๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Population of Namibia

2,645,805
Current Population of Namibia
44,607
Net population growth this year
3.21
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Namibia reached 2,645,805, of which 1,276,360 people are male and 1,369,444 female. The country has a population density of 3.2137 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.686% for the year. According to the latest data, Namibia is set to increase its population size by 44,607 people next year. Making the total population count of Namibia 2,645,805 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Namibia (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Namibia grown from 514,774 people to 2,645,805. An increase of the population size by 413.97% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 514,774 255,042 259,732 6,012 0.6253 1.168%
1951 520,828 257,156 263,672 6,097 0.6326 1.171%
1952 527,153 259,437 267,716 6,552 0.6403 1.243%
1953 533,747 261,868 271,879 6,637 0.6483 1.243%
1954 540,483 264,351 276,132 6,834 0.6565 1.264%
1955 547,430 266,930 280,500 7,060 0.6649 1.29%
1956 554,699 269,688 285,011 7,478 0.6738 1.348%
1957 562,452 272,726 289,726 8,026 0.6832 1.427%
1958 570,845 276,128 294,717 8,760 0.6934 1.535%
1959 580,030 279,986 300,044 9,611 0.7045 1.657%
1960 590,181 284,413 305,768 10,690 0.7169 1.811%
1961 601,424 289,464 311,961 11,797 0.7305 1.962%
1962 613,808 295,154 318,655 12,971 0.7456 2.113%
1963 627,358 301,501 325,857 14,128 0.762 2.252%
1964 642,054 308,492 333,562 15,264 0.7799 2.377%
1965 657,887 316,216 341,671 16,402 0.7991 2.493%
1966 674,818 324,610 350,208 17,461 0.8197 2.588%
1967 693,062 333,652 359,410 19,027 0.8418 2.746%
1968 712,427 343,259 369,168 19,702 0.8653 2.766%
1969 732,882 353,413 379,468 21,207 0.8902 2.894%
1970 754,468 364,128 390,340 21,965 0.9164 2.912%
1971 776,995 375,302 401,693 23,090 0.9438 2.972%
1972 800,610 387,004 413,606 24,140 0.9725 3.015%
1973 824,918 399,037 425,881 24,476 1.002 2.967%
1974 850,090 411,478 438,612 25,869 1.0326 3.043%
1975 876,572 424,534 452,038 27,093 1.0647 3.091%
1976 901,840 436,954 464,886 23,443 1.0954 2.6%
1977 926,109 448,849 477,260 25,095 1.1249 2.71%
1978 942,023 456,538 485,485 6,734 1.1442 0.715%
1979 957,334 463,897 493,437 23,888 1.1628 2.495%
1980 975,994 472,707 503,286 13,431 1.1855 1.376%
1981 987,394 477,680 509,714 9,369 1.1993 0.949%
1982 1,005,520 486,021 519,500 26,885 1.2213 2.674%
1983 1,033,085 499,106 533,980 28,245 1.2548 2.734%
1984 1,061,995 512,894 549,101 29,573 1.2899 2.785%
1985 1,093,311 527,905 565,406 33,060 1.328 3.024%
1986 1,127,989 544,612 583,377 36,297 1.3701 3.218%
1987 1,165,430 562,712 602,718 38,585 1.4156 3.311%
1988 1,207,949 583,350 624,598 46,452 1.4672 3.846%
1989 1,288,070 622,932 665,138 113,790 1.5645 8.84%
1990 1,369,011 663,095 705,916 48,092 1.6629 3.513%
1991 1,415,617 686,171 729,446 45,120 1.7195 3.188%
1992 1,461,687 708,852 752,836 47,020 1.7754 3.217%
1993 1,509,834 732,221 777,614 49,275 1.8339 3.264%
1994 1,558,449 755,648 802,801 47,954 1.893 3.077%
1995 1,605,370 778,208 827,162 45,889 1.9499 2.859%
1996 1,650,066 799,664 850,402 43,503 2.0042 2.637%
1997 1,693,242 820,359 872,884 42,848 2.0567 2.531%
1998 1,735,953 840,826 895,127 42,574 2.1086 2.453%
1999 1,778,277 861,105 917,172 42,075 2.16 2.366%
2000 1,819,141 880,704 938,437 39,652 2.2096 2.18%
2001 1,856,402 898,800 957,602 34,871 2.2549 1.878%
2002 1,888,525 914,685 973,840 29,374 2.2939 1.555%
2003 1,915,425 928,045 987,380 24,426 2.3265 1.275%
2004 1,939,406 939,816 999,590 23,535 2.3557 1.214%
2005 1,962,865 951,218 1,011,646 23,384 2.3842 1.191%
2006 1,986,558 962,618 1,023,939 24,002 2.413 1.208%
2007 2,011,492 974,469 1,037,022 25,865 2.4432 1.286%
2008 2,038,552 987,250 1,051,301 28,255 2.4761 1.386%
2009 2,067,920 1,001,105 1,066,814 30,481 2.5118 1.474%
2010 2,099,270 1,015,983 1,083,287 32,220 2.5499 1.535%
2011 2,132,340 1,031,720 1,100,620 33,919 2.59 1.591%
2012 2,167,470 1,048,383 1,119,086 36,340 2.6327 1.677%
2013 2,204,510 1,065,946 1,138,564 37,740 2.6777 1.712%
2014 2,243,001 1,084,272 1,158,729 39,242 2.7244 1.75%
2015 2,282,704 1,103,238 1,179,466 40,164 2.7727 1.76%
2016 2,323,352 1,122,637 1,200,715 41,132 2.822 1.77%
2017 2,364,534 1,142,262 1,222,272 41,231 2.8721 1.744%
2018 2,405,680 1,161,859 1,243,822 41,063 2.922 1.707%
2019 2,446,644 1,181,378 1,265,266 40,865 2.9718 1.67%
2020 2,489,098 1,201,660 1,287,438 44,042 3.0234 1.769%
2021 2,530,151 1,221,166 1,308,985 38,063 3.0732 1.504%
2022 2,567,012 1,238,563 1,328,449 35,661 3.118 1.389%
2023 2,604,172 1,256,253 1,347,919 38,658 3.1631 1.484%
2024 2,645,805 1,276,360 1,369,444 44,607 3.2137 1.686%

Statements that can be derived from Namibia's population data

  • Namibia has a population of 2,645,805 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Namibia's population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Namibia's population will grow with 44,607 people.
  • In 2024, 3,773 more people will emigrate from Namibia than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Namibia is 21.51 years.
  • In Namibia there are 3.21 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 27.03 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Namibia.
  • In Namibia, 1,276,360 of the total population are male, and 1,369,444 are female.

Future Population of Namibia (2024 - 2100)

Namibia's population is set to incease in the future from 2,645,805 people to 5,018,497 people. An increase of the population size by 874.89% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 2,645,805 1,276,360 1,369,444 44,607 3.2137 1.686%
2025 2,690,284 1,298,002 1,392,282 44,351 3.2677 1.649%
2026 2,734,498 1,319,511 1,414,987 44,077 3.3214 1.612%
2027 2,778,608 1,340,966 1,437,642 44,145 3.375 1.589%
2028 2,822,568 1,362,340 1,460,227 43,773 3.4284 1.551%
2029 2,866,354 1,383,622 1,482,732 43,801 3.4816 1.528%
2030 2,910,056 1,404,856 1,505,200 43,602 3.5347 1.498%
2031 2,953,517 1,425,963 1,527,554 43,319 3.5875 1.467%
2032 2,996,909 1,447,026 1,549,882 43,466 3.6402 1.45%
2033 3,040,442 1,468,154 1,572,287 43,599 3.693 1.434%
2034 3,084,032 1,489,307 1,594,725 43,582 3.746 1.413%
2035 3,127,696 1,510,489 1,617,207 43,746 3.799 1.399%
2036 3,171,395 1,531,680 1,639,715 43,652 3.8521 1.376%
2037 3,215,248 1,552,945 1,662,303 44,053 3.9054 1.37%
2038 3,259,286 1,574,293 1,684,994 44,024 3.9589 1.351%
2039 3,303,227 1,595,576 1,707,650 43,857 4.0122 1.328%
2040 3,347,190 1,616,858 1,730,332 44,069 4.0656 1.317%
2041 3,391,106 1,638,103 1,753,003 43,763 4.119 1.291%
2042 3,434,985 1,659,314 1,775,670 43,996 4.1723 1.281%
2043 3,478,878 1,680,514 1,798,364 43,789 4.2256 1.259%
2044 3,522,542 1,701,579 1,820,963 43,540 4.2786 1.236%
2045 3,566,040 1,722,548 1,843,492 43,456 4.3315 1.219%
2046 3,609,486 1,743,476 1,866,009 43,436 4.3842 1.203%
2047 3,652,704 1,764,269 1,888,435 43,000 4.4367 1.177%
2048 3,695,526 1,784,847 1,910,679 42,644 4.4887 1.154%
2049 3,737,962 1,805,220 1,932,741 42,227 4.5403 1.13%
2050 3,779,918 1,825,339 1,954,579 41,686 4.5912 1.103%
2051 3,821,426 1,845,214 1,976,212 41,330 4.6417 1.082%
2052 3,862,423 1,864,818 1,997,604 40,663 4.6914 1.053%
2053 3,902,825 1,884,112 2,018,712 40,141 4.7405 1.029%
2054 3,942,648 1,903,099 2,039,550 39,507 4.7889 1.002%
2055 3,981,822 1,921,744 2,060,078 38,840 4.8365 0.975%
2056 4,020,332 1,940,052 2,080,280 38,181 4.8833 0.95%
2057 4,058,078 1,957,956 2,100,122 37,310 4.9291 0.919%
2058 4,095,116 1,975,489 2,119,627 36,766 4.9741 0.898%
2059 4,131,304 1,992,597 2,138,707 35,610 5.018 0.862%
2060 4,166,560 2,009,226 2,157,334 34,902 5.0609 0.838%
2061 4,201,088 2,025,473 2,175,616 34,155 5.1028 0.813%
2062 4,235,003 2,041,397 2,193,606 33,674 5.144 0.795%
2063 4,268,386 2,057,045 2,211,341 33,093 5.1845 0.775%
2064 4,300,949 2,072,280 2,228,669 32,031 5.2241 0.745%
2065 4,332,798 2,087,150 2,245,648 31,666 5.2628 0.731%
2066 4,364,008 2,101,692 2,262,317 30,755 5.3007 0.705%
2067 4,394,498 2,115,866 2,278,632 30,223 5.3377 0.688%
2068 4,424,299 2,129,702 2,294,596 29,380 5.3739 0.664%
2069 4,453,462 2,143,224 2,310,238 28,945 5.4093 0.65%
2070 4,482,144 2,156,501 2,325,642 28,419 5.4442 0.634%
2071 4,510,238 2,169,495 2,340,742 27,769 5.4783 0.616%
2072 4,537,868 2,182,268 2,355,601 27,493 5.5119 0.606%
2073 4,564,972 2,194,782 2,370,190 26,715 5.5448 0.585%
2074 4,591,386 2,206,960 2,384,426 26,111 5.5769 0.569%
2075 4,617,136 2,218,822 2,398,314 25,390 5.6082 0.55%
2076 4,642,044 2,230,274 2,411,770 24,426 5.6384 0.526%
2077 4,666,212 2,241,365 2,424,847 23,911 5.6678 0.512%
2078 4,689,688 2,252,128 2,437,561 23,041 5.6963 0.491%
2079 4,712,466 2,262,552 2,449,914 22,513 5.7239 0.478%
2080 4,734,556 2,272,642 2,461,914 21,668 5.7508 0.458%
2081 4,755,854 2,282,349 2,473,505 20,928 5.7766 0.44%
2082 4,776,401 2,291,698 2,484,704 20,166 5.8016 0.422%
2083 4,796,132 2,300,651 2,495,481 19,296 5.8256 0.402%
2084 4,815,160 2,309,252 2,505,907 18,759 5.8487 0.39%
2085 4,833,566 2,317,543 2,516,023 18,055 5.871 0.374%
2086 4,851,206 2,325,453 2,525,753 17,224 5.8925 0.355%
2087 4,867,998 2,332,945 2,535,052 16,359 5.9129 0.336%
2088 4,884,101 2,340,096 2,544,006 15,848 5.9324 0.324%
2089 4,899,487 2,346,880 2,552,608 14,924 5.9511 0.305%
2090 4,914,092 2,353,265 2,560,826 14,285 5.9688 0.291%
2091 4,927,967 2,359,296 2,568,671 13,466 5.9857 0.273%
2092 4,940,876 2,364,856 2,576,020 12,353 6.0014 0.25%
2093 4,952,986 2,370,027 2,582,959 11,866 6.0161 0.24%
2094 4,964,518 2,374,938 2,589,580 11,197 6.0301 0.226%
2095 4,975,232 2,379,466 2,595,766 10,233 6.0431 0.206%
2096 4,985,182 2,383,636 2,601,546 9,667 6.0552 0.194%
2097 4,994,467 2,387,509 2,606,958 8,902 6.0665 0.178%
2098 5,003,095 2,391,105 2,611,990 8,354 6.077 0.167%
2099 5,011,107 2,394,438 2,616,670 7,670 6.0867 0.153%
2100 5,018,497 2,397,512 2,620,984 7,110 6.0957 0.142%

Population Density of Namibia

Today, Namibia has a population density of 3.2137 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 0.6253 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 3.2137 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Namibia is projected to reach a population density of 6.0957 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Namibia Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Namibia's Population

The population growth rate of Namibia currently stands at 1.686% as of July 1, 2024. This is an increase by 0.297 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Namibia will increase to 1.686%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Namibia's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.142% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Namibia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 1.168%
1960 1.811%
1970 2.912%
1980 1.376%
1990 3.513%
2000 2.18%
2010 1.535%
2020 1.769%
Year Growth Rate
2030 1.498%
2040 1.317%
2050 1.103%
2060 0.838%
2070 0.634%
2080 0.458%
2090 0.291%
2100 0.142%
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Life Expectancy of Namibia

Today, Namibia has an average life expectancy of 64.1126 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 41.5307 years since the 1950 to 64.1126 years in 2024. In the future, Namibia is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 75.1735 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Namibia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 41,530
1960 47,678
1970 53,630
1980 56,774
1990 62,496
2000 51,990
2010 56,015
2020 62,829
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 65,205
2040 66,817
2050 68,280
2060 69,664
2070 71,005
2080 72,348
2090 73,734
2100 75,173
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Migration to and from Namibia

In 2024 Namibia will see net migrations of -3,773 people. This means that 3,773 more people will emigrate from Namibia than immigrate to the country this year. An increase of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Namibia was -4,061.

Net Migration for Namibia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 -4,091
1960 -3,227
1970 -244
1980 -15,041
1990 3,969
2000 5,709
2010 -8,518
2020 -4,301
Year Net Migration
2030 -3,017
2040 -2,079
2050 -1,572
2060 -1,572
2070 -1,572
2080 -1,572
2090 -1,572
2100 -1,572
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Births in Namibia

In 2024, Namibia will see 69,037 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Namibia in 2022, when the country saw 69,157 new borns.

Births Namibia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 21,728
1960 24,721
1970 32,980
1980 39,909
1990 55,497
2000 57,037
2010 64,013
2020 69,444
Year Births
2030 69,334
2040 72,883
2050 74,498
2060 72,741
2070 71,711
2080 70,115
2090 67,082
2100 63,960
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Deaths in Namibia

In 2024, 20,662 people will die in Namibia. That is a decrease of Namibia's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 29,431 deaths.

Deaths Namibia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 11,625
1960 10,801
1970 10,772
1980 11,440
1990 11,371
2000 23,098
2010 23,276
2020 21,112
Year Births
2030 22,707
2040 26,731
2050 31,246
2060 36,267
2070 41,707
2080 46,885
2090 51,232
2100 55,279
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Median Age in Namibia

The median age of Namibia has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Namibia will reach 36.4572 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Namibia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 19.7611
1960 17.5975
1970 16.8247
1980 15.3614
1990 17.2342
2000 17.8702
2010 19.302
2020 21.2317
Year Median Age
2030 22.0954
2040 24.1814
2050 26.5788
2060 28.6784
2070 30.711
2080 32.7221
2090 34.6918
2100 36.4572
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Fertility Rate in Namibia

The fertility rate of Namibia has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Namibia will reach 1.8641 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Namibia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 5.7461
1960 6.2049
1970 6.5452
1980 6.2455
1990 5.3212
2000 3.975
2010 3.6305
2020 3.3491
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 2.9313
2040 2.6478
2050 2.4111
2060 2.2335
2070 2.1049
2080 2.0041
2090 1.9283
2100 1.8641
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Infant Mortality Rate in Namibia

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Namibia while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Namibia has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 141.7182. Today, Namibia has a much better infant mortality rate of 27.0344 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Namibia is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 9.8094 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Namibia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 141.7182
1960 112.9097
1970 85.3764
1980 66.3014
1990 47.9577
2000 49.7766
2010 34.2625
2020 28.655
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 24.7558
2040 21.6915
2050 19.2575
2060 16.8251
2070 14.6021
2080 12.776
2090 11.0912
2100 9.8094
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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