The total population in India was estimated at 1298.0 million people in 2018, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1950, India had a population of 359.0 million people.

Population in India is expected to be 1319.00 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the India Population is projected to trend around 1355.80 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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India Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1298.04 1283.60 1298.04 359.00 1950 - 2018 Million Yearly


India Population
The population of India represents 17.99 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 6 people on the planet is a resident of India.

India Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.50 7.20 8.50 6.70 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 49.80 50.40 63.70 49.80 percent [+]
Population 1298.04 1283.60 1298.04 359.00 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 43200.00 46200.00 47300.00 43200.00 INR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 10900.00 11300.00 13500.00 10900.00 INR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.70 23.10 23.70 22.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 19400.00 19200.00 19400.00 19200.00 INR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 10300.00 10100.00 10300.00 10100.00 INR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 176.00 176.00 176.00 137.00 INR/Day [+]
Employment Rate 46.80 47.80 50.80 46.80 percent [+]