Namibia Population (LIVE)

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Namibia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Namibia is 2,515,050 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Namibia 2019 population is estimated at 2,494,530 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Namibia population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Namibia ranks number 143 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Namibia is 3 per Km2 (8 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 823,290 Km2 (317,874 sq. miles)
  • 54.1 % of the population is urban (1,348,534 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Namibia is 21.3 years.

Population of Namibia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNamibia
Global Rank
2019 2,494,530 1.89 % 46,229 -4,806 21.3 3.58 3 54.1 % 1,348,534 0.03 % 7,713,468,100 143
2018 2,448,301 1.90 % 45,668 -4,806 21.3 3.58 3 52.9 % 1,294,741 0.03 % 7,631,091,040 143
2017 2,402,633 1.89 % 44,589 -4,806 21.3 3.58 3 51.7 % 1,241,686 0.03 % 7,547,858,925 143
2016 2,358,044 1.86 % 43,140 -4,806 21.3 3.58 3 50.4 % 1,189,295 0.03 % 7,464,022,049 143
2015 2,314,904 1.79 % 39,206 -7,407 21.1 3.63 3 49.1 % 1,137,588 0.03 % 7,379,797,139 143
2010 2,118,874 1.80 % 36,111 1,743 20.5 3.61 3 42.7 % 904,380 0.03 % 6,956,823,603 142
2005 1,938,320 1.55 % 28,750 -188 19.5 3.60 2 38.4 % 744,428 0.03 % 6,541,907,027 146
2000 1,794,571 1.97 % 33,341-4,235 18.5 4.26 2 34.3 % 614,845 0.03 % 6,143,493,823 146
1995 1,627,865 2.58 % 38,992 -3,456 18.0 4.89 2 30.3 % 493,517 0.03 % 5,744,212,979 145
1990 1,432,905 3.64 % 46,951 7,621 17.5 5.55 2 27.3 % 391,253 0.03 % 5,327,231,061 147
1985 1,198,148 2.52 % 28,084 -5,814 16.4 6.20 1 25.3 % 302,761 0.02 % 4,870,921,740 147
1980 1,057,727 2.22 % 21,961 -8,860 16.7 6.46 1 24.0 % 253,837 0.02 % 4,458,003,514 147
1975 947,921 3.01 % 26,090 -539 17.7 6.60 1 22.6 % 213,999 0.02 % 4,079,480,606 146
1970 817,469 2.67 % 20,177 -216 18.4 6.30 1 21.3 % 173,960 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 146
1965 716,584 2.47 % 16,488 0 18.9 6.20 1 19.1 % 136,750 0.02 % 3,339,583,597 147
1960 634,142 2.23 % 13,259 0 19.5 6.10 1 17.0 % 107,909 0.02 % 3,034,949,748 146
1955 567,847 2.00 % 10,693 0 20.3 6.00 1 14.7 % 83,453 0.02 % 2,773,019,936 147
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Namibia Population Forecast

-1,572
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNamibia
Global Rank
2020 2,540,905 1.88 % 45,200 -4,806 21.8 3.42 3 55.2 % 1,403,099 0.03 % 7,794,798,739 143
2025 2,774,200 1.77 % 46,659 -3,989 22.5 3.42 3 60.7 % 1,683,548 0.03 % 8,184,437,460 142
2030 3,010,871 1.65 % 47,334 -3,311 23.3 3.42 4 65.5 % 1,972,115 0.04 % 8,548,487,400 141
2035 3,252,235 1.55 % 48,273 -2,748 24.4 3.42 4 69.5 % 2,261,493 0.04 % 8,887,524,213 138
2040 3,496,970 1.46 % 48,947 -2,281 25.7 3.42 4 72.8 % 2,546,440 0.04 % 9,198,847,240 138
2045 3,741,831 1.36 % 48,972 -1,894 26.9 3.42 5 75.6 % 2,829,120 0.04 % 9,481,803,274 134
2050 3,981,130 1.25 % 47,860   28.1 3.42 5 78.3 % 3,116,044 0.04 % 9,735,033,990 133
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Namibia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Namibia
Life Expectancy
64.86 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
27.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
36.3
(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)
1,231,683 48.47% 1,309,233 51.53% 2,540,905 0.94

Population Pyramid for Namibia (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
0-14 468,020 50.00% 468,084 50.00% 936,104 36.84%
15-24 242,432 49.56% 246,735 50.44% 489,167 19.25%
25-54 437,281 48.30% 467,989 51.70% 905,270 35.63%
55-64 50,630 42.45% 68,627 57.55% 119,257 4.69%
65+ 33,320 36.57% 57,798 63.43% 91,118 3.59%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 936,104 36.84% 61.8
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 1,513,694 59.57% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 91,118 3.59% 6.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,027,222 40.43% 67.9

Main Cities by Population in Namibia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Windhoek 268,132
2 Rundu 58,172
3 Walvis Bay 52,058
4 Oshakati 33,618
5 Swakopmund 25,047
6 Katima Mulilo 25,027
7 Grootfontein 24,099
8 Rehoboth 21,377
9 Katutura 21,243
10 Otjiwarongo 21,224
11 Okahandja 20,879
12 Gobabis 16,321
13 Keetmanshoop 15,608
14 Luderitz 15,137

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Namibia (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 Namibia 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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