Myanmar Population: 54,277,330

Myanmar, officially known as the Republic of Union of Myanmar, is bordered by India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, Thailand, Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. Myanmar is the largest of Southeast Asian States. The capital of Myanmar is Naypyidaw.

Largest Cities in Myanmar by Population 

Yangon has the largest population along with cities like Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw. Some other cities which are highly populated are Mawlamyine, Bago, and Pathein, etc.

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

Myanmar Population History

The UN records show that the population of the country is increasing by 0.70% every year. From the year 2015, there has been a steady growth in the total population. In 2020, the total population of Myanmar is 54,409,800. In the coming years, there will be a consistent growth of 0.70 %.

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 54,409,800 0.67% 364,380 -163,313 29 2.17 83 31.40% 17,068,066 0.70% 7,794,798,739 26
2019 54,045,420 0.63% 337,100 -163,313 27.8 2.23 83 31.00% 16,763,626 0.70% 7,713,468,100 26
2018 53,708,320 0.61% 325,797 -163,313 27.8 2.23 82 30.70% 16,468,361 0.70% 7,631,091,040 26
2017 53,382,523 0.64% 337,322 -163,313 27.8 2.23 82 30.30% 16,183,083 0.71% 7,547,858,925 26
2016 53,045,201 0.69% 364,475 -163,313 27.8 2.23 81 30.00% 15,908,841 0.71% 7,464,022,049 26
2015 52,680,726 0.81% 415,982 -105,642 27.5 2.25 81 29.70% 15,646,537 0.71% 7,379,797,139 25
2010 50,600,818 0.67% 330,179 -267,386 26.1 2.5 77 28.60% 14,487,449 0.73% 6,956,823,603 25
2005 48,949,924 0.94% 446,045 -241,618 24.5 2.8 75 27.70% 13,548,744 0.75% 6,541,907,027 24
2000 46,719,701 1.25% 563,621 -107,600 23.3 2.95 72 26.70% 12,457,527 0.76% 6,143,493,823 26
1995 43,901,598 1.21% 513,280 -142,741 22 3.2 67 25.70% 11,295,542 0.76% 5,744,212,979 25
1990 41,335,199 1.71% 671,623 -40,000 20.7 3.78 63 24.80% 10,255,233 0.78% 5,327,231,061 25
1985 37,977,086 2.10% 750,555 -10,931 19.6 4.6 58 23.90% 9,075,330 0.78% 4,870,921,740 26
1980 34,224,313 2.26% 722,644 0 19.1 5.15 52 23.40% 7,999,556 0.77% 4,458,003,514 27
1975 30,611,095 2.34% 668,405 0 18.7 5.74 47 23.20% 7,110,236 0.75% 4,079,480,606 27
1970 27,269,069 2.37% 601,942 0 18.6 6.1 42 22.10% 6,022,901 0.74% 3,700,437,046 27
1965 24,259,359 2.22% 504,483 0 19.3 6.1 37 20.20% 4,905,378 0.73% 3,339,583,597 26
1960 21,736,942 2.14% 437,374 0 20.5 6 33 18.60% 4,034,840 0.72% 3,034,949,748 27
1955 19,550,071 1.92% 354,089 0 21.5 6 30 17.00% 3,323,690 0.71% 2,773,019,936 26

Myanmar Population forecast

The 0.70% population growth is projected to be increasing in 2040. After 2040, the population is expected to decrease slowly. The estimated population of Myanmar for 2050 is 62,253,430. In 2045 the population rate is 61,909,753. So, there is a slight increase in 2050 when compared to the population of the year 2045.

In the future, the total population is predicted to be extremely steady. The urban and median age is steadily increasing over the coming years. The average median age of 2050 is 37.3, and the estimated urban population for the year 2050 is 29,391,985.

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 54,409,800 0.65% 345,815 -163,313 29 2.17 83 31.40% 17,068,066 0.70% 7,794,798,739 26
2025 56,528,471 0.77% 423,734 -40,000 30.4 2.17 87 33.10% 18,722,491 0.69% 8,184,437,460 27
2030 58,478,494 0.68% 390,005 -20,000 31.9 2.17 90 35.30% 20,614,897 0.68% 8,548,487,400 27
2035 60,064,897 0.54% 317,281 -20,000 33.4 2.17 92 37.80% 22,714,271 0.68% 8,887,524,213 28
2040 61,201,604 0.38% 227,341 -20,000 34.9 2.17 94 40.80% 24,973,796 0.67% 9,198,847,240 28
2045 61,909,753 0.23% 141,630 -20,000 36.2 2.17 95 44.00% 27,231,609 0.65% 9,481,803,274 30
2050 62,253,430 0.11% 68,735 37.3 2.17 95 47.20% 29,391,985 0.64% 9,735,033,990 33

Myanmar Demographics

The life expectancy rate of 2020 is 67.71. It was an increase of 0.3% from 2019. In the year 2019, the increase was positive as the death rates increased the birth rates. The sex ratio is 970 males per 1000 females. This is lower than the global sex ratio.

Myanmar Religion & Politics

Myanmar is a multi-faith country. The country owns 90% of Theravada Buddhism and 4 % of Christianity, 4% of Islam, 1% of Hinduism, and 1% of Mahayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, and Animism. The country is administered under the parliamentary method with a bicameral legislature. The military appoints 25 % of the legislators, and the remaining 75% of legislators are elected in general elections.

Myanmar Economy

The economy of Myanmar is an emerging economy. The grey economy in Myanmar is closely linked to smuggling and illegal trade. Most of the people depend on agriculture and activities such as processing, transporting, marketing, and exporting agricultural products. The other occupations are forestry, and fishing contributes to the Myanmar economy.

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%