Population of Bhutan 2017

Population

Current population of Bhutan is 758,288 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Bhutanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Bhutanese

Ethnic Groups

Ngalop (also known as Bhote) 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35% (includes Lhotsampas – one of several Nepalese ethnic groups), indigenous or migrant tribes 15%

Languages

Sharchhopka 28%, Dzongkha (official) 24%, Lhotshamkha 22%, other 26% (includes foreign languages) (2005 est.)

Religions

Lamaistic Buddhist 75.3%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 22.1%, other 2.6% (2005 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 25.8% (male 99,977/female 95,652)
15-24 years: 18.81% (male 72,634/female 70,018)
25-54 years: 43.07% (male 173,310/female 153,314)
55-64 years: 6.03% (male 24,482/female 21,206)
65 years and over: 6.29% (male 24,874/female 22,821) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 47.3
youth dependency ratio: 40.4
elderly dependency ratio: 6.9
potential support ratio: 14.5 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 27.2 years
male: 27.7 years
female: 26.6 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

17.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

6.5 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 40.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 2.89% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

THIMPHU (capital) 152,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.14 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.16 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.1 male(s)/female
total population: 1.09 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

148 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 33.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 34.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 33.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 70.1 years
male: 69.1 years
female: 71.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.9 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

65.6% (2010)

Health Expenditures

3.6% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.26 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

1.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 77.9% of population
rural: 33.1% of population
total: 50.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 22.1% of population
rural: 66.9% of population
total: 49.6% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Major Infectious Disease

degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

5.9% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

12.8% (2010)

Education Expenditures

7.4% of GDP (2015)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 64.9%
male: 73.1%
female: 55% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2013)

Child Labor – Children Ages 5-14

total number: 25,801
percentage: 18% (2010 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 10.7%
male: 8.2%
female: 12.7% (2015 est.)