Burkina Faso Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Burkina Faso population 2017

During 2017 Burkina Faso population is projected to increased by 554 620 people and reach 19 464 285 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 582 607. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 27 986 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Burkina Faso to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Burkina Faso population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Burkina Faso will be increased by 1 520 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Burkina Faso 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Burkina Faso was estimated to be 18 909 665 people. This is an increase of 2.93 % (538 817 people) compared to population of 18 370 848 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 566 006. Due to external migration, the population declined by 27 189. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.986 (986 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Burkina Faso population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Burkina Faso population density

Burkina Faso population density is 69.0 people per square kilometer as of June 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Burkina Faso divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Burkina Faso. The total area of Burkina Faso is 274 000 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Burkina Faso age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Burkina Faso had the following population age distribution:

45.8 51.7 2.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Burkina Faso population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Burkina Faso age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Burkina Faso is 93.5 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Burkina Faso must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 93.5 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Burkina Faso is very high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Burkina Faso is 88.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Burkina Faso is 4.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Burkina Faso age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Burkina Faso is 53.7 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 51.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 55.7 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 3 696 861 persons or 36.09% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Burkina Faso are able to read and write. Accordingly about 6 545 749 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 43.03% (2 177 649 persons). 2 882 767 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 29.32% (1 519 212 persons). 3 662 982 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 47.56% and 43.24% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 45.43%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Burkina Faso population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Burkina Faso historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Burkina Faso population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19514 304 475N/A %
19524 345 8150.96 %
19534 390 1701.02 %
19544 438 1841.09 %
19554 490 1601.17 %
19564 546 0491.24 %
19574 605 4481.31 %
19584 667 6481.35 %
19594 731 7111.37 %
19604 796 6861.37 %
19614 861 9351.36 %
19624 927 4521.35 %
19634 994 0721.35 %
19645 063 3551.39 %
19655 136 8811.45 %
19665 215 6161.53 %
19675 299 6921.61 %
19685 388 5301.68 %
19695 481 1061.72 %
19705 576 3851.74 %
19715 673 9881.75 %
19725 774 2751.77 %
19735 877 8291.79 %
19745 985 2661.83 %
19756 097 2961.87 %
19766 214 2931.92 %
19776 336 4871.97 %
19786 464 8792.03 %
19796 601 2402.11 %
19806 747 2502.21 %
19816 903 9992.32 %
19827 071 7072.43 %
19837 249 5822.52 %
19847 436 0762.57 %
19857 629 5782.60 %
19867 829 3012.62 %
19878 035 3832.63 %
19888 248 1912.65 %
19898 468 0662.67 %
19908 695 4292.68 %
19918 930 5622.70 %
19929 173 6032.72 %
19939 424 7952.74 %
19949 684 5302.76 %
19959 953 2312.77 %
199610 231 3432.79 %
199710 519 2952.81 %
199810 817 4372.83 %
199911 126 0552.85 %
200011 445 4802.87 %
200111 775 8422.89 %
200212 117 3622.90 %
200312 471 2902.92 %
200412 839 8182.96 %
200513 224 9843.00 %
200613 628 0623.05 %
200714 049 0993.09 %
200814 486 5073.11 %
200914 937 4343.11 %
201015 398 9613.09 %
201115 869 4593.06 %
201216 348 8323.02 %
201316 837 6842.99 %
201417 336 8762.96 %
201517 847 3842.94 %
201618 370 8482.93 %
201718 909 6652.93 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.