Malawi Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of Malawi population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Malawi in 2021 is 19,647,684, a 2.71% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Malawi in 2020 was 19,129,952, a 2.69% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Malawi in 2019 was 18,628,747, a 2.68% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Malawi in 2018 was 18,143,217, a 2.68% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2021 Population
Ethiopia 117,876,227
Tanzania 61,498,437
Uganda 47,123,531
Afghanistan 39,835,428
Mozambique 32,163,047
Yemen 30,490,640
Nepal 29,674,920
Madagascar 28,427,328
North Korea 25,887,041
Niger 25,130,817
Burkina Faso 21,497,096
Mali 20,855,735
Malawi 19,647,684
Senegal 17,196,301
Chad 16,914,985
Somalia 16,359,504
Zimbabwe 15,092,171
Guinea 13,497,244
Rwanda 13,276,513
Benin 12,451,040
Burundi 12,255,433
Haiti 11,541,685
South Sudan 11,381,378
Tajikistan 9,749,627
Togo 8,478,250
Sierra Leone 8,141,343
Liberia 5,180,203
Central African Republic 4,919,981
Eritrea 3,601,467
Gambia 2,486,945
Guinea-Bissau 2,015,494
Comoros 888,451
Malawi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 19,647,684 2.71%
2020 19,129,952 2.69%
2019 18,628,747 2.68%
2018 18,143,217 2.68%
2017 17,670,196 2.70%
2016 17,205,261 2.75%
2015 16,745,303 2.80%
2014 16,289,552 2.84%
2013 15,839,286 2.88%
2012 15,396,015 2.90%
2011 14,962,115 2.91%
2010 14,539,612 2.91%
2009 14,128,155 2.92%
2008 13,727,890 2.89%
2007 13,341,806 2.84%
2006 12,973,699 2.75%
2005 12,625,952 2.63%
2004 12,301,838 2.51%
2003 12,000,181 2.45%
2002 11,713,664 2.46%
2001 11,432,000 2.54%
2000 11,148,758 2.71%
1999 10,854,322 2.86%
1998 10,552,338 2.80%
1997 10,264,906 2.42%
1996 10,022,789 1.81%
1995 9,844,415 1.01%
1994 9,745,690 0.36%
1993 9,710,331 0.25%
1992 9,685,973 0.89%
1991 9,600,355 2.08%
1990 9,404,500 3.62%
1989 9,075,572 5.08%
1988 8,636,690 6.09%
1987 8,141,146 6.19%
1986 7,666,391 5.48%
1985 7,268,267 4.36%
1984 6,964,607 3.36%
1983 6,737,924 2.62%
1982 6,565,985 2.40%
1981 6,412,384 2.59%
1980 6,250,440 2.88%
1979 6,075,495 3.03%
1978 5,896,865 3.13%
1977 5,717,953 3.11%
1976 5,545,651 2.99%
1975 5,384,795 2.86%
1974 5,235,073 2.78%
1973 5,093,363 2.72%
1972 4,958,549 2.68%
1971 4,829,090 2.66%
1970 4,703,782 2.65%
1969 4,582,198 2.64%
1968 4,464,423 2.62%
1967 4,350,452 2.59%
1966 4,240,429 2.56%
1965 4,134,460 2.53%
1964 4,032,371 2.50%
1963 3,933,908 2.47%
1962 3,839,043 2.44%
1961 3,747,753 2.40%
1960 3,659,984 2.36%
1959 3,575,664 2.32%
1958 3,494,682 2.28%
1957 3,416,922 2.23%
1956 3,342,246 2.19%
1955 3,270,548 2.15%
1954 3,201,716 2.11%
1953 3,135,684 2.06%
1952 3,072,386 2.01%
1951 3,011,787 1.96%
1950 2,953,871 0.00%