Namibia Population (LIVE)

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Namibia Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Namibia is 2,546,532 as of Tuesday, September 26, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Namibia population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Namibia ranks number 143 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Namibia is 3 per Km2 (8 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 823,290 Km2 (317,874 sq. miles)
  • 47.5 % of the population is urban (1,204,248 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Namibia is 21.2 years.

Population of Namibia (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNamibia
Global Rank
2018 2,587,801 2.13 % 54,007 -447 21.2 3.54 3 46.5 % 1,248,506 0.03 % 7,632,819,325 143
2017 2,533,794 2.18 % 54,081 -447 21.2 3.54 3 47.5 % 1,204,248 0.03 % 7,550,262,101 143
2016 2,479,713 2.23 % 54,152 -447 21.2 3.54 3 46.8 % 1,160,186 0.03 % 7,466,964,280 143
2015 2,425,561 2.22 % 50,478 -274 21.0 3.60 3 46.0 % 1,116,280 0.03 % 7,383,008,820 143
2010 2,173,170 1.35 % 28,195 -10,000 19.9 3.60 3 41.7 % 906,793 0.03 % 6,958,169,159 142
2005 2,032,196 1.36 % 26,588 -10,000 19.6 3.81 2 36.5 % 742,535 0.03 % 6,542,159,383 144
2000 1,899,257 2.79 % 48,7807,099 19.5 4.29 2 32.4 % 614,423 0.03 % 6,145,006,989 145
1995 1,655,359 3.19 % 48,133 4,698 18.6 4.91 2 29.8 % 493,175 0.03 % 5,751,474,416 145
1990 1,414,692 4.26 % 53,278 14,958 17.8 5.55 2 27.7 % 391,461 0.03 % 5,330,943,460 147
1985 1,148,302 2.55 % 27,126 -5,828 16.4 6.20 1 26.4 % 303,048 0.02 % 4,873,781,796 149
1980 1,012,672 2.28 % 21,567 -8,917 16.6 6.60 1 25.1 % 253,859 0.02 % 4,458,411,534 148
1975 904,839 3.00 % 24,891 -565 17.8 6.60 1 23.7 % 214,190 0.02 % 4,079,087,198 146
1970 780,384 2.72 % 19,567 -174 18.4 6.30 1 22.3 % 173,960 0.02 % 3,700,577,650 146
1965 682,551 2.52 % 16,001 0 20.2 6.00 1 20.0 % 136,750 0.02 % 3,339,592,688 147
1960 602,544 2.31 % 13,006 0 19.3 6.10 1 17.9 % 107,910 0.02 % 3,033,212,527 147
1955 537,514 2.07 % 10,448 0 20.2 6.00 1 15.5 % 83,454 0.02 % 2,772,242,535 147
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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Namibia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNamibia
Global Rank
2020 2,696,537 2.14 % 54,195 -447 22.0 3.31 3 49.6 % 1,338,204 0.03 % 7,795,482,309 143
2025 2,970,214 1.95 % 54,735 -447 22.9 3.08 4 52.8 % 1,566,806 0.04 % 8,185,613,757 139
2030 3,245,659 1.79 % 55,089 0 23.8 2.88 4 55.1 % 1,789,777 0.04 % 8,551,198,644 138
2035 3,520,740 1.64 % 55,016 0 24.8 2.72 4 56.7 % 1,996,197 0.04 % 8,892,701,940 137
2040 3,796,319 1.52 % 55,116 0 26.2 2.58 5 57.5 % 2,181,898 0.04 % 9,210,337,004 132
2045 4,071,137 1.41 % 54,964 0 27.6 2.46 5 58.0 % 2,362,048 0.04 % 9,504,209,572 132
2050 4,339,498 1.28 % 53,672 0 28.9 2.35 5 58.5 % 2,538,368 0.04 % 9,771,822,753 132
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).

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Namibia (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 Namibia 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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