Malawi Population (LIVE)

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Malawi Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Malawi is 18,282,982 as of Monday, June 26, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Malawi population is equivalent to 0.24% of the total world population.
  • Malawi ranks number 64 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Malawi is 194 per Km2 (503 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 94,264 Km2 (36,395 sq. miles)
  • 16.7 % of the population is urban (3,047,682 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Malawi is 17.3 years.

Population of Malawi (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMalawi
Global Rank
2017 18,298,679 3.09 % 548,853 -12,000 17.3 5.17 194 16.7 % 3,047,682 0.24 % 7,515,284,153 64
2016 17,749,826 3.11 % 534,594 -12,000 17.3 5.17 188 16.5 % 2,928,994 0.24 % 7,432,663,275 65
2015 17,215,232 3.11 % 489,082 -6,000 17 5.25 183 16.4 % 2,816,437 0.23 % 7,349,472,099 65
2010 14,769,824 2.99 % 404,396 -7,400 17 5.8 157 15.8 % 2,333,108 0.21 % 6,929,725,043 67
2005 12,747,846 2.64 % 310,923 -7,400 17 6.1 135 15.3 % 1,945,675 0.2 % 6,519,635,850 70
2000 11,193,230 2.65 % 274,084 -7,400 16 6.4 119 14.8 % 1,654,062 0.18 % 6,126,622,121 69
1995 9,822,812 0.86 % 82,763 -179,900 17 6.7 104 13.5 % 1,321,570 0.17 % 5,735,123,084 76
1990 9,408,998 5.48 % 440,673 182,800 17 7.3 100 11.6 % 1,092,098 0.18 % 5,309,667,699 73
1985 7,205,635 3.17 % 208,482 -5,700 16 7.6 76 10.2 % 738,289 0.15 % 4,852,540,569 81
1980 6,163,225 3.09 % 174,082 -6,700 16 7.6 65 9.2 % 564,445 0.14 % 4,439,632,465 83
1975 5,292,816 2.83 % 137,815 -10,500 17 7.4 56 7.7 % 405,500 0.13 % 4,061,399,228 83
1970 4,603,739 2.55 % 109,012 -12,400 17 7.2 49 6 % 274,169 0.13 % 3,682,487,691 87
1965 4,058,680 2.32 % 88,015 -6,700 17 6.85 35 4.8 % 195,030 0.12 % 3,322,495,121 90
1960 3,618,604 2.16 % 73,253 -8,600 17 6.9 38 4.3 % 154,745 0.12 % 3,018,343,828 89
1955 3,252,341 1.94 % 59,694 -6,700 17 6.85 35 3.8 % 124,251 0.12 % 2,758,314,525 90
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Malawi Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMalawi
Global Rank
2020 20,022,268 3.07 % 561,407 -12,000 18 4.88 212 17.2 % 3,443,219 0.26 % 7,758,156,792 62
2025 23,134,168 2.93 % 622,380 -12,000 18 4.54 245 18.4 % 4,254,811 0.28 % 8,141,661,007 61
2030 26,583,781 2.82 % 689,923 -6,000 19 4.23 282 20 % 5,304,703 0.31 % 8,500,766,052 60
2035 30,330,651 2.67 % 749,374 -6,000 20 3.96 322 21.9 % 6,643,118 0.34 % 8,838,907,877 58
2040 34,359,591 2.53 % 805,788 -6,000 21 3.72 364 24.1 % 8,265,092 0.38 % 9,157,233,976 57
2045 38,651,136 2.38 % 858,309 -6,000 22 3.51 410 26.4 % 10,187,238 0.41 % 9,453,891,780 53
2050 43,154,607 2.23 % 900,694 -6,000 24 3.32 458 28.8 % 12,437,166 0.44 % 9,725,147,994 49
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The Malawi Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Malawi delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Malawi (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Malawi in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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