Demographics of Bangladesh

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date30 Oct 2021

As of 2021, the population of Bangladesh is projected at 166.3 million, up by 0.98% compared with 164.7 million in 2020. Bangladesh is ranked 8th in terms of population and 110th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 2.9 million births in Bangladesh in 2021. That is 7.8 thousand per day, which is ranked 9th. The crude birth rate is 17.22 per 1000 people. There are 0.91 million deaths in Bangladesh in 2021. That is 2.5 thousand per day, which is ranked 11th. The crude death rate is 5.52 per 1000 people.

66.8 million people are living in urban areas, which is 38.95% of Bangladesh population. Bangladesh is ranked 185th in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Bangladesh in 2021 is 102.12 males per 100 females. There are 84 million males and 82.2 million females in Bangladesh. The percentage of female population is 49.47% compare to 50.53% male population. Bangladesh has 1.8 million more males than females. Bangladesh is at 164th position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Bangladesh population

Year Population Growth (%)
195037,894,671-
195542,086,3052.28
196048,013,5052.81
196555,385,1143.06
197064,232,4862.48
197570,066,3101.93
198079,639,4982.72
198590,764,1802.66
1990103,171,9572.46
1995115,169,9332.16
2000127,657,8621.97
2005139,035,5051.50
2010147,575,4331.13
2015156,256,2871.13
2016157,977,1511.10
2017159,685,4211.08
2018161,376,7131.06
2019163,046,1731.03
2020164,689,3831.01
2021166,303,4940.98
  • Total
  • Crude

Bangladesh death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
19501,008,5371,715,84526.2644.87
1955975,7061,997,46123.0747.22
1960978,9582,326,63620.3248.34
19651,011,8532,689,33218.2048.28
19701,214,4522,998,58619.0047.22
19751,266,3173,206,12317.9645.28
19801,155,0623,434,26814.4443.04
19851,141,9463,612,48712.5539.71
19901,068,0523,617,54310.3535.10
1995956,0533,566,8498.2930.90
2000879,6903,509,7686.8827.49
2005860,5113,334,6176.2124.05
2010847,3103,120,4535.7321.11
2015867,3342,994,5945.5519.16
2020909,2592,889,9595.5217.55
2021917,9892,863,9165.5217.22
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Bangladesh

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
19501,622,63936,272,042-4.282
19551,974,44140,147,0834.204.687
19602,474,98745,724,7604.785.135
19653,467,67552,366,3637.416.211
19704,938,97560,108,7956.757.593
19757,013,46164,292,46211.089.836
198012,099,05369,371,80711.4414.851
198516,305,97176,893,8945.3517.496
199021,037,45085,151,1925.0519.811
199525,751,45492,955,4173.9321.693
200031,040,651100,540,5923.6923.590
200538,452,976104,978,1254.2126.809
201046,347,089105,802,0133.6930.462
201555,305,132105,895,7543.4634.308
202064,814,953104,960,3563.1038.177
202166,791,896104,707,7393.0538.946
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Bangladesh population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 7,283,207 6,971,514 14,254,721 8.57 104.471
05-09 7,434,386 7,125,683 14,560,069 8.76 104.332
10-14 7,633,403 7,308,160 14,941,563 8.98 104.450
15-19 7,913,104 7,557,217 15,470,321 9.30 104.709
20-24 7,778,425 7,523,158 15,301,583 9.20 103.393
25-29 7,327,620 7,299,331 14,626,951 8.80 100.388
30-34 6,843,960 7,028,296 13,872,256 8.34 97.377
35-39 6,361,883 6,578,970 12,940,853 7.78 96.700
40-44 5,686,491 5,823,300 11,509,791 6.92 97.651
45-49 4,822,777 4,848,590 9,671,367 5.82 99.468
50-54 4,325,860 4,143,150 8,469,010 5.09 104.410
55-59 3,616,721 3,371,445 6,988,166 4.20 107.275
60-64 2,534,457 2,297,149 4,831,606 2.91 110.331
65-69 1,565,062 1,377,258 2,942,320 1.77 113.636
70-74 1,198,049 1,133,092 2,331,141 1.40 105.733
75-79 871,456 901,255 1,772,711 1.07 96.694
80-84 507,296 558,744 1,066,040 0.64 90.792
85-89 231,785 282,444 514,229 0.31 82.064
90-94 77,081 110,379 187,460 0.11 69.833
95-99 16,496 28,154 44,650 0.03 58.592
100+ 2,187 4,499 6,686 0.00 48.611
Total 84,031,706 82,271,788 166,303,494 102.139