Zambia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of Zambia population from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Zambia in 2019 is 17,861,030, a 2.94% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Zambia in 2018 was 17,351,708, a 2.96% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Zambia in 2017 was 16,853,599, a 3% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Zambia in 2016 was 16,363,458, a 3.05% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2019 Population
India 1,366,417,754
Indonesia 270,625,568
Pakistan 216,565,318
Nigeria 200,963,599
Bangladesh 163,046,161
Philippines 108,116,615
Egypt 100,388,073
Vietnam 96,462,106
Myanmar 54,045,420
Kenya 52,573,973
Ukraine 43,993,638
Sudan 42,813,238
Morocco 36,471,769
Uzbekistan 32,981,716
Angola 31,825,295
Ghana 30,417,856
Cameroon 25,876,380
Sri Lanka 21,323,733
Zambia 17,861,030
Cambodia 16,486,542
Tunisia 11,694,719
Bolivia 11,513,100
Honduras 9,746,117
Papua New Guinea 8,776,109
Nicaragua 6,545,502
El Salvador 6,453,553
Mauritania 4,525,696
Moldova 4,043,263
Georgia 3,996,765
Mongolia 3,225,167
Lesotho 2,125,268
Timor-Leste 1,293,119
Eswatini 1,148,130
Djibouti 973,560
Bhutan 763,092
Solomon Islands 669,823
Cabo Verde 549,935
Micronesia 543,486
Vanuatu 299,882
Sao Tome and Principe 215,056
Kiribati 117,606
Zambia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 17,861,030 2.94%
2018 17,351,708 2.96%
2017 16,853,599 3.00%
2016 16,363,458 3.05%
2015 15,879,361 3.11%
2014 15,399,788 3.17%
2013 14,926,544 3.19%
2012 14,465,150 3.15%
2011 14,023,203 3.07%
2010 13,605,984 2.96%
2009 13,215,139 2.85%
2008 12,848,530 2.76%
2007 12,502,958 2.71%
2006 12,173,514 2.68%
2005 11,856,247 2.65%
2004 11,550,642 2.61%
2003 11,256,743 2.60%
2002 10,971,698 2.61%
2001 10,692,193 2.65%
2000 10,415,944 2.72%
1999 10,140,561 2.78%
1998 9,866,476 2.80%
1997 9,597,609 2.76%
1996 9,339,733 2.67%
1995 9,096,607 2.56%
1994 8,869,740 2.46%
1993 8,656,486 2.43%
1992 8,451,347 2.48%
1991 8,246,656 2.61%
1990 8,036,845 2.77%
1989 7,820,205 2.92%
1988 7,598,275 3.06%
1987 7,372,837 3.16%
1986 7,146,969 3.23%
1985 6,923,149 3.31%
1984 6,701,540 3.39%
1983 6,481,916 3.45%
1982 6,265,864 3.48%
1981 6,055,366 3.48%
1980 5,851,825 3.46%
1979 5,656,139 3.44%
1978 5,468,262 3.42%
1977 5,287,548 3.42%
1976 5,112,823 3.43%
1975 4,943,283 3.44%
1974 4,778,724 3.45%
1973 4,619,546 3.43%
1972 4,466,174 3.40%
1971 4,319,224 3.35%
1970 4,179,067 3.30%
1969 4,045,740 3.24%
1968 3,918,872 3.19%
1967 3,797,873 3.15%
1966 3,681,955 3.12%
1965 3,570,464 3.10%
1964 3,463,213 3.07%
1963 3,360,104 3.05%
1962 3,260,650 3.04%
1961 3,164,329 3.05%
1960 3,070,776 3.05%
1959 2,979,852 3.05%
1958 2,891,581 3.04%
1957 2,806,164 3.02%
1956 2,723,864 2.98%
1955 2,644,976 2.93%
1954 2,569,748 2.85%
1953 2,498,465 2.76%
1952 2,431,344 2.65%
1951 2,368,604 2.52%
1950 2,310,442 0.00%