Lesotho Population

Population now

2,304,888
Male:1,121,340(48.62 %)
Female:1,183,548(51.38 %)
Births in 2019:54,681
Deaths in 2019:24,917

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:53.07 years
Female:57.24 years
Total:55.28 years
Median Age:21.01 years
Birth Rate:26.73
Death Rate:12.18
Growth Rate:1.19 %
Fertility Rate:2.96

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
  • Urbanization

Lesotho Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
1960852k396k455k0.871.20%42.2719.195.8446.6044.8648.2317.343.51%28.05
1961866k402k464k0.871.25%42.2818.825.8347.0945.3448.7117.253.96%28.54
1962882k409k474k0.861.28%42.3018.525.8247.5045.7549.1217.174.46%29.06
1963899k415k483k0.861.32%42.3318.285.8147.8346.0849.4417.105.03%29.60
1964916k422k493k0.861.34%42.3718.105.8148.0846.3249.6817.035.66%30.17
1965934k430k503k0.851.36%42.4217.965.8048.2646.5049.8616.966.37%30.76
1966952k439k514k0.851.38%42.4817.875.8048.4046.6350.0016.917.07%31.37
1967972k448k524k0.861.39%42.5517.785.8048.5246.7550.1116.877.43%32.01
1968991k458k534k0.861.41%42.6217.685.8148.6646.8950.2416.847.80%32.66
19691M468k544k0.861.43%42.7017.575.8148.8247.0650.3916.808.20%33.34
19701M477k556k0.861.46%42.7617.415.8149.0447.2850.6016.778.61%34.03
19711M487k567k0.861.49%42.8017.215.8149.3147.5650.8716.719.04%34.74
19721M497k579k0.861.52%42.8216.985.8049.6347.8951.1816.669.47%35.46
19731M507k592k0.861.56%42.8016.715.7950.0148.2651.5516.629.91%36.21
19741M518k605k0.861.61%42.7316.405.7850.4348.6851.9716.5710.36%37.02
19751M531k620k0.861.65%42.6216.065.7650.9049.1552.4316.5310.82%37.91
19761M546k634k0.861.71%42.4415.685.7451.4249.6752.9616.5111.21%38.86
19771M561k649k0.861.76%42.2215.285.7151.9950.2353.5316.5111.27%39.89
19781M578k665k0.871.82%41.9314.855.6752.5850.8254.1316.5211.33%40.96
19791M596k681k0.871.88%41.6014.425.6353.2051.4354.7516.5311.39%42.06
19801M613k697k0.881.94%41.2013.995.5953.8152.0355.3716.5611.45%43.16
19811M629k714k0.882.00%40.7413.585.5454.4052.6155.9716.5211.51%44.27
19821M646k731k0.882.05%40.2313.205.4954.9553.1656.5416.4811.57%45.37
19831M662k748k0.892.09%39.6612.845.4455.4653.6757.0616.4611.63%46.46
19841M678k764k0.892.12%39.0712.525.3855.9354.1357.5516.4411.69%47.51
19851M695k778k0.892.15%38.4512.215.3156.4054.5958.0316.4511.75%48.50
19861M711k789k0.92.18%37.8111.885.2456.9155.0958.5616.4811.91%49.41
19872M726k799k0.912.23%37.1711.525.1757.4855.6459.1616.5212.39%50.25
19882M742k808k0.922.28%36.5511.155.0958.1056.2359.8116.5712.90%51.07
19892M758k818k0.932.34%35.9610.785.0058.7156.8060.4516.6213.43%51.92
19902M775k829k0.932.39%35.4210.464.9259.2157.2760.9716.6713.97%52.84
19912M792k842k0.942.41%34.9710.264.8459.4657.5061.2516.8214.53%53.85
19922M810k857k0.952.38%34.5910.224.7659.3957.4261.1816.9615.11%54.92
19932M828k873k0.952.31%34.2910.364.6958.9456.9860.7217.1015.70%56.02
19942M844k888k0.952.18%34.0510.704.6258.1156.1859.8517.2516.32%57.07
19952M858k904k0.952.01%33.8211.244.5556.9055.0358.5817.4016.96%58.03
19962M869k918k0.951.80%33.5611.994.4855.3553.5756.9417.4617.57%58.88
19972M878k933k0.941.58%33.2312.884.3953.5851.9255.0517.5118.05%59.64
19982M885k946k0.941.37%32.8113.864.3051.7550.2253.0817.5618.54%60.33
19992M892k959k0.931.18%32.3014.844.2049.9748.5951.1617.6219.04%60.96
20002M899k969k0.931.02%31.7215.734.0948.4147.1649.4517.7019.55%61.56
20012M907k979k0.930.89%31.0916.443.9747.2046.0748.1217.8020.07%62.13
20022M916k987k0.930.80%30.4716.913.8646.3945.3547.2417.9420.60%62.67
20032M925k993k0.930.75%29.9017.133.7446.0245.0246.8218.1021.14%63.19
20042M934k1M0.930.72%29.4117.093.6446.0845.0746.8718.2721.69%63.70
20052M942k1M0.940.73%29.0216.823.5546.5245.4547.3718.4322.25%64.22
20062M951k1M0.940.76%28.7516.373.4747.2746.0748.2318.6622.82%64.76
20072M959k1M0.940.80%28.5915.843.4148.1746.8149.3018.8623.30%65.30
20082M968k1M0.940.86%28.5115.313.3749.1147.5650.4319.0523.80%65.88
20092M978k1M0.940.92%28.5014.813.3350.0148.2551.5419.2624.29%66.52
20102M988k1M0.940.98%28.5314.383.3050.8348.8552.5619.4524.80%67.22
20112M1M1M0.941.04%28.5614.033.2851.5349.3753.4519.6325.31%68.00
20122M1M1M0.941.08%28.5613.713.2552.1649.8554.2319.8025.70%68.85
20132M1M1M0.941.12%28.5013.433.2252.7450.3354.9219.9726.10%69.75
20142M1M1M0.941.16%28.3713.163.1953.2750.8055.5020.1526.50%70.69
20152M1M1M0.941.18%28.1612.923.1453.7551.2755.9820.3326.91%71.64
20162M1M1M0.941.19%27.8712.703.0954.1751.7456.3720.4927.32%72.60
20172M1M1M0.941.19%27.4412.553.0554.5152.1756.6120.6727.73%73.57
20182M1M1M0.941.19%27.0912.363.0054.9052.6256.9320.8228.15%74.55
20192M1M1M0.951.19%26.7312.182.9655.2853.0757.2421.0128.59%75.54

Lesotho Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
20202M1M1M0.951.20%26.3711.992.9155.6653.5257.5621.1529.03%76.49
20212M1M1M0.951.20%25.9611.822.8756.0653.9757.9021.3729.48%77.48
20222M1M1M0.951.19%25.5511.652.8356.4654.4258.2421.5429.94%78.44
20232M1M1M0.951.19%25.1411.482.8056.8554.8658.5921.6630.42%79.36
20242M1M1M0.951.19%24.7311.312.7657.2555.3158.9321.8030.90%80.32
20252M1M1M0.951.18%24.3211.142.7257.6555.7659.2721.9631.39%81.24
20262M1M1M0.961.19%23.9910.952.6958.1156.2559.7122.1531.89%82.19
20273M1M1M0.961.20%23.6610.762.6658.5756.7360.1522.2432.41%83.12
20283M1M1M0.961.20%23.3210.582.6359.0457.2260.6022.4132.93%84.04
20293M1M1M0.961.21%22.9910.392.6059.5057.7061.0422.5833.46%84.99
20303M1M1M0.961.22%22.6610.202.5759.9658.1961.4822.7134.00%85.92
20313M1M1M0.961.24%22.4210.022.5560.4458.6761.9522.8834.55%86.87
20323M1M1M0.961.25%22.179.842.5260.9159.1562.4323.0735.11%87.79
20333M1M1M0.961.27%21.939.662.5061.3959.6462.9023.2235.68%88.75
20343M1M1M0.971.29%21.689.482.4761.8660.1263.3823.4036.26%89.71
20353M1M1M0.971.31%21.449.302.4562.3460.6063.8523.5836.85%90.69
20363M1M1M0.971.32%21.229.142.4362.8161.0664.3323.7837.45%91.65
20373M1M1M0.971.34%20.998.982.4163.2861.5264.8224.0238.05%92.64
20383M1M1M0.971.35%20.778.822.3963.7461.9765.3024.3038.66%93.63
20393M1M1M0.971.37%20.548.662.3764.2162.4365.7924.5739.28%94.61
20403M1M1M0.971.39%20.328.502.3564.6862.8966.2724.8539.91%95.60
20413M1M1M0.971.40%20.088.382.3365.1263.3166.7325.1440.54%96.62
20423M1M2M0.981.40%19.848.262.3165.5563.7367.2025.3941.17%97.61
20433M1M2M0.981.41%19.618.142.2965.9964.1467.6625.6741.81%98.63
20443M1M2M0.981.42%19.378.022.2766.4264.5668.1325.9842.45%99.62
20453M2M2M0.981.42%19.137.902.2566.8664.9868.5926.2543.10%100.64
20463M2M2M0.981.41%18.897.842.2367.2365.3368.9826.5243.74%101.63
20473M2M2M0.981.39%18.657.792.2267.5965.6969.3726.8044.39%102.62
20483M2M2M0.981.38%18.417.732.2067.9666.0469.7627.0845.04%103.61
20493M2M2M0.981.37%18.177.682.1968.3266.4070.1527.3845.70%104.56
20503M2M2M0.981.35%17.937.622.1768.6966.7570.5427.6446.35%105.52

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