Population growth in Laos

From 1960 to 2016 the population of Laos increased from 2.12 million to 6.76 million people. This is a growth by 218.7 percent in 56 years. The highest increase Laos was recorded in 1988 with 2.95%. The smallest increase in 1978 with 1.05%.

In the same period, the total population of all countries worldwide increased by 145.3 percent.

Growth in worldwide comparison



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Population development in Laos since 1960

(Data in millions of inhabitants)



JahrPopulation
Laos
VeränderungGeburtenrateSterberate Population
World
Change
19612.17 M2.33 %  3,075 M1.35 %
19622.22 M2.34 %  3,128 M1.72 %
19632.27 M2.35 %  3,193 M2.07 %
19642.33 M2.37 %  3,258 M2.05 %
19652.38 M2.38 %  3,325 M2.05 %
19662.44 M2.38 %  3,395 M2.10 %
19672.50 M2.37 %  3,464 M2.05 %
19682.56 M2.40 %  3,535 M2.03 %
19692.62 M2.49 %  3,609 M2.11 %
19702.69 M2.59 %  3,685 M2.09 %
19712.76 M2.75 %  3,762 M2.10 %
19722.84 M2.84 %  3,839 M2.04 %
19732.92 M2.76 %  3,915 M1.98 %
19742.99 M2.46 %  3,991 M1.96 %
19753.05 M2.03 %  4,066 M1.87 %
19763.10 M1.55 %  4,139 M1.79 %
19773.14 M1.19 %  4,212 M1.75 %
19783.17 M1.05 %  4,286 M1.75 %
19793.21 M1.21 %  4,361 M1.77 %
19803.26 M1.58 %  4,438 M1.75 %
19813.32 M2.00 %  4,516 M1.76 %
19823.40 M2.34 %  4,597 M1.79 %
19833.49 M2.61 %  4,679 M1.78 %
19843.59 M2.76 %  4,760 M1.74 %
19853.69 M2.83 %  4,843 M1.75 %
19863.79 M2.88 %  4,929 M1.77 %
19873.91 M2.93 %  5,017 M1.78 %
19884.02 M2.95 %  5,106 M1.77 %
19894.14 M2.94 %  5,195 M1.74 %
19904.26 M2.90 %  5,285 M1.74 %
19914.38 M2.86 %42.0 ‰13.0 ‰5,372 M1.65 %
19924.50 M2.79 %41.7 ‰12.9 ‰5,456 M1.56 %
19934.62 M2.69 %40.8 ‰12.5 ‰5,541 M1.56 %
19944.74 M2.53 %39.6 ‰12.1 ‰5,625 M1.51 %
19954.85 M2.35 %38.4 ‰11.7 ‰5,710 M1.51 %
19964.96 M2.17 %37.0 ‰11.3 ‰5,793 M1.45 %
19975.06 M2.00 %35.6 ‰10.9 ‰5,875 M1.43 %
19985.15 M1.86 %34.2 ‰10.5 ‰5,957 M1.39 %
19995.24 M1.76 %33.0 ‰10.1 ‰6,038 M1.36 %
20005.33 M1.68 %31.8 ‰9.8 ‰6,118 M1.33 %
20015.41 M1.60 %30.9 ‰9.4 ‰6,198 M1.30 %
20025.50 M1.53 %30.1 ‰9.1 ‰6,277 M1.28 %
20035.58 M1.50 %29.5 ‰8.8 ‰6,356 M1.27 %
20045.66 M1.52 %29.0 ‰8.6 ‰6,436 M1.26 %
20055.75 M1.58 %28.6 ‰8.3 ‰6,517 M1.25 %
20065.85 M1.66 %28.2 ‰8.1 ‰6,598 M1.25 %
20075.95 M1.72 %27.9 ‰7.9 ‰6,680 M1.24 %
20086.05 M1.72 %27.5 ‰7.7 ‰6,764 M1.25 %
20096.15 M1.65 %27.2 ‰7.5 ‰6,847 M1.23 %
20106.25 M1.53 %26.7 ‰7.4 ‰6,931 M1.22 %
20116.33 M1.40 %26.2 ‰7.2 ‰7,013 M1.19 %
20126.42 M1.29 %25.8 ‰7.1 ‰7,097 M1.21 %
20136.49 M1.24 %25.3 ‰7.0 ‰7,183 M1.20 %
20146.58 M1.26 %24.8 ‰6.9 ‰7,269 M1.20 %
20156.66 M1.33 %24.3 ‰6.8 ‰7,355 M1.19 %
20166.76 M1.42 %  7,442 M1.18 %


Birth- and deathrate in Laos

Population growth is the result of the birth rate, the mortality rate and the migration rate. The example of the year 2015 in the graph: The population in Laos increased by about 87,600 inhabitants. In the same year, the death rate was 6.8 per 1000 people (~ 44,400 deaths) and the birth rate was 24.3 per 1000 people (~ 160,000 births). As a result, around 28,000 inhabitants have migrated to other countries.

The development of births and deaths is displayed in the following graph. All data refer to births or deaths per 1000 inhabitants.





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