Bhutan Population in 2020

Current Population in Bhutan (live)

772,517

Births Today (live)

10

Births This Year (live)

7,488

Deaths Today (live)

4

Deaths This Year (live)

2,995

Net Migrations Today (live)

0

Net Migrations This Year (live)

183

Bhutan Land Area

38,144 km2
(14,727 mi2

Population Density (/km2)

20.25 /km2
(7.82 /mi2

Overview on Population Growth in Bhutan

Current Population in Bhutan today, Monday, 10 August 2020 is 772,517 and is projected to reach 779,898 at 1 July 2021 according to United Nations data.

In Bhutan, with a births rate equal to 15.77%, deaths rate equal to 6.25% and migration rate equal to 0.379%, the net population is expected to increase by about 8,290 this year, 2021 compared to the last year, 2020.

The migration rate in Bhutan (0.379%) is positive meaning that more people enter Bhutan as permanent residents (immigrants) than people leaving it to be permanent residents in another country (emigrants) adding to the total population in Bhutan.

In Bhutan, a new baby is born every 42 minutes and 45 seconds, one person dies every 1 hour, 46 minutes and 53 seconds.

Historical Population Estimates in Bhutan

Date Total Population Females (%) Males (%) Population Growth Net Migration Migration Rate Fertility Rate Life Expectancy Birth Rate Death Rate
2020 771,608 361,525 (46.85%) 410,087 (53.15%) 1.167% 320 0.427 2.00% 71.28 17.49 6.25
2019 763,092 358,062 (46.92%) 405,032 (53.08%) 1.167% 320 0.427 2.00% 71.28 17.49 6.25
2018 754,388 354,586 (47.00%) 399,810 (53.00%) 1.167% 320 0.427 2.00% 71.28 17.49 6.25
2017 745,563 351,064 (47.09%) 394,499 (52.91%) 1.167% 320 0.427 2.00% 71.28 17.49 6.25
2016 736,708 347,496 (47.17%) 389,210 (52.83%) 1.167% 320 0.427 2.00% 71.28 17.49 6.25
2015 727,876 343,867 (47.24%) 384,018 (52.76%) 1.200% 60 0.085 2.12% 69.41 18.24 6.33
2014 719,055 340,164 (47.31%) 378,889 (52.69%) 1.200% 60 0.085 2.12% 69.41 18.24 6.33
2013 710,237 336,413 (47.37%) 373,822 (52.63%) 1.200% 60 0.085 2.12% 69.41 18.24 6.33
2012 701,581 332,656 (47.42%) 368,926 (52.58%) 1.200% 60 0.085 2.12% 69.41 18.24 6.33
2011 693,298 328,979 (47.45%) 364,318 (52.55%) 1.200% 60 0.085 2.12% 69.41 18.24 6.33
2010 685,503 325,419 (47.47%) 360,083 (52.53%) 1.102% -2,194 -3.289 2.55% 67.05 20.99 6.68
2009 678,323 321,991 (47.47%) 356,338 (52.53%) 1.102% -2,194 -3.289 2.55% 67.05 20.99 6.68
2008 671,613 318,644 (47.44%) 352,967 (52.56%) 1.102% -2,194 -3.289 2.55% 67.05 20.99 6.68
2007 664,876 315,351 (47.43%) 349,522 (52.57%) 1.102% -2,194 -3.289 2.55% 67.05 20.99 6.68
2006 657,410 312,011 (47.46%) 345,393 (52.54%) 1.102% -2,194 -3.289 2.55% 67.05 20.99 6.68
2005 648,739 308,582 (47.57%) 340,162 (52.43%) 1.864% 1,234 1.991 3.10% 63.19 24.49 7.86
2004 638,815 305,108 (47.76%) 333,701 (52.24%) 1.864% 1,234 1.991 3.10% 63.19 24.49 7.86
2003 627,839 301,621 (48.04%) 326,219 (51.96%) 1.864% 1,234 1.991 3.10% 63.19 24.49 7.86
2002 616,018 297,894 (48.36%) 318,131 (51.64%) 1.864% 1,234 1.991 3.10% 63.19 24.49 7.86
2001 603,640 293,644 (48.65%) 309,999 (51.35%) 1.864% 1,234 1.991 3.10% 63.19 24.49 7.86
2000 591,021 288,731 (48.85%) 302,283 (51.15%) 2.006% 29 0.051 4.00% 58.58 29.94 9.95
1999 577,881 282,923 (48.96%) 294,963 (51.04%) 2.006% 29 0.051 4.00% 58.58 29.94 9.95
1998 564,377 276,380 (48.97%) 287,998 (51.03%) 2.006% 29 0.051 4.00% 58.58 29.94 9.95
1997 551,709 269,871 (48.92%) 281,842 (51.09%) 2.006% 29 0.051 4.00% 58.58 29.94 9.95
1996 541,465 264,425 (48.84%) 277,046 (51.17%) 2.006% 29 0.051 4.00% 58.58 29.94 9.95
1995 534,620 260,708 (48.77%) 273,921 (51.24%) 0.144% -11,713 -21.987 5.00% 54.81 35.39 11.97
1994 531,897 259,119 (48.72%) 272,786 (51.29%) 0.144% -11,713 -21.987 5.00% 54.81 35.39 11.97
1993 532,596 259,255 (48.68%) 273,335 (51.32%) 0.144% -11,713 -21.987 5.00% 54.81 35.39 11.97
1992 534,516 260,057 (48.65%) 274,468 (51.35%) 0.144% -11,713 -21.987 5.00% 54.81 35.39 11.97
1991 534,632 259,986 (48.63%) 274,651 (51.37%) 0.144% -11,713 -21.987 5.00% 54.81 35.39 11.97
1990 530,804 257,990 (48.60%) 272,811 (51.40%) 2.679% 319 0.641 5.90% 50.98 40.48 14.37
1989 522,179 253,660 (48.58%) 268,513 (51.42%) 2.679% 319 0.641 5.90% 50.98 40.48 14.37
1988 509,540 247,415 (48.56%) 262,117 (51.44%) 2.679% 319 0.641 5.90% 50.98 40.48 14.37
1987 494,312 239,917 (48.54%) 254,396 (51.46%) 2.679% 319 0.641 5.90% 50.98 40.48 14.37
1986 478,692 232,204 (48.51%) 246,479 (51.49%) 2.679% 319 0.641 5.90% 50.98 40.48 14.37
1985 464,266 225,048 (48.47%) 239,216 (51.53%) 2.639% 159 0.366 6.35% 47.39 42.91 16.93
1984 451,476 218,644 (48.43%) 232,827 (51.57%) 2.639% 159 0.366 6.35% 47.39 42.91 16.93
1983 439,822 212,761 (48.37%) 227,062 (51.63%) 2.639% 159 0.366 6.35% 47.39 42.91 16.93
1982 428,934 207,274 (48.32%) 221,664 (51.68%) 2.639% 159 0.366 6.35% 47.39 42.91 16.93
1981 418,111 201,897 (48.29%) 216,210 (51.71%) 2.639% 159 0.366 6.35% 47.39 42.91 16.93
1980 406,875 196,453 (48.28%) 210,430 (51.72%) 3.103% 2,003 5.305 6.60% 43.69 45.64 19.98
1979 395,195 190,922 (48.31%) 204,270 (51.69%) 3.103% 2,003 5.305 6.60% 43.69 45.64 19.98
1978 383,326 185,424 (48.37%) 197,900 (51.63%) 3.103% 2,003 5.305 6.60% 43.69 45.64 19.98
1977 371,428 180,002 (48.46%) 191,422 (51.54%) 3.103% 2,003 5.305 6.60% 43.69 45.64 19.98
1976 359,725 174,721 (48.57%) 185,000 (51.43%) 3.103% 2,003 5.305 6.60% 43.69 45.64 19.98
1975 348,396 169,631 (48.69%) 178,764 (51.31%) 3.171% 2,000 6.195 6.60% 41.06 47.89 22.44
1974 337,485 164,758 (48.82%) 172,733 (51.18%) 3.171% 2,000 6.195 6.60% 41.06 47.89 22.44
1973 326,982 160,080 (48.96%) 166,906 (51.04%) 3.171% 2,000 6.195 6.60% 41.06 47.89 22.44
1972 316,828 155,531 (49.09%) 161,291 (50.91%) 3.171% 2,000 6.195 6.60% 41.06 47.89 22.44
1971 306,955 151,035 (49.20%) 155,922 (50.80%) 3.171% 2,000 6.195 6.60% 41.06 47.89 22.44
1970 297,316 146,525 (49.28%) 150,782 (50.71%) 3.149% 2,000 7.255 6.60% 38.20 49.42 25.24
1969 287,891 141,985 (49.32%) 145,901 (50.68%) 3.149% 2,000 7.255 6.60% 38.20 49.42 25.24
1968 278,734 137,446 (49.31%) 141,285 (50.69%) 3.149% 2,000 7.255 6.60% 38.20 49.42 25.24
1967 269,947 132,999 (49.27%) 136,945 (50.73%) 3.149% 2,000 7.255 6.60% 38.20 49.42 25.24
1966 261,668 128,772 (49.21%) 132,892 (50.79%) 3.149% 2,000 7.255 6.60% 38.20 49.42 25.24
1965 253,994 124,870 (49.16%) 129,123 (50.84%) 2.577% 1,000 4.190 6.60% 35.47 49.42 27.87
1964 246,964 121,323 (49.13%) 125,638 (50.87%) 2.577% 1,000 4.190 6.60% 35.47 49.42 27.87
1963 240,523 118,087 (49.10%) 122,442 (50.91%) 2.577% 1,000 4.190 6.60% 35.47 49.42 27.87
1962 234,554 115,099 (49.07%) 119,453 (50.93%) 2.577% 1,000 4.190 6.60% 35.47 49.42 27.87
1961 228,851 112,252 (49.05%) 116,597 (50.95%) 2.577% 1,000 4.190 6.60% 35.47 49.42 27.87
1960 223,288 109,473 (49.03%) 113,811 (50.97%) 2.459% 1,000 4.753 6.67% 33.78 49.40 29.60
1959 217,808 106,724 (49.00%) 111,084 (51.00%) 2.459% 1,000 4.753 6.67% 33.78 49.40 29.60
1958 212,426 104,022 (48.97%) 108,402 (51.03%) 2.459% 1,000 4.753 6.67% 33.78 49.40 29.60
1957 207,199 101,398 (48.94%) 105,799 (51.06%) 2.459% 1,000 4.753 6.67% 33.78 49.40 29.60
1956 202,196 98,902 (48.91%) 103,292 (51.09%) 2.459% 1,000 4.753 6.67% 33.78 49.40 29.60
1955 197,457 96,545 (48.89%) 100,913 (51.11%) 2.211% 1,000 5.344 6.67% 32.26 48.00 31.26
1954 192,994 94,342 (48.88%) 98,664 (51.12%) 2.211% 1,000 5.344 6.67% 32.26 48.00 31.26
1953 188,791 92,248 (48.86%) 96,535 (51.13%) 2.211% 1,000 5.344 6.67% 32.26 48.00 31.26
1952 184,764 90,241 (48.84%) 94,518 (51.16%) 2.211% 1,000 5.344 6.67% 32.26 48.00 31.26
1951 180,812 88,242 (48.80%) 92,571 (51.20%) 2.211% 1,000 5.344 6.67% 32.26 48.00 31.26
1950 176,797 86,143 (48.72%) 90,653 (51.28%) N/A

Population Forecast in Bhutan

Date Total Population Females (%) Males (%) Population Growth Net Migration Fertility Rate Life Expectancy Birth Rate Death Rate
2020 771,608 361,525 (46.85%) 410,087 (53.15%) 1.1670% 320 2.00% 71.28 17.49 6.25
2021 779,898 364,949 (46.79%) 414,951 (53.21%) 0.9850% 300 1.87% 72.77 15.77 6.31
2022 787,941 368,326 (46.75%) 419,618 (53.26%) 0.9850% 300 1.87% 72.77 15.77 6.31
2023 795,732 371,636 (46.70%) 424,095 (53.30%) 0.9850% 300 1.87% 72.77 15.77 6.31
2024 803,270 374,838 (46.66%) 428,430 (53.34%) 0.9850% 300 1.87% 72.77 15.77 6.31
2025 810,540 377,910 (46.62%) 432,634 (53.38%) 0.9850% 300 1.87% 72.77 15.77 6.31
2026 817,555 380,844 (46.58%) 436,707 (53.42%) 0.7770% 300 1.76% 73.97 13.90 6.50
2027 824,274 383,638 (46.54%) 440,638 (53.46%) 0.7770% 300 1.76% 73.97 13.90 6.50
2028 830,708 386,286 (46.50%) 444,410 (53.50%) 0.7770% 300 1.76% 73.97 13.90 6.50
2029 836,839 388,803 (46.46%) 448,035 (53.54%) 0.7770% 300 1.76% 73.97 13.90 6.50
2030 842,670 391,179 (46.42%) 451,489 (53.58%) 0.7770% 300 1.76% 73.97 13.90 6.50
2031 848,195 393,421 (46.38%) 454,783 (53.62%) 0.5780% 300 1.68% 75.00 12.21 6.79
2032 853,432 395,519 (46.34%) 457,913 (53.66%) 0.5780% 300 1.68% 75.00 12.21 6.79
2033 858,371 397,482 (46.31%) 460,893 (53.69%) 0.5780% 300 1.68% 75.00 12.21 6.79
2034 863,010 399,296 (46.27%) 463,712 (53.73%) 0.5780% 300 1.68% 75.00 12.21 6.79
2035 867,375 400,994 (46.23%) 466,383 (53.77%) 0.5780% 300 1.68% 75.00 12.21 6.79
2036 871,448 402,545 (46.19%) 468,908 (53.81%) 0.4060% 300 1.63% 75.94 10.91 7.19
2037 875,239 403,967 (46.16%) 471,282 (53.85%) 0.4060% 300 1.63% 75.94 10.91 7.19
2038 878,789 405,263 (46.12%) 473,518 (53.88%) 0.4060% 300 1.63% 75.94 10.91 7.19
2039 882,080 406,453 (46.08%) 475,621 (53.92%) 0.4060% 300 1.63% 75.94 10.91 7.19
2040 885,155 407,545 (46.04%) 477,613 (53.96%) 0.4060% 300 1.63% 75.94 10.91 7.19
2041 888,013 408,528 (46.00%) 479,489 (54.00%) 0.2740% 300 1.60% 76.79 10.13 7.72
2042 890,662 409,415 (45.97%) 481,248 (54.03%) 0.2740% 300 1.60% 76.79 10.13 7.72
2043 893,106 410,208 (45.93%) 482,893 (54.07%) 0.2740% 300 1.60% 76.79 10.13 7.72
2044 895,344 410,907 (45.89%) 484,432 (54.11%) 0.2740% 300 1.60% 76.79 10.13 7.72
2045 897,387 411,525 (45.86%) 485,863 (54.14%) 0.2740% 300 1.60% 76.79 10.13 7.72
2046 899,245 412,036 (45.82%) 487,198 (54.18%) 0.1600% 300 1.59% 77.59 9.65 8.38
2047 900,898 412,479 (45.79%) 488,426 (54.22%) 0.1600% 300 1.59% 77.59 9.65 8.38
2048 902,353 412,814 (45.75%) 489,541 (54.25%) 0.1600% 300 1.59% 77.59 9.65 8.38
2049 903,597 413,062 (45.71%) 490,531 (54.29%) 0.1600% 300 1.59% 77.59 9.65 8.38
2050 904,616 413,210 (45.68%) 491,404 (54.32%) 0.1600% 300 1.59% 77.59 9.65 8.38
2051 905,412 413,253 (45.64%) 492,163 (54.36%) 0.0340% 300 1.60% 78.36 9.18 9.17
2052 905,975 413,189 (45.61%) 492,794 (54.39%) 0.0340% 300 1.60% 78.36 9.18 9.17
2053 906,297 413,021 (45.57%) 493,285 (54.43%) 0.0340% 300 1.60% 78.36 9.18 9.17
2054 906,367 412,732 (45.54%) 493,636 (54.46%) 0.0340% 300 1.60% 78.36 9.18 9.17
2055 906,161 412,315 (45.50%) 493,838 (54.50%) 0.0340% 300 1.60% 78.36 9.18 9.17
2056 905,676 411,778 (45.47%) 493,896 (54.53%) -0.1150% 300 1.60% 79.09 8.61 10.10
2057 904,915 411,112 (45.43%) 493,805 (54.57%) -0.1150% 300 1.60% 79.09 8.61 10.10
2058 903,881 410,318 (45.40%) 493,555 (54.60%) -0.1150% 300 1.60% 79.09 8.61 10.10
2059 902,555 409,398 (45.36%) 493,160 (54.64%) -0.1150% 300 1.60% 79.09 8.61 10.10
2060 900,941 408,343 (45.32%) 492,593 (54.68%) -0.1150% 300 1.60% 79.09 8.61 10.10
2061 899,050 407,166 (45.29%) 491,876 (54.71%) -0.2750% 300 1.62% 79.81 8.05 11.14
2062 896,868 405,859 (45.25%) 491,008 (54.75%) -0.2750% 300 1.62% 79.81 8.05 11.14
2063 894,406 404,422 (45.22%) 489,984 (54.78%) -0.2750% 300 1.62% 79.81 8.05 11.14
2064 891,660 402,860 (45.18%) 488,803 (54.82%) -0.2750% 300 1.62% 79.81 8.05 11.14
2065 888,642 401,167 (45.14%) 487,472 (54.86%) -0.2750% 300 1.62% 79.81 8.05 11.14
2066 885,348 399,344 (45.11%) 485,999 (54.89%) -0.4330% 300 1.63% 80.53 7.60 12.27
2067 881,788 397,400 (45.07%) 484,385 (54.93%) -0.4330% 300 1.63% 80.53 7.60 12.27
2068 877,963 395,343 (45.03%) 482,620 (54.97%) -0.4330% 300 1.63% 80.53 7.60 12.27
2069 873,902 393,174 (44.99%) 480,732 (55.01%) -0.4330% 300 1.63% 80.53 7.60 12.27
2070 869,606 390,894 (44.95%) 478,714 (55.05%) -0.4330% 300 1.63% 80.53 7.60 12.27
2071 865,088 388,514 (44.91%) 476,564 (55.09%) -0.5750% 300 1.64% 81.22 7.33 13.43
2072 860,345 386,034 (44.87%) 474,316 (55.13%) -0.5750% 300 1.64% 81.22 7.33 13.43
2073 855,411 383,463 (44.83%) 471,954 (55.17%) -0.5750% 300 1.64% 81.22 7.33 13.43
2074 850,282 380,796 (44.78%) 469,484 (55.22%) -0.5750% 300 1.64% 81.22 7.33 13.43
2075 844,972 378,055 (44.74%) 466,925 (55.26%) -0.5750% 300 1.64% 81.22 7.33 13.43
2076 839,504 375,232 (44.70%) 464,278 (55.30%) -0.6930% 300 1.66% 81.89 7.21 14.50
2077 833,882 372,338 (44.65%) 461,547 (55.35%) -0.6930% 300 1.66% 81.89 7.21 14.50
2078 828,115 369,370 (44.60%) 458,741 (55.40%) -0.6930% 300 1.66% 81.89 7.21 14.50
2079 822,221 366,349 (44.56%) 455,874 (55.44%) -0.6930% 300 1.66% 81.89 7.21 14.50
2080 816,216 363,264 (44.51%) 452,949 (55.49%) -0.6930% 300 1.66% 81.89 7.21 14.50
2081 810,113 360,135 (44.45%) 449,977 (55.54%) -0.7830% 300 1.67% 82.56 7.13 15.34
2082 803,920 356,960 (44.40%) 446,964 (55.60%) -0.7830% 300 1.67% 82.56 7.13 15.34
2083 797,644 353,742 (44.35%) 443,905 (55.65%) -0.7830% 300 1.67% 82.56 7.13 15.34
2084 791,291 350,484 (44.29%) 440,809 (55.71%) -0.7830% 300 1.67% 82.56 7.13 15.34
2085 784,871 347,187 (44.23%) 437,684 (55.77%) -0.7830% 300 1.67% 82.56 7.13 15.34
2086 778,392 343,867 (44.18%) 434,524 (55.82%) -0.8530% 300 1.68% 83.19 6.99 15.92
2087 771,858 340,521 (44.12%) 431,350 (55.88%) -0.8530% 300 1.68% 83.19 6.99 15.92
2088 765,296 337,145 (44.05%) 428,153 (55.95%) -0.8530% 300 1.68% 83.19 6.99 15.92
2089 758,704 333,754 (43.99%) 424,943 (56.01%) -0.8530% 300 1.68% 83.19 6.99 15.92
2090 752,083 330,366 (43.93%) 421,723 (56.07%) -0.8530% 300 1.68% 83.19 6.99 15.92
2091 745,468 326,968 (43.86%) 418,502 (56.14%) -0.9000% 300 1.69% 83.78 6.81 16.21
2092 738,840 323,567 (43.79%) 415,278 (56.21%) -0.9000% 300 1.69% 83.78 6.81 16.21
2093 732,217 320,168 (43.73%) 412,052 (56.27%) -0.9000% 300 1.69% 83.78 6.81 16.21
2094 725,595 316,770 (43.66%) 408,841 (56.35%) -0.9000% 300 1.69% 83.78 6.81 16.21
2095 719,001 313,374 (43.58%) 405,624 (56.41%) -0.9000% 300 1.69% 83.78 6.81 16.21
2096 712,408 309,981 (43.51%) 402,425 (56.49%) -0.9310% 300 1.70% 84.37 6.62 16.36
2097 705,835 306,605 (43.44%) 399,233 (56.56%) -0.9310% 300 1.70% 84.37 6.62 16.36
2098 699,284 303,229 (43.36%) 396,055 (56.64%) -0.9310% 300 1.70% 84.37 6.62 16.36
2099 692,763 299,871 (43.29%) 392,896 (56.71%) -0.9310% 300 1.70% 84.37 6.62 16.36
2100 686,281 296,529 (43.21%) 389,758 (56.79%) -0.9310% 300 1.70% 84.37 6.62 16.36

Historical Population Estimates and Forecast Charts in Bhutan

Population Growth Rate Charts in Bhutan

Terminology

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.
Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage .
Fertility rate, total (births per woman): the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.
Net migration is the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants, including citizens and noncitizens, for 1 year period. It is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens.
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life. It reflects the overall mortality level of a population, and summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year.
Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths per 1,000 midyear population. It indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births per 1,000 midyear population. It indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.

Population in all Cities of Bhutan

City Population
Thimphu 98,676
Punakha 21,500
Tsirang 18,667
Phuntsholing 17,043
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