Dhaka, Bangladesh Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Dhaka, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Dhaka in 2021 is 21,741,000, a 3.5% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Dhaka in 2020 was 21,006,000, a 3.56% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Dhaka in 2019 was 20,284,000, a 3.61% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Dhaka in 2018 was 19,578,000, a 3.62% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bangladesh
City Name Population
Dhaka 21,741,000
Chittagong 5,133,000
Khulna 949,000
Rajshahi 924,000
Sylhet 890,000
Bogra 820,000
Comilla 609,000
Rupganj 522,000
Barisal 500,000
Mymensingh 468,000
Rangpur 416,000
Dhaka - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 21,741,000 3.50%
2020 21,006,000 3.56%
2019 20,284,000 3.61%
2018 19,578,000 3.62%
2017 18,894,000 3.62%
2016 18,234,000 3.62%
2015 17,597,000 3.62%
2014 16,982,000 3.62%
2013 16,389,000 3.62%
2012 15,816,000 3.62%
2011 15,264,000 3.62%
2010 14,731,000 3.62%
2009 14,216,000 3.62%
2008 13,720,000 3.63%
2007 13,240,000 3.62%
2006 12,777,000 3.62%
2005 12,331,000 3.61%
2004 11,901,000 3.63%
2003 11,484,000 3.62%
2002 11,083,000 3.62%
2001 10,696,000 4.00%
2000 10,285,000 4.31%
1999 9,860,000 4.29%
1998 9,454,000 4.30%
1997 9,064,000 4.29%
1996 8,691,000 4.31%
1995 8,332,000 4.29%
1994 7,989,000 4.30%
1993 7,660,000 4.30%
1992 7,344,000 4.30%
1991 7,041,000 6.34%
1990 6,621,000 7.27%
1989 6,172,000 7.26%
1988 5,754,000 7.29%
1987 5,363,000 7.28%
1986 4,999,000 7.27%
1985 4,660,000 7.25%
1984 4,345,000 7.28%
1983 4,050,000 7.28%
1982 3,775,000 7.27%
1981 3,519,000 7.75%
1980 3,266,000 8.04%
1979 3,023,000 8.00%
1978 2,799,000 8.03%
1977 2,591,000 8.00%
1976 2,399,000 8.01%
1975 2,221,000 8.03%
1974 2,056,000 9.89%
1973 1,871,000 10.84%
1972 1,688,000 10.83%
1971 1,523,000 10.84%
1970 1,374,000 10.90%
1969 1,239,000 10.82%
1968 1,118,000 10.80%
1967 1,009,000 10.88%
1966 910,000 10.84%
1965 821,000 10.80%
1964 741,000 10.93%
1963 668,000 10.78%
1962 603,000 10.85%
1961 544,000 7.09%
1960 508,000 4.53%
1959 486,000 4.29%
1958 466,000 4.48%
1957 446,000 4.45%
1956 427,000 4.40%
1955 409,000 4.34%
1954 392,000 4.53%
1953 375,000 4.46%
1952 359,000 4.36%
1951 344,000 2.38%
1950 336,000 0.00%