Zimbabwe Population (LIVE)

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Zimbabwe Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Zimbabwe is 14,741,867 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Zimbabwe 2019 population is estimated at 14,645,468 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Zimbabwe population is equivalent to 0.19% of the total world population.
  • Zimbabwe ranks number 74 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Zimbabwe is 38 per Km2 (98 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 386,850 Km2 (149,364 sq. miles)
  • 38.0 % of the population is urban (5,571,525 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Zimbabwe is 18.5 years.

Population of Zimbabwe (2019 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
2019 14,645,468 1.43 % 206,666 -116,858 18.5 3.99 38 38.0 % 5,571,525 0.19 % 7,713,468,100 74
2018 14,438,802 1.42 % 202,207 -116,858 18.5 3.99 37 37.7 % 5,447,513 0.19 % 7,631,091,040 74
2017 14,236,595 1.47 % 206,264 -116,858 18.5 3.99 37 37.4 % 5,328,766 0.19 % 7,547,858,925 74
2016 14,030,331 1.56 % 215,702 -116,858 18.5 3.99 36 37.2 % 5,215,894 0.19 % 7,464,022,049 74
2015 13,814,629 1.70 % 223,381 -124,599 18.4 4.09 36 37.0 % 5,109,485 0.19 % 7,379,797,139 73
2010 12,697,723 1.01 % 124,205 -102,535 18.6 3.89 33 36.8 % 4,676,106 0.18 % 6,956,823,603 71
2005 12,076,699 0.33 % 39,044 -139,563 18.3 3.72 31 36.5 % 4,413,866 0.18 % 6,541,907,027 70
2000 11,881,477 0.81 % 94,153-104,934 18.2 3.89 31 34.7 % 4,125,989 0.19 % 6,143,493,823 65
1995 11,410,714 1.81 % 195,659 -59,647 17.6 4.42 29 31.5 % 3,592,151 0.20 % 5,744,212,979 64
1990 10,432,421 3.28 % 310,986 16,871 16.9 5.37 27 28.3 % 2,951,918 0.20 % 5,327,231,061 64
1985 8,877,489 3.68 % 293,773 19,814 16.0 6.30 23 24.8 % 2,200,595 0.18 % 4,870,921,740 73
1980 7,408,624 3.32 % 222,950 -30,457 15.1 7.30 19 21.6 % 1,602,677 0.17 % 4,458,003,514 75
1975 6,293,875 3.54 % 200,914 -9,109 15.4 7.40 16 19.3 % 1,215,331 0.15 % 4,079,480,606 79
1970 5,289,303 3.42 % 163,625 -8,400 15.6 7.40 14 17.0 % 898,584 0.14 % 3,700,437,046 79
1965 4,471,177 3.43 % 138,899 -3,002 16.0 7.30 12 14.4 % 644,767 0.13 % 3,339,583,597 91
1960 3,776,681 3.28 % 112,679 -1,501 17.2 7.00 10 12.5 % 472,478 0.12 % 3,034,949,748 87
1955 3,213,286 3.19 % 93,287 -901 18.1 6.80 8 11.5 % 371,106 0.12 % 2,773,019,936 91
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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Zimbabwe Population Forecast

-10,000
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 14,862,924 1.47 % 209,659 -116,858 18.7 3.63 38 38.4 % 5,700,460 0.19 % 7,794,798,739 74
2025 16,110,482 1.63 % 249,512 -61,308 19.6 3.63 42 39.9 % 6,429,761 0.20 % 8,184,437,460 74
2030 17,596,447 1.78 % 297,193 -19,999 21.1 3.63 45 41.9 % 7,370,279 0.21 % 8,548,487,400 74
2035 19,212,087 1.77 % 323,128 -10,000 22.8 3.63 50 44.7 % 8,580,510 0.22 % 8,887,524,213 72
2040 20,863,619 1.66 % 330,306 -10,000 24.4 3.63 54 48.4 % 10,097,359 0.23 % 9,198,847,240 71
2045 22,464,718 1.49 % 320,220 -10,000 25.7 3.63 58 52.5 % 11,802,761 0.24 % 9,481,803,274 71
2050 23,947,923 1.29 % 296,641   26.9 3.63 62 56.9 % 13,627,246 0.25 % 9,735,033,990 70
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).

Zimbabwe Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Zimbabwe
Life Expectancy
62.16 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
34.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
45.1
(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)
7,092,010 47.72% 7,770,917 52.28% 14,862,924 0.91

Population Pyramid for Zimbabwe (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 3,126,770 50.20% 3,102,450 49.80% 6,229,220 41.91%
15-24 1,488,848 49.35% 1,527,876 50.65% 3,016,724 20.30%
25-54 2,080,891 45.04% 2,538,989 54.96% 4,619,880 31.08%
55-64 235,097 42.81% 314,014 57.19% 549,111 3.69%
65+ 160,404 35.81% 287,588 64.19% 447,992 3.01%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 6,229,220 41.91% 76.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 8,185,715 55.07% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 447,992 3.01% 5.5
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
6,677,212 44.93% 81.6

Main Cities by Population in Zimbabwe

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Harare 1,542,813
2 Bulawayo 699,385
3 Chitungwiza 340,360
4 Mutare 184,205
5 Gweru 146,073
6 Epworth 123,250
7 Kwekwe 99,149
8 Kadoma 79,174
9 Masvingo 76,290
10 Chinhoyi 61,739
11 Marondera 57,082
12 Norton 52,054
13 Chegutu 47,294
14 Bindura 37,423
15 Zvishavane 35,896
16 Victoria Falls 35,761
17 Hwange 33,210
18 Redcliff 33,197
19 Ruwa 30,000
20 Rusape 29,292
21 Chiredzi 28,205
22 Beitbridge 26,459
23 Kariba 25,531
24 Karoi 25,030
25 Gokwe 18,942
26 Chipinge 18,860
27 Shurugwi 17,075

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 - 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 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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