Zambia Population (LIVE)

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Zambia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Zambia is 17,097,979 as of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Zambia population is equivalent to 0.23% of the total world population.
  • Zambia ranks number 66 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Zambia is 23 per Km2 (60 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 742,993 Km2 (286,871 sq. miles)
  • 40.2 % of the population is urban (6,930,537 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Zambia is 17 years.

Population of Zambia (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationZambia
Global Rank
2017 17,237,931 3.11 % 520,599 -8,000 17 5.39 23 40.2 % 6,930,537 0.23 % 7,515,284,153 66
2016 16,717,332 3.12 % 505,565 -8,000 17 5.39 23 39.7 % 6,634,597 0.22 % 7,432,663,275 67
2015 16,211,767 3.1 % 458,866 -6,900 17 5.45 22 39.2 % 6,351,003 0.22 % 7,349,472,099 68
2010 13,917,439 2.93 % 374,770 -24,800 17 5.9 19 36.8 % 5,118,243 0.2 % 6,929,725,043 71
2005 12,043,591 2.62 % 291,674 -18,600 17 6.05 16 34.9 % 4,199,454 0.18 % 6,519,635,850 71
2000 10,585,220 2.73 % 266,339 15,900 17 6.15 14 33.2 % 3,515,393 0.17 % 6,126,622,121 73
1995 9,253,527 2.59 % 222,077 -4,600 16 6.35 12 35.5 % 3,280,511 0.16 % 5,735,123,084 79
1990 8,143,142 3.02 % 225,170 600 16 6.68 11 38 % 3,091,273 0.15 % 5,309,667,699 81
1985 7,017,292 3.43 % 217,559 11,700 16 7 9 38.6 % 2,711,783 0.14 % 4,852,540,569 82
1980 5,929,497 3.54 % 189,296 3,500 16 7.38 8 39.3 % 2,328,094 0.13 % 4,439,632,465 86
1975 4,983,017 3.55 % 159,528 5,300 16 7.43 7 34.8 % 1,734,021 0.12 % 4,061,399,228 89
1970 4,185,378 3.29 % 125,138 -800 16 7.4 6 30.4 % 1,272,057 0.11 % 3,682,487,691 95
1965 3,559,687 3.14 % 102,020 0 17 6.75 4 23.5 % 836,894 0.11 % 3,322,495,121 100
1960 3,049,586 2.9 % 81,136 0 17 6.9 4 18.3 % 559,347 0.1 % 3,018,343,828 98
1955 2,643,906 2.68 % 65,391 0 17 6.75 4 14.7 % 389,925 0.1 % 2,758,314,525 100
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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Zambia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationZambia
Global Rank
2020 18,882,333 3.1 % 534,113 -8,000 17 5.14 25 41.8 % 7,894,836 0.24 % 7,758,156,792 63
2025 21,892,487 3 % 602,031 -8,000 18 4.85 29 44.6 % 9,774,157 0.27 % 8,141,661,007 62
2030 25,312,542 2.95 % 684,011 -5,000 19 4.59 34 47.5 % 12,035,445 0.3 % 8,500,766,052 61
2035 29,141,270 2.86 % 765,746 -5,000 19 4.34 39 50.5 % 14,726,000 0.33 % 8,838,907,877 60
2040 33,371,410 2.75 % 846,028 -5,000 20 4.12 45 53.6 % 17,882,766 0.36 % 9,157,233,976 58
2045 37,990,359 2.63 % 923,790 -5,000 21 3.91 51 56.7 % 21,552,043 0.4 % 9,453,891,780 54
2050 42,975,316 2.5 % 996,991 -5,000 21 3.73 58 59.9 % 25,759,289 0.44 % 9,725,147,994 50
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).

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Zambia (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 Zambia 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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