784,900 393,729 391,170 -6,083 20.4433 -0.775%
2079 778,782 390,438 388,344 -6,151 20.284 -0.79%
2080 772,581 387,130 385,451 -6,252 20.1224 -0.809%
2081 766,300 383,805 382,496 -6,310 19.9588 -0.823%
2082 759,975 380,479 379,496 -6,340 19.7941 -0.834%
2083 753,626 377,168 376,458 -6,357 19.6288 -0.844%
2084 747,275 373,881 373,394 -6,346 19.4633 -0.849%
2085 740,939 370,624 370,315 -6,326 19.2983 -0.854%
2086 734,634 367,404 367,229 -6,284 19.1341 -0.855%
2087 728,384 364,235 364,150 -6,216 18.9713 -0.853%
2088 722,207 361,120 361,087 -6,138 18.8104 -0.85%
2089 716,102 358,058 358,044 -6,073 18.6514 -0.848%
2090 710,082 355,058 355,024 -5,966 18.4946 -0.84%
2091 704,156 352,115 352,042 -5,886 18.3403 -0.836%
2092 698,303 349,220 349,083 -5,820 18.1878 -0.833%
2093 692,522 346,378 346,145 -5,741 18.0373 -0.829%
2094 686,830 343,586 343,244 -5,643 17.889 -0.822%
2095 681,222 340,846 340,377 -5,574 17.7429 -0.818%
2096 675,688 338,148 337,540 -5,494 17.5988 -0.813%
2097 670,235 335,491 334,743 -5,412 17.4568 -0.807%
2098 664,871 332,882 331,988 -5,316 17.3171 -0.8%
2099 659,602 330,320 329,283 -5,221 17.1798 -0.792%
2100 654,430 327,805 326,626 -5,124 17.0451 -0.783%

Population Density of Bhutan

Today, Bhutan has a population density of 20.6382 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 4.5936 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 20.6382 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Bhutan is projected to reach a population density of 17.0451 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Bhutan's Population

The population growth rate of Bhutan currently stands at 0.625% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.011 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Bhutan will decrease to 0.625%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Bhutan's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.783% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 1.877%
1960 2.544%
1970 3.269%
1980 3.203%
1990 2.367%
2000 2.746%
2010 1.107%
2020 0.648%
Year Growth Rate
2030 0.569%
2040 0.333%
2050 -0.003%
2060 -0.261%
2070 -0.559%
2080 -0.809%
2090 -0.84%
2100 -0.783%
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Life Expectancy of Bhutan

Today, Bhutan has an average life expectancy of 72.7479 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 30.0681 years since the 1950 to 72.7479 years in 2024. In the future, Bhutan is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 86.2273 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 30,068
1960 33,464
1970 39,953
1980 48,217
1990 55,967
2000 62,010
2010 68,429
2020 71,609
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 74,170
2040 76,240
2050 78,140
2060 79,996
2070 81,781
2080 83,457
2090 84,928
2100 86,227
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Migration to and from Bhutan

In 2024 Bhutan will see net migrations of 300 people. This means that 300 more people will immigrate to Bhutan than emigrate from the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Bhutan was 300.

Net Migration for Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 987
1960 1,489
1970 2,700
1980 2,303
1990 -996
2000 6,069
2010 -1,190
2020 291
Year Net Migration
2030 300
2040 300
2050 300
2060 300
2070 300
2080 300
2090 300
2100 300
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Births in Bhutan

In 2024, Bhutan will see 9,627 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Bhutan in 2022, when the country saw 9,648 new borns.

Births Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 8,344
1960 10,725
1970 14,098
1980 17,920
1990 20,674
2000 14,940
2010 13,800
2020 9,770
Year Births
2030 9,591
2040 8,798
2050 7,378
2060 6,967
2070 6,478
2080 5,772
2090 5,418
2100 5,090
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Deaths in Bhutan

In 2024, 4,976 people will die in Bhutan. That is an increase of Bhutan's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 4,972 deaths.

Deaths Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 6,021
1960 6,577
1970 7,029
1980 6,930
1990 6,452
2000 4,887
2010 4,808
2020 5,055
Year Births
2030 5,228
2040 6,244
2050 7,700
2060 9,514
2070 11,412
2080 12,319
2090 11,690
2100 10,508
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Median Age in Bhutan

The median age of Bhutan has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Bhutan will reach 51.0045 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 17.0382
1960 18.4028
1970 19.2174
1980 18.3242
1990 17.9942
2000 19.3455
2010 22.9164
2020 27.598
Year Median Age
2030 33.2888
2040 38.3377
2050 43.2535
2060 47.332
2070 49.81
2080 50.3058
2090 50.8399
2100 51.0045
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Fertility Rate in Bhutan

The fertility rate of Bhutan has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Bhutan will reach 1.5703 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.8483
1960 6.7041
1970 6.6501
1980 6.511
1990 5.6041
2000 3.4144
2010 2.2959
2020 1.4326
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 1.3957
2040 1.444
2050 1.4742
2060 1.5056
2070 1.5223
2080 1.5442
2090 1.5629
2100 1.5703
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Infant Mortality Rate in Bhutan

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Bhutan while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Bhutan has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 263.2297. Today, Bhutan has a much better infant mortality rate of 18.8169 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Bhutan is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 1.8875 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Bhutan Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 263.2297
1960 233.1367
1970 183.1701
1980 130.8337
1990 89.3757
2000 60.7195
2010 34.244
2020 23.1836
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 14.3663
2040 9.4124
2050 6.5563
2060 4.8413
2070 3.6192
2080 2.7946
2090 2.2634
2100 1.8875
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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