Cambodia Population 2018
Cambodia, formerly the Khmer Empire, is located at the southern region of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Cambodia is currently the 69th most populous country in the world with an estimated 2018 population of 16.25 million, an increase from 2013's estimation of 14.9 million.
Cambodia has an estimated population of 16.25 million, up from the official 2008 census population of 13.38 million. Cambodia has a population density of 82 people per square kilometer (212/square mile), which ranks 118th in the world.
The largest city and capital is Phnom Penh, with a population of 1.4 million, or 2.2 million in the metropolitan area. The next largest city is Battambang, with a population not yet reaching 200,000.
90% of Cambodia's population is of Khmer origin, speaking the Khmer language. The population of Cambodia is fairly homogeneous with other ethnic groups being Vietnamese (5%) and Chinese (1%). The demographics of the country are very affected by the civil war and later genocide, and 50% of the population is under 22 years old. It also has the most female-biased sex ratio in the region.
Over 95% of the population practices Theravada Buddhism, the official religion, with an estimated 4,400 monastery temples in the country. Islam is the main religion of the majority of Malay and Chams minorities in the country, while most Muslims are Sunnis. There are approximately 300,000 Muslims in Cambodia, with about 1% identified as Christian.
Population change rates in 2018
According to our estimations, daily change rates of Cambodia population in 2018 will be the following:
1,090 live births average per day (45.41 in an hour)
280 deaths average per day (11.66 in an hour)
-89 emigrants average per day (-3.70 in an hour)
The population of Cambodia will be increased by 721 persons daily in 2018.
Demographics of Cambodia 2017
As of 1 January 2018, the population of Cambodia was estimated to be 16,217,703 people. This is an increase of 1.62 % (259,010 people) compared to population of 15,958,693 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 290,927. Due to external migration, the population declined by 31,917. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.960 (960 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.
Below are the key figures for Cambodia population in 2017:
391,467 live births
Natural increase: 290,927 people
Net migration: -31,917 people
7,943,365 males as of 31 December 2017
8,274,338 females as of 31 December 2017