Malawi Population

Population now

19,190,292
  • World: 61st
  • Africa: 21st
Male:9,463,917(49.32 %)
Female:9,726,375(50.68 %)
Births in 2020:716,225
Deaths in 2020:134,158

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:61.52 years
Female:67.85 years
Total:64.69 years
Median Age:17.08 years
Birth Rate:33.42
Death Rate:6.26
Growth Rate:4.34 %
Fertility Rate:4.06

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • Urbanization

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
19604M2M2M0.960.84%51.4127.946.9436.6736.6336.6816.954.39%30.89
19614M2M2M0.960.86%51.5827.756.9636.9336.8636.9716.894.49%31.63
19624M2M2M0.960.88%51.7427.586.9937.1837.0837.2516.914.59%32.40
19634M2M2M0.960.89%51.8827.417.0237.4237.2837.5116.974.69%33.20
19644M2M2M0.970.91%52.0227.247.0637.6637.4937.7717.034.80%34.03
19654M2M2M0.970.93%52.1227.067.1037.9037.7038.0417.084.91%34.90
19664M2M2M0.970.94%52.2026.847.1438.1737.9538.3417.025.02%35.79
19674M2M2M0.970.97%52.2326.587.1838.4938.2538.6816.985.25%36.72
19684M2M2M0.970.99%52.2326.267.2238.8738.6039.0816.955.51%37.68
19695M2M2M0.981.02%52.1925.887.2639.2939.0039.5316.925.77%38.67
19705M2M2M0.981.05%52.1325.477.3039.7639.4440.0216.916.05%39.70
19715M2M2M0.981.08%52.0625.037.3540.2539.9140.5516.756.35%40.76
19725M2M3M0.981.12%51.9924.587.3940.7640.3941.0816.626.65%41.85
19735M3M3M0.981.15%51.9324.147.4341.2640.8641.6116.526.97%42.99
19745M3M3M0.981.19%51.8823.727.4841.7441.3142.1316.457.30%44.19
19755M3M3M0.981.22%51.8323.327.5242.2141.7442.6316.407.65%45.45
19766M3M3M0.981.26%51.7822.947.5642.6542.1543.1116.278.02%46.81
19776M3M3M0.991.29%51.7122.577.5943.0842.5443.5916.178.39%48.26
19786M3M3M0.991.32%51.6122.207.6243.5042.9144.0616.118.64%49.77
19796M3M3M0.991.36%51.4821.857.6443.9143.2644.5316.088.84%51.28
19806M3M3M0.991.39%51.3421.517.6444.3043.5844.9916.079.05%52.76
19816M3M3M0.991.42%51.2121.197.6444.6543.8545.4215.969.26%54.12
19827M3M3M0.991.44%51.0920.917.6244.9544.0645.8315.909.48%55.42
19837M3M3M0.991.47%50.9820.667.5945.2244.2146.2115.889.70%56.87
19847M3M3M0.991.49%50.8620.437.5545.4344.3046.5615.879.93%58.78
19857M4M4M0.991.51%50.7020.237.4845.6144.3446.8815.8310.16%61.35
19868M4M4M0.991.52%50.4220.047.4045.7544.3347.1915.9110.40%64.71
19878M4M4M0.991.52%50.0019.847.2945.8644.2847.4816.0110.64%68.71
19889M4M4M0.991.52%49.4319.647.1645.9644.2247.7516.1210.93%72.90
19899M5M5M0.981.51%48.7319.437.0246.0444.1448.0116.2911.24%76.60
19909M5M5M0.981.49%47.9419.226.8746.1044.0548.2416.5411.56%79.38
199110M5M5M0.981.48%47.1319.026.7346.1243.9548.4216.4411.89%81.03
199210M5M5M0.981.46%46.3718.856.6046.1143.8448.5516.4112.22%81.75
199310M5M5M0.981.44%45.7118.706.4846.0643.7148.6016.4312.56%81.96
199410M5M5M0.981.43%45.1818.586.3845.9743.5748.6016.4512.91%82.26
199510M5M5M0.981.42%44.7818.506.3145.8543.4348.5316.4213.26%83.09
199610M5M5M0.981.41%44.5018.446.2545.6843.2748.3816.3113.63%84.59
199710M5M5M0.981.41%44.2818.406.2145.4843.1048.1716.1914.00%86.64
199811M5M5M0.981.40%44.0818.366.1745.2942.9547.9416.0614.38%89.06
199911M5M5M0.981.40%43.9018.286.1345.1442.8547.7415.9614.52%91.61
200011M6M6M0.971.41%43.7318.146.1045.0942.8447.6515.9014.61%94.10
200111M6M6M0.971.44%43.5717.896.0745.2042.9747.7215.7714.70%96.49
200212M6M6M0.971.48%43.4517.526.0345.5243.2948.0015.7014.79%98.87
200312M6M6M0.971.55%43.3417.026.0046.0543.8148.5315.6614.88%101.28
200412M6M6M0.971.64%43.2216.385.9646.8244.5449.3215.6414.96%103.83
200513M6M6M0.971.76%43.0515.625.9147.8445.5050.3815.6115.05%106.57
200613M6M7M0.971.90%42.7714.735.8449.1246.6951.7115.6015.14%109.50
200713M7M7M0.972.08%42.3613.775.7550.6048.0853.2515.5815.24%112.61
200814M7M7M0.972.28%41.8112.765.6352.2149.6154.9215.5815.33%115.87
200914M7M7M0.972.50%41.1111.755.4953.8951.2156.6715.6015.43%119.25
201015M7M7M0.972.73%40.2910.795.3355.5652.8158.4015.6415.54%122.72
201115M7M8M0.972.98%39.389.905.1657.1654.3360.0515.6915.67%126.28
201215M8M8M0.973.22%38.449.114.9958.6355.7461.5615.7915.81%129.95
201316M8M8M0.973.45%37.518.434.8259.9356.9862.9115.9215.97%133.69
201416M8M8M0.973.66%36.637.864.6761.0458.0464.0716.0616.13%137.49
201517M8M8M0.973.83%35.847.424.5361.9558.9065.0216.2016.31%141.33
201617M8M9M0.973.97%35.167.074.4162.6859.5965.7816.3716.51%145.22
201718M9M9M0.974.08%34.596.814.3063.2860.1666.4016.5416.71%149.14
201818M9M9M0.974.17%34.126.604.2163.8060.6566.9416.7116.94%153.13
201919M9M9M0.974.17%34.126.604.2163.8060.6566.9416.8917.17%157.23
202019M9M10M0.974.34%33.426.264.0664.6961.5267.8517.0817.43%161.46

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
202120M10M10M0.974.41%33.166.134.0065.0761.9068.2417.2717.70%165.83
202220M10M10M0.974.47%32.906.013.9465.4662.2868.6217.4617.98%170.33
202321M10M11M0.974.55%32.635.883.8865.8462.6669.0117.6518.28%174.95
202421M11M11M0.974.62%32.375.763.8266.2363.0469.3917.8418.60%179.68
202522M11M11M0.974.70%32.115.633.7666.6163.4269.7818.0518.93%184.48
202622M11M11M0.974.74%31.745.533.7066.9663.7670.1318.2419.29%189.37
202723M11M12M0.984.78%31.365.433.6567.3164.1070.4818.4519.66%194.35
202824M12M12M0.984.81%30.995.333.5967.6564.4370.8318.6820.05%199.42
202924M12M12M0.984.85%30.615.233.5468.0064.7771.1818.9120.46%204.54
203025M12M13M0.984.89%30.245.133.4868.3565.1171.5319.1320.89%209.73
203125M13M13M0.984.89%29.825.063.4468.6465.3971.8319.3621.34%214.99
203226M13M13M0.984.88%29.405.003.3968.9365.6872.1319.5721.80%220.30
203327M13M14M0.984.88%28.974.933.3569.2365.9672.4319.7822.29%225.66
203427M14M14M0.984.86%28.554.873.3069.5266.2572.7319.9922.80%231.06
203528M14M14M0.984.86%28.134.803.2669.8166.5373.0320.1923.32%236.51
203629M14M15M0.984.82%27.744.773.2270.0666.7773.2920.4023.85%242.01
203729M14M15M0.984.77%27.364.743.1870.3167.0173.5520.5924.38%247.54
203830M15M15M0.984.73%26.974.713.1470.5667.2673.8020.7924.92%253.10
203931M15M16M0.984.68%26.594.683.1070.8167.5074.0620.9925.47%258.69
204031M15M16M0.984.63%26.204.653.0671.0667.7474.3221.2126.03%264.32
204132M16M16M0.984.56%25.864.653.0371.2867.9674.5521.4126.60%269.99
204233M16M17M0.984.49%25.524.653.0071.5068.1874.7721.6127.17%275.68
204333M16M17M0.984.42%25.174.642.9671.7368.4075.0021.8227.76%281.41
204434M17M17M0.984.35%24.834.642.9371.9568.6275.2222.0428.35%287.15
204535M17M18M0.984.28%24.494.642.9072.1768.8475.4522.2628.94%292.91
204635M17M18M0.984.19%24.194.662.8772.3869.0575.6522.4729.55%298.68
204736M18M18M0.984.12%23.904.672.8472.5869.2575.8522.6930.16%304.47
204837M18M19M0.984.03%23.604.692.8172.7969.4676.0522.9230.78%310.28
204937M18M19M0.983.96%23.314.702.7872.9969.6676.2523.1631.40%316.10
205038M19M19M0.983.88%23.014.722.7573.2069.8776.4523.4032.04%321.94

Highest City Populations in Malawi

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Lilongwe1,127,653646,750
2Blantyre935,248584,877

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