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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 as of April 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 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.