Malawi Population

Population now

19,938,524
Male:9,881,366(49.56 %)
Female:10,057,158(50.44 %)
Births in 2019:628,920
Deaths in 2019:120,859

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:61.74 years
Female:66.78 years
Total:64.32 years
Median Age:16.94 years
Birth Rate:35.75
Death Rate:6.87
Growth Rate:4.20 %
Fertility Rate:4.38

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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
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Malawi 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
19604M2M2M0.940.94%51.8026.776.9437.8137.2438.3416.404.39%30.54
19614M2M2M0.940.96%52.1126.636.9638.0337.4438.5816.324.49%31.23
19624M2M2M0.940.98%52.4226.506.9938.2537.6438.8216.344.59%31.94
19634M2M2M0.941.00%52.7326.397.0238.4637.8339.0416.394.69%32.68
19644M2M2M0.941.02%53.0126.277.0638.6638.0239.2716.444.80%33.45
19654M2M2M0.941.04%53.2626.147.1038.8838.2239.5016.484.91%34.26
19664M2M2M0.941.06%53.4625.967.1439.1338.4539.7616.425.02%35.10
19674M2M2M0.941.08%53.6225.747.1839.4238.7240.0616.365.25%35.97
19684M2M2M0.941.11%53.7225.467.2239.7539.0440.4016.305.51%36.89
19694M2M2M0.951.14%53.7725.137.2640.1339.4140.8016.245.77%37.85
19705M2M2M0.951.17%53.7824.767.3040.5639.8241.2316.196.05%38.86
19715M2M2M0.951.21%53.7624.357.3541.0140.2641.6916.046.35%39.91
19725M2M2M0.951.25%53.7323.937.3941.4840.7142.1715.916.65%41.02
19735M2M3M0.951.28%53.7023.527.4341.9341.1542.6415.816.97%42.18
19745M3M3M0.951.32%53.6623.137.4842.3841.5843.1015.747.30%43.39
19755M3M3M0.951.36%53.6122.757.5242.8041.9843.5515.687.65%44.67
19765M3M3M0.951.39%53.5522.397.5643.2242.3743.9915.558.02%46.04
19776M3M3M0.961.43%53.4622.037.5943.6242.7444.4215.458.39%47.50
19786M3M3M0.961.46%53.3421.677.6244.0243.1144.8515.388.64%49.01
19796M3M3M0.961.49%53.1821.327.6444.4143.4545.2815.358.84%50.53
19806M3M3M0.961.53%53.0020.987.6444.7843.7745.7015.349.05%52.02
19816M3M3M0.961.56%52.8220.667.6445.1144.0546.1015.249.26%53.41
19826M3M3M0.961.58%52.6420.377.6245.4144.2746.4715.209.48%54.73
19837M3M3M0.961.61%52.4720.117.5945.6744.4446.8015.199.70%56.22
19847M3M4M0.971.63%52.2919.897.5445.8844.5747.1115.199.93%58.20
19857M4M4M0.971.65%52.0619.687.4746.0644.6447.3915.1710.16%60.86
19868M4M4M0.971.66%51.7419.487.3946.2044.6747.6415.3010.40%64.36
19878M4M4M0.971.66%51.3019.287.2946.3144.6747.8815.4310.64%68.54
19889M4M4M0.971.66%50.7319.087.1846.4144.6648.1115.5810.93%72.90
19899M4M5M0.971.65%50.0418.867.0546.5044.6448.3215.7911.24%76.76
19909M5M5M0.971.65%49.2818.636.9246.5844.6148.5116.0611.56%79.66
199110M5M5M0.971.64%48.5018.406.8046.6344.5848.6615.9611.89%81.37
199210M5M5M0.971.63%47.7618.176.6846.6544.5548.7715.9212.22%82.12
199310M5M5M0.971.62%47.1017.966.5846.6544.5148.8215.9212.56%82.34
199410M5M5M0.971.62%46.5517.766.5046.6344.4948.8315.9112.91%82.69
199510M5M5M0.981.62%46.0917.576.4246.5944.4748.7915.8613.26%83.64
199610M5M5M0.981.63%45.7117.396.3646.5244.4548.6815.7713.63%85.33
199710M5M5M0.981.63%45.3617.226.3146.4344.4448.5315.6814.00%87.63
199811M5M5M0.971.64%45.0217.036.2646.3744.4648.3815.5814.38%90.35
199911M5M6M0.971.66%44.6716.826.2046.3644.5348.2615.5214.52%93.22
200011M6M6M0.971.68%44.3216.546.1546.4544.7148.2515.4914.61%96.02
200112M6M6M0.971.72%44.0116.196.1046.7145.0448.4115.4214.70%98.72
200212M6M6M0.971.78%43.7515.746.0547.1745.5448.8015.3914.79%101.40
200312M6M6M0.971.87%43.5315.186.0047.8446.2449.4215.4014.88%104.12
200413M6M6M0.971.98%43.3414.545.9648.7447.1250.3015.4214.96%106.99
200513M6M7M0.972.12%43.1213.815.9049.8548.1951.4315.4415.05%110.06
200613M7M7M0.982.29%42.8213.025.8351.1649.4452.8015.4715.14%113.35
200714M7M7M0.982.48%42.3912.195.7352.6350.8154.3615.5015.24%116.82
200814M7M7M0.982.68%41.8211.375.6154.1852.2556.0115.5315.33%120.45
200915M7M7M0.982.89%41.1110.575.4755.7553.6957.6915.5815.43%124.19
201015M7M8M0.983.10%40.329.845.3157.2655.0959.3315.6715.54%128.01
201116M8M8M0.983.29%39.509.205.1558.6756.3760.8515.7515.67%131.90
201216M8M8M0.983.48%38.738.644.9959.9357.5262.2215.8915.81%135.87
201317M8M8M0.983.66%38.058.174.8661.0258.5263.4116.0615.97%139.92
201417M8M9M0.983.81%37.507.794.7461.9359.3664.4016.2316.13%144.07
201518M9M9M0.983.94%37.057.504.6562.6660.0465.1716.3716.31%148.33
201618M9M9M0.984.04%36.707.284.5763.2260.5865.7616.5416.51%152.70
201719M9M9M0.984.07%36.407.184.5163.4960.8965.9716.6816.71%157.18
201819M9M10M0.984.13%36.087.034.4563.9161.3266.3816.8016.94%161.76
201920M10M10M0.984.20%35.756.874.3864.3261.7466.7816.9417.17%166.43

Malawi 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
202020M10M10M0.984.28%35.436.714.3164.7462.1767.1817.1117.43%171.20
202121M10M11M0.984.32%35.036.584.2565.1362.6167.5117.2417.70%176.06
202221M11M11M0.984.38%34.646.444.1865.5263.0467.8417.4017.98%181.00
202322M11M11M0.984.43%34.246.314.1265.9063.4868.1717.5718.28%186.05
202423M11M11M0.984.49%33.856.174.0566.2963.9168.5017.7518.60%191.21
202523M12M12M0.994.54%33.456.043.9966.6864.3568.8317.9318.93%196.46
202624M12M12M0.994.60%33.025.903.9367.1164.8169.2318.1119.29%201.84
202725M12M12M0.994.66%32.595.763.8867.5565.2769.6318.3219.66%207.33
202825M13M13M0.994.71%32.165.633.8267.9865.7370.0418.5220.05%212.91
202926M13M13M0.994.78%31.735.493.7768.4266.1970.4418.7320.46%218.58
203027M13M13M0.994.85%31.305.353.7168.8566.6570.8418.9320.89%224.32
203127M14M14M0.994.88%30.875.253.6669.1967.0071.1819.1321.34%230.15
203228M14M14M0.994.91%30.455.153.6169.5467.3571.5219.3221.80%236.04
203329M14M14M0.994.94%30.025.053.5769.8867.7071.8519.5222.29%242.00
203429M15M15M0.994.98%29.604.953.5270.2368.0572.1919.7422.80%248.03
203530M15M15M0.995.01%29.174.853.4770.5768.4072.5319.9523.32%254.14
203631M15M15M0.995.01%28.794.793.4370.8468.6872.8020.1723.85%260.31
203732M16M16M0.995.00%28.404.733.3971.1168.9573.0820.3924.38%266.53
203832M16M16M0.994.99%28.024.683.3471.3869.2373.3520.6124.92%272.83
203933M16M17M0.994.98%27.634.623.3071.6569.5073.6320.8425.47%279.18
204034M17M17M0.994.98%27.254.563.2671.9269.7873.9021.0726.03%285.59
204135M17M17M14.93%26.904.543.2272.1570.0174.1321.3026.60%292.05
204235M18M18M14.89%26.554.513.1972.3870.2474.3621.5327.17%298.57
204336M18M18M14.83%26.194.493.1572.6070.4874.6021.7727.76%305.12
204437M18M19M14.79%25.844.463.1272.8370.7174.8322.0128.35%311.72
204538M19M19M14.74%25.494.443.0873.0670.9475.0622.2628.94%318.36
204639M19M19M14.67%25.174.443.0573.2771.1575.2822.5029.55%325.03
204739M20M20M14.59%24.844.443.0273.4971.3675.5022.7430.16%331.73
204840M20M20M14.52%24.524.442.9873.7071.5875.7222.9830.78%338.46
204941M20M20M14.45%24.194.442.9573.9271.7975.9423.2331.40%345.21
205042M21M21M14.38%23.874.442.9274.1372.0076.1623.4832.04%352.00

Highest City Populations in Malawi

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Lilongwe1,092,831646,750
2Blantyre915,303584,877

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