Bhutan population increased by 1.17% since 2005
The 2018 estimated population of Bhutan is 817,054, up from 744,000 in 2017, which makes it the 164th most populous country in the world.
The last census in the country was carried out in 2005 showing a population of 634,900, which is about half the population of 1.37 million in 1991. The population is estimated to have grown to 817,054 in 2018. Bhutan’s population density is 18 people per square kilometre, which is one of the lowest population densities in the world.
The capital and largest city is Thimphu, with a population of 80,000 and a metro population of 115,000.
In 2006, Business Week ranked Bhutan as the happiest country in Asia and the 8th happiest in the world. Bhutan has a literacy rate of 60% with a median age of 25 years old.
Bhutan has not carried out an official census since 2005, although it’s population is estimated to have growth rather significantly. It is currently projected that Bhutan will exceed 800,000 people by 2020 and hit nearly 900,000 by 2030. This is a far cry from its 1991 population of 1.37 million.
Thimphu dzongkhag has the highest population with 98,676, followed by Punakha dzongkhag with 21,500, Tsirang dzongkhag with 18,667, Phuentsholing dzongkhag with 17,043 and rest dzongkhag consist the rest of the population.
Gasa dzongkhag has the lowest population with 548.
According to world population prospects data as of date 5th May 2018, the total population of Bhutan is 815,785.
Birth rate per day is 40 and death per day is 13 according to the data.
Average life expectancy in Bhutan is 70.74 years, male average life expectancy is 70.4 years and female average life expectancy is 71.09 years.
Population growth rate in 2018 has increased by 1.17% since 2005.