Timor-Leste Population (LIVE)

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Timor-Leste Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Timor-Leste is 1,379,433 as of Monday, June 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Timor-Leste 2023 population is estimated at 1,360,596 people at mid year.
  • Timor-Leste population is equivalent to 0.02% of the total world population.
  • Timor-Leste ranks number 155 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Timor-Leste is 91 per Km2 (237 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 14,870 Km2 (5,741 sq. miles)
  • 35.1 % of the population is urban (477,963 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Timor-Leste is 20.9 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 Timor-Leste (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTimor-Leste
Global Rank
2024 1,379,883 1.42 % 19,287 -5,000 21.2 2.88 93 35.8 % 494,012 0.02 % 8,118,835,999 155
2023 1,360,596 1.44 % 19,300 -5,000 20.9 2.96 91 35.1 % 477,963 0.02 % 8,045,311,447 155
2022 1,341,296 1.54 % 20,354 -5,000 20.6 3.05 90 34.5 % 462,385 0.02 % 7,975,105,156 155
2020 1,299,995 1.53 % 19,557 -3,506 20.0 3.25 87 33.3 % 432,649 0.02 % 7,840,952,880 156
2015 1,205,813 2.07 % 23,465 -5,529 18.8 3.90 81 30.4 % 365,966 0.02 % 7,426,597,537 157
2010 1,088,486 2.35 % 23,835 -1,607 17.9 4.85 73 28.3 % 307,717 0.02 % 6,985,603,105 159
2005 969,313 1.99 % 18,191 -1,481 17.2 5.71 65 27.6 % 267,304 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 156
2000 878,360 1.40 % 11,827-12,665 17.3 5.98 59 24.1 % 211,480 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 156
1995 819,226 1.56 % 12,224 -7,916 17.8 5.94 55 24.0 % 196,370 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 156
1990 758,106 2.14 % 15,199 399 18.1 5.81 51 20.7 % 156,717 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 157
1985 682,109 1.21 % 7,977 2,122 18.5 5.65 46 18.2 % 123,808 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 158
1980 642,224 1.37 % 8,420 5,453 18.7 5.22 43 15.1 % 96,847 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 157
1975 600,126 1.61 % 9,221 9,542 19.0 5.19 40 16.2 % 97,038 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 155
1970 554,021 1.77 % 9,309 0 19.4 5.66 37 14.1 % 77,977 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 154
1965 507,477 1.61 % 7,781 0 18.8 6.01 34 12.3 % 62,237 0.02 % 3,337,111,983 154
1960 468,573 1.39 % 6,229 0 18.2 6.32 32 10.8 % 50,449 0.02 % 3,019,233,434 154
1955 437,426 1.07 % 4,527 0 17.5 6.48 29 10.5 % 46,096 0.02 % 2,746,072,141 154
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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Timor-Leste Population Forecast

-5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTimor-Leste
Global Rank
2025 1,399,184 1.48 % 19,838 -5,000 21.5 2.81 94 36.5 % 510,529 0.02 % 8,191,988,453 155
2030 1,495,081 1.33 % 19,179 -5,000 23.2 2.53 101 40.1 % 600,140 0.02 % 8,546,141,327 155
2035 1,585,869 1.19 % 18,158 -5,000 24.8 2.35 107 44.2 % 700,738 0.02 % 8,879,397,401 154
2040 1,668,074 1.02 % 16,441 -5,000 26.4 2.21 112 48.6 % 811,286 0.02 % 9,188,250,492 153
2045 1,741,563 0.87 % 14,698 -5,000 28.2 2.12 117 53.5 % 930,947 0.02 % 9,467,543,575 153
2050 1,806,869 0.74 % 13,061   29.9 2.03 122 58.6 % 1,058,997 0.02 % 9,709,491,761 153
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).

Timor-Leste Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Timor-Leste
Life Expectancy
69.31 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
29.5
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
36.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Timor-Leste

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Dili 150,000
2 Maliana 22,000
3 Suai 21,539
4 Likisa 19,000
5 Aileu 17,356
6 Lospalos 17,186
7 Maubara 16,300
8 Venilale 16,000
8 Baukau 16,000

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Timor-Leste (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 Timor-Leste 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.