|Current male population (49.7%)|
|Current female population (50.3%)|
|Births this year|
|Deaths this year|
|Net migration this year|
|Net migration today|
|Population growth this year|
|Population growth today|
|Current population (as of Wednesday, November 13, 2019)|
|59 (0.27% of world population)|
|274,000 km2 (105,792 mi2)|
|75.0 per km2 (194.2 people/mi2)|
|0.99 (10,201,112 men to 10,343,018 women)|
|53.7 years (51.8 - men, 55.7 - women)|
(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)
During 2019 Burkina Faso population is projected to increase by 587,632 people and reach 20,622,804 in the beginning of 2020. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 617,284. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 29,652 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Burkina Faso 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).
According to our estimations, daily change rates of Burkina Faso population in 2019 will be the following:
As of 1 January 2019, the population of Burkina Faso was estimated to be 20,035,172 people. This is an increase of 2.93 % (570,887 people) compared to population of 19,464,285 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 599,695. Due to external migration, the population declined by 28,807. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.990 (990 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 2018.
Below are the key figures for Burkina Faso population in 2018:
Burkina Faso population density is 73.1 people per square kilometer (189.4/mi2) as of November 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Burkina Faso divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Burkina Faso. The total area of Burkina Faso is 274,000 km2 (105,792 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .
|Religion||Number of followers||Percentage of
|Folk or traditional religions||3,163,763||15.4 %|
|Religiously Unaffiliated||102,720||0.5 %|
As of the beginning of 2019 according to our estimates Burkina Faso had the following population age distribution:
|- 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.
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 Burkina Faso 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.
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 Burkina Faso is 93.5 %.
As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Burkina Faso must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 93.5 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Burkina Faso is very high.
Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.
Child dependency ratio in Burkina Faso is 88.7 %.
Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.
Aged dependency ratio in Burkina Faso is 4.8 %.
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 Burkina Faso is 53.7 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 51.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 55.7 years.
According to our estimates 3,916,898 persons or 36.09% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Burkina Faso are able to read and write. Accordingly about 6,935,352 adults are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult male population is 43.03% (2,307,262 persons). 3,054,350 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 29.32% (1,609,635 persons). 3,881,003 are illiterate.
Youth literacy rates are 47.56% and 43.24% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 45.43%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).