Swaziland Population 2021 (Live)

1,170,679
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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.

The current population of Swaziland is 1,170,679 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2021 population at 1,172,362.

Swaziland Growth Rate

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Swaziland Population 2021 (Live)

Swaziland Population Clock

Swaziland Population (as of 5/11/2021)1,170,679
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2021)1,172,362
Births per Day80
Deaths per Day29
Migrations per Day-18
Net Change per Day33
Population Change Since Jan. 14,290

Swaziland Population Estimator

Estimate as of May 11, 2021 is: 1,171,660

Components of Population Change

One birth every 18 minutes
One death every 50 minutes
One net migrant every 80 minutes
Net gain of one person every 44 minutes

Swaziland Population Clock

Name Population
Manzini110,537
Mbabane76,218
Big Bend10,342
Malkerns9,724
Nhlangano9,016
Mhlume8,652
Hluti6,763
Siteki6,152
Piggs Peak5,750
Lobamba4,557

Swaziland Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20211,172,3621.03%68.16159146
20201,160,1641.05%67.45159145
20191,148,1301.04%66.75159144
20181,136,2811.02%66.06159144
20171,124,8050.97%65.40159145
20161,113,9970.90%64.77159145
20151,104,0440.73%64.19159145
20101,064,8370.66%61.91158143
20051,030,5790.50%59.92154141
20001,005,4351.64%58.46154135
1995926,8412.42%53.89154135
1990822,4203.30%47.82154138
1985699,0803.53%40.64157140
1980587,8583.30%34.18158143
1975499,7632.99%29.06159144
1970431,2532.89%25.07159145
1965373,9192.13%21.74159148
1960336,5832.12%19.57157146
1955303,0282.11%17.62159146

Swaziland Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20221,184,8171.04%68.88159146
20231,197,5071.05%69.62159146
20241,210,4531.06%70.38159146
20251,223,6931.07%71.14159146
20301,297,8351.18%75.46156142
20351,401,4221.55%81.48156137
20401,507,3711.47%87.64155134
20451,610,0221.33%93.61154131
20501,704,4281.15%99.09154126
20551,789,2270.98%104.02154124
20601,864,6000.83%108.41152123
20651,930,6220.70%112.25151120
20701,987,3640.58%115.54149120
20752,034,6220.47%118.29149120
20802,072,9940.37%120.52148120
20852,102,5970.28%122.24149118
20902,123,9750.20%123.49148116
20952,137,6500.13%124.28147114

Swaziland Population by Year (Projections)

Swaziland Population Pyramid 2021

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Swaziland Median Age

21.7


Total

21.5


Male

21.9


Female

Swaziland Population by Age

There are 657,860 adults in Swaziland.

Swaziland Population Pyramid

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 - General Info