List of Asian countries by population

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

Table[edit]

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2015
projection[1]
% of
pop.
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  China 1,370,793,000 31.35 0.49 6,730,000 141 1,378,340,000 August 23, 2016 Official population clock
2  India 1,299,499,000 29.72 1.64 20,998,000 43 1,210,854,977 March 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
3  Indonesia 255,462,000 5.84 1.41 3,549,000 50 255,461,700 2015 Official estimate
4  Pakistan 191,785,000 4.39 2.00 3,765,000 35 194,543,000 August 23, 2016 Official population clock
5  Bangladesh 158,762,000 3.63 1.37 2,139,000 51 161,227,000 August 23, 2016 Official population clock
6  Russia[5] 144,031,000 3.19 0.19 278,000 368 146,544,710 January 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
7  Japan 126,891,000 2.81 -0.01 -12,000 - 126,890,000 November 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
8  Philippines 102,965,000 2.28 2.13 2,147,000 33 102,965,300 2015 Official estimate
9  Vietnam 91,812,000 2.03 1.16 1,057,000 60 90,493,352 April 1, 2014 Official estimate
10  Iran 78,778,000 1.74 1.29 1,001,000 54 79,499,000 August 23, 2016 Official population clock
11  Turkey 78,214,000 1.73 1.34 1,035,000 52 77,695,904 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
12  Thailand 68,387,000 1.51 0.76 517,000 91 65,926,261 September 1, 2010 2010 census result
13  Myanmar 52,280,000 1.16 1.22 632,000 57 51,486,253 March 29, 2014 2014 census result
14  South Korea 50,617,000 1.12 0.38 193,000 181 50,617,045 2015 Official estimate
15  Iraq 36,575,000 0.81 2.90 1,030,000 24 36,575,000 2015 Official estimate
16  Saudi Arabia 31,521,000 0.70 2.44 751,000 29 31,521,418 2015 Official estimate
17  Uzbekistan 31,283,000 0.69 1.70 523,000 41 31,022,500 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
18  Malaysia 31,032,000 0.69 1.84 561,000 38 31,551,000 August 23, 2016 Official population clock
19    Nepal 28,038,000 0.62 1.42 392,000 49 28,037,904 2015 Official estimate
20  Afghanistan 26,849,000 0.59 1.87 494,000 37 27,101,365 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
21  Yemen 26,745,000 0.59 2.95 766,000 24 24,527,000 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
22  North Korea 25,863,000 0.57 1.08 277,000 64 24,052,231 October 1, 2008 Final 2008 census result
23  Taiwan[6] 23,455,000 0.52 0.35 81,000 200 23,476,640 October 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
24  Syria 23,270,000 0.52 2.45 557,000 29 21,377,000 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
25  Sri Lanka 20,869,000 0.46 0.94 194,000 74 20,771,000 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
26  Kazakhstan 17,541,000 0.39 1.45 250,000 48 17,608,200 October 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
27  Cambodia 15,040,000 0.33 1.59 236,000 44 13,395,682 March 3, 2008 Final 2008 census result
28  Azerbaijan 9,651,000 0.21 1.23 117,000 57 9,593,000 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
29  United Arab Emirates 8,933,000 0.20 1.57 138,000 45 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
30  Tajikistan 8,451,000 0.19 2.35 194,000 30 8,354,000 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
31  Israel 8,372,000 0.19 1.89 155,000 37 8,436,600 October 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
32  Hong Kong (China)[7] 7,299,000 0.16 0.90 65,000 77 7,298,600 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
33  Jordan 6,837,000 0.15 2.75 183,000 26 6,388,000 2012 Official estimate
34  Laos 6,802,000 0.15 1.63 109,000 43 6,492,400 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
35  Kyrgyzstan 5,943,000 0.13 1.64 96,000 43 5,895,100 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
36  Singapore 5,541,000 0.12 1.30 71,000 54 5,535,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
37  Turkmenistan 4,902,000 0.11 1.24 60,000 56 4,751,120 December 26, 2012 2012 census result
38  Palestine[8] 4,683,000 0.10 2.92 133,000 24 4,550,368 2014 Official estimate
39  Lebanon 4,288,000 0.09 1.78 75,000 39 4,965,846 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
40  Oman 4,181,000 0.09 5.13 204,000 14 4,233,200 August 23, 2016 Official population clock
41  Kuwait 4,161,000 0.09 3.00 121,000 23 4,183,658 June 30, 2015 Official estimate
42  Georgia 3,730,000 0.08 0.03 1,000 2,585 3,729,500 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
43  Mongolia 3,029,000 0.07 2.19 65,000 32 3,091,500 August 23, 2016 Official population clock
44  Armenia 3,005,000 0.07 -0.03 -1,000 - 3,004,000 September 30, 2015 Monthly official estimate
45  Qatar 2,113,000 0.05 4.29 87,000 16 2,412,483 October 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
46  Bahrain 1,781,000 0.04 7.35 122,000 10 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
47  Timor-Leste 1,245,000 0.03 2.72 33,000 26 1,167,242 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
48  Bhutan 760,000 0.02 1.74 13,000 40 779,020 August 23, 2016 Official population clock
49  Macau (China)[9] 641,000 0.01 3.89 24,000 18 643,100 September 2015 Official estimate
50  Brunei 421,000 0.01 1.69 7,000 41 393,372 June 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
51  Maldives 345,000 0.01 1.47 5,000 47 344,023 September 20, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Total 4,516,317,000 100.00 1.16 52,210,000 58




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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[edit]

References[edit]

  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/projection2014x100-100.
  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. ^ The island of Taiwan or the so-called Republic of China (ROC), which has been de facto independent from 1949 and is a partially recognized state, is claimed by the Communist People's Republic of China (PRC) to be one of its provinces.
  7. ^ Special Administrative Region (SAR)Former British colony, it definitely reverted to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.
  8. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by an Israeli land corridor.
  9. ^ Special Administrative Region (SAR)Former portuguese colony, it reverted to Chinese sovereignty on December 20, 1999.