Demographics of Africa

Statistics report about Africa's demographics

Demographics of Africa

This report presents graphs and charts about the key demographic indicators of Africa. It first provides an overview of the population of Africa, the second most populous continent in the world. It includes data on population growth, density, and urbanization. Furthermore, the report examines the age structure, births, fertility, life expectancy, and mortality rates. Finally, the last chapter displays statistical information on poverty on the continent, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Basic Statistic Global population 1800-2100, by continent
  • Premium Statistic Population of Africa as a share of global population 2020-2050
  • Basic Statistic Total population of Africa 2000-2030
  • Basic Statistic Total population in Sub-Saharan Africa 2022
  • Basic Statistic Forecast of the total population of Africa 2020-2050
  • Basic Statistic Population in Africa 2023, by country
  • Premium Statistic Average household size in Africa 2021, by country

Population growth

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  • Basic Statistic Population growth rate in Africa 2000-2030
  • Basic Statistic Population growth in Sub-Saharan Africa 2022
  • Basic Statistic Forecast of the population growth in Africa 2020-2050
  • Premium Statistic Population growth rate in Africa 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Countries with the largest population growth rate in Africa 2020-2025

Population density

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  • Basic Statistic Population density in Africa 2000-2027
  • Premium Statistic Countries with the highest population density in Africa 2023
  • Premium Statistic Urbanization rate in Africa 2000-2025
  • Basic Statistic Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa 2022
  • Basic Statistic Urbanization in Africa 2021, by country
  • Basic Statistic Largest cities in Africa 2023, by number of inhabitants

Age structure

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  • Premium Statistic Median age in Africa 2000-2030
  • Basic Statistic Median age in Africa 2023, by country
  • Premium Statistic Population of Africa 2021, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Age distribution of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa 2010-2021
  • Premium Statistic Age dependency ratio in Africa 2000-2021
  • Premium Statistic Child dependency ratio in Africa 2000-2021
  • Premium Statistic Old-age dependency ratio in Africa 2000-2021

Births and fertility

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  • Basic Statistic Number of births in Africa 2000-2030
  • Basic Statistic Crude birth rate in Africa 2020, by country
  • Premium Statistic Fertility rate in Africa 2000-2030
  • Basic Statistic Fertility rate in Sub-Saharan Africa 2021
  • Basic Statistic Fertility rate in Africa 2020, by country

Life expectancy

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  • Basic Statistic Life expectancy in Africa from 1950 to 2020
  • Basic Statistic Life expectancy in Africa 2023
  • Basic Statistic Life expectancy in African countries 2023
  • Basic Statistic Forecast of life expectancy at birth in Africa 1996-2065

Mortality

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  • Basic Statistic Number of deaths in Africa 2000-2028
  • Premium Statistic Crude death rate in Africa 2000-2027
  • Premium Statistic Crude death rate in Africa 2022, by region
  • Premium Statistic Share of deaths in Africa 2020, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Infant mortality rate in Africa 2000-2020
  • Basic Statistic Child mortality in Africa 1955-2020
  • Basic Statistic Maternal mortality rate in Africa 2017, by country
  • Basic Statistic Top causes of death in Africa in 2019

Poverty

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  • Premium Statistic Number of people living in extreme poverty in Africa 2016-2027
  • Premium Statistic Population living in extreme poverty in Africa 2010-2030
  • Basic Statistic Extreme poverty as share of global population in Africa 2023, by country
  • Premium Statistic Extreme poverty headcount ratio in Africa 2021, by country
  • Premium Statistic Forecast of share of population in extreme poverty in Africa 1996-2065
  • Premium Statistic Additional number of extreme poor due to COVID-19 in Africa 2020-2022

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