Zambia population 18,116,748 (live)

The population of Zambia is expected to grow by 515,000 in 2018 and reach 18,137,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 8,000 people yearly. On average there are 661,218 births and 132,120 deaths in Zambia per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 3.01 percent per year. The population density of Zambia has changed from 7.9 in 1980 to 22.3 in 2016.

Current population 18,116,748 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 21.5 years
Life expectancy 62.4 years
Population density 23.7 per km2
Population of Zambia from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 17,609,000 515,000 (2.9%) -8,000 21.5 4.87 24 7,450,000 (42.3%)
2017 17,094,000 502,610 (2.9%) -8,000 21.3 4.93 23 7,152,000 (41.8%)
2016 16,591,390 490,803 (3.0%) -8,000 21.2 4.98 22 6,865,351 (41.4%)
2015 16,100,587 479,613 (3.0%) -8,000 21.1 5.04 22 6,588,682 (40.9%)
2010 13,850,033 393,616 (2.8%) -6,898 20.7 5.40 19 5,363,425 (38.7%)
2005 12,052,156 320,410 (2.7%) -24,809 20.6 5.79 16 4,412,535 (36.6%)
2000 10,531,221 291,507 (2.8%) -18,603 20.8 6.04 14 3,665,076 (34.8%)
1995 9,137,077 240,968 (2.6%) 15,889 20.9 6.19 12 3,390,221 (37.1%)
1990 8,027,253 213,445 (2.7%) -4,590 21.1 6.44 11 3,163,300 (39.4%)
1985 6,955,212 216,447 (3.1%) 564 21.1 6.75 9 2,758,089 (39.7%)
1980 5,889,230 197,481 (3.4%) 11,697 21.1 7.09 8 2,344,797 (39.8%)
1975 4,964,831 170,077 (3.4%) 3,515 21.2 7.36 7 1,734,414 (34.9%)
1970 4,173,928 135,005 (3.2%) 5,332 21.4 7.37 6 1,266,829 (30.4%)
1965 3,563,407 110,465 (3.1%) -849 21.5 7.29 5 832,839 (23.4%)
1960 3,044,846 95,418 (3.0%) 500 21.8 7.12 4 552,487 (18.1%)

In 2017 the population of Zambia was 17,094,000 and the average age decreased from 21.8 in 1960 to 21.3. Urban population has increased from 3,665,076 (34.8%) in 2000 to 7,450,000 (42.3%) in the current year. The population density of Zambia has changed from 7.9 in 1980 to 22.3 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 18,679,000 542,000 (2.9%) -8,000 21.7 4.76 25 8,080,000 (43.3%)
2025 21,594,000 611,000 (2.8%) -5,000 22.2 4.50 29 9,868,000 (45.7%)
2030 24,859,000 679,000 (2.7%) -5,000 22.9 4.25 33 11,989,000 (48.2%)
2035 28,441,000 740,000 (2.6%) -5,000 23.6 4.03 38 14,443,000 (50.8%)
2040 32,327,000 802,000 (2.5%) -5,000 24.3 3.83 44 17,230,000 (53.3%)
2045 36,517,000 862,000 (2.4%) -5,000 25.1 3.64 49 20,376,000 (55.8%)
2050 41,001,000 920,000 (2.2%) -5,000 26.0 3.48 55 23,892,000 (58.3%)

Total Zambia population should reach 18,679,000 by 2020 and should increase to 41,001,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 71.8 (69.7 years for male and 74.0 years for females). Population density will go up to 55.2 people per square kilometer.

Zambia demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 3.01% (502,610 residents, including 129,960 deaths). The demographics of Zambia constitutes of 8,871,000 women and 8,738,000 men, which means there are 985 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 55.8% of population (9,827,583) is 19 or younger, 41.7% of population (7,344,714) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.5% of population (434,942) is over 65.

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