Botswana Population (LIVE)

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Botswana Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Botswana is 2,321,763 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Botswana 2019 population is estimated at 2,303,697 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Botswana population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Botswana ranks number 145 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Botswana is 4 per Km2 (11 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 566,730 Km2 (218,816 sq. miles)
  • 72.3 % of the population is urban (1,666,329 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Botswana is 23.2 years.

Population of Botswana (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBotswana
Global Rank
2019 2,303,697 2.20 % 49,629 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 72.3 % 1,666,329 0.03 % 7,713,468,100 145
2018 2,254,068 2.22 % 48,988 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 71.9 % 1,620,326 0.03 % 7,631,091,040 145
2017 2,205,080 2.09 % 45,153 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 71.4 % 1,574,371 0.03 % 7,547,858,925 145
2016 2,159,927 1.85 % 39,211 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 70.8 % 1,528,680 0.03 % 7,464,022,049 144
2015 2,120,716 1.31 % 26,722 -14,628 23.0 3.01 4 70.0 % 1,483,587 0.03 % 7,379,797,139 144
2010 1,987,105 2.01 % 37,605 5,386 22.2 3.03 4 63.3 % 1,257,527 0.03 % 6,956,823,603 147
2005 1,799,078 1.83 % 31,149 5,386 21.0 3.19 3 57.7 % 1,038,238 0.03 % 6,541,907,027 147
2000 1,643,334 2.27 % 34,8327,289 19.7 3.49 3 56.0 % 919,803 0.03 % 6,143,493,823 147
1995 1,469,174 2.69 % 36,484 4,859 18.3 4.13 3 52.3 % 768,551 0.03 % 5,744,212,979 147
1990 1,286,756 3.77 % 43,435 9,364 17.2 4.90 2 44.9 % 577,801 0.02 % 5,327,231,061 148
1985 1,069,582 3.56 % 34,343 1,041 15.9 5.95 2 29.7 % 317,784 0.02 % 4,870,921,740 149
1980 897,868 3.91 % 31,303 3,549 15.7 6.35 2 18.4 % 164,984 0.02 % 4,458,003,514 150
1975 741,355 3.38 % 22,728 798 15.9 6.55 1 13.2 % 98,144 0.02 % 4,079,480,606 151
1970 627,715 2.31 % 13,544 -4,840 16.1 6.70 1 8.7 % 54,495 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 151
1965 559,994 2.18 % 11,450 -4,487 16.9 6.65 1 4.1 % 22,923 0.02 % 3,339,583,597 152
1960 502,745 1.65 % 7,877 -6,124 18.3 6.58 1 3.2 % 16,053 0.02 % 3,034,949,748 151
1955 463,359 2.35 % 10,166 -1,531 18.8 6.50 1 2.9 % 13,543 0.02 % 2,773,019,936 152
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Botswana Population Forecast

3,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBotswana
Global Rank
2020 2,351,627 2.09 % 46,182 3,000 24.0 2.89 4 72.8 % 1,712,212 0.03 % 7,794,798,739 145
2025 2,567,774 1.77 % 43,229 3,000 25.2 2.89 5 75.4 % 1,937,024 0.03 % 8,184,437,460 145
2030 2,774,340 1.56 % 41,313 3,000 26.5 2.89 5 77.5 % 2,151,354 0.03 % 8,548,487,400 144
2035 2,974,718 1.40 % 40,076 3,000 27.9 2.89 5 79.1 % 2,353,033 0.03 % 8,887,524,213 143
2040 3,167,786 1.27 % 38,614 3,000 29.3 2.89 6 80.2 % 2,540,719 0.03 % 9,198,847,240 140
2045 3,347,926 1.11 % 36,028 3,000 30.8 2.89 6 81.0 % 2,712,627 0.04 % 9,481,803,274 140
2050 3,509,819 0.95 % 32,379   32.3 2.89 6 81.8 % 2,870,743 0.04 % 9,735,033,990 139
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Botswana Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Botswana
Life Expectancy
69.86 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
26.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
33.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
1,139,099 48.44% 1,212,526 51.56% 2,351,627 0.94

Population Pyramid for Botswana (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 397,261 50.57% 388,272 49.43% 785,533 33.40%
15-24 216,863 50.52% 212,382 49.48% 429,245 18.25%
25-54 430,596 47.56% 474,834 52.44% 905,430 38.50%
55-64 51,896 41.41% 73,415 58.59% 125,311 5.33%
65+ 42,483 40.04% 63,623 59.96% 106,106 4.51%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 785,533 33.40% 53.8
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 1,459,986 62.08% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 106,106 4.51% 7.3
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
891,639 37.92% 61.1

Main Cities by Population in Botswana

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Gaborone 208,411
2 Francistown 89,979
3 Molepolole 63,248
4 Selebi-Phikwe 53,727
5 Maun 49,945
6 Serowe 47,419
7 Kanye 44,716
8 Mahalapye 44,471
9 Mogoditshane 43,394
10 Mochudi 36,962
11 Lobatse 30,883
12 Palapye 30,650
13 Ramotswa 21,450
14 Thamaga 20,756
15 Mosopa 19,561
16 Letlhakane 18,136
17 Tonota 17,759
18 Janeng 16,853

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Botswana (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 Botswana 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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