Myanmar Population (LIVE)

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Myanmar Population (1950 - 2023)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Myanmar (formerly Burma) is 54,746,912 as of Friday, December 8, 2023, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Myanmar 2023 population is estimated at 54,577,997 people at mid year.
  • Myanmar population is equivalent to 0.68% of the total world population.
  • Myanmar ranks number 27 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Myanmar is 84 per Km2 (216 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 653,290 Km2 (252,237 sq. miles)
  • 33.0 % of the population is urban (18,032,802 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Myanmar is 29.6 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Myanmar (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMyanmar
Global Rank
2023 54,577,997 0.74 % 398,691 -34,998 29.6 2.12 84 33.0 % 18,032,802 0.68 % 8,045,311,447 27
2022 54,179,306 0.71 % 381,222 -34,998 29.3 2.13 83 32.7 % 17,702,521 0.68 % 7,975,105,156 26
2020 53,423,198 0.72 % 382,986 -66,228 28.8 2.17 82 31.9 % 17,068,066 0.68 % 7,840,952,880 26
2015 51,483,949 0.83 % 418,592 -94,128 27.3 2.25 79 30.4 % 15,646,537 0.69 % 7,426,597,537 26
2010 49,390,988 0.69 % 333,303 -116,543 25.7 2.35 76 29.3 % 14,487,449 0.71 % 6,985,603,105 25
2005 47,724,471 0.94 % 437,228 -185,133 24.2 2.55 73 28.4 % 13,548,744 0.73 % 6,558,176,119 26
2000 45,538,332 1.21 % 531,629-106,816 22.9 2.79 70 27.4 % 12,457,527 0.74 % 6,148,898,975 27
1995 42,880,186 1.35 % 556,127 -75,127 21.6 3.11 66 26.3 % 11,295,542 0.75 % 5,743,219,454 27
1990 40,099,553 1.69 % 643,707 -40,864 20.5 3.54 61 25.6 % 10,255,233 0.75 % 5,316,175,862 25
1985 36,881,020 1.96 % 683,048 6,076 19.5 4.30 56 24.6 % 9,075,330 0.76 % 4,861,730,613 27
1980 33,465,781 1.98 % 624,301 -37,697 19.0 4.83 51 23.9 % 7,999,556 0.75 % 4,444,007,706 27
1975 30,344,276 2.15 % 612,033 -52,795 18.6 5.29 46 23.4 % 7,110,236 0.75 % 4,069,437,231 27
1970 27,284,112 2.35 % 599,447 17,995 18.4 5.75 42 22.1 % 6,022,901 0.74 % 3,695,390,336 27
1965 24,286,878 2.26 % 513,236 18,850 18.9 5.99 37 20.2 % 4,905,378 0.73 % 3,337,111,983 26
1960 21,720,697 2.16 % 439,582 8,812 19.9 5.98 33 18.6 % 4,034,840 0.72 % 3,019,233,434 26
1955 19,522,788 1.94 % 358,194 -140 20.6 5.97 30 17.0 % 3,323,690 0.71 % 2,746,072,141 26
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Myanmar Population Forecast

-34,998
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMyanmar
Global Rank
2025 55,336,783 0.71 % 382,717 -34,998 30.2 2.08 85 33.8 % 18,722,491 0.68 % 8,191,988,453 27
2030 56,987,625 0.59 % 330,168 -34,998 31.6 2.00 87 36.2 % 20,614,897 0.67 % 8,546,141,327 29
2035 58,247,490 0.44 % 251,973 -34,998 32.9 1.95 89 39.0 % 22,714,271 0.66 % 8,879,397,401 29
2040 59,133,816 0.30 % 177,265 -34,998 34.2 1.90 91 42.2 % 24,973,796 0.64 % 9,188,250,492 30
2045 59,682,760 0.18 % 109,789 -34,998 35.2 1.88 91 45.6 % 27,231,609 0.63 % 9,467,543,575 31
2050 59,929,399 0.08 % 49,328   36.2 1.84 92 49.0 % 29,391,985 0.62 % 9,709,491,761 34
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Myanmar Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Myanmar
Life Expectancy
67.46 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
31.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
40.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Myanmar

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Yangon 4,477,638
2 Mandalay 1,208,099
3 Nay Pyi Taw 925,000
4 Mawlamyine 438,861
5 Kyain Seikgyi Township 246,065
6 Bago 244,376
7 Pathein 237,089
8 Monywa 182,011
9 Sittwe 177,743
10 Meiktila 177,442
11 Myeik 173,298
12 Taunggyi 160,115
13 Myingyan 141,713
14 Dawei 136,783
15 Pyay 135,308
16 Hinthada 134,947
17 Lashio 131,016
18 Pakokku 126,938
19 Thaton 123,727
20 Pyin Oo Lwin 117,303
21 Yenangyaung 110,553
22 Taungoo 106,945
23 Thayetmyo 98,185
24 Pyinmana 97,409
25 Magway 96,954
26 Myitkyina 90,894
27 Chauk 90,870
28 Mogok 90,843
29 Nyaunglebin 89,626
30 Mudon 89,123
31 Shwebo 88,914
32 Sagaing 78,739
33 Taungdwingyi 70,094
34 Syriam 69,448
35 Bogale 68,938
36 Pyapon 65,601
37 Yamethin 59,867
38 Kanbe 58,146
39 Kawthoung 57,949
40 Myaydo 57,897
41 Minbu 57,342
42 Tharyarwady 54,386
43 Thongwa 52,496
44 Kyaiklat 52,425
45 Tachilek 51,553
46 Maubin 51,542
47 Kyaukse 50,480
48 Hpa-An 50,000
49 Kyaikto 48,658
50 Martaban 48,629
51 Kyaikkami 48,100
52 Bhamo 47,920
53 Twante 46,516
54 Myawadi 45,000
55 Mawlaik 44,540
56 Wakema 42,705
57 Myanaung 42,252
58 Pyu 40,386
59 Kayan 40,322
60 Nyaungdon 40,092
61 Mawlamyinegyunn 39,115
62 Letpandan 38,936
63 Thanatpin 38,059
64 Paungde 36,971
65 Hakha 20,000
66 Loikaw 17,293

See also

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Notes

The Myanmar Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Myanmar (formerly Burma) delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Myanmar (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Myanmar in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.