Namibia Population (LIVE)

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Namibia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Namibia is 2,554,078 as of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Namibia population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Namibia ranks number 142 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 810,962 Km2 (313,114 sq. miles)
  • 46.9 % of the population is urban (1,204,248 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Namibia is 21.4 years.

Population of Namibia (2017 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
2017 2,568,569 2.17 % 54,588 -447 21.4 3.54 3 46.9 % 1,204,248 0.03 % 7,515,284,153 142
2016 2,513,981 2.24 % 55,151 -447 21.4 3.54 3 46.1 % 1,160,186 0.03 % 7,432,663,275 142
2015 2,458,830 2.31 % 53,037 -300 21 3.6 3 45.4 % 1,116,280 0.03 % 7,349,472,099 142
2010 2,193,643 1.59 % 33,323 -10,000 20 3.6 3 41.3 % 906,793 0.03 % 6,929,725,043 142
2005 2,027,026 1.32 % 25,815 -10,000 20 3.81 3 36.6 % 742,535 0.03 % 6,519,635,850 144
2000 1,897,953 2.79 % 48,748 7,100 20 4.29 2 32.4 % 614,423 0.03 % 6,126,622,121 145
1995 1,654,214 3.17 % 47,753 4,700 19 4.91 2 29.8 % 493,175 0.03 % 5,735,123,084 145
1990 1,415,447 4.25 % 53,212 15,000 18 5.55 2 27.7 % 391,461 0.03 % 5,309,667,699 147
1985 1,149,389 2.56 % 27,326 -5,800 16 6.2 1 26.4 % 303,048 0.02 % 4,852,540,569 149
1980 1,012,761 2.26 % 21,423 -8,900 17 6.6 1 25.1 % 253,859 0.02 % 4,439,632,465 148
1975 905,647 3.02 % 25,052 -600 18 6.6 1 23.7 % 214,190 0.02 % 4,061,399,228 146
1970 780,386 2.72 % 19,567 -200 18 6.3 1 22.3 % 173,960 0.02 % 3,682,487,691 146
1965 682,553 2.52 % 16,002 0 20 6 1 20 % 136,750 0.02 % 3,322,495,121 147
1960 602,545 2.31 % 13,005 0 19 6.1 1 17.9 % 107,910 0.02 % 3,018,343,828 147
1955 537,519 2.07 % 10,449 0 20 6 1 15.5 % 83,454 0.02 % 2,758,314,525 147
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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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 2,731,165 2.12 % 54,467 -400 22 3.31 3 49 % 1,338,204 0.04 % 7,758,156,792 142
2025 3,002,495 1.91 % 54,266 -400 23 3.07 4 52.2 % 1,566,806 0.04 % 8,141,661,007 139
2030 3,272,217 1.74 % 53,944 0 24 2.88 4 54.7 % 1,789,777 0.04 % 8,500,766,052 138
2035 3,539,286 1.58 % 53,414 0 25 2.71 4 56.4 % 1,996,197 0.04 % 8,838,907,877 138
2040 3,805,002 1.46 % 53,143 0 26 2.57 5 57.3 % 2,181,898 0.04 % 9,157,233,976 132
2045 4,067,573 1.34 % 52,514 0 28 2.45 5 58.1 % 2,362,048 0.04 % 9,453,891,780 132
2050 4,321,627 1.22 % 50,811 0 29 2.34 5 58.7 % 2,538,368 0.04 % 9,725,147,994 132
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 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 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 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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