List of Asian countries by population

This is a list of Asian countries and dependent territories by population sorted by normalised demographic projections.

Asian countries by population, 2022

Table

RankCountryOctober 22, 2022
projection
% of
Asia's
population
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[1]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[2]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[3]
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
1 China1,452,218,08231.350.496,730,0001411,411,750,000December 31, 2022Annual national estimate
2 India1,411,944,97129.721.6420,998,000431,370,508,600December 31, 2020Official estimate
3 Indonesia278,462,0005.841.411,605,35450272,248,500July 1, 2021Official estimate
4 Pakistan229,785,0004.392.403,765,00035225,200,000July 1, 2021UN Projection
5 Bangladesh171,200,0003.6171.352,139,00051174,785,000February 1, 2023Official population clock
6 Russia[4][5][6][7]144,031,0003.190.19278,000368147,190,000October 1, 2021Preliminary Census Estimates
7 Japan124,891,0002.81-0.01-12,000-124,750,000September 1, 2022Provisional estimate
8 Philippines115,699,3952.231.51,500,00045110,198,654December 1, 2021Official estimate
9 Vietnam99,100,0002.031.161,057,0006098,505,400July 1, 2021Official estimate
10 Iran88,000,0001.741.291,001,0005485,296,000February 1, 2023Official population clock
11
 Turkey[8]85,214,0001.731.341,035,0005284,680,273December 31, 2021Official estimate
12 Thailand70,100,0001.510.76517,0009167,993,000July 1, 2019National Statistical Office
13 Myanmar54,486,2531.261.22632,0005754,101,253April 1, 2019National annual Projection
14 South Korea51,617,0001.120.38193,00018151,671,5691 July 2021Monthly National Estimate
15 Iraq44,575,0000.812.901,030,0002441,190,700July 1, 2021National Annual Projection Archived 2016-05-17 at the Portuguese Web Archive
16 Afghanistan42,523,4180.702.44751,0002940,218,2342021Official estimate
17 Uzbekistan35,283,0000.691.70523,0004135,118,807September 30, 2021Official estimate
18 Saudi Arabia35,849,0000.591.87494,0003735,013,414July 1, 2020Official estimate
19 Malaysia34,032,0000.691.84561,0003834,930,000February 1, 2023Official population clock
20 Yemen31,100,0000.592.95766,0002430,491,000July 1, 2021Official estimate
21   Nepal30,200,0000.621.42392,0004930,378,055July 1, 2021Official estimate
22 North Korea26,180,0000.571.08277,0006425,660,000July 1, 2021National Annual Projection
23 Taiwan[9]25,055,0000.520.3581,00020023,196,178May 31, 2022Monthly official estimate
24 Sri Lanka23,480,0000.510.94194,0007422,480,000February 19, 2017Live Population
25 Syria19,541,0000.391.45250,0004818,276,000 July 1 ,2021Monthly official estimate
26 Kazakhstan[10]19,200,0000.422.45557,0002921,377,000December 31, 2011Official estimate
27 Cambodia17,040,0000.331.59236,0004415,552,211March 3, 20192019 census result
28 Jordan11,837,0000.152.75183,0002611,051,940October 10, 2021Official estimate
29 United Arab Emirates10,100,0000.201.57138,000459,503,738December 31, 2019Official estimate
30 Tajikistan10,000,0000.192.35194,000309,504,000January 1, 2021Official estimate
31 Azerbaijan[11]10,000,0000.211.23117,0005710,139,196July 1,2021Official estimate
32 Israel9,000,0000.191.89155,000379,412,700October 10, 2021Monthly official estimate Archived 2018-09-15 at the Wayback Machine
33 Lebanon6,288,0000.091.7875,000396,769,000July 1,2021Official estimate
34 Kyrgyzstan6,543,0000.131.6496,000435,895,100January 1, 2015Official estimate
35 Laos7,500,0000.151.63109,000436,492,400March 1, 2015Preliminary 2015 census result
36 Singapore5,541,0000.121.3071,000545,535,000July 1, 2015Official estimate
37 Turkmenistan5,302,0000.111.2460,000564,751,120December 26, 20122012 census result
38 Palestine[12]5,683,0000.102.92133,000244,550,3682014Official estimate
39 Oman4,181,0000.095.13204,000144,779,100February 1, 2023Official population clock Archived 2016-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
40 Kuwait4,161,0000.093.00121,000234,183,658June 30, 2015Official estimate
41 Georgia[13]3,730,0000.080.031,0002,5853,729,500January 1, 2015Official estimate
42 Mongolia3,029,0000.082.1965,000323,418,500February 1, 2023Official population clock
43 Armenia3,005,0000.07-0.03-1,000-3,004,000September 30, 2015Monthly official estimate
44 Qatar2,113,0000.054.2987,000162,412,483October 31, 2015Monthly official estimate
45 Timor-Leste (East Timor)1,645,0000.032.7233,000261,167,242July 11, 2015Preliminary 2015 census result
46 Bahrain1,381,0000.047.35122,000101,501,635February 28, 2021Bahrain 2020 Census
47 Cyprus1,223,9160.021.7413,00040870,780February 1, 2023Official population clock Archived 2016-03-19 at the Wayback Machine
48 Bhutan760,0000.021.7413,00040870,780February 1, 2023Official population clock Archived 2016-03-19 at the Wayback Machine
49 Maldives454,9140.011.475,00047557,426January 14, 2021National Bureau of Statistics
50 Brunei421,0000.011.697,00041460,345July 1, 2020-National Annual Estimate
Total 50 countries4,625,817,000100.001.1652,210,00058

Asian population by country (top 8).

  China (31.35%)
  India (29.72%)
  Indonesia (5.84%)
  Pakistan (4.39%)
  Bangladesh (3.63%)
  Japan (2.81%)
  Philippines (2.28%)
  Other (19.98%)

See also

References

  1. It corresponds to the following formula: projection2015/proj\ction2014x100-100.
  2. It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  3. It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).
  4. 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. Russia is a transcontinental country straddling Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.
  5. ''a country in northern Asia and eastern Europe''
  6. ''country in Europe and Asia.''
  7. ''77% of Russia is on the Asian continent, 23% of Russia is on the Eurasian continent.'' ''Russia is considered to be both in Europe and Asia with 23 percent in Europe and 77 percent in Asia. Therefore, Russia is part of both the Eurasian and Asian continents.''
  8. Transcontinental country straddling Western Asia and a small portion of Southeast Europe.
  9. Taiwan is a widely recognized but partially recognised country.
  10. Transcontinental country mainly located in Central Asia and partly in Eastern Europe.
  11. Transcontinental country straddling Western Asia and Eastern Europe.
  12. It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by an Israeli land corridor. It is also a partially recognized state, recognized by 138 out of 193 UN member states, and is a UN observer member, along with the Vatican City.
  13. Transcontinental country straddling Western Asia and Eastern Europe.
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