Malawi Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of Malawi population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Malawi in 2022 is 20,180,839, a 2.71% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Malawi in 2021 was 19,647,684, a 2.71% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Malawi in 2020 was 19,129,952, a 2.69% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Malawi in 2019 was 18,628,747, a 2.68% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2022 Population
Ethiopia 120,812,698
Tanzania 63,298,550
Uganda 48,432,863
Afghanistan 40,754,388
Mozambique 33,089,461
Yemen 31,154,867
Nepal 30,225,582
Madagascar 29,178,077
Niger 26,083,660
North Korea 25,990,679
Burkina Faso 22,102,838
Mali 21,473,764
Malawi 20,180,839
Senegal 17,653,671
Chad 17,413,580
Somalia 16,841,795
Zimbabwe 15,331,428
Guinea 13,865,691
Rwanda 13,600,464
Benin 12,784,726
Burundi 12,624,840
Haiti 11,680,283
South Sudan 11,618,511
Tajikistan 9,957,464
Togo 8,680,837
Sierra Leone 8,306,436
Liberia 5,305,117
Central African Republic 5,016,678
Eritrea 3,662,244
Gambia 2,558,482
Guinea-Bissau 2,063,367
Comoros 907,419
Malawi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 20,180,839 2.71%
2021 19,647,684 2.71%
2020 19,129,952 2.69%
2019 18,628,747 2.68%
2018 18,143,217 2.68%
2017 17,670,196 2.70%
2016 17,205,261 2.75%
2015 16,745,303 2.80%
2014 16,289,552 2.84%
2013 15,839,286 2.88%
2012 15,396,015 2.90%
2011 14,962,115 2.91%
2010 14,539,612 2.91%
2009 14,128,155 2.92%
2008 13,727,890 2.89%
2007 13,341,806 2.84%
2006 12,973,699 2.75%
2005 12,625,952 2.63%
2004 12,301,838 2.51%
2003 12,000,181 2.45%
2002 11,713,664 2.46%
2001 11,432,000 2.54%
2000 11,148,758 2.71%
1999 10,854,322 2.86%
1998 10,552,338 2.80%
1997 10,264,906 2.42%
1996 10,022,789 1.81%
1995 9,844,415 1.01%
1994 9,745,690 0.36%
1993 9,710,331 0.25%
1992 9,685,973 0.89%
1991 9,600,355 2.08%
1990 9,404,500 3.62%
1989 9,075,572 5.08%
1988 8,636,690 6.09%
1987 8,141,146 6.19%
1986 7,666,391 5.48%
1985 7,268,267 4.36%
1984 6,964,607 3.36%
1983 6,737,924 2.62%
1982 6,565,985 2.40%
1981 6,412,384 2.59%
1980 6,250,440 2.88%
1979 6,075,495 3.03%
1978 5,896,865 3.13%
1977 5,717,953 3.11%
1976 5,545,651 2.99%
1975 5,384,795 2.86%
1974 5,235,073 2.78%
1973 5,093,363 2.72%
1972 4,958,549 2.68%
1971 4,829,090 2.66%
1970 4,703,782 2.65%
1969 4,582,198 2.64%
1968 4,464,423 2.62%
1967 4,350,452 2.59%
1966 4,240,429 2.56%
1965 4,134,460 2.53%
1964 4,032,371 2.50%
1963 3,933,908 2.47%
1962 3,839,043 2.44%
1961 3,747,753 2.40%
1960 3,659,984 2.36%
1959 3,575,664 2.32%
1958 3,494,682 2.28%
1957 3,416,922 2.23%
1956 3,342,246 2.19%
1955 3,270,548 2.15%
1954 3,201,716 2.11%
1953 3,135,684 2.06%
1952 3,072,386 2.01%
1951 3,011,787 1.96%
1950 2,953,871 0.00%