List of Asian countries by population

This is a list of Asian countries and dependent territories by population sorted by normalized demographic projections.

Asian countries by population, 2018

TableEdit

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2015
projection[1]
% of
Asia's
population
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
1   China 1,387,160,730 31.35 0.49 6,730,000 141 1,401,060,000 January 20, 2020 Official population clock
2   India 1,324,009,090 29.72 1.64 20,998,000 43 1,210,854,977 March 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
3   Indonesia 255,462,000 5.84 1.41 3,549,000 50 261,890,900 2017 Official estimate
4   Pakistan 202,785,000 4.39 2.40 3,765,000 35 207,774,520 2017 Official Census 2017
5   Bangladesh 158,762,000 3.63 1.37 2,139,000 51 168,401,000 January 20, 2020 Official population clock
6   Russia[5] 144,031,000 3.19 0.19 278,000 368 146,544,710 January 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
7   Japan 126,891,000 2.81 -0.01 -12,000 - 126,890,000 November 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
8   Philippines 100,699,395 2.23 1.5 1,500,000 45 100,981,437 August 1, 2015 2015 Census of Population
9   Vietnam 91,812,000 2.03 1.16 1,057,000 60 90,493,352 April 1, 2014 Official estimate
10   Iran 82,000,000 1.74 1.29 1,001,000 54 82,566,000 January 20, 2020 Official population clock
11
  Turkey 78,214,000 1.73 1.34 1,035,000 52 77,695,904 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
12   Thailand 69,666,666 1.51 0.76 517,000 91 65,926,261 September 1, 2010 2010 census result
13   Myanmar 56,480,000 1.26 1.22 632,000 57 51,486,253 March 29, 2014 2014 census result
14   South Korea 50,617,000 1.12 0.38 193,000 181 50,617,045 2015 Official estimate
15   Afghanistan 37,521,000 0.70 2.44 751,000 29 31,521,418 2015 Official estimate
16   Iraq 36,575,000 0.81 2.90 1,030,000 24 36,575,000 2015 Official estimate
17   Uzbekistan 31,283,000 0.69 1.70 523,000 41 31,022,500 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
18   Malaysia 31,032,000 0.69 1.84 561,000 38 33,339,000 January 20, 2020 Official population clock
19     Nepal 28,038,000 0.62 1.42 392,000 49 28,037,904 2015 Official estimate
20   Saudi Arabia 26,849,000 0.59 1.87 494,000 37 27,101,365 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
21   Yemen 26,745,000 0.59 2.95 766,000 24 24,527,000 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
22   North Korea 25,863,000 0.57 1.08 277,000 64 24,052,231 October 1, 2008 Final 2008 census result
23   Taiwan 23,455,000 0.52 0.35 81,000 200 23,476,640 October 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
24   Sri Lanka 22,480,000 0.51 0.94 194,000 74 22,480,000 February 19, 2017 Live Population
25   Kazakhstan 18,906,000 0.42 2.45 557,000 29 21,377,000 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
26   Syria 17,541,000 0.39 1.45 250,000 48 17,608,200 October 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
27   Cambodia 15,040,000 0.33 1.59 236,000 44 13,395,682 March 3, 2008 Final 2008 census result
28   Azerbaijan 9,651,000 0.21 1.23 117,000 57 9,593,000 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
29   Tajikistan 9,451,000 0.19 2.35 194,000 30 8,354,000 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
30   United Arab Emirates 8,933,000 0.20 1.57 138,000 45 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
31   Israel 8,372,000 0.19 1.89 155,000 37 8,436,600 October 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
32   Hong Kong[6] 7,299,000 0.16 0.90 65,000 77 7,298,600 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
33   Jordan 6,837,000 0.15 2.75 183,000 26 6,388,000 2012 Official estimate
34   Kyrgyzstan 6,543,000 0.13 1.64 96,000 43 5,895,100 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
35   Laos 6,202,000 0.15 1.63 109,000 43 6,492,400 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
36   Singapore 5,541,000 0.12 1.30 71,000 54 5,535,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
37   Turkmenistan 5,302,000 0.11 1.24 60,000 56 4,751,120 December 26, 2012 2012 census result
38   Palestine[7] 4,683,000 0.10 2.92 133,000 24 4,550,368 2014 Official estimate
39   Lebanon 4,288,000 0.09 1.78 75,000 39 4,965,846 December 31, 2013 Official estimate[permanent dead link]
40   Oman 4,181,000 0.09 5.13 204,000 14 4,522,100 January 20, 2020 Official population clock
41   Kuwait 4,161,000 0.09 3.00 121,000 23 4,183,658 June 30, 2015 Official estimate
42   Georgia 3,730,000 0.08 0.03 1,000 2,585 3,729,500 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
43   Mongolia 3,029,000 0.07 2.19 65,000 32 3,264,500 January 20, 2020 Official population clock
44   Armenia 3,005,000 0.07 -0.03 -1,000 - 3,004,000 September 30, 2015 Monthly official estimate
45   Qatar 2,113,000 0.05 4.29 87,000 16 2,412,483 October 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
46   Timor-Leste 1,645,000 0.03 2.72 33,000 26 1,167,242 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
47   Bahrain 1,381,000 0.04 7.35 122,000 10 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
48   Bhutan 760,000 0.02 1.74 13,000 40 827,570 January 20, 2020 Official population clock
49   Macau [8] 641,000 0.01 3.89 24,000 18 643,100 September 2015 Official estimate
50   Brunei 421,000 0.01 1.69 7,000 41 393,372 June 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
51
  Maldives 345,000 0.01 1.47 5,000 47 344,023 September 20, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Total 4,516,317,000 100.00 1.16 52,210,000 58

Asian population by country (top 8).

  China (31.35%)
  India (29.72%)
  Indonesia (5.84%)
  Pakistan (4.39%)
  Bangladesh (3.63%)
  Russia (3.19%)
  Japan (2.81%)
  Philippines (2.28%)
  Other (16.79%)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Calculated, when available, from the latest national censuses or most recent official estimates (many of which are cited in their respective column), using the exponential formula shown on the List of countries by past and future population article. This is done to normalize the different populations to a unique date, so that they are really comparable.
  2. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection2015/proj\ction2014x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  4. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).
  5. ^ The mid-2015 demographic projection excludes the disputed territory of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (the so-called Crimean Federal District), although the Russian official estimate includes both of them.
  6. ^ Special Administrative Region (SAR) Former British colony, it definitely reverted to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.
  7. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by an Israeli land corridor.
  8. ^ Special Administrative Region (SAR) Former Portuguese colony, it reverted to Chinese sovereignty on December 20, 1999.