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

Togo population 2017

During 2017 Togo population is projected to increased by 202 761 people and reach 7 802 482 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 204 964. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2 204 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Togo 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 Togo population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Togo will be increased by 556 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Togo 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Togo was estimated to be 7 599 721 people. This is an increase of 2.67 % (197 491 people) compared to population of 7 402 230 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 199 638. Due to external migration, the population declined by 2 147. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.981 (981 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 Togo population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Togo population density

Togo population density is 133.8 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Togo divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Togo. The total area of Togo is 56 790 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Togo age structure

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

40.9 56 3.1

- 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 Togo 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 "Togo 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 Togo is 78.7 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Togo must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 78.7 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Togo 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 Togo is 73 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Togo is 5.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Togo 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 Togo is 62.7 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 60.2 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 65.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2 993 555 persons or 66.63% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Togo are able to read and write. Accordingly about 1 499 248 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 78.31% (1 732 085 persons). 479 662 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 55.3% (1 261 470 persons). 1 019 586 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 88.88% and 81.37% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 85.14%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Togo historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Togo population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511 410 470N/A %
19521 433 6951.65 %
19531 447 0000.93 %
19541 456 8060.68 %
19551 467 6800.75 %
19561 482 2851.00 %
19571 501 3781.29 %
19581 523 9971.51 %
19591 547 8241.56 %
19601 570 0961.44 %
19611 589 0211.21 %
19621 605 1431.01 %
19631 622 2611.07 %
19641 646 9181.52 %
19651 685 3522.33 %
19661 741 3313.32 %
19671 814 7374.22 %
19681 900 6134.73 %
19691 990 3454.72 %
19702 075 2154.26 %
19712 150 5913.63 %
19722 216 6183.07 %
19732 275 4602.65 %
19742 329 9842.40 %
19752 383 5352.30 %
19762 437 4522.26 %
19772 491 5122.22 %
19782 547 5172.25 %
19792 609 6572.44 %
19802 681 8422.77 %
19812 766 4553.16 %
19822 863 6103.51 %
19832 970 7633.74 %
19843 083 3673.79 %
19853 196 6753.67 %
19863 308 2223.49 %
19873 417 9543.32 %
19883 525 9743.16 %
19893 631 8993.00 %
19903 735 6262.86 %
19913 836 9002.71 %
19923 935 6072.57 %
19934 032 8772.47 %
19944 131 0442.43 %
19954 232 4882.46 %
19964 338 6142.51 %
19974 449 7032.56 %
19984 565 6462.61 %
19994 686 2462.64 %
20004 811 2002.67 %
20014 940 4792.69 %
20025 074 3212.71 %
20035 212 8332.73 %
20045 355 8992.74 %
20055 503 3862.75 %
20065 655 1972.76 %
20075 811 2952.76 %
20085 971 6762.76 %
20096 136 3492.76 %
20106 305 3062.75 %
20116 478 5152.75 %
20126 655 8802.74 %
20136 837 1502.72 %
20147 021 9412.70 %
20157 209 8712.68 %
20167 402 2302.67 %
20177 599 7212.67 %

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