Zambia Population

Population now

18,341,435
Male:9,081,839(49.52 %)
Female:9,259,595(50.48 %)
Births in 2020:270,958
Deaths in 2020:47,555

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:61.13 years
Female:67.24 years
Total:64.19 years
Median Age:16.59 years
Birth Rate:35.44
Death Rate:6.22
Growth Rate:4.70 %
Fertility Rate:4.50

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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
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Zambia 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
19603M2M2M0.991.69%49.6718.477.1246.6945.3148.1116.0618.15%4.08
19613M2M2M0.991.74%49.8118.197.1747.0845.7148.5015.9018.95%4.20
19623M2M2M0.991.78%49.8717.937.2147.4546.0748.8615.7619.79%4.33
19633M2M2M0.991.82%49.8717.697.2547.7746.4049.1815.6320.71%4.46
19643M2M2M0.991.85%49.7917.467.2748.0746.6949.4815.5222.02%4.60
19654M2M2M0.991.88%49.6817.247.2948.3546.9749.7615.4223.37%4.74
19664M2M2M0.991.91%49.5617.017.3048.6447.2650.0515.2924.79%4.89
19674M2M2M0.991.95%49.4616.777.3248.9647.5850.3715.1926.26%5.05
19684M2M2M0.991.99%49.4016.507.3349.3147.9350.7215.1327.79%5.21
19694M2M2M0.992.05%49.3916.227.3549.7048.3151.1115.0729.37%5.38
19704M2M2M0.992.10%49.4115.927.3750.1148.7151.5315.0230.35%5.55
19714M2M2M0.992.17%49.4515.617.3850.5449.1351.9714.9431.24%5.74
19724M2M2M0.992.23%49.4715.317.3950.9649.5352.4114.8632.15%5.93
19735M2M2M0.992.29%49.4515.027.3951.3549.9052.8214.8033.06%6.14
19745M2M2M0.992.35%49.3814.757.3851.7050.2253.2014.7533.99%6.35
19755M2M2M0.992.39%49.2514.527.3652.0050.5053.5214.7434.93%6.57
19765M3M3M0.992.43%49.0614.327.3252.2550.7353.7814.6735.89%6.79
19775M3M3M0.992.45%48.8114.167.2852.4550.9353.9814.6536.86%7.03
19785M3M3M0.992.46%48.5314.037.2252.6151.1154.1314.6537.83%7.27
19796M3M3M0.992.46%48.2313.937.1652.7251.2554.2114.6638.82%7.52
19806M3M3M0.992.46%47.9113.867.0952.8051.3754.2514.6839.82%7.78
19816M3M3M0.992.45%47.6113.827.0252.8651.4954.2514.6939.85%8.05
19826M3M3M0.992.43%47.3213.806.9552.9151.6054.2214.7239.81%8.33
19836M3M3M0.992.41%47.0513.816.8852.9251.6854.1614.7639.76%8.61
19847M3M3M0.992.38%46.8213.856.8152.8751.7054.0514.8339.71%8.90
19857M3M3M0.992.34%46.6213.946.7552.7251.6053.8514.9239.66%9.20
19867M4M4M0.992.29%46.4314.126.6952.4051.3153.5114.9439.61%9.50
19877M4M4M0.992.21%46.2514.396.6251.8950.7952.9914.9839.56%9.80
19888M4M4M0.992.12%46.0714.756.5651.1750.0552.3115.0539.51%10.10
19898M4M4M0.992.02%45.8915.206.5050.2849.1151.4715.1339.46%10.39
19908M4M4M0.991.91%45.7315.716.4449.2548.0050.5315.2339.41%10.68
19918M4M4M0.991.80%45.5816.286.3848.1346.7749.5215.2238.99%10.96
19928M4M4M0.991.70%45.4616.856.3346.9945.5148.5215.2538.51%11.23
19939M4M4M0.991.61%45.3817.416.2845.9244.3247.6015.2938.04%11.50
19949M4M4M0.991.53%45.3217.896.2344.9843.2646.8115.3337.57%11.79
19959M5M5M0.991.48%45.3018.276.1944.2442.4146.2015.3837.10%12.09
19969M5M5M0.991.45%45.3118.526.1543.7441.8145.8015.4036.64%12.41
199710M5M5M0.991.44%45.3318.606.1243.4641.4745.6115.4336.18%12.75
199810M5M5M0.981.45%45.3418.546.0943.4141.3845.6115.4735.72%13.11
199910M5M5M0.981.48%45.3318.316.0743.5941.5345.8215.5235.26%13.47
200010M5M5M0.981.52%45.2717.936.0444.0041.9346.2215.5734.80%13.84
200111M5M5M0.981.59%45.1417.406.0044.6242.5446.8215.5135.00%14.21
200211M5M6M0.981.68%44.9416.745.9645.4043.3347.5915.4635.48%14.58
200311M6M6M0.981.79%44.6416.015.9246.3244.2548.4915.4135.95%14.96
200412M6M6M0.981.91%44.2715.215.8647.3545.2749.5215.3736.43%15.35
200512M6M6M0.982.05%43.8214.385.7948.5046.4050.6615.3436.91%15.75
200612M6M6M0.982.21%43.3313.515.7249.7647.6451.9215.2937.40%16.17
200713M6M6M0.982.39%42.8012.635.6551.1349.0053.2915.2637.88%16.61
200813M6M7M0.982.60%42.2711.745.5752.6150.4654.7515.2438.37%17.07
200913M7M7M0.982.84%41.7410.875.5054.1351.9756.2715.2438.86%17.56
201014M7M7M0.983.10%41.1910.055.4255.6653.4857.7915.2339.36%18.08
201114M7M7M0.983.37%40.629.305.3357.1354.9159.2815.3139.85%18.63
201214M7M7M0.983.63%40.008.645.2358.5056.2260.7115.3840.35%19.22
201315M7M8M0.983.88%39.348.065.1359.7557.3762.0415.4740.87%19.83
201415M8M8M0.984.11%38.657.575.0360.8358.3363.2515.5741.38%20.46
201516M8M8M0.984.29%37.957.174.9261.7459.1164.3015.7141.91%21.10
201616M8M8M0.984.44%37.296.864.8162.4659.7065.1715.8542.44%21.74
201717M8M9M0.984.54%36.706.634.7263.0460.1665.8816.0342.98%22.39
201817M9M9M0.984.52%36.446.604.6763.2160.3266.0616.2243.52%23.06
201918M9M9M0.984.61%35.946.414.5863.7060.7366.6516.4144.07%23.73
202018M9M9M0.984.70%35.446.224.5064.1961.1367.2416.5944.63%24.43

Zambia 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
202119M9M10M0.984.72%35.196.154.4564.4361.3767.4816.7845.19%25.14
202219M10M10M0.984.75%34.946.084.4064.6761.6167.7116.9645.76%25.87
202320M10M10M0.984.77%34.686.014.3564.9061.8467.9517.1246.34%26.62
202421M10M10M0.984.80%34.435.944.3065.1462.0868.1817.3046.91%27.38
202521M11M11M0.984.82%34.185.874.2565.3862.3268.4217.4947.50%28.16
202622M11M11M0.984.83%33.875.814.2065.6362.5668.6817.6448.09%28.96
202722M11M11M0.984.83%33.555.754.1665.8762.8068.9317.8148.68%29.78
202823M11M12M0.984.85%33.245.684.1166.1263.0369.1918.0049.28%30.61
202924M12M12M0.984.86%32.925.624.0766.3663.2769.4418.1749.88%31.46
203024M12M12M0.984.87%32.615.564.0266.6163.5169.7018.3550.48%32.32
203125M12M13M0.984.84%32.265.523.9866.8363.7369.9318.5251.08%33.20
203226M13M13M0.984.82%31.905.483.9367.0663.9470.1718.6851.69%34.09
203326M13M13M0.984.81%31.555.433.8967.2864.1670.4018.8552.30%34.99
203427M13M14M0.984.79%31.195.393.8467.5164.3770.6419.0252.91%35.91
203528M14M14M0.984.76%30.845.353.8067.7364.5970.8719.2053.51%36.83
203628M14M14M0.984.72%30.495.333.7667.9364.7871.0819.3554.12%37.77
203729M14M15M0.984.68%30.145.313.7268.1364.9771.3019.5154.72%38.72
203830M15M15M0.984.64%29.805.283.6968.3465.1771.5119.6655.32%39.68
203931M15M15M0.984.60%29.455.263.6568.5465.3671.7319.8255.92%40.66
204031M16M16M0.984.55%29.105.243.6168.7465.5571.9419.9956.52%41.64
204132M16M16M0.984.49%28.785.243.5868.9265.7272.1420.1557.12%42.63
204233M16M17M0.984.44%28.465.233.5469.1165.9072.3320.3257.72%43.64
204334M17M17M0.984.38%28.155.233.5169.2966.0772.5320.4958.31%44.65
204434M17M17M0.984.33%27.835.223.4769.4866.2572.7220.6658.90%45.67
204535M17M18M0.984.27%27.515.223.4469.6666.4272.9220.8559.49%46.70
204636M18M18M0.984.21%27.235.233.4169.8366.5873.1021.0160.07%47.74
204737M18M19M0.984.14%26.945.243.3870.0166.7473.2821.1960.65%48.79
204838M19M19M0.984.07%26.665.263.3470.1866.9173.4721.3761.23%49.84
204938M19M19M0.984.00%26.375.273.3170.3667.0773.6521.5661.81%50.91
205039M19M20M0.983.94%26.095.283.2870.5367.2373.8321.7662.38%51.98

Highest City Populations in Zambia

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Lusaka2,763,6641,267,440
2Kitwe684,128400,914
3Ndola541,105394,518

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