Population of Zambia

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Zambia is 19,601,645 as of September 27, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Zambia is projected at 18,920,651 or 18.921 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Zambia is projected at 18,383,955 or 18.384 million people for the year 2020. Zambia ranks number 65th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Zambia is ranked 22nd among 58 countries in Africa.

Zambia's population will be increased year by year. The Zambia population is projected to reach 24.33 million in 2030 and increase further to 39.12 million in 2050 and 81.55 million by 2100. Zambia accounts for 0.24 percent of the world population. However, its global share increased by 0.10% in 1955 and is projected to increase by 0.75% by 2100.

Zambia was at 102nd position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to increase to 30th in 2100.

According to the Census of India 2011, the population of India stood at 1,210,854,977. The percentage of decadal growth during 2001-2011 was 17.70%, 3.84% lower than the 1991-2001 period. The percentage of decadal growth during 2001-2011 has registered the sharpest decline since independence. The population of India had increased by 182.1 million during the decade 2001- 2011. The increased population during the decade 2001-2011 is approximately equal to the population of Pakistan, the sixth most populous country in the world.

The population of India, which at the turn of the twentieth century, was only around 238.4 million, increased by more than five times in a period of 110 years to reach 1210 million in 2011. The population of India has increased by 3.35 times since independence.

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Zambia population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
202018,383,955522,9252.930.24
202118,920,651536,6962.920.24
202219,470,234549,5832.900.24
202320,032,812562,5782.890.25
202420,608,359575,5472.870.25
202521,196,801588,4422.860.26
202621,798,153601,3522.840.26
202722,412,316614,1632.820.27
202823,038,730626,4142.790.27
202923,676,661637,9312.770.28
203024,325,505648,8442.740.28
203124,984,961659,4562.710.29
203225,654,798669,8372.680.30
203326,334,558679,7602.650.30
203427,023,734689,1762.620.31
203527,721,896698,1622.580.31
203628,428,667706,7712.550.32
203729,143,814715,1472.520.32
203829,867,201723,3872.480.33
203930,598,792731,5912.450.33
204031,338,483739,6912.420.34
204132,086,104747,6212.390.35
204232,841,342755,2382.350.35
204333,603,854762,5122.320.36
204434,373,196769,3422.290.36
204535,149,038775,8422.260.37
204635,931,106782,0682.230.38
204736,719,296788,1902.190.38
204837,513,609794,3132.160.39
204938,314,144800,5352.130.40
205039,120,917806,7732.110.40
205139,933,823812,9062.080.41
205240,752,621818,7982.050.41
205341,577,048824,4272.020.42
205442,406,782829,7342.000.43
205543,241,551834,7691.970.43
205644,081,041839,4901.940.44
205744,925,128844,0871.910.45
205845,773,853848,7251.890.45
205946,627,341853,4881.860.46
206047,485,579858,2381.840.47
206148,348,443862,8641.820.47
206249,215,488867,0451.790.48
206350,086,058870,5701.770.49
206450,959,315873,2571.740.50
206551,834,554875,2391.720.50
206652,711,361876,8071.690.51
206753,589,514878,1531.670.52
206854,468,799879,2851.640.52
206955,349,034880,2351.620.53
207056,230,033880,9991.590.54
207157,111,510881,4771.570.54
207257,993,115881,6051.540.55
207358,874,527881,4121.520.56
207459,755,428880,9011.500.57
207560,635,510880,0821.470.57
207661,514,427878,9171.450.58
207762,391,914877,4871.430.59
207863,267,867875,9531.400.59
207964,142,234874,3671.380.60
208065,014,875872,6411.360.61
208165,885,593870,7181.340.62
208266,753,965868,3721.320.62
208367,619,420865,4551.300.63
208468,481,237861,8171.270.64
208569,338,816857,5791.250.64
208670,191,783852,9671.230.65
208771,039,947848,1641.210.66
208871,883,133843,1861.190.67
208972,721,240838,1071.170.67
209073,554,125832,8851.150.68
209174,381,597827,4721.120.69
209275,203,383821,7861.100.69
209376,019,211815,8281.080.70
209476,828,802809,5911.060.71
209577,631,916803,1141.050.72
209678,428,394796,4781.030.72
209779,218,087789,6931.010.73
209880,000,947782,8600.990.74
209980,776,966776,0190.970.74
210081,546,200769,2340.950.75

Zambia population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19502,310,442--0.09
19512,368,60458,1622.520.09
19522,431,34462,7402.650.09
19532,498,46567,1212.760.09
19542,569,74871,2832.850.09
19552,644,97675,2282.930.10
19562,723,86478,8882.980.10
19572,806,16482,3003.020.10
19582,891,58185,4173.040.10
19592,979,85288,2713.050.10
19603,070,77690,9243.050.10
19613,164,32993,5533.050.10
19623,260,65096,3213.040.10
19633,360,10499,4543.050.10
19643,463,213103,1093.070.11
19653,570,464107,2513.100.11
19663,681,955111,4913.120.11
19673,797,873115,9183.150.11
19683,918,872120,9993.190.11
19694,045,740126,8683.240.11
19704,179,067133,3273.300.11
19714,319,224140,1573.350.11
19724,466,174146,9503.400.12
19734,619,546153,3723.430.12
19744,778,724159,1783.450.12
19754,943,283164,5593.440.12
19765,112,823169,5403.430.12
19775,287,548174,7253.420.13
19785,468,262180,7143.420.13
19795,656,139187,8773.440.13
19805,851,825195,6863.460.13
19816,055,366203,5413.480.13
19826,265,864210,4983.480.14
19836,481,916216,0523.450.14
19846,701,540219,6243.390.14
19856,923,149221,6093.310.14
19867,146,969223,8203.230.14
19877,372,837225,8683.160.15
19887,598,275225,4383.060.15
19897,820,205221,9302.920.15
19908,036,845216,6402.770.15
19918,246,656209,8112.610.15
19928,451,347204,6912.480.15
19938,656,486205,1392.430.16
19948,869,740213,2542.460.16
19959,096,607226,8672.560.16
19969,339,733243,1262.670.16
19979,597,609257,8762.760.16
19989,866,476268,8672.800.16
199910,140,561274,0852.780.17
200010,415,944275,3832.720.17
200110,692,193276,2492.650.17
200210,971,698279,5052.610.17
200311,256,743285,0452.600.18
200411,550,642293,8992.610.18
200511,856,247305,6052.650.18
200612,173,514317,2672.680.18
200712,502,958329,4442.710.19
200812,848,530345,5722.760.19
200913,215,139366,6092.850.19
201013,605,984390,8452.960.20
201114,023,203417,2193.070.20
201214,465,150441,9473.150.20
201314,926,544461,3943.190.21
201415,399,788473,2443.170.21
201515,879,361479,5733.110.22
201616,363,458484,0973.050.22
201716,853,599490,1413.000.22
201817,351,708498,1092.960.23
201917,861,030509,3222.940.23