Zimbabwe Population (LIVE)

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Zimbabwe Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Zimbabwe is 16,293,340 as of Monday, May 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Zimbabwe population is equivalent to 0.22% of the total world population.
  • Zimbabwe ranks number 70 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Zimbabwe is 42 per Km2 (109 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 386,606 Km2 (149,269 sq. miles)
  • 31.4 % of the population is urban (5,125,272 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Zimbabwe is 19 years.

Population of Zimbabwe (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationZimbabwe
Global Rank
2017 16,337,760 2.32 % 370,950 -32,656 19 3.94 42 31.4 % 5,125,272 0.22 % 7,515,284,153 70
2016 15,966,810 2.33 % 364,059 -32,656 19 3.94 41 31.3 % 4,997,588 0.21 % 7,432,663,275 70
2015 15,602,751 2.23 % 325,771 -44,000 19 4.02 40 31.2 % 4,871,253 0.21 % 7,349,472,099 70
2010 13,973,897 1.48 % 197,896 -61,500 19 4.02 36 31.1 % 4,341,045 0.2 % 6,929,725,043 70
2005 12,984,418 0.76 % 96,887 -79,100 18 4.02 34 33.4 % 4,335,602 0.2 % 6,519,635,850 68
2000 12,499,981 1.36 % 163,369 -40,000 18 4.2 32 33.8 % 4,220,985 0.2 % 6,126,622,121 64
1995 11,683,136 2.19 % 239,673 -38,400 17 4.77 30 31.6 % 3,693,381 0.2 % 5,735,123,084 63
1990 10,484,771 3.42 % 324,434 24,100 17 5.66 27 28.9 % 3,032,700 0.2 % 5,309,667,699 64
1985 8,862,601 3.99 % 314,704 28,300 16 6.74 23 25.4 % 2,251,798 0.18 % 4,852,540,569 73
1980 7,289,083 3.39 % 223,760 -20,300 16 7.3 19 22.4 % 1,630,617 0.16 % 4,439,632,465 75
1975 6,170,284 3.46 % 192,795 -6,100 16 7.4 16 19.9 % 1,226,241 0.15 % 4,061,399,228 79
1970 5,206,311 3.32 % 156,836 -5,600 16 7.4 14 17.4 % 903,912 0.14 % 3,682,487,691 80
1965 4,422,132 3.34 % 133,948 -600 18 6.8 8 14.6 % 646,510 0.13 % 3,322,495,121 91
1960 3,752,390 3.21 % 109,731 -1,000 17 7 10 12.6 % 473,112 0.12 % 3,018,343,828 87
1955 3,203,735 3.13 % 91,376 -600 18 6.8 8 11.6 % 371,305 0.12 % 2,758,314,525 91
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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Zimbabwe Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationZimbabwe
Global Rank
2020 17,470,705 2.29 % 373,591 -32,700 20 3.65 45 31.5 % 5,504,366 0.23 % 7,758,156,792 69
2025 19,370,256 2.09 % 379,910 -21,300 20 3.34 50 31.6 % 6,114,541 0.24 % 8,141,661,007 68
2030 21,353,492 1.97 % 396,647 -10,000 22 3.1 55 32.1 % 6,850,569 0.25 % 8,500,766,052 67
2035 23,405,441 1.85 % 410,390 -10,000 23 2.89 61 33.2 % 7,764,099 0.26 % 8,838,907,877 64
2040 25,510,338 1.74 % 420,979 -10,000 25 2.72 66 34.9 % 8,893,526 0.28 % 9,157,233,976 64
2045 27,606,484 1.59 % 419,229 -10,000 26 2.57 71 36.8 % 10,153,125 0.29 % 9,453,891,780 63
2050 29,614,675 1.41 % 401,638 -10,000 28 2.43 77 38.8 % 11,479,232 0.3 % 9,725,147,994 63
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 Zimbabwe Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Zimbabwe delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Zimbabwe (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 Zimbabwe 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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