Population of Malawi

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Malawi is 20,127,617 as of May 26, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Malawi is projected at 19,647,684 or 19.648 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Malawi is projected at 19,129,952 or 19.130 million people for the year 2020. Malawi ranks number 61st in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Malawi is ranked 21st among 58 countries in Africa.

Malawi's population will be increased year by year. The Malawi population is projected to reach 24.85 million in 2030 and increase further to 38.14 million in 2050 and 66,56 million by 2100. Malawi accounts for 0.25 percent of the world population. However, its global share will be increased by 0.26% in 2023 and is projected to increase by 0.61% by 2100.

Malawi was at 89th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to increase to 40th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Malawi population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
202019,129,952501,2052.690.25
202119,647,684517,7322.710.25
202220,180,839533,1552.710.25
202320,728,156547,3172.710.26
202421,287,585559,4292.700.26
202521,857,472569,8872.680.27
202622,437,390579,9182.650.27
202723,027,348589,9582.630.28
202823,626,571599,2232.600.28
202924,234,181607,6102.570.29
203024,849,440615,2592.540.29
203125,471,786622,3462.500.30
203226,100,744628,9582.470.30
203326,735,787635,0432.430.31
203427,376,449640,6622.400.31
203528,022,273645,8242.360.32
203628,672,795650,5222.320.32
203729,327,668654,8732.280.33
203829,986,743659,0752.250.33
203930,649,999663,2562.210.34
204031,317,322667,3232.180.34
204131,988,497671,1752.140.35
204232,663,163674,6662.110.35
204333,340,896677,7332.070.36
204434,021,240680,3442.040.36
204534,703,793682,5532.010.37
204635,388,174684,3811.970.37
204736,074,205686,0311.940.38
204836,761,920687,7151.910.38
204937,451,503689,5831.880.39
205038,142,973691,4701.850.39
205138,836,149693,1761.820.40
205239,530,573694,4241.790.40
205340,225,612695,0391.760.41
205440,920,457694,8451.730.41
205541,614,440693,9831.700.42
205642,307,081692,6411.660.42
205742,998,112691,0311.630.43
205843,687,330689,2181.600.43
205944,374,610687,2801.570.44
206045,059,730685,1201.540.44
206145,742,333682,6031.510.45
206246,421,950679,6171.490.45
206347,097,980676,0301.460.46
206447,769,745671,7651.430.46
206548,436,669666,9241.400.47
206649,098,318661,6491.370.47
206749,754,351656,0331.340.48
206850,404,332649,9811.310.48
206951,047,811643,4791.280.49
207051,684,412636,6011.250.49
207152,313,770629,3581.220.50
207252,935,585621,8151.190.50
207353,549,609614,0241.160.51
207454,155,613606,0041.130.51
207554,753,375597,7621.100.52
207655,342,653589,2781.080.52
207755,923,217580,5641.050.53
207856,494,946571,7291.020.53
207957,057,766562,8201.000.54
208057,611,561553,7950.970.54
208158,156,191544,6300.950.54
208258,691,442535,2510.920.55
208359,217,141525,6990.900.55
208459,733,026515,8850.870.56
208560,238,923505,8970.850.56
208660,734,711495,7880.820.56
208761,220,274485,5630.800.57
208861,695,422475,1480.780.57
208962,159,934464,5120.750.58
209062,613,676453,7420.730.58
209163,056,565442,8890.710.58
209263,488,553431,9880.690.59
209363,909,707421,1540.660.59
209464,320,070410,3630.640.59
209564,719,712399,6420.620.60
209665,108,708388,9960.600.60
209765,487,111378,4030.580.60
209865,854,983367,8720.560.61
209966,212,394357,4110.540.61
210066,559,388346,9940.520.61

Malawi population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19502,953,871--0.12
19513,011,78757,9161.960.12
19523,072,38660,5992.010.12
19533,135,68463,2982.060.12
19543,201,71666,0322.110.12
19553,270,54868,8322.150.12
19563,342,24671,6982.190.12
19573,416,92274,6762.230.12
19583,494,68277,7602.280.12
19593,575,66480,9822.320.12
19603,659,98484,3202.360.12
19613,747,75387,7692.400.12
19623,839,04391,2902.440.12
19633,933,90894,8652.470.12
19644,032,37198,4632.500.12
19654,134,460102,0892.530.12
19664,240,429105,9692.560.12
19674,350,452110,0232.590.13
19684,464,423113,9712.620.13
19694,582,198117,7752.640.13
19704,703,782121,5842.650.13
19714,829,090125,3082.660.13
19724,958,549129,4592.680.13
19735,093,363134,8142.720.13
19745,235,073141,7102.780.13
19755,384,795149,7222.860.13
19765,545,651160,8562.990.13
19775,717,953172,3023.110.14
19785,896,865178,9123.130.14
19796,075,495178,6303.030.14
19806,250,440174,9452.880.14
19816,412,384161,9442.590.14
19826,565,985153,6012.400.14
19836,737,924171,9392.620.14
19846,964,607226,6833.360.15
19857,268,267303,6604.360.15
19867,666,391398,1245.480.15
19878,141,146474,7556.190.16
19888,636,690495,5446.090.17
19899,075,572438,8825.080.17
19909,404,500328,9283.620.18
19919,600,355195,8552.080.18
19929,685,97385,6180.890.18
19939,710,33124,3580.250.17
19949,745,69035,3590.360.17
19959,844,41598,7251.010.17
199610,022,789178,3741.810.17
199710,264,906242,1172.420.17
199810,552,338287,4322.800.18
199910,854,322301,9842.860.18
200011,148,758294,4362.710.18
200111,432,000283,2422.540.18
200211,713,664281,6642.460.19
200312,000,181286,5172.450.19
200412,301,838301,6572.510.19
200512,625,952324,1142.630.19
200612,973,699347,7472.750.20
200713,341,806368,1072.840.20
200813,727,890386,0842.890.20
200914,128,155400,2652.920.21
201014,539,612411,4572.910.21
201114,962,115422,5032.910.21
201215,396,015433,9002.900.22
201315,839,286443,2712.880.22
201416,289,552450,2662.840.22
201516,745,303455,7512.800.23
201617,205,261459,9582.750.23
201717,670,196464,9352.700.23
201818,143,217473,0212.680.24
201918,628,747485,5302.680.24