Demographics of Myanmar

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date04 Nov 2021

As of 2021, the population of Myanmar is projected at 54.81 million, up by 0.73% compared with 54.41 million in 2020. Myanmar is ranked 27th in terms of population and 137th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 0.94 million births in Myanmar in 2021. That is 2,566 per day, which is ranked 30th. The crude birth rate is 17.06 per 1000 people. There are 0.46 million deaths in Myanmar in 2021. That is 1,250 per day, which is ranked 25th. The crude death rate is 8.31 per 1000 people.

17.38 million people are living in urban areas, which is 31.45% of Myanmar population. Myanmar is ranked 199th in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Myanmar in 2021 is 93.02 males per 100 females. There are 26.41 million males and 28.39 million females in Myanmar. The percentage of female population is 51.81% compare to 48.19% male population. Myanmar has 1.98 million more females than males. Myanmar is at 24th position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Myanmar population

Year Population Growth (%)
195017,779,635-
195519,550,0672.02
196021,736,9472.18
196524,259,3562.28
197027,269,0632.38
197530,611,0932.32
198034,224,3162.22
198537,977,0871.98
199041,335,1881.48
199543,901,5981.19
200046,719,6981.17
200548,949,9310.79
201050,600,8270.7
201552,680,7240.76
201653,045,1990.69
201753,382,5210.64
201853,708,3180.61
201954,045,4220.63
202054,409,7940.67
202154,806,0140.73
  • Total
  • Crude

Myanmar death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
1950540,375855,38029.9647.61
1955494,762893,54425.2545.58
1960478,678948,61521.9543.58
1965464,2071,017,56119.0941.83
1970451,7871,090,22816.5339.93
1975457,6391,155,67414.9237.70
1980463,2761,213,38913.5135.39
1985460,2341,203,85612.1331.75
1990453,9191,133,03111.0127.49
1995454,7851,113,24110.3325.28
2000460,0841,147,3319.8624.59
2005461,6831,111,1789.4522.75
2010449,1501,003,2428.8619.78
2015436,189949,2008.2918.04
2020449,854939,3048.2517.23
2021456,148936,5918.3117.06
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Myanmar

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
19502,771,27614,380,234-16.158
19553,323,69015,544,2783.8017.616
19604,034,84016,951,2833.9919.226
19654,905,37818,485,7674.0620.971
19706,022,90120,358,5304.2022.830
19757,110,23622,611,7312.4323.922
19807,999,55625,370,1562.3623.973
19859,075,33028,146,9662.7824.381
199010,255,23330,371,0172.2325.243
199511,295,54231,942,2501.9226.124
200012,457,52733,637,9351.9127.025
200513,548,74434,933,8701.5227.946
201014,487,44935,668,4471.3828.885
201515,646,53736,757,1321.6329.858
202017,068,06637,740,2101.8231.141
202117,381,06437,888,2961.8331.448
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Myanmar population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 2,291,753 2,246,138 4,537,891 8.28 102.031
05-09 2,248,086 2,216,786 4,464,872 8.15 101.412
10-14 2,390,054 2,370,153 4,760,207 8.69 100.840
15-19 2,528,927 2,517,962 5,046,889 9.21 100.435
20-24 2,397,002 2,418,509 4,815,511 8.79 99.111
25-29 2,196,490 2,254,163 4,450,653 8.12 97.441
30-34 2,026,248 2,129,507 4,155,755 7.58 95.151
35-39 1,931,581 2,027,405 3,958,986 7.22 95.274
40-44 1,816,958 1,964,497 3,781,455 6.90 92.490
45-49 1,650,578 1,850,507 3,501,085 6.39 89.196
50-54 1,436,787 1,673,601 3,110,388 5.68 85.850
55-59 1,162,507 1,422,159 2,584,666 4.72 81.742
60-64 910,989 1,181,298 2,092,287 3.82 77.118
65-69 666,536 944,543 1,611,079 2.94 70.567
70-74 390,435 563,417 953,852 1.74 69.298
75-79 214,092 329,064 543,156 0.99 65.061
80-84 104,954 182,806 287,760 0.53 57.413
85-89 38,612 77,590 116,202 0.21 49.764
90-94 8,481 20,906 29,387 0.05 40.567
95-99 906 2,800 3,706 0.01 32.357
100+ 48 179 227 0.00 26.816
Total 26,412,024 28,393,990 54,806,014 93.020