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


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Population of Swaziland 2015

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Swaziland was estimated to be 1 297 378 people. This is an increase of 1.51 % (19 337 people) compared to population of 1 278 041 the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 20 576. Due to external migration, the population declined by 1 240. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.969 (969 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 2015. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Swaziland population in 2015:

Swaziland population 2016

During 2016 Swaziland population is projected to increased by 19 629 people and reach 1 317 007 in the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 20 888. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 1 258 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Swaziland 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 dynamics in 2016

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Swaziland population in 2016 will be the following:

The population of Swaziland will be increased by 54 persons daily in 2016.

Swaziland population density

Swaziland population density is 74.7 people per square kilometer as of August 2016. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Swaziland divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Swaziland. The total area of Swaziland is 17 360 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Swaziland age structure

As of the beginning of 2016 according to our estimates Swaziland had the following population age distribution:

37.8 58.6 3.6

- 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 Swaziland 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 "Swaziland 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 Swaziland is 70.6 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Swaziland must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Swaziland is relatively 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 Swaziland is 64.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Swaziland is 6.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Swaziland 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 Swaziland is 48.7 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 48.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 48.4 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 706 219 persons or 87.47% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Swaziland are able to read and write. Accordingly about 101 166 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 87.44% (347 865 persons). 49 963 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 87.5% (358 354 persons). 51 203 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 93.53% and 96.02% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 94.77%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Swaziland historical population (1951 - 2016)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2016

Swaziland population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951275 976N/A %
1952282 1452.24 %
1953288 7642.35 %
1954295 8462.45 %
1955303 3762.55 %
1956311 3052.61 %
1957319 5512.65 %
1958328 0022.64 %
1959336 5322.60 %
1960345 0162.52 %
1961353 3782.42 %
1962361 6212.33 %
1963369 8552.28 %
1964378 2832.28 %
1965387 1172.34 %
1966396 4772.42 %
1967406 3872.50 %
1968416 8722.58 %
1969427 9882.67 %
1970439 7772.75 %
1971452 2812.84 %
1972465 5272.93 %
1973479 4973.00 %
1974494 1263.05 %
1975509 3483.08 %
1976525 1823.11 %
1977541 7003.15 %
1978558 8483.17 %
1979576 4483.15 %
1980594 3543.11 %
1981612 3443.03 %
1982630 3242.94 %
1983648 9152.95 %
1984669 3753.15 %
1985692 8733.51 %
1986720 1413.94 %
1987751 1044.30 %
1988784 3844.43 %
1989817 5694.23 %
1990848 2583.75 %
1991874 9883.15 %
1992897 5982.58 %
1993917 0862.17 %
1994935 2241.98 %
1995953 8261.99 %
1996973 9672.11 %
1997995 6332.22 %
19981 017 7272.22 %
19991 038 4232.03 %
20001 055 9331.69 %
20011 069 2401.26 %
20021 078 4800.86 %
20031 085 0720.61 %
20041 091 3620.58 %
20051 099 7090.76 %
20061 111 4231.07 %
20071 126 5291.36 %
20081 144 3021.58 %
20091 163 6401.69 %
20101 183 3391.69 %
20111 202 8031.64 %
20121 222 0761.60 %
20131 241 1681.56 %
20141 259 8771.51 %
20151 278 0411.44 %
20161 297 3781.51 %

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