Malawi population 21,189,729 (live)

The population of Malawi is expected to grow by 575,000 in 2021 and reach 21,445,000 in 2022. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 12,000 people yearly. The population density of Malawi has changed from 65.4 in 1980 to 209.2 in 2019.

Current population 21,189,729 people at present (Sunday 25th of July 2021)
Median Age 22.1 years
Population density 221.2 per km2
Population of Malawi from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 20,859,000 575,000 (2.8%) -12,000 22.1 221 3,661,000 (17.6%)
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 2020 the population of Malawi was 20,284,000 and the average age increased from 21.9 in 1960 to 22.0. Urban population has increased from 1,662,059 (14.6%) in 2000 to 3,661,000 (17.6%) in the current year. The population density of Malawi has changed from 65.4 in 1980 to 209.2 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -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%)

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 2020

The population growth rate is 2.83% (565,000 residents, including 135,485 deaths). The demographics of Malawi constitutes of 10,517,000 women and 10,342,000 men, which means there are 983 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 54.0% of population (11,253,431) is 19 or younger, 43.2% of population (9,006,916) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.9% of population (598,653) is over 65.

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