Swaziland Population 2017

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Swaziland has just 17,300 square kilometers of land (157th in the world), with an estimated population of 1,106,000. This is a moderate increase from the 2007 census, which found 1,018,000 residents in the country. There are about 68 people per square kilometer in Swaziland, which ranks 135th in the world.

There is only one city with a population over 100,000: Manzini, with an estimated 2005 population of 110,500. The next largest city, and only city over 10,000, is Mbabane with 76,000.

Approximately 21% of the population lives in urban areas.

Swaziland Demographics

The population of Swaziland is mostly ethnic Swazis, who speak siSwati, along with a small amount of Zulu and White Africans, who are mostly of British and Afrikaner descent. While the Swazi have traditionally been farmers and herders, many now work in government, the urban economy, and even mines in South Africa.

Swaziland faces several health issues, including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. The country has a median age of 20.5 years with a life expectancy of just 31.88 years, the lowest documented life expectancy in the world and less than half the world average.

Swaziland Population in 2017 Source: Jacques

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

Swaziland Population Growth

Swaziland faces several challenges, including the lowest life expectancy in the world, which holds its growth back. Despite an abundance of natural resources -- including quarry stone, small diamond and gold deposits and coal --and a high literacy rate compared to other African countries, 69% of Swaziland's population lives below the poverty line. Swaziland also has the highest HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate (26%) in the world. There are also issues with excessive hunting, overgrazing, soil degradation, and limited potable water. The country is currently growing at a rate of 1.5% per year in the face of these problems.

Swaziland Population Density

About Swaziland

Official Name Kingdom of Swaziland
Languages Spoken Swazi, English
Borders MOZ, ZAF
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude -26.5,31.5
Currencies Used SZL

Swaziland Population Clock

What is the population of Swaziland (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 21
Deaths Per Day 11
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 5
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Swaziland Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 28.542 births/thousand 47th
Crude Death Rate 14.711 deaths/thousand 5th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.507 people/thousand 143rd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 48.844 years 201st
Life Expectancy (Male) 49.639 years 201st
Life Expectancy (Female) 47.858 years 201st
Total Fertility Rate 3.086 children/woman 60th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.215 surviving daughters/woman 73rd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 58.381 deaths/1,000 live births 20th
Under Five Mortality 81.17 deaths/thousand 23rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.022 years 152nd
Rate of Natural Increase 13.462 86th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 37.509% 201st
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 32.421% 201st
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 42.411% 201st
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 66.402% 201st
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 64.7% 201st
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 68.588% 201st
Crude Suicide Rate 5.3 suicides/thousand 109th
Median Age (Total) 21.4 years 171st
Median Age (Female) 21.7 years 171st
Median Age (Male) 21.2 years 170th

Swaziland Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 1,320,356 49.555% 50.445% 76 130 1.18% 154
2015 1,286,970 49.453% 50.547% 74 132 1.32% 155
2010 1,193,148 49.159% 50.841% 69 132 1.61% 156
2005 1,104,642 48.875% 51.125% 64 130 1.22% 154
2000 1,063,715 48.411% 51.589% 61 127 1.03% 154
1995 963,428 48.09% 51.91% 56 131 2.16% 154
1990 862,728 47.162% 52.838% 50 131 2.8% 154
1985 705,492 47.214% 52.786% 41 136 4.07% 156
1980 603,373 47.485% 52.515% 35 137 2.93% 157
1975 517,100 47.501% 52.499% 30 140 3.08% 159
1970 445,844 47.466% 52.534% 25 141 2.85% 159
1965 391,659 47.76% 52.24% 22 143 2.43% 158
1960 349,233 48.407% 51.593% 20 141 2.35% 157
1955 307,249 48.428% 51.572% 17 143 2.61% 157
1950 273,000 48.618% 51.382% 15 143 2.16% 158

Swaziland Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 1,366,266 49.692% 50.308% 79 131 1.08% 154
2025 1,438,414 49.889% 50.111% 83 128 0.96% 154
2030 1,506,691 50.013% 49.987% 87 130 0.9% 154
2035 1,576,098 50.073% 49.927% 91 129 0.9% 154
2040 1,648,164 50.075% 49.925% 95 126 0.89% 154
2045 1,721,596 50.014% 49.986% 100 120 0.84% 153
2050 1,792,198 49.893% 50.107% 104 115 0.75% 154
2055 1,857,262 49.725% 50.275% 107 114 0.65% 153
2060 1,915,122 49.523% 50.477% 111 116 0.55% 151
2065 1,964,683 49.31% 50.69% 114 115 0.45% 151
2070 2,005,116 49.112% 50.888% 116 117 0.35% 151
2075 2,036,533 48.952% 51.048% 118 116 0.25% 151
2080 2,059,050 48.836% 51.164% 119 116 0.17% 151
2085 2,073,864 48.759% 51.241% 120 115 0.1% 149
2090 2,082,074 48.707% 51.293% 121 115 0.05% 146
2095 2,084,699 48.676% 51.324% 121 115 0% 146
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations