Mozambique Population 2017

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Mozambique has an estimated population of 26 million, which is significantly higher than the 2007 census figure of 21,397,000. Mozambique remains fairly sparsely populated with 29 people per square kilometer, which is 178th in the world. The north-central provinces of Nampula and Zambezia are the most populous regions of Mozambique and account for 45% of the total population.

The largest city and capital is Maputo (previously Lourenco Marques) with a population of 1.2 million in 2007. The next-largest city is Matola, with a population of 671,000 in 2007.

Mozambique Demographics

Other groups living in Mozambique include: Makonde, Swahili, Tonga, Yao, Nguni, and Chopi. The Bantu account for 97.8% of the population, with the rest including White Africans (mostly of Portuguese descent), Euro-Africans (of mixed Bantu and Portuguese heritage) and Indians. There are about 45,000 people of Indian descent in the country.

The Macua live in the northern region of the country, the Sena and Shona live in the Zambezi valley, and the Shangaan (or Tsonga) are dominant in the southern region of the country.

Mozambique Population in 2017 Source: Andrew Moir

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Mozambique Population Growth

Mozambique remains very poor and donors account for half of its budgetary expenditures. Health care is an issue, and police in Maputo are paid just $120 each month, which has led to many shakedowns by police. Mozambique's population is also growing fairly quickly with an annual population growth rate of 2.5% per year.

Mozambique Population Density

About Mozambique

Official Name Republic of Mozambique
Languages Spoken Portuguese
Borders MWI, ZAF, SWZ, TZA, ZMB, ZWE
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude -18.25,35
Currencies Used MZN

Mozambique Population Clock

What is the population of Mozambique (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 615
Deaths Per Day 176
Net Migrations Per Day -14
Net Change Per Day 425
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Mozambique Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 37.961 births/thousand 13th
Crude Death Rate 10.85 deaths/thousand 29th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.167 people/thousand 79th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 56.103 years 192nd
Life Expectancy (Male) 54.775 years 191st
Life Expectancy (Female) 57.288 years 193rd
Total Fertility Rate 5.16 children/woman 14th
Net Reproduction Rate 2.083 surviving daughters/woman 16th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 57.427 deaths/1,000 live births 21st
Under Five Mortality 87.154 deaths/thousand 19th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.189 years 98th
Rate of Natural Increase 26.947 19th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 28.684% 194th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 28.599% 194th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 28.719% 197th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 46.167% 194th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 48.14% 194th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 44.551% 197th
Crude Suicide Rate 17.3 suicides/thousand 20th
Median Age (Total) 17.1 years 207th
Median Age (Female) 17.7 years 206th
Median Age (Male) 16.5 years 210th

Mozambique Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 29,537,914 48.945% 51.055% 37 170 2.68% 46
2015 27,977,862 48.846% 51.154% 35 171 2.73% 47
2010 24,321,457 48.604% 51.396% 30 176 2.82% 48
2005 21,126,676 48.341% 51.659% 26 177 2.85% 51
2000 18,264,536 47.996% 52.004% 23 177 2.85% 53
1995 15,913,101 47.736% 52.264% 20 179 3.08% 54
1990 13,371,971 47.785% 52.215% 17 179 2.57% 54
1985 13,102,982 48.744% 51.256% 16 178 0.4% 53
1980 11,936,378 48.902% 51.098% 15 175 2.42% 53
1975 10,405,000 48.931% 51.069% 13 178 2.74% 55
1970 9,262,078 48.894% 51.106% 11 177 2.21% 57
1965 8,302,735 48.873% 51.127% 10 177 2.14% 59
1960 7,493,278 48.856% 51.144% 9 175 1.98% 60
1955 6,832,115 48.857% 51.143% 8 175 1.75% 60
1950 6,313,290 48.875% 51.125% 8 169 1.44% 57

Mozambique Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 31,992,997 49.085% 50.915% 40 168 2.64% 45
2025 36,461,507 49.276% 50.724% 46 164 2.58% 42
2030 41,436,510 49.422% 50.578% 52 163 2.51% 37
2035 46,896,129 49.531% 50.469% 59 158 2.41% 36
2040 52,776,765 49.613% 50.387% 67 153 2.29% 32
2045 59,009,220 49.676% 50.324% 75 151 2.15% 31
2050 65,544,458 49.716% 50.284% 83 148 2.02% 28
2055 72,292,834 49.738% 50.262% 91 139 1.87% 28
2060 79,139,410 49.742% 50.258% 100 123 1.72% 26
2065 86,002,550 49.733% 50.267% 109 118 1.58% 26
2070 92,783,113 49.715% 50.285% 117 116 1.43% 25
2075 99,401,246 49.693% 50.307% 126 111 1.3% 23
2080 105,777,214 49.671% 50.329% 134 109 1.17% 23
2085 111,842,054 49.651% 50.349% 142 106 1.04% 22
2090 117,539,392 49.634% 50.366% 149 105 0.92% 22
2095 122,817,798 49.616% 50.384% 156 103 0.81% 21
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations