South Asia Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • South Asia urban population for 2020 was 647,723,163, a 2.47% increase from 2019.
  • South Asia urban population for 2019 was 632,092,773, a 2.48% increase from 2018.
  • South Asia urban population for 2018 was 616,775,937, a 2.49% increase from 2017.
  • South Asia urban population for 2017 was 601,765,617, a 2.5% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
World 4,352,232,429
East Asia & Pacific 1,427,569,869
OECD members 1,110,609,306
South Asia 647,723,163
Latin America & Caribbean 529,082,736
Sub-Saharan Africa 468,643,630
European Union 335,651,231
North America 303,426,490
Euro Area 265,655,307
South Asia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 647,723,163 34.88 2.47%
2019 632,092,773 34.43 2.48%
2018 616,775,937 33.99 2.49%
2017 601,765,617 33.56 2.50%
2016 587,083,474 33.15 2.51%
2015 572,716,485 32.74 2.52%
2014 558,661,741 32.34 2.53%
2013 544,896,119 31.94 2.54%
2012 531,400,431 31.56 2.56%
2011 518,130,416 31.18 2.59%
2010 505,032,835 30.82 2.65%
2009 492,017,034 30.45 2.70%
2008 479,083,474 30.09 2.76%
2007 466,224,390 29.73 2.81%
2006 453,479,284 29.38 2.86%
2005 440,862,691 29.03 2.92%
2004 428,369,849 28.68 2.97%
2003 416,008,189 28.33 3.02%
2002 403,820,545 27.99 3.07%
2001 391,801,693 27.65 2.87%
2000 380,859,153 27.38 2.78%
1999 370,575,781 27.15 2.82%
1998 360,427,450 26.91 2.87%
1997 350,369,668 26.68 2.92%
1996 340,440,077 26.44 2.96%
1995 330,666,895 26.21 2.99%
1994 321,070,080 25.98 3.03%
1993 311,631,475 25.76 3.06%
1992 302,372,602 25.54 3.09%
1991 293,300,429 25.31 3.24%
1990 284,108,531 25.06 3.32%
1989 274,991,834 24.80 3.34%
1988 266,097,540 24.54 3.39%
1987 257,362,601 24.27 3.42%
1986 248,849,823 24.01 3.45%
1985 240,541,095 23.75 3.49%
1984 232,439,513 23.49 3.52%
1983 224,540,088 23.22 3.54%
1982 216,867,202 22.97 3.55%
1981 209,434,600 22.71 4.14%
1980 201,103,301 22.33 4.42%
1979 192,582,132 21.90 4.39%
1978 184,475,993 21.48 4.37%
1977 176,747,415 21.07 4.35%
1976 169,374,254 20.67 4.34%
1975 162,331,713 20.28 4.32%
1974 155,605,264 19.90 4.19%
1973 149,351,474 19.54 4.10%
1972 143,466,114 19.21 4.08%
1971 137,847,977 18.88 3.63%
1970 133,019,516 18.64 3.46%
1969 128,565,805 18.43 3.43%
1968 124,302,045 18.22 3.40%
1967 120,211,107 18.03 3.38%
1966 116,277,566 17.83 3.36%
1965 112,492,479 17.64 3.35%
1964 108,848,887 17.45 3.34%
1963 105,334,005 17.25 3.31%
1962 101,955,679 17.06 3.29%
1961 98,712,866 16.88 2.92%
1960 95,913,995 16.74 %