๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Population of Zambia

20,569,737
Current Population of Zambia
560,251
Net population growth this year
27.67
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2023 the population of Zambia reached 20,569,737, of which 10,148,862 people are male and 10,420,876 female. The country has a population density of 27.6702 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 2.724% for the year. According to the latest data, Zambia is set to increase its population size by 569,664 people next year. Making the total population count of Zambia 21,134,695 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Zambia (1950 - 2023)

Between 1950 and 2023 the population of Zambia grown from 2,318,448 people to 20,569,737. An increase of the population size by 787.22% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 2,318,448 1,152,529 1,165,918 65,459 3.1187 2.824%
1951 2,384,836 1,184,959 1,199,878 67,319 3.2081 2.823%
1952 2,453,511 1,218,523 1,234,988 70,030 3.3004 2.854%
1953 2,525,024 1,253,485 1,271,540 72,997 3.3966 2.891%
1954 2,599,541 1,289,926 1,309,615 76,036 3.4969 2.925%
1955 2,677,209 1,327,913 1,349,295 79,299 3.6014 2.962%
1956 2,758,241 1,367,570 1,390,671 82,766 3.7104 3.001%
1957 2,842,808 1,409,005 1,433,802 86,367 3.8241 3.038%
1958 2,931,128 1,452,291 1,478,838 90,274 3.9429 3.08%
1959 3,023,340 1,497,456 1,525,884 94,151 4.067 3.114%
1960 3,119,430 1,544,463 1,574,966 98,027 4.1962 3.143%
1961 3,219,451 1,593,349 1,626,102 102,016 4.3308 3.169%
1962 3,323,427 1,644,170 1,679,256 105,936 4.4706 3.188%
1963 3,431,382 1,696,940 1,734,441 109,973 4.6159 3.205%
1964 3,542,764 1,751,316 1,791,448 112,791 4.7657 3.184%
1965 3,658,024 1,807,590 1,850,435 117,731 4.9207 3.219%
1966 3,777,680 1,866,095 1,911,585 121,580 5.0817 3.219%
1967 3,901,288 1,926,564 1,974,724 125,636 5.248 3.221%
1968 4,029,173 1,989,150 2,040,022 130,133 5.42 3.23%
1969 4,159,008 2,052,222 2,106,786 129,537 5.5947 3.115%
1970 4,281,671 2,109,732 2,171,939 115,790 5.7597 2.704%
1971 4,399,919 2,163,520 2,236,400 120,706 5.9187 2.744%
1972 4,523,580 2,220,020 2,303,561 126,617 6.0851 2.799%
1973 4,653,289 2,279,597 2,373,692 132,800 6.2596 2.854%
1974 4,789,038 2,342,257 2,446,781 138,698 6.4422 2.896%
1975 4,931,250 2,408,160 2,523,089 145,725 6.6335 2.955%
1976 5,079,672 2,477,113 2,602,558 151,119 6.8331 2.975%
1977 5,233,292 2,548,568 2,684,724 156,122 7.0398 2.983%
1978 5,391,355 2,622,187 2,769,168 160,003 7.2524 2.968%
1979 5,553,462 2,697,887 2,855,576 164,213 7.4705 2.957%
1980 5,720,438 2,776,308 2,944,130 169,737 7.6951 2.967%
1981 5,897,482 2,860,593 3,036,889 184,351 7.9332 3.126%
1982 6,090,818 2,954,389 3,136,429 202,322 8.1933 3.322%
1983 6,291,070 3,051,724 3,239,346 198,183 8.4627 3.15%
1984 6,488,072 3,146,196 3,341,876 195,819 8.7277 3.018%
1985 6,686,449 3,240,896 3,445,554 200,936 8.9945 3.005%
1986 6,890,967 3,339,079 3,551,888 208,100 9.2697 3.02%
1987 7,095,185 3,436,631 3,658,555 200,337 9.5444 2.824%
1988 7,294,325 3,530,581 3,763,744 197,942 9.8122 2.714%
1989 7,491,276 3,622,798 3,868,478 195,959 10.0772 2.616%
1990 7,686,401 3,713,668 3,972,733 194,292 10.3397 2.528%
1991 7,880,466 3,803,804 4,076,662 193,837 10.6007 2.46%
1992 8,074,337 3,893,512 4,180,826 193,907 10.8615 2.402%
1993 8,270,918 3,984,326 4,286,591 199,253 11.1259 2.409%
1994 8,474,216 4,078,851 4,395,365 207,344 11.3994 2.447%
1995 8,684,134 4,177,093 4,507,042 212,493 11.6818 2.447%
1996 8,902,019 4,279,880 4,622,140 223,276 11.9749 2.508%
1997 9,133,156 4,390,939 4,742,218 238,999 12.2858 2.617%
1998 9,372,430 4,506,907 4,865,523 239,548 12.6077 2.556%
1999 9,621,238 4,628,537 4,992,702 258,069 12.9424 2.682%
2000 9,891,136 4,762,772 5,128,364 281,725 13.3054 2.848%
2001 10,191,964 4,915,581 5,276,383 319,932 13.7101 3.139%
2002 10,508,294 5,076,940 5,431,354 312,729 14.1356 2.976%
2003 10,837,973 5,244,888 5,593,084 346,628 14.5791 3.199%
2004 11,188,040 5,423,615 5,764,425 353,506 15.05 3.16%
2005 11,564,870 5,617,219 5,947,650 400,153 15.5569 3.46%
2006 11,971,568 5,827,393 6,144,174 413,243 16.104 3.452%
2007 12,402,073 6,050,324 6,351,748 447,768 16.6831 3.611%
2008 12,852,966 6,283,615 6,569,350 454,017 17.2897 3.533%
2009 13,318,087 6,523,386 6,794,701 476,226 17.9153 3.576%
2010 13,792,086 6,765,898 7,026,188 471,773 18.553 3.421%
2011 14,265,814 7,005,106 7,260,708 475,682 19.1902 3.335%
2012 14,744,658 7,245,486 7,499,172 482,006 19.8344 3.269%
2013 15,234,976 7,491,634 7,743,342 498,630 20.4939 3.273%
2014 15,737,793 7,744,380 7,993,413 507,004 21.1703 3.222%
2015 16,248,230 8,000,338 8,247,892 513,870 21.8569 3.163%
2016 16,767,760 8,260,472 8,507,289 525,191 22.5558 3.132%
2017 17,298,054 8,525,934 8,772,120 535,395 23.2692 3.095%
2018 17,835,893 8,794,716 9,041,177 540,284 23.9926 3.029%
2019 18,380,477 9,066,397 9,314,079 548,883 24.7252 2.986%
2020 18,927,715 9,338,614 9,589,102 545,594 25.4614 2.883%
2021 19,473,125 9,609,004 9,864,121 545,226 26.195 2.8%
2022 20,017,675 9,877,642 10,140,033 543,874 26.9276 2.717%
2023 20,569,737 10,148,862 10,420,876 560,251 27.6702 2.724%

Statements that can be derived from Zambia's population data

  • Zambia has a population of 20,569,737 people, as of July 1, 2023.
  • Zambia's population is equivalent to 0.26% of the total world population.
  • In 2023, Zambia's population will grow with 560,251 people.
  • In 2023, 5,000 more people will emigrate from Zambia than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Zambia is 17.26 years.
  • In Zambia there are 27.67 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 36.56 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Zambia.
  • In Zambia, 10,148,862 of the total population are male, and 10,420,876 are female.

Future Population of Zambia (2023 - 2100)

Zambia's population is set to incease in the future from 20,569,737 people to 63,604,541 people. An increase of the population size by 2643.41% from 2023 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2023 20,569,737 10,148,862 10,420,876 560,251 27.6702 2.724%
2024 21,134,695 10,426,378 10,708,317 569,664 28.4302 2.696%
2025 21,706,928 10,707,236 10,999,692 574,801 29.1999 2.648%
2026 22,285,947 10,991,170 11,294,777 583,238 29.9788 2.617%
2027 22,874,132 11,279,442 11,594,690 593,132 30.77 2.593%
2028 23,469,301 11,570,966 11,898,335 597,205 31.5706 2.545%
2029 24,069,686 11,864,842 12,204,844 603,566 32.3783 2.508%
2030 24,676,417 12,161,612 12,514,806 609,897 33.1944 2.472%
2031 25,288,002 12,460,516 12,827,486 613,272 34.0171 2.425%
2032 25,905,154 12,761,921 13,143,232 621,031 34.8473 2.397%
2033 26,528,160 13,065,969 13,462,191 624,982 35.6854 2.356%
2034 27,154,050 13,371,178 13,782,872 626,798 36.5273 2.308%
2035 27,782,051 13,677,146 14,104,904 629,203 37.3721 2.265%
2036 28,412,879 13,984,204 14,428,675 632,454 38.2207 2.226%
2037 29,047,769 14,292,987 14,754,782 637,327 39.0747 2.194%
2038 29,687,072 14,603,688 15,083,385 641,279 39.9347 2.16%
2039 30,330,252 14,916,033 15,414,220 645,081 40.7999 2.127%
2040 30,973,549 15,228,103 15,745,446 641,512 41.6653 2.071%
2041 31,615,986 15,539,398 16,076,588 643,362 42.5295 2.035%
2042 32,260,579 15,851,448 16,409,131 645,825 43.3966 2.002%
2043 32,906,910 16,164,052 16,742,857 646,836 44.266 1.966%
2044 33,554,740 16,477,077 17,077,663 648,824 45.1375 1.934%
2045 34,204,866 16,790,914 17,413,951 651,427 46.012 1.905%
2046 34,857,072 17,105,449 17,751,623 652,986 46.8893 1.873%
2047 35,510,018 17,420,034 18,089,984 652,906 47.7677 1.839%
2048 36,162,890 17,734,293 18,428,596 652,838 48.6459 1.805%
2049 36,813,065 18,046,892 18,766,174 647,513 49.5205 1.759%
2050 37,460,435 18,357,775 19,102,660 647,226 50.3914 1.728%
2051 38,105,845 18,667,399 19,438,446 643,594 51.2596 1.689%
2052 38,752,282 18,977,219 19,775,063 649,280 52.1291 1.676%
2053 39,399,626 19,287,240 20,112,385 645,407 52.9999 1.638%
2054 40,043,906 19,595,494 20,448,412 643,154 53.8666 1.606%
2055 40,686,691 19,902,720 20,783,971 642,416 54.7313 1.579%
2056 41,326,884 20,208,412 21,118,472 637,971 55.5925 1.544%
2057 41,964,332 20,512,508 21,451,824 636,925 56.45 1.518%
2058 42,598,888 20,814,942 21,783,946 632,187 57.3036 1.484%
2059 43,229,363 21,115,114 22,114,248 628,761 58.1517 1.455%
2060 43,856,537 21,413,458 22,443,078 625,587 58.9953 1.426%
2061 44,478,284 21,708,961 22,769,323 617,909 59.8317 1.389%
2062 45,093,776 22,001,161 23,092,614 613,073 60.6596 1.36%
2063 45,705,782 22,291,414 23,414,368 610,940 61.4829 1.337%
2064 46,316,632 22,580,971 23,735,661 610,761 62.3046 1.319%
2065 46,924,544 22,868,871 24,055,673 605,061 63.1224 1.289%
2066 47,526,893 23,153,755 24,373,138 599,638 63.9327 1.262%
2067 48,124,364 23,436,066 24,688,298 595,304 64.7364 1.237%
2068 48,719,034 23,716,884 25,002,151 594,037 65.5363 1.219%
2069 49,307,106 23,994,266 25,312,840 582,106 66.3274 1.181%
2070 49,884,747 24,266,280 25,618,467 573,176 67.1044 1.149%
2071 50,454,618 24,534,376 25,920,241 566,565 67.871 1.123%
2072 51,020,304 24,800,287 26,220,017 564,808 68.6319 1.107%
2073 51,583,346 25,064,701 26,518,645 561,277 69.3893 1.088%
2074 52,141,362 25,326,552 26,814,810 554,753 70.14 1.064%
2075 52,690,876 25,584,084 27,106,792 544,277 70.8792 1.033%
2076 53,230,474 25,836,492 27,393,982 534,919 71.605 1.005%
2077 53,762,597 26,085,094 27,677,502 529,326 72.3209 0.985%
2078 54,284,504 26,328,520 27,955,983 514,488 73.0229 0.948%
2079 54,797,590 26,567,502 28,230,088 511,683 73.7131 0.934%
2080 55,304,602 26,803,516 28,501,087 502,343 74.3951 0.908%
2081 55,804,263 27,035,786 28,768,477 496,978 75.0673 0.891%
2082 56,296,658 27,264,385 29,032,273 487,813 75.7296 0.867%
2083 56,781,298 27,489,082 29,292,216 481,467 76.3816 0.848%
2084 57,257,819 27,709,598 29,548,221 471,574 77.0226 0.824%
2085 57,724,627 27,925,162 29,799,464 462,042 77.6505 0.8%
2086 58,183,982 28,137,035 30,046,948 456,669 78.2684 0.785%
2087 58,635,944 28,345,273 30,290,671 447,255 78.8764 0.763%
2088 59,079,834 28,549,567 30,530,268 440,524 79.4735 0.746%
2089 59,512,051 28,748,134 30,763,917 423,910 80.055 0.712%
2090 59,931,245 28,940,251 30,990,994 414,479 80.6188 0.692%
2091 60,340,927 29,127,640 31,213,287 404,884 81.1699 0.671%
2092 60,739,749 29,309,628 31,430,121 392,760 81.7064 0.647%
2093 61,127,975 29,486,400 31,641,574 383,692 82.2287 0.628%
2094 61,507,980 29,659,250 31,848,731 376,319 82.7399 0.612%
2095 61,881,200 29,828,951 32,052,249 370,120 83.2419 0.598%
2096 62,246,894 29,995,134 32,251,761 361,268 83.7338 0.58%
2097 62,601,459 30,156,003 32,445,456 347,863 84.2108 0.556%
2098 62,946,038 30,312,243 32,633,794 341,293 84.6743 0.542%
2099 63,281,014 30,464,070 32,816,944 328,660 85.1249 0.519%
2100 63,604,541 30,610,544 32,993,996 318,393 85.5601 0.501%

Population Density of Zambia

Today, Zambia has a population density of 27.6702 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 3.1187 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 27.6702 people/kmยฒ in 2023. In the future, Zambia is projected to reach a population density of 85.5601 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Zambia Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Zambia's Population

The population growth rate of Zambia currently stands at 2.724% as of July 1, 2023. This is an increase by 0.0070000000000001 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2023, the population growth rate of Zambia will decrease to 2.724%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Zambia's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.501% by the year 2100.

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

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.824%
1960 3.143%
1970 2.704%
1980 2.967%
1990 2.528%
2000 2.848%
2010 3.421%
2020 2.883%
Year Growth Rate
2030 2.472%
2040 2.071%
2050 1.728%
2060 1.426%
2070 1.149%
2080 0.908%
2090 0.692%
2100 0.501%
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Life Expectancy of Zambia

Today, Zambia has an average life expectancy of 62.9566 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 45.1225 years since the 1950 to 62.9566 years in 2023. In the future, Zambia is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 74.0226 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 45,122
1960 49,042
1970 51,492
1980 54,142
1990 47,926
2000 45,231
2010 56,799
2020 62,380
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 64,679
2040 66,177
2050 67,570
2060 68,894
2070 70,189
2080 71,436
2090 72,707
2100 74,022
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Migration to and from Zambia

In 2023 Zambia will see net migrations of -5,000 people. This means that 5,000 more people will emigrate from Zambia than immigrate to the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Zambia was -5,000.

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

Year Net Migration
1950 -1,402
1960 -3,894
1970 -31,372
1980 -25,771
1990 -40,900
2000 -5,152
2010 22,765
2020 9,015
Year Net Migration
2030 -5,000
2040 -5,000
2050 -5,000
2060 -5,000
2070 -5,000
2080 -5,000
2090 -5,000
2100 -5,000
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Births in Zambia

In 2023, Zambia will see 694,807 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Zambia in 2022, when the country saw 683,355 new borns.

Births Zambia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 112,653
1960 155,895
1970 213,897
1980 273,029
1990 363,130
2000 453,873
2010 576,081
2020 661,531
Year Births
2030 765,497
2040 838,449
2050 897,832
2060 939,834
2070 956,318
2080 961,953
2090 952,181
2100 926,702
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Deaths in Zambia

In 2023, 129,554 people will die in Zambia. That is a decrease of Zambia's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 134,488 deaths.

Deaths Zambia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 45,796
1960 53,971
1970 66,744
1980 77,525
1990 127,934
2000 166,997
2010 127,079
2020 124,943
Year Births
2030 150,603
2040 191,937
2050 245,606
2060 309,252
2070 378,147
2080 454,617
2090 532,699
2100 603,308
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Median Age in Zambia

The median age of Zambia has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Zambia will reach 33.436 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Median Age
1950 16.4444
1960 15.8184
1970 14.7992
1980 14.0449
1990 14.5082
2000 14.6309
2010 15.4574
2020 16.7634
Year Median Age
2030 18.732
2040 20.8841
2050 23.0236
2060 25.2218
2070 27.38
2080 29.49
2090 31.5023
2100 33.436
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Fertility Rate in Zambia

The fertility rate of Zambia has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Zambia will reach 2.0151 births per woman, by the year 2100.

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

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.6231
1960 7.1153
1970 7.3668
1980 7.154
1990 6.5331
2000 5.9259
2010 5.3629
2020 4.3789
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 3.7263
2040 3.2058
2050 2.8626
2060 2.6135
2070 2.4027
2080 2.2502
2090 2.1248
2100 2.0151
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Infant Mortality Rate in Zambia

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 Zambia while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Zambia has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 135.8525. Today, Zambia has a much better infant mortality rate of 36.5554 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Zambia is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 14.1933 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

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

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 135.8525
1960 116.9466
1970 105.9671
1980 93.757
1990 106.0595
2000 93.5404
2010 52.8896
2020 42.6073
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 36.6878
2040 31.5477
2050 27.4286
2060 23.6313
2070 20.3538
2080 17.7993
2090 15.8188
2100 14.1933
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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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