Malawi Population (LIVE)

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Malawi Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Malawi is 18,783,304 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Malawi population is equivalent to 0.25% of the total world population.
  • Malawi ranks number 61 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Malawi is 198 per Km2 (512 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 94,280 Km2 (36,402 sq. miles)
  • 16.4 % of the population is urban (3,047,682 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Malawi is 17.5 years.

Population of Malawi (2018 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
2018 19,164,728 2.91 % 542,624 -12,000 17.5 4.80 203 15.9 % 3,172,780 0.25 % 7,632,819,325 61
2017 18,622,104 2.93 % 530,529 -12,000 17.5 4.80 198 16.4 % 3,047,682 0.25 % 7,550,262,101 61
2016 18,091,575 2.95 % 517,968 -12,000 17.5 4.80 192 16.2 % 2,928,994 0.24 % 7,466,964,280 62
2015 17,573,607 2.99 % 481,302 -6,000 17.4 4.88 186 16.0 % 2,816,437 0.24 % 7,383,008,820 64
2010 15,167,095 3.07 % 425,477 -7,364 16.7 5.73 161 15.4 % 2,333,108 0.22 % 6,958,169,159 65
2005 13,039,711 2.77 % 332,708 -7,364 16.4 6.00 138 14.9 % 1,945,675 0.20 % 6,542,159,383 68
2000 11,376,172 2.80 % 293,417-7,364 16.5 6.30 121 14.5 % 1,654,062 0.19 % 6,145,006,989 68
1995 9,909,088 0.98 % 94,307 -187,780 16.9 6.60 105 13.3 % 1,321,570 0.17 % 5,751,474,416 75
1990 9,437,553 5.53 % 445,290 178,639 17.1 7.25 100 11.6 % 1,092,098 0.18 % 5,330,943,460 73
1985 7,211,105 3.19 % 209,605 -5,721 16.2 7.60 76 10.2 % 738,289 0.15 % 4,873,781,796 81
1980 6,163,080 3.09 % 174,054 -6,670 16.3 7.60 65 9.2 % 564,445 0.14 % 4,458,411,534 83
1975 5,292,808 2.83 % 137,817 -10,481 16.7 7.40 56 7.7 % 405,500 0.13 % 4,079,087,198 83
1970 4,603,723 2.55 % 109,010 -12,386 17.2 7.20 49 6.0 % 274,169 0.12 % 3,700,577,650 87
1965 4,058,673 2.32 % 88,016 -6,670 17.3 6.85 43 4.8 % 195,030 0.12 % 3,339,592,688 90
1960 3,618,595 2.16 % 73,253 -8,575 17.4 6.90 38 4.3 % 154,745 0.12 % 3,033,212,527 89
1955 3,252,332 1.94 % 59,692 -6,670 17.3 6.85 34 3.8 % 124,251 0.12 % 2,772,242,535 90
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 20,283,691 2.91 % 542,017 -12,000 18.1 4.49 215 17.0 % 3,443,219 0.26 % 7,795,482,309 61
2025 23,277,224 2.79 % 598,707 -12,000 18.9 4.15 247 18.3 % 4,254,811 0.28 % 8,185,613,757 61
2030 26,578,247 2.69 % 660,205 -6,000 19.9 3.85 282 20.0 % 5,304,703 0.31 % 8,551,198,644 60
2035 30,109,857 2.53 % 706,322 -6,000 21.0 3.59 319 22.1 % 6,643,118 0.34 % 8,892,701,940 57
2040 33,836,707 2.36 % 745,370 -6,000 22.1 3.36 359 24.4 % 8,265,092 0.37 % 9,210,337,004 57
2045 37,719,155 2.20 % 776,490 -6,000 23.3 3.17 400 27.0 % 10,187,238 0.40 % 9,504,209,572 54
2050 41,705,002 2.03 % 797,169 -6,000 24.5 3.00 442 29.8 % 12,437,166 0.43 % 9,771,822,753 51
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 2017 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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