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

Chad population 2017

During 2017 Chad population is projected to increased by 486,698 people and reach 15,226,183 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 463,999. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 22,699 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Chad (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 change rates in 2017

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

The population of Chad will be increased by 1,333 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Chad 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Chad was estimated to be 14,739,485 people. This is an increase of 3.30 % (471,141 people) compared to population of 14,268,344 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 449,167. Due to external migration, the population increased by 21,973. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.989 (989 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 Chad population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Chad population density

Chad population density is 11.5 people per square kilometer (29.7/mi2) as of October 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Chad divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Chad. The total area of Chad is 1,284,000 km2 (495,755 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Chad age structure

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

46 51 2.9

- 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 Chad 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 "Chad 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 Chad is 95.9 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Chad must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 95.9 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Chad 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 Chad is 90.2 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Chad is 5.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Chad 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 Chad is 48.3 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 47.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 49.4 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 3,143,996 persons or 39.52% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Chad are able to read and write. Accordingly about 4,810,757 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 48.49% (1,769,535 persons). 1,879,667 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 31.92% (1,374,461 persons). 2,931,090 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 55.3% and 50.17% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 52.75%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Chad historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Chad population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19512,523,208N/A %
19522,566,6901.72 %
19532,613,0321.81 %
19542,661,3141.85 %
19552,710,8891.86 %
19562,761,3901.86 %
19572,812,7281.86 %
19582,865,0691.86 %
19592,918,7831.87 %
19602,974,3181.90 %
19613,032,0101.94 %
19623,091,8901.97 %
19633,153,5661.99 %
19643,216,2871.99 %
19653,279,3601.96 %
19663,342,2421.92 %
19673,404,8951.87 %
19683,468,5031.87 %
19693,535,2781.93 %
19703,607,3452.04 %
19713,686,1472.18 %
19723,771,8412.32 %
19733,862,5142.40 %
19743,954,6202.38 %
19754,044,6852.28 %
19764,130,9642.13 %
19774,213,9202.01 %
19784,295,5801.94 %
19794,378,9191.94 %
19804,467,1222.01 %
19814,561,8802.12 %
19824,663,5192.23 %
19834,773,0642.35 %
19844,892,5722.50 %
19855,023,8692.68 %
19865,168,4042.88 %
19875,326,7173.06 %
19885,497,4023.20 %
19895,677,4013.27 %
19905,863,6483.28 %
19916,054,6183.26 %
19926,250,6943.24 %
19936,453,4013.24 %
19946,664,8663.28 %
19956,887,3693.34 %
19967,121,8263.40 %
19977,368,0813.46 %
19987,627,1503.52 %
19997,901,4353.60 %
20008,193,0173.69 %
20018,503,4603.79 %
20028,832,8513.87 %
20039,177,8093.91 %
20049,532,0073.86 %
20059,889,2153.75 %
200610,245,7743.61 %
200710,601,5603.47 %
200810,959,6223.38 %
200911,325,1383.34 %
201011,703,4583.34 %
201112,097,4463.37 %
201212,506,9893.39 %
201312,930,6273.39 %
201413,366,4213.37 %
201513,812,2633.34 %
201614,268,3443.30 %
201714,739,4853.30 %

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