Nepal Population 2016

Nepal is a country of 29 000 823 people. The figure shows that Nepal represents almost 0.39% of world’s population. The world’s most populous country is China followed by India. And coincidentally they both are our close neighbors. With the population growth rate of 1.20%, Nepal is predicted to have more than 33,104,257 people by 2030.

Male population – 14 384 504
Female population – 14 616 319
Birth this year – 570 624
Death this year – 176 266
Net migration – 73 059
Population growth – 321 299

Covering the total land area of 143 322 sq. km, the population density of Nepal is 201 per sq. km. The urban population of 2016 is 18.6% of the total population (5 462 512). The median age in Nepal is 23.4 years. The total dependency ratio of population in Nepal is 63.7 %. According to our estimates 12 179 075 persons or 64.9% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Nepal are able to read and write. Accordingly about 6 585 651 adults are illiterate.

During 2016, Nepal population is estimated to reach 29 018 803 in the beginning of 2017. It means that, population will increase by 339 279. The number of birth will exceed the number of death by 416 427. So, the natural increase is expected to be positive. The population of Nepal in 2016 will be increased by 930 people daily. Daily changes rate:

1,651 live birth average per day
510 death average per day
211 emigrants average per day

Population by age

9,914 798 young people under 15 years old ( 5 051 898 males / 4 863 187 females)
17,516 880 persons between 15 and 64 years old ( 8 398 799 males / 9 118 081 females)
1,247 846 persons above 64 years old ( 583 055 males / 664 791 females)

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Nepal is 66.2 years.
Male life expectancy at birth is 64.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 67.4 years.

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