Venezuela Population 2018
Situated on the northern coast of South America, Venezuela – or to give it its official title, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela – is one of the larger countries on the continent. It is also the 41st largest country in the world in terms of population, with an estimated 2018 population of 32.38 million.
The last official census took place in the country in 2011 when it was claimed that the population of Venezuela was 23,054,985. However, a CIA estimate of the same year puts the numbers at 27,150.095. If you trust the latter set of figures, it would suggest that the Venezuela population in 2012 was nearing the 27.5 million mark and that by 2018 it is 32.38 million.
Venezuela Population Density
Venezuela is the 33rd largest country in terms of sheer land mass with a total surface area of 916,445 square kilometres (353,481 square miles) It is relatively sparsely populated, however, and this is partly due to a mountainous landscape in some areas. Overall, there is an average of 33.8 people for every square kilometre of land here. This converts to 87.6 per square mile and makes this only the 174th most densely populated country on earth.
Venezuela Population Growth
Figures from the OECD / World Bank show steady and sustained growth in the Venezuela population over many years. Back in 1971, the organisation showed that there were 11.1 million people here and by 1990, that figure had grown to 19.8 million. A further survey by the World Bank claims that numbers had risen to 28.4 million in 2009.
The ethnicity in Venezuela is split among Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, and indigenous people. The World Factbook has no available statistical percentages on this area of demographics for this country. However, the World Atlas has found some relevant material, giving estimates of 50% Mestizo, 42.5% European descent, 3.5% African descent, 2.5% indigenous, and 1.2% other groups.
Spanish is the official language. However, it is common to hear indigenous dialects in certain areas.
The overall life expectancy in the country was previously at 73.93 years which was divided between males at 70.84 years and females at 77.17. Just 5.1% of the population were aged over 65 in 2009.
In 2018, these numbers have been updated to a life expectancy of 76 years of age, divided between males and females at 73 and 79 years respectively. The median age is currently at 28.3 years for the entire population. The age structure has changed a little, with 7.9% of the population over the age of 65 in 2018.
Components of Population Change
|One birth every 53 seconds|
|One death every 3 minutes|
|One net migrant every 44 minutes|
|Net gain of one person every 1 minutes|