Comoros Demographics

Population of Comoros (2019)

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Comoros Population
850,886
Yearly Change
+ 2.23%
Global Share
0.01%
Global Rank

Population Pyramid for Comoros

A Population Pyramid is a pair of histograms indicating the distribution of the population among the different age groups and sexes (males on the left and females on the right). The shape of a Population Pyramid can help understand growth patterns and possible dependency issues or gender imbalances. A pyramid with a wide base and narrow top suggests high fertility and a growing population, whereas a pyramid with a narrow base suggests an ageing population with low fertility rates. Compare pyramids over time from 1960 to 2080 (based on United Nations Population projections). More on Population Pyramids.

Sex Ratio in Comoros (2020)

Females
49.6%
(430,942)
Males
50.4%
(438,653)
group Sex Ratio
1.02
(Males to Females)

Population by Broad Age Groups (2020)

Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total pop.
0-14 172,710 50.90% 166,604 49.10% 339,314 39.02%
15-24 85,919 50.79% 83,253 49.21% 169,172 19.45%
25-54 148,067 50.40% 145,739 49.60% 293,806 33.79%
55-64 19,653 48.77% 20,645 51.23% 40,298 4.63%
65+ 12,304 45.56% 14,701 54.44% 27,005 3.11%

Comoros Age Structure and Sex Ratio (2020)

Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-4 62,913 50.94% 60,595 49.06% 123,508 14.20%
5-9 58,084 50.89% 56,046 49.11% 114,130 13.12%
10-14 51,713 50.86% 49,963 49.14% 101,676 11.69%
15-19 45,520 50.81% 44,072 49.19% 89,592 10.30%
20-24 40,399 50.77% 39,181 49.23% 79,580 9.15%
25-29 36,124 50.69% 35,141 49.31% 71,265 8.20%
30-34 32,215 50.60% 31,456 49.40% 63,671 7.32%
35-39 27,102 50.46% 26,604 49.54% 53,706 6.18%
40-44 21,440 50.26% 21,217 49.74% 42,657 4.91%
45-49 17,198 50.02% 17,181 49.98% 34,379 3.95%
50-54 13,988 49.73% 14,140 50.27% 28,128 3.23%
55-59 11,192 49.17% 11,572 50.83% 22,764 2.62%
60-64 8,461 48.25% 9,073 51.75% 17,534 2.02%
65-69 5,717 47.16% 6,405 52.84% 12,122 1.39%
70-74 3,307 46.28% 3,838 53.72% 7,145 0.82%
75-79 1,975 43.75% 2,539 56.25% 4,514 0.52%
80-84 939 41.75% 1,310 58.25% 2,249 0.26%
85-89 300 38.46% 480 61.54% 780 0.09%
90-94 60 34.68% 113 65.32% 173 0.02%
95-99 6 28.57% 15 71.43% 21 0.00%
100+ 0 0.00% 1 100.00% 1 0.00%

Median Age

The median age in Comoros is 19.8 years (2019).

Comoros Dependency Ratio

The age dependency ratio expresses the relationship between the "dependent population" (ages 0-15 and 65-plus, referred as "youth" and "elderly") and the "working age population" (ages 16-64). Higher values indicate a greater level of dependency. See also: definition and formula.

Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 339,314 39.02% 67.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 503,276 57.87% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 27,005 3.11% 5.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
366,319 42.12% 72.8
Potential Support Ratio
18.64
(number of people of age 15–64 per every 1 person aged 65 or older)

Fertility in Comoros

A Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 2.1 represents the Replacement-Level Fertility: the average number of children per woman needed for each generation to exactly replace itself without needing international immigration. A value below 2.1 will cause the native population to decline

pregnant_woman Total Fertiliy Rate (TFR)
4.2
(Live Births per Woman, 2020)

Life Expectancy in Comoros

See also: Countries in the world ranked by Life Expectancy

Both Sexes
65.0 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes combined)
Females
66.9 years
(life expectancy at birth, females)
Males
63.2 years
(life expectancy at birth, males)

Infant Mortality Rate and Deaths of Children under 5 Years Old in Comoros

Infant Mortality
48.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
Deaths under age 5
63.2
(per 1,000 live births)

Comoros Urban Population

Currently, 29.2 % of the population of Comoros is urban (248,160 people in 2019)

Population Density

The 2019 population density in Comoros is 457 people per Km2 (1,184 people per mi2), calculated on a total land area of 1,861 Km2 (719 sq. miles).

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Definitions

Population Pyramid

A Population pyramid (also called "Age-Sex Pyramid") is a graphical representation of the age and sex of a population.

Types:

  • Expansive - pyramid with a wide base (larger percentage of people in younger age groups, indicating high birth rates and high fertility rates) and narrow top (high death rate and lower life expectancies). It suggests a growing population. Example: Nigera Population Pyramid
  • Constrictive - pyramid with a narrow base (lower percentage of younger people, indicating declining birth rates with each succeeding age group getting smaller than the previous one). Example: United States
  • Stationary - with a somewhat equal proportion of the population in each age group. The population is stable, neither increasing nor decreasing.

Stages:

 

Dependency Ratio

There are three types of age dependency ratio: Youth, Elderly, and Total. All three ratios are commonly multiplied by 100.

Youth Dependency Ratio
Definition: population ages 0-15 divided by the population ages 16-64.
Formula: ([Population ages 0-15] ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

Elderly dependency ratio
Definition: population ages 65-plus divided by the population ages 16-64.
Formula: ([Population ages 65-plus] ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

Total dependency ratio
Definition: sum of the youth and old-age ratios.
Formula: (([Population ages 0-15] + [Population ages 65-plus]) ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

NOTE: Dependency Ratio does not take into account labor force participation rates by age group. Some portion of the population counted as "working age" may actually be unemployed or not in the labor force whereas some portion of the "dependent" population may be employed and not necessarily economically dependent.

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