Demographics of Africa

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Statista dossier about Africa's demographics

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global population 1950-2020, by continent

    • Population of Africa as a share of global population 1996-2065

    • Total population of Africa 2000-2021

    • Total population in Sub-Saharan Africa 2019

    • Forecast of the total population of Africa 2020-2050

    • Population in Africa 2021, by country

    • Average household size in Africa 2021, by country

  • 2. Population growth
    • Population growth rate in Africa 2000-2020

    • Population growth in Sub-Saharan Africa 2019

    • Forecast of the population growth in Africa 2020-2050

    • Population growth rate in Africa 2019, by country

    • Countries with the largest population growth rate in Africa 2020-2025

  • 3. Population density
    • Population density in Africa 2000-2025

    • Urbanization rate in Africa 2000-2025

    • Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa 2019

    • Urbanization in Africa 2019, by country

    • Largest cities in Africa 2021 by number of inhabitants

  • 4. Age structure
    • Median age of the population of Africa 2000-2020

    • Median age in Africa 2021, by country

    • Population of Africa 2020, by age group

    • Age distribution of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa

    • Age dependency ratio in Africa 2000-2020

    • Child dependency ratio in Africa 2000-2020

    • Old-age dependency ratio in Africa 2000-2020

  • 5. Births and life expectancy
    • Fertility rate in Africa 2000-2025

    • Fertility rate in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018

    • Crude birth rate in Africa 2020, by country

    • Life expectancy in Africa 2020

    • Life expectancy in African countries 2019

    • Forecast of life expectancy at birth in Africa 1996-2065

  • 6. Mortality
    • Crude death rate in Africa 1990-2020

    • Death rate in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018

    • Crude death rate in Africa 2019, by region

    • Share of deaths in Africa 2020, by age group

    • Infant mortality rate in Africa 2000-2020

    • Infant mortality rate in Africa 2019, by region

    • Child mortality in Africa 1955-2020

    • Children mortality rate in Africa 2019, by region

    • Maternal mortality rate in Africa 2017, by country

    • Top causes of death in Africa in 2019

  • 7. Poverty
    • Number of people living in extreme poverty in Africa 2016-2025

    • Population living in extreme poverty in Africa 2010-2030

    • Extreme poverty as share of global population in Africa 2021, by country

    • Extreme poverty headcount ratio in Africa 2019, by country

    • Forecast of share of population in extreme poverty in Africa 1996-2065

    • Additional number of extreme poor due to COVID-19 in Africa 2020-2021

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