Zimbabwe Population (LIVE)

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Zimbabwe Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Zimbabwe is 16,705,382 as of Sunday, December 17, 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 43 per Km2 (111 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 386,850 Km2 (149,364 sq. miles)
  • 31.0 % of the population is urban (5,125,272 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Zimbabwe is 19.1 years.

Population of Zimbabwe (2018 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
2018 16,913,261 2.32 % 383,357 -20,000 19.1 3.92 44 30.3 % 5,252,850 0.22 % 7,632,819,325 69
2017 16,529,904 2.35 % 379,542 -20,000 19.1 3.92 43 31.0 % 5,125,272 0.22 % 7,550,262,101 70
2016 16,150,362 2.36 % 372,911 -20,000 19.1 3.92 42 30.9 % 4,997,588 0.22 % 7,466,964,280 70
2015 15,777,451 2.29 % 338,227 -50,000 19.0 4.00 41 30.9 % 4,871,253 0.21 % 7,383,008,820 70
2010 14,086,317 1.71 % 229,257 -60,000 18.6 4.00 36 30.8 % 4,341,045 0.20 % 6,958,169,159 70
2005 12,940,032 1.15 % 143,556 -70,000 18.3 4.00 33 33.5 % 4,335,602 0.20 % 6,542,159,383 69
2000 12,222,251 1.54 % 180,381-44,000 17.8 4.20 32 34.5 % 4,220,985 0.20 % 6,145,006,989 64
1995 11,320,346 2.14 % 227,447 -39,999 17.2 4.77 29 32.6 % 3,693,381 0.20 % 5,751,474,416 64
1990 10,183,113 3.30 % 304,851 16,871 16.6 5.66 26 29.8 % 3,032,700 0.19 % 5,330,943,460 69
1985 8,658,857 3.86 % 298,937 19,814 15.9 6.74 22 26.0 % 2,251,798 0.18 % 4,873,781,796 73
1980 7,164,172 3.22 % 209,760 -30,457 15.4 7.30 19 22.8 % 1,630,617 0.16 % 4,458,411,534 76
1975 6,115,370 3.39 % 187,950 -9,109 15.7 7.40 16 20.1 % 1,226,241 0.15 % 4,079,087,198 80
1970 5,175,618 3.25 % 153,081 -8,400 15.8 7.40 13 17.5 % 903,912 0.14 % 3,700,577,650 81
1965 4,410,212 3.31 % 132,569 -901 18.2 6.80 11 14.7 % 646,510 0.13 % 3,339,592,688 91
1960 3,747,369 3.20 % 109,071 -1,501 17.4 7.00 10 12.6 % 473,112 0.12 % 3,033,212,527 87
1955 3,202,015 3.11 % 91,033 -901 18.2 6.80 8 11.6 % 371,305 0.12 % 2,772,242,535 91
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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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 17,680,465 2.30 % 380,603 -20,000 19.6 3.63 46 31.1 % 5,504,366 0.23 % 7,795,482,309 68
2025 19,571,154 2.05 % 378,138 -16,000 20.5 3.32 51 31.2 % 6,114,541 0.24 % 8,185,613,757 67
2030 21,526,861 1.92 % 391,141 -10,000 21.8 3.07 56 31.8 % 6,850,569 0.25 % 8,551,198,644 65
2035 23,556,026 1.82 % 405,833 -10,000 23.2 2.87 61 33.0 % 7,764,099 0.26 % 8,892,701,940 66
2040 25,625,981 1.70 % 413,991 -10,000 24.7 2.70 66 34.7 % 8,893,526 0.28 % 9,210,337,004 65
2045 27,678,330 1.55 % 410,470 -10,000 26.2 2.54 72 36.7 % 10,153,125 0.29 % 9,504,209,572 64
2050 29,658,750 1.39 % 396,084 -10,000 27.7 2.41 77 38.7 % 11,479,232 0.30 % 9,771,822,753 64
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 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 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 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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