Malawi Population Growth Rate 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 20,405,317, a 2.59% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Malawi in 2021 was 19,889,742, a 2.65% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Malawi in 2020 was 19,377,061, a 2.7% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Malawi in 2019 was 18,867,337, a 2.72% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2022 Population Growth Rate
Ethiopia 123,379,924
Democratic Republic of Congo 99,010,212
Tanzania 65,497,748
Uganda 47,249,585
Afghanistan 41,128,771
Yemen 33,696,614
Mozambique 32,969,518
Nepal 30,547,580
Madagascar 29,611,714
Niger 26,207,977
North Korea 26,069,416
Burkina Faso 22,673,762
Mali 22,593,590
Malawi 20,405,317
Chad 17,723,315
Somalia 17,597,511
Senegal 17,316,449
Zimbabwe 16,320,537
Guinea 13,859,341
Rwanda 13,776,698
Benin 13,352,864
Burundi 12,889,576
Haiti 11,584,996
South Sudan 10,913,164
Tajikistan 9,952,787
Togo 8,848,699
Sierra Leone 8,605,718
Central African Republic 5,579,144
Liberia 5,302,681
Eritrea 3,684,032
Gambia 2,705,992
Guinea-Bissau 2,105,566
Comoros 836,774
Malawi - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 20,405,317 2.59%
2021 19,889,742 2.65%
2020 19,377,061 2.70%
2019 18,867,337 2.72%
2018 18,367,883 2.72%
2017 17,881,167 2.73%
2016 17,405,624 2.76%
2015 16,938,942 2.80%
2014 16,477,966 2.83%
2013 16,024,775 2.85%
2012 15,581,251 2.87%
2011 15,146,094 2.91%
2010 14,718,422 2.93%
2009 14,298,932 2.95%
2008 13,889,423 2.92%
2007 13,495,463 2.88%
2006 13,118,307 2.84%
2005 12,755,648 2.77%
2004 12,411,342 2.68%
2003 12,087,965 2.58%
2002 11,784,498 2.48%
2001 11,498,818 2.40%
2000 11,229,387 2.33%
1999 10,973,956 2.25%
1998 10,732,456 2.09%
1997 10,512,678 1.96%
1996 10,310,528 1.96%
1995 10,112,816 -0.19%
1994 10,131,799 -1.22%
1993 10,257,233 1.40%
1992 10,115,420 2.89%
1991 9,831,584 3.06%
1990 9,539,665 3.98%
1989 9,174,895 4.80%
1988 8,754,781 5.53%
1987 8,295,993 4.88%
1986 7,909,819 3.73%
1985 7,625,078 3.90%
1984 7,339,002 3.98%
1983 7,058,317 4.04%
1982 6,784,347 4.06%
1981 6,519,891 4.03%
1980 6,267,369 3.95%
1979 6,029,140 3.79%
1978 5,808,810 3.51%
1977 5,611,712 3.19%
1976 5,438,226 2.98%
1975 5,280,965 2.86%
1974 5,134,199 2.76%
1973 4,996,239 2.68%
1972 4,865,978 2.60%
1971 4,742,480 2.54%
1970 4,625,141 2.49%
1969 4,512,861 2.49%
1968 4,403,430 2.51%
1967 4,295,762 2.51%
1966 4,190,764 2.49%
1965 4,089,097 2.47%
1964 3,990,361 2.48%
1963 3,893,628 2.49%
1962 3,799,155 2.45%
1961 3,708,193 2.41%
1960 3,621,081 2.36%
1959 3,537,432 2.32%
1958 3,457,376 2.26%
1957 3,381,111 2.19%
1956 3,308,682 2.11%
1955 3,240,318 2.02%
1954 3,176,123 1.96%
1953 3,114,930 1.92%
1952 3,056,297 1.84%
1951 3,001,113 1.74%
1950 2,949,739 0.00%