Population of Pakistan 2017

Population

Current population of Pakistan is 204,924,8611 people (July 2017 est.) which makes the country the sixth most populous.

note: provisional results of Pakistan’s 2017 national census estimate the country’s total population to be 207,774,000 (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Pakistani(s)
adjective: Pakistani

Ethnic Groups

Punjabi 44.7%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.4%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.4%, Muhajirs 7.6%, Balochi 3.6%, other 6.3%

Languages

Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashto (alternate name, Pashtu) 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%

Religions

Muslim (official) 96.4% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.6% (2010 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 31.36% (male 33,005,623/female 31,265,463)
15-24 years: 21.14% (male 22,337,897/female 20,980,455)
25-54 years: 37.45% (male 39,846,417/female 36,907,683)
55-64 years: 5.57% (male 5,739,817/female 5,669,495)
65 years and over: 4.48% (male 4,261,917/female 4,910,094) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 65.3
youth dependency ratio: 57.9
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4
potential support ratio: 13.5 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 23.4 years
male: 23.3 years
female: 23.4 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.4% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

the Indus River and its tributaries attract most of the settlement, with Punjab province the most densely populated

Urbanization

urban population: 38.8% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 2.81% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

Karachi 16.618 million; Lahore 8.741 million; Faisalabad 3.567 million; Rawalpindi 2.506 million; Multan 1.921 million; ISLAMABAD (capital) 1.365 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother’s mean age at first birth:
23.4 years
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012/13 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 53.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 57 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 50.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 67.7 years
male: 65.8 years
female: 69.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.62 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

35.4% (2012/13)

Health Expenditures

2.6% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.81 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

0.6 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 93.9% of population
rural: 89.9% of population
total: 91.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 6.1% of population
rural: 10.1% of population
total: 8.6% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 83.1% of population
rural: 51.1% of population
total: 63.5% of population

unimproved
urban: 16.9% of population
rural: 48.9% of population
total: 36.5% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.1% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

130,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

5,500 (2016 est.)

Major Infectious Disease

degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
animal contact disease: rabies (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

4.8% (2014)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
31.6% (2013)

Education Expenditures

2.7% of GDP (2015)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.9%
male: 69.5%
female: 45.8% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 8 years
male: 9 years
female: 7 years (2015)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 10.4%
male: 9.4%
female: 12.9% (2014 est.)