Malawi - Urban population

Urban population

The value for Urban population in Malawi was 3,072,933 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,072,933 in 2018 and a minimum value of 160,673 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 160,673
1961 168,237
1962 176,212
1963 184,658
1964 193,554
1965 202,919
1966 212,785
1967 228,355
1968 245,766
1969 264,530
1970 284,720
1971 306,406
1972 329,793
1973 355,007
1974 382,370
1975 412,045
1976 444,484
1977 479,965
1978 509,253
1979 537,135
1980 565,665
1981 593,979
1982 622,521
1983 653,848
1984 691,655
1985 738,674
1986 797,305
1987 866,299
1988 944,336
1989 1,020,367
1990 1,087,160
1991 1,141,002
1992 1,183,432
1993 1,219,423
1994 1,257,876
1995 1,305,665
1996 1,366,006
1997 1,437,292
1998 1,517,848
1999 1,576,265
2000 1,628,834
2001 1,680,275
2002 1,731,982
2003 1,785,027
2004 1,840,847
2005 1,900,711
2006 1,964,737
2007 2,032,624
2008 2,103,936
2009 2,179,833
2010 2,260,037
2011 2,344,862
2012 2,434,416
2013 2,528,898
2014 2,627,829
2015 2,731,661
2016 2,839,905
2017 2,953,407
2018 3,072,933

Urban population (% of total population)

Urban population (% of total population) in Malawi was 16.94 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 16.94 in 2018, while its lowest value was 4.39 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

Source: United Nations Population Division. World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 4.39
1961 4.49
1962 4.59
1963 4.69
1964 4.80
1965 4.91
1966 5.02
1967 5.25
1968 5.51
1969 5.77
1970 6.05
1971 6.35
1972 6.65
1973 6.97
1974 7.30
1975 7.65
1976 8.02
1977 8.39
1978 8.64
1979 8.84
1980 9.05
1981 9.26
1982 9.48
1983 9.70
1984 9.93
1985 10.16
1986 10.40
1987 10.64
1988 10.93
1989 11.24
1990 11.56
1991 11.89
1992 12.22
1993 12.56
1994 12.91
1995 13.26
1996 13.63
1997 14.00
1998 14.38
1999 14.52
2000 14.61
2001 14.70
2002 14.79
2003 14.88
2004 14.96
2005 15.05
2006 15.14
2007 15.24
2008 15.33
2009 15.43
2010 15.54
2011 15.67
2012 15.81
2013 15.97
2014 16.13
2015 16.31
2016 16.51
2017 16.71
2018 16.94

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization