Mozambique Population (LIVE)

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Mozambique Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Mozambique is 30,627,832 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Mozambique 2019 population is estimated at 30,366,036 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Mozambique population is equivalent to 0.39% of the total world population.
  • Mozambique ranks number 47 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Mozambique is 39 per Km2 (100 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 786,380 Km2 (303,623 sq. miles)
  • 37.8 % of the population is urban (11,472,938 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Mozambique is 17.2 years.

Population of Mozambique (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMozambique
Global Rank
2019 30,366,036 2.95 % 870,032 -5,000 17.2 5.16 39 37.8 % 11,472,938 0.39 % 7,713,468,100 47
2018 29,496,004 2.96 % 846,986 -5,000 17.2 5.16 38 37.2 % 10,986,620 0.39 % 7,631,091,040 47
2017 28,649,018 2.94 % 819,080 -5,000 17.2 5.16 36 36.7 % 10,519,046 0.38 % 7,547,858,925 48
2016 27,829,938 2.91 % 787,936 -5,000 17.2 5.16 35 36.2 % 10,069,035 0.37 % 7,464,022,049 48
2015 27,042,002 2.82 % 702,086 -5,000 17.1 5.23 34 35.6 % 9,635,602 0.37 % 7,379,797,139 48
2010 23,531,574 2.80 % 607,530 -8,000 17.0 5.54 30 32.8 % 7,709,657 0.34 % 6,956,823,603 49
2005 20,493,925 2.96 % 556,400 6,001 17.3 5.80 26 30.6 % 6,276,808 0.31 % 6,541,907,027 51
2000 17,711,927 2.73 % 445,728-10,000 17.6 5.85 23 29.7 % 5,257,395 0.29 % 6,143,493,823 53
1995 15,483,286 3.58 % 499,199 128,474 17.7 6.10 20 28.0 % 4,332,986 0.27 % 5,744,212,979 54
1990 12,987,292 0.35 % 44,581 -267,212 16.5 6.30 17 25.5 % 3,311,912 0.24 % 5,327,231,061 55
1985 12,764,387 1.88 % 226,839 -75,276 17.8 6.40 16 18.6 % 2,379,536 0.26 % 4,870,921,740 54
1980 11,630,194 2.73 % 292,996 17,475 18.3 6.55 15 13.4 % 1,558,995 0.26 % 4,458,003,514 53
1975 10,165,215 2.41 % 228,495 -4,700 18.2 6.68 13 11.1 % 1,124,358 0.25 % 4,079,480,606 55
1970 9,022,741 2.34 % 196,705 -4,700 18.4 6.71 11 9.1 % 823,643 0.24 % 3,700,437,046 57
1965 8,039,215 2.27 % 170,869 -4,700 18.7 6.56 10 8.0 % 644,765 0.24 % 3,339,583,597 63
1960 7,184,869 2.00 % 135,294 -4,700 19.0 6.34 9 7.1 % 507,470 0.24 % 3,034,949,748 62
1955 6,508,398 1.78 % 109,886 -4,700 19.2 6.34 8 6.3 % 411,022 0.23 % 2,773,019,936 63
: 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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Mozambique Population Forecast

-5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMozambique
Global Rank
2020 31,255,435 2.94 % 842,687 -5,000 17.6 4.89 40 38.3 % 11,978,439 0.40 % 7,794,798,739 46
2025 35,984,620 2.86 % 945,837 -5,000 18.3 4.89 46 41.2 % 14,810,679 0.44 % 8,184,437,460 44
2030 41,184,834 2.74 % 1,040,043 -5,000 19.0 4.89 52 44.2 % 18,195,295 0.48 % 8,548,487,400 41
2035 46,786,293 2.58 % 1,120,292 -5,000 19.8 4.89 59 47.4 % 22,168,384 0.53 % 8,887,524,213 38
2040 52,729,200 2.42 % 1,188,581 -5,000 20.7 4.89 67 50.7 % 26,725,869 0.57 % 9,198,847,240 36
2045 58,928,294 2.25 % 1,239,819 -5,000 21.8 4.89 75 54.0 % 31,831,909 0.62 % 9,481,803,274 33
2050 65,312,929 2.08 % 1,276,927   22.9 4.89 83 57.4 % 37,472,562 0.67 % 9,735,033,990 30
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Mozambique Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Mozambique
Life Expectancy
62.13 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
44.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
61.1
(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)
15,188,235 48.59% 16,067,200 51.41% 31,255,435 0.95

Population Pyramid for Mozambique (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 6,905,072 50.14% 6,866,946 49.86% 13,772,018 44.06%
15-24 3,199,587 49.58% 3,254,192 50.42% 6,453,779 20.65%
25-54 4,284,714 47.38% 4,757,871 52.62% 9,042,585 28.93%
55-64 462,624 42.34% 629,953 57.66% 1,092,577 3.50%
65+ 336,238 37.59% 558,238 62.41% 894,476 2.86%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 13,772,018 44.06% 83.0
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 16,588,941 53.08% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 894,476 2.86% 5.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
14,666,494 46.92% 88.4

Main Cities by Population in Mozambique

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Maputo 1,191,613
2 Matola 675,422
3 Beira 530,604
4 Nampula 388,526
5 Chimoio 256,936
6 Nacala 224,795
7 Quelimane 188,964
8 Tete 129,316
9 Xai-Xai 127,366
10 Maxixe 119,868
11 Mandimba 118,922
12 Ressano Garcia 110,000
13 Lichinga 109,839
14 Pemba 108,737
15 Dondo 78,648
16 Antonio Enes 74,624
17 Inhambane 73,884
18 Cuamba 73,268
19 Montepuez 72,279
20 Chokwe 63,695
21 Chibuto 59,165
22 Ilha de Mocambique 54,315
23 Mutuali 30,523
24 Mocimboa 27,909
25 Macia 23,156
26 Chinde 16,500

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Mozambique (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 Mozambique 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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