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


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Population of Burundi 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Burundi was estimated to be 11 742 319 people. This is an increase of 3.33 % (378 308 people) compared to population of 11 364 011 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 369 444. Due to external migration, the population increased by 8 864. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.965 (965 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. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Burundi population in 2016:

Burundi population 2017

During 2017 Burundi population is projected to increased by 390 902 people and reach 12 133 221 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 381 743. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 9 159 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Burundi (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population dynamics in 2017

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

The population of Burundi will be increased by 1 071 persons daily in 2017.

Burundi population density

Burundi population density is 421.9 people per square kilometer as of January 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Burundi divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Burundi. The total area of Burundi is 27 834 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Burundi age structure

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

46 51.6 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 Burundi 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 "Burundi 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 Burundi is 94 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Burundi must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 94 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Burundi 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 Burundi is 89.1 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Burundi is 4.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Burundi 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 Burundi is 58.8 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 57.1 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 60.5 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 5 432 747 persons or 85.62% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Burundi are able to read and write. Accordingly about 912 333 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 88.24% (2 737 560 persons). 364 878 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 83.12% (2 695 187 persons). 547 455 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 87.39% and 87.82% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 87.61%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Burundi historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Burundi population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19512 334 079N/A %
19522 381 5062.03 %
19532 424 8071.82 %
19542 466 8831.74 %
19552 509 8651.74 %
19562 555 0971.80 %
19572 603 1371.88 %
19582 653 8231.95 %
19592 706 4081.98 %
19602 759 8951.98 %
19612 813 5581.94 %
19622 867 4431.92 %
19632 922 7071.93 %
19642 981 4302.01 %
19653 045 4962.15 %
19663 116 4572.33 %
19673 194 5022.50 %
19683 276 2202.56 %
19693 355 1322.41 %
19703 425 0312.08 %
19713 482 3531.67 %
19723 527 4641.30 %
19733 565 1441.07 %
19743 603 4031.07 %
19753 650 4221.30 %
19763 710 8441.66 %
19773 785 0902.00 %
19783 871 6752.29 %
19793 968 3972.50 %
19804 072 7362.63 %
19814 183 1092.71 %
19824 299 3982.78 %
19834 422 8682.87 %
19844 555 6153.00 %
19854 699 4383.16 %
19864 855 3443.32 %
19875 022 5053.44 %
19885 196 3773.46 %
19895 369 3243.33 %
19905 533 8083.06 %
19915 686 2852.76 %
19925 827 2802.48 %
19935 957 5162.23 %
19946 076 9712.01 %
19956 186 5361.80 %
19966 286 2231.61 %
19976 376 9061.44 %
19986 466 1591.40 %
19996 567 8141.57 %
20006 695 3901.94 %
20016 856 8972.41 %
20027 053 3192.86 %
20037 280 5673.22 %
20047 531 4143.45 %
20057 797 9133.54 %
20068 076 1423.57 %
20078 366 3243.59 %
20088 668 1873.61 %
20098 979 7913.59 %
20109 299 4523.56 %
20119 625 6343.51 %
20129 957 3623.45 %
201310 295 2663.39 %
201410 641 4103.36 %
201510 997 8913.35 %
201611 364 0113.33 %
201711 742 3193.33 %

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