Lesotho Population

Population now

2,140,536
Male:1,056,225(49.34 %)
Female:1,084,311(50.66 %)
Births in 2020:22,898
Deaths in 2020:12,057

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:51.70 years
Female:58.09 years
Total:54.84 years
Median Age:23.02 years
Birth Rate:26.00
Death Rate:13.69
Growth Rate:0.90 %
Fertility Rate:3.07

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
  • Median Age
  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • 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
1960837k371k466k0.81.32%43.1118.555.8447.9243.0752.1716.623.51%27.58
1961853k378k475k0.81.35%43.1318.385.8348.1643.3052.3916.523.96%28.10
1962869k385k484k0.81.37%43.1718.235.8248.3843.5152.5916.444.46%28.63
1963886k392k494k0.81.39%43.2418.095.8148.5943.7152.7716.385.03%29.19
1964904k400k503k0.81.41%43.3417.955.8148.8043.9152.9516.335.66%29.77
1965922k409k514k0.81.44%43.4617.815.8049.0244.1353.1416.296.37%30.38
1966942k418k524k0.81.47%43.6117.655.8049.2544.3653.3516.257.07%31.03
1967962k427k535k0.81.51%43.7817.475.8049.5244.6353.5916.227.43%31.70
1968984k437k547k0.81.54%43.9517.275.8149.8344.9453.8716.197.80%32.41
19691M447k559k0.81.59%44.1017.035.8150.1845.2954.2016.178.20%33.14
19701M457k572k0.81.64%44.2316.755.8150.5845.6954.5816.158.61%33.90
19711M468k585k0.81.70%44.3216.435.8151.0546.1555.0316.109.04%34.68
19721M478k599k0.81.76%44.3616.075.8051.5746.6655.5216.069.47%35.48
19731M489k614k0.81.83%44.3415.685.8052.1347.2256.0616.029.91%36.33
19741M502k629k0.81.90%44.2615.265.7852.7347.8156.6515.9810.36%37.25
19751M516k645k0.81.98%44.1114.815.7653.3748.4457.2615.9410.82%38.24
19761M532k662k0.82.06%43.8814.355.7454.0349.1057.9115.9111.21%39.32
19771M549k679k0.812.14%43.6013.875.7154.7149.7758.5715.9011.27%40.47
19781M568k697k0.812.23%43.2513.395.6755.3950.4659.2515.9011.33%41.68
19791M587k716k0.822.32%42.8612.915.6356.0651.1359.9215.9111.39%42.91
19801M605k735k0.822.40%42.4012.465.5856.7051.7860.5715.9311.45%44.15
19811M623k755k0.832.48%41.8812.025.5257.3252.4061.2015.8911.51%45.39
19821M641k775k0.832.55%41.3011.625.4557.9052.9961.7915.8611.57%46.63
19831M658k795k0.832.61%40.6611.255.3858.4453.5262.3515.8411.63%47.86
19841M675k815k0.832.66%39.9710.925.3058.9153.9962.8415.8411.69%49.08
19852M691k835k0.832.69%39.2310.645.2259.3154.3763.2615.8611.75%50.28
19862M707k855k0.832.69%38.4310.415.1359.6354.6763.6015.8711.91%51.45
19872M721k875k0.822.68%37.6010.235.0359.8754.8763.8715.8912.39%52.59
19882M737k894k0.822.63%36.7310.114.9360.0054.9764.0315.9312.90%53.73
19892M755k911k0.832.57%35.8610.054.8360.0054.9564.0715.9913.43%54.90
19902M778k926k0.842.48%35.0110.074.7259.8454.7863.9416.0713.97%56.13
19912M805k938k0.862.36%34.2010.184.6159.4654.4363.6016.2814.53%57.41
19922M836k947k0.882.22%33.4410.394.5158.8753.9163.0516.5015.11%58.71
19932M868k955k0.912.06%32.7610.704.4058.0553.2162.2616.7215.70%60.03
19942M898k964k0.931.89%32.1611.124.2957.0252.3561.2516.9416.32%61.32
19952M923k976k0.951.72%31.6811.664.1955.7851.3459.9917.1816.96%62.55
19962M942k992k0.951.54%31.3312.354.0954.3350.1858.4617.3317.57%63.72
19972M957k1M0.951.36%31.1113.194.0152.7348.9056.7017.4918.05%64.83
19982M967k1M0.941.19%30.9914.143.9351.0347.5654.7917.6518.54%65.81
19992M973k1M0.931.04%30.9515.163.8649.3346.2252.8117.8219.04%66.54
20002M977k1M0.920.91%30.9516.213.7947.6944.9250.8718.0219.55%66.97
20012M977k1M0.920.80%30.9617.243.7346.2043.7149.0918.2420.07%67.06
20022M975k1M0.920.70%30.9418.213.6744.9042.6347.5618.4720.60%66.87
20032M971k1M0.930.62%30.8519.053.6243.8541.7246.3518.7121.14%66.49
20042M967k1M0.930.56%30.7019.733.5643.0841.0145.5118.9721.69%66.08
20052M964k1M0.930.51%30.4720.203.5042.6640.5745.1019.2622.25%65.76
20062M962k1M0.940.48%30.1920.433.4542.6040.4245.1119.5122.82%65.56
20072M962k1M0.940.46%29.8920.433.4042.8540.5645.4919.7923.30%65.46
20082M963k1M0.940.46%29.5920.243.3643.3840.9546.1420.0923.80%65.46
20092M966k1M0.940.48%29.3119.863.3344.1541.5847.0220.3824.29%65.56
20102M970k1M0.950.50%29.0419.333.3045.1042.4148.0720.6524.80%65.74
20112M976k1M0.950.54%28.8018.673.2846.2143.4249.2620.9525.31%66.01
20122M984k1M0.950.59%28.5617.943.2747.4244.5450.5321.2425.70%66.38
20132M993k1M0.960.65%28.3217.183.2548.6645.7151.8321.5126.10%66.83
20142M1M1M0.960.71%28.0716.433.2449.8946.8853.0921.7826.50%67.32
20152M1M1M0.970.77%27.8015.753.2251.0447.9854.2722.0326.91%67.83
20162M1M1M0.970.81%27.5015.163.2052.0648.9755.3022.2227.32%68.36
20172M1M1M0.970.85%27.1714.663.1752.9549.8456.1922.4227.73%68.90
20182M1M1M0.970.84%26.7214.513.1353.3250.2156.5622.6228.15%69.45
20192M1M1M0.970.87%26.3614.103.1054.0850.9657.3322.8128.59%70.00
20202M1M1M0.970.90%26.0013.693.0754.8451.7058.0923.0229.03%70.56

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
20212M1M1M0.980.89%25.5713.553.0355.2152.0758.4623.2529.48%71.13
20222M1M1M0.980.87%25.1413.412.9955.5852.4458.8323.3929.94%71.69
20232M1M1M0.980.86%24.7213.262.9655.9552.8259.2123.6330.42%72.21
20242M1M1M0.980.85%24.2913.122.9256.3253.1959.5823.8330.90%72.81
20252M1M1M0.980.84%23.8612.982.8856.6953.5659.9523.9831.39%73.40
20262M1M1M0.980.83%23.5212.842.8557.0753.9460.3424.1931.89%73.99
20272M1M1M0.980.83%23.1912.702.8257.4554.3260.7324.4232.41%74.65
20282M1M1M0.980.82%22.8512.562.7957.8454.6961.1124.6232.93%75.31
20292M1M1M0.980.81%22.5212.422.7658.2255.0761.5024.7733.46%75.97
20302M1M1M0.980.81%22.1812.282.7358.6055.4561.8924.9634.00%76.59
20312M1M1M0.980.80%21.9412.182.7058.9555.7962.2425.0834.55%77.22
20322M1M1M0.980.80%21.7012.082.6859.2956.1362.6025.2235.11%77.85
20332M1M1M0.980.79%21.4611.982.6559.6456.4762.9525.4135.68%78.47
20342M1M1M0.980.79%21.2211.882.6359.9856.8163.3125.6036.26%79.06
20352M1M1M0.980.78%20.9811.782.6060.3357.1563.6625.7836.85%79.66
20362M1M1M0.980.77%20.7911.722.5860.6457.4563.9825.9337.45%80.25
20372M1M1M0.980.77%20.5911.662.5660.9457.7564.2926.1238.05%80.84
20382M1M1M0.980.76%20.4011.612.5361.2558.0664.6126.2838.66%81.44
20392M1M1M0.980.75%20.2011.552.5161.5558.3664.9226.4039.28%82.03
20403M1M1M0.980.74%20.0111.492.4961.8658.6665.2426.6739.91%82.59
20413M1M1M0.980.73%19.8211.462.4762.1358.9365.5226.8440.54%83.18
20423M1M1M0.980.72%19.6211.442.4562.4059.2065.8127.0441.17%83.74
20433M1M1M0.980.70%19.4311.412.4462.6859.4666.0927.2941.81%84.30
20443M1M1M0.980.69%19.2311.392.4262.9559.7366.3827.4242.45%84.83
20453M1M1M0.980.68%19.0411.362.4063.2260.0066.6627.6843.10%85.36
20463M1M1M0.980.66%18.8411.372.3863.4760.2466.9227.9243.74%85.88
20473M1M1M0.980.64%18.6411.372.3663.7160.4867.1828.1244.39%86.38
20483M1M1M0.980.62%18.4311.382.3563.9660.7267.4328.4145.04%86.87
20493M1M1M0.980.60%18.2311.382.3364.2060.9667.6928.5945.70%87.33
20503M1M1M0.980.58%18.0311.392.3164.4561.2067.9528.8546.35%87.79

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