Malawi population 20,531,329 (live)

The population of Malawi is expected to grow by 565,000 in 2020 and reach 20,859,000 in 2021. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 12,000 people yearly. On average there are 718,662 births and 136,187 deaths in Malawi per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.87 percent per year. The population density of Malawi has changed from 65.4 in 1980 to 203.3 in 2018.

Current population 20,531,329 people at present (Friday 5th of June 2020)
Median Age 22.0 years
Life expectancy 64.6 years
Population density 215.1 per km2
Population of Malawi from 1960 to 2020 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 20,284,000 565,000 (2.8%) -12,000 22.0 4.31 215 3,510,000 (17.3%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -12,000 21.9 4.38 209 3,367,000 (17.1%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -12,000 21.8 4.45 203 3,230,000 (16.9%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -12,000 21.7 4.51 198 3,100,000 (16.6%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -12,000 21.6 4.58 192 2,976,788 (16.5%)
2015 17,573,607 504,769 (2.9%) -12,000 21.5 4.65 186 2,859,577 (16.3%)
2010 15,167,095 452,493 (3.0%) -6,000 21.0 5.31 161 2,356,967 (15.5%)
2005 13,039,711 363,673 (2.8%) -7,364 21.0 5.90 138 1,962,998 (15.1%)
2000 11,376,172 331,816 (2.9%) -7,364 21.3 6.15 121 1,662,059 (14.6%)
1995 9,909,088 112,112 (1.1%) -7,364 21.6 6.42 105 1,314,242 (13.3%)
1990 9,437,553 342,882 (3.6%) -187,780 21.5 6.92 100 1,090,981 (11.6%)
1985 7,211,105 315,177 (4.4%) 178,639 21.0 7.47 76 732,865 (10.2%)
1980 6,163,080 176,748 (2.9%) -5,721 21.2 7.64 65 557,759 (9.1%)
1975 5,292,808 151,606 (2.9%) -6,670 21.3 7.52 56 405,006 (7.7%)
1970 4,603,723 119,284 (2.6%) -10,481 21.6 7.30 49 278,663 (6.1%)
1965 4,058,673 95,256 (2.4%) -12,386 21.8 7.10 43 199,200 (4.9%)
1960 3,618,595 81,428 (2.2%) -12,386 21.9 6.94 38 158,856 (4.4%)

In 2019 the population of Malawi was 19,719,000 and the average age increased from 21.9 in 1960 to 21.9. Urban population has increased from 1,662,059 (14.6%) in 2000 to 3,510,000 (17.3%) in the current year. The population density of Malawi has changed from 65.4 in 1980 to 203.3 in 2018.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 20,284,000 565,000 (2.8%) -12,000 22.0 4.31 215 3,510,000 (17.3%)
2025 23,277,000 623,000 (2.7%) -6,000 22.7 3.99 247 4,348,000 (18.7%)
2030 26,578,000 681,000 (2.6%) -6,000 23.5 3.71 282 5,431,000 (20.4%)
2035 30,110,000 723,000 (2.4%) -6,000 24.5 3.47 319 6,800,000 (22.6%)
2040 33,837,000 760,000 (2.3%) -6,000 25.5 3.26 359 8,445,000 (25.0%)
2045 37,719,000 786,000 (2.1%) -6,000 26.6 3.08 400 10,371,000 (27.5%)
2050 41,705,000 804,000 (1.9%) -6,000 27.8 2.92 442 12,589,000 (30.2%)

Total Malawi population should reach 20,284,000 by 2020 and should increase to 41,705,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 74.0 (72.0 years for male and 76.2 years for females). Population density will go up to 442.4 people per square kilometer.

Malawi demographics 2019

The population growth rate is 2.87% (554,000 residents, including 134,684 deaths). The demographics of Malawi constitutes of 10,230,000 women and 10,054,000 men, which means there are 983 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 54.3% of population (11,004,070) is 19 or younger, 42.9% of population (8,693,722) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.9% of population (586,208) is over 65.

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