List of Asian countries by population

This is a list of Asian countries and dependent territories by population sorted by normalised 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 1,412,600,000 December 31, 2021 Annual national estimate
2   India 1,323,009,090 29.72 1.64 20,998,000 43 1,370,508,600 December 31, 2020 Official estimate
3   Indonesia 255,462,000 5.84 1.41 1,605,354 50 272,248,500 July 1, 2021 Official estimate
4   Pakistan 202,785,000 4.39 2.40 3,765,000 35 225,200,000 July 1, 2021 UN Projection
5   Bangladesh 168,200,000 3.617 1.35 2,139,000 51 173,552,000 July 2, 2022 Official population clock
6   Russia[5] 144,031,000 3.19 0.19 278,000 368 147,190,000 October 1, 2021 Preliminary Census Estimates
7   Japan 126,891,000 2.81 -0.01 -12,000 - 124,930,000 June 1, 2022 Provisional estimate
8   Philippines 100,699,395 2.23 1.5 1,500,000 45 110,198,654 December 1, 2021 Official estimate
9   Vietnam 96,208,984 2.03 1.16 1,057,000 60 98,505,400 July 1, 2021 Official estimate
10   Iran 82,000,000 1.74 1.29 1,001,000 54 84,769,000 July 2, 2022 Official population clock
11
  Turkey 78,214,000 1.73 1.34 1,035,000 52 84,680,273 December 31, 2021 Official estimate
12   Thailand 65,926,261 1.51 0.76 517,000 91 67,993,000 July 1, 2019 National Statistical Office
13   Myanmar 51,486,253 1.26 1.22 632,000 57 54,101,253 April 1, 2019 National annual Projection
14   South Korea 50,617,000 1.12 0.38 193,000 181 51,671,569 1 July 2021 Monthly National Estimate
15   Iraq 36,575,000 0.81 2.90 1,030,000 24 41,190,700 July 1, 2021 National Annual Projection
16   Afghanistan 31,523,418 0.70 2.44 751,000 29 40,218,234 2021 Official estimate
17   Uzbekistan 31,283,000 0.69 1.70 523,000 41 35,118,807 September 30, 2021 Official estimate
18   Saudi Arabia 26,849,000 0.59 1.87 494,000 37 35,013,414 July 1, 2020 Official estimate
19   Malaysia 31,032,000 0.69 1.84 561,000 38 34,622,000 July 2, 2022 Official population clock
20   Yemen 26,745,000 0.59 2.95 766,000 24 30,491,000 July 1, 2021 Official estimate
21     Nepal 28,038,000 0.62 1.42 392,000 49 30,378,055 July 1, 2021 Official estimate
22   North Korea 25,180,000 0.57 1.08 277,000 64 25,660,000 July 1, 2021 National Annual Projection
23   Taiwan 23,455,000 0.52 0.35 81,000 200 23,196,178 May 31, 2022 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 18,276,000 July 1 ,2021 Monthly official estimate
27   Cambodia 15,040,000 0.33 1.59 236,000 44 15,552,211 March 3, 2019 2019 census result
28   Jordan 6,837,000 0.15 2.75 183,000 26 11,051,940 October 10, 2021 Official estimate
29   Azerbaijan 9,651,000 0.21 1.23 117,000 57 10,139,196 July 1,2021 Official estimate
30   Tajikistan 8,454,000 0.19 2.35 194,000 30 9,504,000 January 1, 2021 Official estimate
31   United Arab Emirates 8,933,000 0.20 1.57 138,000 45 9,503,738 December 31, 2019 Official estimate
32   Israel 8,372,000 0.19 1.89 155,000 37 9,412,700 October 10, 2021 Monthly official estimate
33   Hong Kong[6] 7,299,000 0.16 0.90 65,000 77 7,500,700 May 29,2020 Official estimate
34   Lebanon 4,288,000 0.09 1.78 75,000 39 6,769,000 July 1,2021 Official estimate[permanent dead link]
35   Kyrgyzstan 6,543,000 0.13 1.64 96,000 43 5,895,100 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
36   Laos 6,202,000 0.15 1.63 109,000 43 6,492,400 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
37   Singapore 5,541,000 0.12 1.30 71,000 54 5,535,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
38   Turkmenistan 5,302,000 0.11 1.24 60,000 56 4,751,120 December 26, 2012 2012 census result
39   Palestine[7] 4,683,000 0.10 2.92 133,000 24 4,550,368 2014 Official estimate
40   Oman 4,181,000 0.09 5.13 204,000 14 4,729,500 July 2, 2022 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 0.08 2.19 65,000 32 3,388,800 July 2, 2022 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 (East Timor) 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 1,501,635 February 28, 2021 Bahrain 2020 Census
48   Cyprus 1,223,916 0.02 1.74 13,000 40 862,440 July 2, 2022 Official population clock
49   Bhutan 760,000 0.02 1.74 13,000 40 862,440 July 2, 2022 Official population clock
50   Macau[8] 641,000 0.01 3.89 24,000 18 643,100 September 2015 Official estimate

51
  Maldives 454,914 0.01 1.47 5,000 47 557,426 January 14, 2021 National Bureau of Statistics
52   Brunei 421,000 0.01 1.69 7,000 41 460,345 July 1, 2020 -National Annual Estimate
Total 52 countries 4,525,817,000 100.00 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.