List of Asian countries by population

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

Table

RankCountry
(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 China1,387,160,73031.350.496,730,0001411,391,900,000September 5, 2018Official population clock
2 India1,324,009,09029.721.6420,998,000431,210,854,977March 1, 2011Final 2011 census result
3 Indonesia255,462,0005.841.413,549,00050261,890,9002017Official estimate
4 Pakistan191,785,0004.392.403,765,00035207,774,5202017Official Census 2017
5 Bangladesh158,762,0003.631.372,139,00051165,508,000September 5, 2018Official population clock
6 Russia[5]144,031,0003.190.19278,000368146,544,710January 1, 2016Annual official estimate
7 Japan126,891,0002.81-0.01-12,000-126,890,000November 1, 2015Monthly official estimate
8 Philippines100,699,3952.231.51,500,00045100,981,437August 1, 20152015 Census of Population
9 Vietnam91,812,0002.031.161,057,0006090,493,352April 1, 2014Official estimate
10 Iran82,000,0001.741.291,001,0005481,329,000September 5, 2018Official population clock
11 Turkey78,214,0001.731.341,035,0005277,695,904December 31, 2014Official estimate
12 Thailand68,387,0001.510.76517,0009165,926,261September 1, 20102010 census result
13 Myanmar56,480,0001.261.22632,0005751,486,253March 29, 20142014 census result
14 South Korea50,617,0001.120.38193,00018150,617,0452015Official estimate
15 Iraq36,575,0000.812.901,030,0002436,575,0002015Official estimate
16 Saudi Arabia31,521,0000.702.44751,0002931,521,4182015Official estimate
17 Uzbekistan31,283,0000.691.70523,0004131,022,500January 1, 2015Official estimate
18 Malaysia31,032,0000.691.84561,0003832,618,000September 5, 2018Official population clock
19   Nepal28,038,0000.621.42392,0004928,037,9042015Official estimate
20 Afghanistan26,849,0000.591.87494,0003727,101,365January 1, 2016Official estimate
21 Yemen26,745,0000.592.95766,0002424,527,000July 1, 2012Official estimate
22 North Korea25,863,0000.571.08277,0006424,052,231October 1, 2008Final 2008 census result
23 Taiwan23,455,0000.520.3581,00020023,476,640October 31, 2015Monthly official estimate
24 Sri Lanka22,480,0000.510.94194,0007422,480,000February 19, 2017Live Population
25 Syria18,906,0000.422.45557,0002921,377,000December 31, 2011Official estimate
26 Kazakhstan17,541,0000.391.45250,0004817,608,200October 1, 2015Monthly official estimate
27 Cambodia15,040,0000.331.59236,0004413,395,682March 3, 2008Final 2008 census result
28 Azerbaijan9,651,0000.211.23117,000579,593,000January 1, 2015Official estimate
29 United Arab Emirates8,933,0000.201.57138,000458,264,0702010Official estimate
30 Tajikistan8,451,0000.192.35194,000308,354,000January 1, 2015Official estimate
31 Israel8,372,0000.191.89155,000378,436,600October 31, 2015Monthly official estimate
32 Hong Kong (China)[6]7,299,0000.160.9065,000777,298,600July 1, 2015Official estimate
33 Jordan6,837,0000.152.75183,000266,388,0002012Official estimate
34 Laos6,802,0000.151.63109,000436,492,400March 1, 2015Preliminary 2015 census result
35 Kyrgyzstan5,943,0000.131.6496,000435,895,100January 1, 2015Official estimate
36 Singapore5,541,0000.121.3071,000545,535,000July 1, 2015Official estimate
37 Turkmenistan4,902,0000.111.2460,000564,751,120December 26, 20122012 census result
38 Palestine[7]4,683,0000.102.92133,000244,550,3682014Official estimate
39 Lebanon4,288,0000.091.7875,000394,965,846December 31, 2013Official estimate
40 Oman4,181,0000.095.13204,000144,405,600September 5, 2018Official population clock
41 Kuwait4,161,0000.093.00121,000234,183,658June 30, 2015Official estimate
42 Georgia3,730,0000.080.031,0002,5853,729,500January 1, 2015Official estimate
43 Mongolia3,029,0000.072.1965,000323,194,700September 5, 2018Official population clock
44 Armenia3,005,0000.07-0.03-1,000-3,004,000September 30, 2015Monthly official estimate
45 Qatar2,113,0000.054.2987,000162,412,483October 31, 2015Monthly official estimate
46 Bahrain1,781,0000.047.35122,000101,234,571April 27, 2010Final 2010 census result
47 Timor-Leste1,245,0000.032.7233,000261,167,242July 11, 2015Preliminary 2015 census result
48 Bhutan760,0000.021.7413,00040807,990September 5, 2018Official population clock
49 Macau (China)[8]641,0000.013.8924,00018643,100September 2015Official estimate
50 Brunei421,0000.011.697,00041393,372June 20, 2011Preliminary 2011 census result
51 Maldives345,0000.011.475,00047344,023September 20, 2014Preliminary 2014 census result
Total4,516,317,000100.001.1652,210,00058

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 also

References

  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.
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