Brunei Population: 435,941

On the island of Borneo, a beautiful tiny nation is known as Brunei. It is very popular for its biodiverse environment. This island is full of beaches and rainforest. This island is surrounded by two great countries Malaysia and china. The capital city of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan. The total population of this county is known as 4.9 lakh approximately. Most of the population in this country lives on the urban side, which is 75%.

Brunei largest cities by population 

There are four largest districts in the country. The first largest city is the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. The total population is 64,409. The second-largest city is 31,178. 30,097 is the total population of Seria. Tutong and in the other cities, the total population is below 10000.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Bandar Seri Begawan 64,409
Kuala Belait 31,178
Seria 30,097
Tutong 19,151

Brunei population history 

As per the UN data, the total population estimated for the mid-year is 437,479. The country contributes 0.015 % to the world’s total population. Over the past decade, the growth in population was positive. In the year 2000, the yearly growth was 2.32 % that is 333,165. however; after 2005, the yearly growth is slowly reducing, which may affect the growth of the population. For the year 2020, the yearly growth is 0.27%, which is a declining rate when compared to the previous year. This may be due to the decreasing fertility rate. From 2015 to 2019 the fertility remains stable, which is 1.98, but in 2020 it has decreased to 1.85. Every year there is a 1% consistent raise in the urban population.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 437,479 0.97% 4,194 0 32.3 1.85 83 79.50% 347,838 0.01% 7,794,798,739 175
2019 433,285 1.01% 4,322 0 30.4 1.98 82 79.00% 342,428 0.01% 7,713,468,100 175
2018 428,963 1.06% 4,490 0 30.4 1.98 81 78.60% 336,970 0.01% 7,631,091,040 175
2017 424,473 1.11% 4,673 0 30.4 1.98 81 78.10% 331,434 0.01% 7,547,858,925 175
2016 419,800 1.18% 4,893 0 30.4 1.98 80 77.60% 325,818 0.01% 7,464,022,049 175
2015 414,907 1.32% 5,252 -180 29.9 2.02 79 77.20% 320,102 0.01% 7,379,797,139 175
2010 388,646 1.26% 4,706 -451 27.5 1.88 74 75.00% 291,344 0.01% 6,956,823,603 176
2005 365,114 1.85% 6,390 84 26.8 2.22 69 73.20% 267,160 0.01% 6,541,907,027 176
2000 333,165 2.32% 7,210 838 25.5 2.51 63 71.20% 237,146 0.01% 6,143,493,823 175
1995 297,114 2.81% 7,679 954 24 3.08 56 68.70% 204,005 0.01% 5,744,212,979 175
1990 258,721 2.88% 6,854 737 23.1 3.47 49 66.50% 171,931 0.00% 5,327,231,061 176
1985 224,449 2.97% 6,114 724 21.2 3.79 43 65.70% 147,498 0.00% 4,870,921,740 178
1980 193,879 3.71% 6,451 1,659 20.2 4.45 37 65.00% 125,968 0.00% 4,458,003,514 178
1975 161,626 4.53% 6,419 2,177 19.6 5.49 31 64.20% 103,782 0.00% 4,079,480,606 178
1970 129,529 4.82% 5,429 2,169 18.4 5.9 25 61.70% 79,920 0.00% 3,700,437,046 179
1965 102,386 4.62% 4,137 1,284 17.7 6.66 19 52.60% 53,901 0.00% 3,339,583,597 187
1960 81,702 5.22% 3,669 1,402 19.4 6.89 16 43.40% 35,478 0.00% 3,034,949,748 184
1955 63,356 5.71% 3,071 1,340 21.1 6.9 12 34.60% 21,948 0.00% 2,773,019,936 187

Brunei population forecast 

The fall in the total population has started in 2020, and it is forecasted that it may continue in the future years. There is also a halt in 2050 in the population where there is no increase or decrease. The fertility remains static from 2020 to 2050, which is 1.85.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 437,479 1.07% 4,514 0 32.3 1.85 83 79.50% 347,838 0.01% 7,794,798,739 175
2025 456,189 0.84% 3,742 0 34.7 1.85 87 81.90% 373,730 0.01% 8,184,437,460 174
2030 470,990 0.64% 2,960 0 36.8 1.85 89 84.30% 397,083 0.01% 8,548,487,400 174
2035 481,779 0.45% 2,158 0 38.9 1.85 91 86.60% 417,408 0.01% 8,887,524,213 175
2040 488,818 0.29% 1,408 0 40.9 1.85 93 88.90% 434,500 0.01% 9,198,847,240 175
2045 492,383 0.15% 713 0 42.5 1.85 93 91.10% 448,625 0.01% 9,481,803,274 177
2050 492,385 0.00% 0 43.9 1.85 93 93.40% 459,837 0.01% 9,735,033,990 177

Brunei demographics 

The infant mortality and deaths under age five are high, which is 6.9 and 8.9, respectively. The life expectancy rate is 76.35 years. The female and male population in Brunei is 51.88% and 48.12%. The male population is 1.08% higher than the female population. People of the 24-55 age group are higher, which is 48.9%.

Brunei religion and politics

The major religion in Brunei is Islam. The Muslim population is 79%, 9% Christians, and 8% Buddhist.

Brunei economy 

The economy of Brunei is considered small, but it is wealthy. The main factors contributing to the economy is domestic and foreign entrepreneurship, village traditions, government regulations, and welfare measure.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%