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Region in Malawi

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The population development in Central 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
CentralRegion2,143,7163,110,9864,066,3405,497,2527,523,3407,922,416
DedzaDistrict298,190411,787486,682625,828830,512869,712
DowaDistrict247,603322,432411,387559,849772,569814,635
KasunguDistrict194,436323,453480,659623,592842,953885,624
LilongweDistrict605,399753,309905,8891,232,9721,637,5831,715,103
Lilongwe CityCity98,718223,318440,471669,532989,3181,055,737
MchinjiDistrict158,833249,843324,941454,584602,305630,560
NkhotakotaDistrict94,370158,044229,460299,240393,077410,891
NtcheuDistrict226,454358,767370,757471,353659,608697,236
NtchisiDistrict87,437120,860167,880222,374317,069336,263
SalimaDistrict132,276189,173248,214337,928478,346506,655
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)
Males3,875,622
Females4,046,794
Age Groups (P 2020)
0-14 years3,289,533
15-64 years4,367,628
65+ years265,259
Age Distribution (P 2020)
0-9 years2,279,703
10-19 years1,900,002
20-29 years1,412,600
30-39 years964,003
40-49 years619,516
50-59 years362,333
60-69 years209,558
70-79 years116,486
80+ years58,219
Urbanization (C 2018)
Rural6,224,555
Urban1,298,785
Nationality (C 2018)
Malawi7,486,594
Other Nationality36,746
Country of Birth (C 2018)
Malawi7,464,704
Other Country58,636
Religion (C 2018)
Christian6,089,669
Muslim516,200
Traditional130,282
Other religion493,619
No religion293,570
Literacy (A5+) (C 2018)
yes4,310,059
no2,124,091
Tribe (C 2018)
Chewa5,351,396
Tumbuka236,695
Lomwe229,244
Yao367,915
Ngoni1,091,623
Sena36,242
Mang'anja30,263
Other Tribe143,216