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Region in Malawi

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The population development in Northern as well as related information and services (Wikipedia, Google, images).

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, urbanization, nationality, country of birth, religion, literacy (a5+), tribe).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1977-09-20
Population
Census
1987-09-01
Population
Census
1998-09-01
Population
Census
2008-06-08
Population
Census
2018-09-03
Population
Projection
2020-09-03
NorthernRegion648,853911,7871,233,5601,679,4912,289,7802,383,045
ChitipaDistrict72,31696,794126,799176,835234,927243,252
KarongaDistrict106,923148,014194,572264,112365,028380,608
LikomaDistrict7,9008,1928,07410,71414,52715,096
MzimbaDistrict285,253389,479610,994718,402940,184970,816
Mzuzu CityCity16,10844,21786,980127,539221,272240,005
Nkhata BayDistrict97,900130,189164,761215,429284,681294,491
RumphiDistrict62,45094,902128,360166,460229,161238,777
MalawiRepublic5,547,4607,988,5079,933,86813,029,49817,563,74918,449,828

Source: National Statistical Office of Malawi (web).

Explanation: Population figures until 1998 are de facto, later figures are de jure.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (P 2020)
Males1,152,801
Females1,230,244
Age Groups (P 2020)
0-14 years986,614
15-64 years1,307,358
65+ years89,073
Age Distribution (P 2020)
0-9 years674,776
10-19 years586,222
20-29 years419,929
30-39 years276,310
40-49 years182,429
50-59 years114,960
60-69 years69,564
70-79 years39,307
80+ years19,548
Urbanization (C 2018)
Rural1,925,105
Urban364,675
Nationality (C 2018)
Malawi2,284,078
Other Nationality5,702
Country of Birth (C 2018)
Malawi2,257,210
Other Country32,570
Religion (C 2018)
Christian2,043,180
Muslim31,571
Traditional36,800
Other religion170,911
No religion7,318
Literacy (A5+) (C 2018)
yes1,562,493
no408,203
Tribe (C 2018)
Chewa158,249
Tumbuka1,310,914
Lomwe30,040
Yao25,928
Ngoni89,173
Sena3,878
Mang'anja3,241
Other Tribe662,655