Dhaka, Bangladesh Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Dhaka, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Dhaka in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Dhaka in 2017 was 18,894,000, a 3.62% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bangladesh
City Name Population
Dhaka 21,006,000
Chittagong 5,020,000
Khulna 954,000
Rajshahi 908,000
Sylhet 852,000
Bogra 775,000
Comilla 589,000
Barisal 484,000
Rupganj 482,000
Mymensingh 460,000
Rangpur 407,000
Dhaka - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%