Population of Cambodia 2017

Population

Current population of Cambodia is 16,204,486 people (July 2017 est.).

note: estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Cambodian(s)
adjective: Cambodian

Ethnic Groups

Khmer 97.6%, Cham 1.2%, Chinese 0.1%, Vietnamese 0.1%, other 0.9% (2013 est.)

Languages

Khmer (official) 96.3%, other 3.7% (2008 est.)

Religions

Buddhist (official) 96.9%, Muslim 1.9%, Christian 0.4%, other 0.8% (2008 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 31.01% (male 2,537,753/female 2,487,633)
15-24 years: 18.36% (male 1,471,965/female 1,503,977)
25-54 years: 40.68% (male 3,229,901/female 3,361,475)
55-64 years: 5.69% (male 374,663/female 547,971)
65 years and over: 4.25% (male 258,584/female 430,564) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 55.6
youth dependency ratio: 49.2
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4
potential support ratio: 15.6 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 24.9 years
male: 24.2 years
female: 25.6 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.5% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

population concentrated in the southeast, particularly in and around the capital of Phnom Penh; further distribution is linked closely to the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers

Urbanization

urban population: 21.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 2.73% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

PHNOM PENH (capital) 1.731 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.65 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.6 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

22.9 years

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 48.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 55.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 41.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 64.5 years
male: 62 years
female: 67.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.52 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

56.3% (2014)

Health Expenditures

5.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.17 physicians/1,000 population (2013)

Hospital Bed Density

0.7 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 69.1% of population
total: 75.5% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 30.9% of population
total: 24.5% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 88.1% of population
rural: 30.5% of population
total: 42.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 11.9% of population
rural: 69.5% of population
total: 57.6% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.6% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

71,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

1,800 (2016 est.)

Major Infectious Disease

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

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

2.9% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

23.9% (2014)

Education Expenditures

1.9% of GDP (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77.2%
male: 84.5%
female: 70.5% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 11 years
male: 11 years
female: 10 years (2008)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 0.5%
male: 0.7%
female: 0.4%

note: according to official statistics (2010 est.)