Zimbabwe Population 2016

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Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa bordered by South Africa to the south. There are 16 official languages in Zimbabwe. The 2014 population is estimated at 14,599,325, an increase from the 2013 estimate of 14.09 million, and the country ranks 71st in the world. It's also relatively sparsely populated with only 26 people per square kilometer.

In 2006, Zimbabwe had the lowest life expectancy in the world, and an alarming HIV rate. It's estimated 14% of people between 15-49 are infected, with 21% of women infected with HIV.

Bantu-speaking ethnic groups account for 98% of Zimbabwe's population. The largest group is the Shona, comprising 70%, followed by the Ndebele at 20%. The Ndebele are descendants of the Zulu migrations during the 19th century and the tribes with which they intermarried. It's estimated that about 1 million Ndebele have left Zimbabwe in the last 5 years. There are also other Bantu ethnic groups, including Venda, Tonga, Shangaan, Nambya and Kalanga.

White Zimbabweans account for less than 1% of the country's population, and most are of British origin with small numbers of Greek, Portuguese, French and Dutch. In 1975, the white population reached a peak at 4.3%. Mixed race people account for 0.5% of the population.

Zimbabwe has only one city with a population over 1 million: Harare, with 1.56 million people. The next largest city is Bulawayo at 703,000. By 2020, it's estimated Zimbabwe's population will exceed 15 million.

Zimbabwe  Population in 2016 Source: Andrew Balet

Zimbabwe Population Density

About Zimbabwe

Official Name Republic of Zimbabwe
Languages Spoken Kalanga, Khoisan, Xhosa, Ndau, English, Zimbabwean Sign Language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, Tsonga, Northern Ndebele, Chibarwe, Chewa, Shona
Borders BWA, MOZ, ZAF, ZMB
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude -20,30
Currencies Used ZWL

Zimbabwe Population Clock

What is the population of Zimbabwe (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 295
Deaths Per Day 74
Net Migrations Per Day -89
Net Change Per Day 132
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Zimbabwe Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 33.749 births/thousand 31st
Crude Death Rate 8.492 deaths/thousand 71st
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.975 people/thousand 154th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 60.602 years 178th
Life Expectancy (Male) 59.051 years 181st
Life Expectancy (Female) 62.146 years 177th
Total Fertility Rate 3.781 children/woman 47th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.604 surviving daughters/woman 49th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.02 males per female 199th
Infant Mortality Rate 41.295 deaths/1,000 live births 47th
Under Five Mortality 59.491 deaths/thousand 43rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.657 years 162nd
Rate of Natural Increase 24.566 32nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 18.923% 178th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 20.115% 181st
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 17.71% 178th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 35.36% 178th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 37.696% 181st
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 33.026% 178th
Crude Suicide Rate 16.6 suicides/thousand 25th
Median Age (Total) 20.6 years 175th
Median Age (Female) 20.8 years 176th
Median Age (Male) 20.5 years 173rd

Zimbabwe Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 15,966,810 49.262% 50.738% 41 167 2.3% 70
2015 15,602,751 49.271% 50.729% 40 167 2.31% 70
2010 13,973,896 49.414% 50.586% 36 166 2% 70
2005 12,984,418 49.569% 50.431% 33 167 1.1% 68
2000 12,499,981 49.759% 50.241% 32 167 0.83% 64
1995 11,683,136 49.692% 50.308% 30 164 1.65% 63
1990 10,484,771 49.78% 50.22% 27 163 2.62% 64
1985 8,862,601 49.767% 50.233% 22 166 3.72% 73
1980 7,289,083 49.723% 50.277% 18 169 3.81% 75
1975 6,170,284 49.845% 50.155% 15 172 3.25% 79
1970 5,206,311 49.855% 50.145% 13 174 3.38% 80
1965 4,422,132 49.873% 50.127% 11 174 3.25% 84
1960 3,752,390 49.865% 50.135% 9 175 3.26% 87
1955 3,203,735 49.861% 50.139% 8 175 3.12% 91
1950 2,746,854 49.86% 50.14% 7 177 3% 92

Zimbabwe Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 17,470,705 49.279% 50.721% 45 165 2.14% 69
2025 19,370,256 49.308% 50.692% 50 161 1.99% 68
2030 21,353,492 49.351% 50.649% 55 157 1.88% 67
2035 23,405,441 49.381% 50.619% 60 155 1.77% 64
2040 25,510,338 49.398% 50.602% 65 155 1.64% 64
2045 27,606,484 49.4% 50.6% 71 153 1.48% 63
2050 29,614,675 49.393% 50.607% 76 150 1.29% 63
2055 31,471,607 49.381% 50.619% 81 149 1.11% 64
2060 33,145,612 49.368% 50.632% 85 148 0.94% 63
2065 34,641,981 49.358% 50.642% 89 137 0.8% 64
2070 35,968,960 49.354% 50.646% 92 132 0.68% 63
2075 37,127,532 49.351% 50.649% 95 130 0.57% 62
2080 38,113,009 49.339% 50.661% 98 127 0.46% 62
2085 38,921,517 49.316% 50.684% 100 124 0.36% 61
2090 39,547,435 49.285% 50.715% 102 121 0.26% 61
2095 39,990,886 49.252% 50.748% 103 122 0.17% 60
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations