Zambia Population Growth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of Zambia population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Zambia in 2022 is 20,017,675, a 2.8% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Zambia in 2021 was 19,473,125, a 2.88% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Zambia in 2020 was 18,927,715, a 2.98% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Zambia in 2019 was 18,380,477, a 3.05% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Growth Rate
Country Name 2022 Population Growth Rate
India 1,417,173,173
Indonesia 275,501,339
Pakistan 235,824,862
Nigeria 218,541,212
Bangladesh 171,186,372
Philippines 115,559,009
Egypt 110,990,103
Vietnam 98,186,856
Myanmar 54,179,306
Kenya 54,027,487
Sudan 46,874,204
Ukraine 39,701,739
Morocco 37,457,971
Angola 35,588,987
Uzbekistan 34,627,652
Ghana 33,475,870
Cameroon 27,914,536
Sri Lanka 21,832,143
Zambia 20,017,675
Cambodia 16,767,842
Tunisia 12,356,117
Bolivia 12,224,110
Honduras 10,432,860
Papua New Guinea 10,142,619
Nicaragua 6,948,392
El Salvador 6,336,392
Republic of Congo 5,970,424
Mauritania 4,736,139
Georgia 3,744,385
Mongolia 3,398,366
Moldova 3,272,996
Lesotho 2,305,825
Timor-Leste 1,341,296
Eswatini 1,201,670
Djibouti 1,120,849
Bhutan 782,455
Solomon Islands 724,273
Cabo Verde 593,149
Micronesia 539,013
Vanuatu 326,740
Sao Tome and Principe 227,380
Kiribati 131,232
Zambia - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 20,017,675 2.80%
2021 19,473,125 2.88%
2020 18,927,715 2.98%
2019 18,380,477 3.05%
2018 17,835,893 3.11%
2017 17,298,054 3.16%
2016 16,767,761 3.20%
2015 16,248,230 3.24%
2014 15,737,793 3.30%
2013 15,234,976 3.33%
2012 14,744,658 3.36%
2011 14,265,814 3.43%
2010 13,792,086 3.56%
2009 13,318,087 3.62%
2008 12,852,966 3.64%
2007 12,402,073 3.60%
2006 11,971,567 3.52%
2005 11,564,870 3.37%
2004 11,188,040 3.23%
2003 10,837,973 3.14%
2002 10,508,294 3.10%
2001 10,191,964 3.04%
2000 9,891,136 2.81%
1999 9,621,238 2.65%
1998 9,372,430 2.62%
1997 9,133,156 2.60%
1996 8,902,019 2.51%
1995 8,684,135 2.48%
1994 8,474,216 2.46%
1993 8,270,917 2.43%
1992 8,074,337 2.46%
1991 7,880,466 2.52%
1990 7,686,401 2.60%
1989 7,491,275 2.70%
1988 7,294,325 2.81%
1987 7,095,185 2.96%
1986 6,890,967 3.06%
1985 6,686,449 3.06%
1984 6,488,072 3.13%
1983 6,291,070 3.29%
1982 6,090,818 3.28%
1981 5,897,481 3.09%
1980 5,720,438 3.01%
1979 5,553,462 3.01%
1978 5,391,355 3.02%
1977 5,233,292 3.02%
1976 5,079,672 3.01%
1975 4,931,249 2.97%
1974 4,789,038 2.92%
1973 4,653,289 2.87%
1972 4,523,581 2.81%
1971 4,399,919 2.76%
1970 4,281,671 2.95%
1969 4,159,007 3.22%
1968 4,029,173 3.28%
1967 3,901,288 3.27%
1966 3,777,680 3.27%
1965 3,658,024 3.25%
1964 3,542,764 3.25%
1963 3,431,381 3.25%
1962 3,323,427 3.23%
1961 3,219,451 3.21%
1960 3,119,430 3.18%
1959 3,023,340 3.15%
1958 2,931,128 3.11%
1957 2,842,807 3.07%
1956 2,758,241 3.03%
1955 2,677,209 2.99%
1954 2,599,541 2.95%
1953 2,525,024 2.91%
1952 2,453,511 2.88%
1951 2,384,836 2.86%
1950 2,318,448 0.00%