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Region in Malawi

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The population development in Southern 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
SouthernRegion2,754,8913,965,7344,633,9685,852,7557,750,6298,144,367
BalakaDistrict146,587213,416253,098316,574438,379464,103
BlantyreDistrict189,051256,405307,344339,406451,220474,284
Blantyre CityCity219,011333,120502,053648,852800,264830,073
ChikwawaDistrict194,425316,733356,682437,892564,684590,368
ChiradzuluDistrict176,184210,912236,050287,604356,875370,579
MachingaDistrict195,249301,849369,614494,835735,438788,256
MangochiDistrict302,341496,578610,239796,0361,148,6111,224,716
MulanjeDistrict307,804419,928428,322523,949684,107716,793
MwanzaDistrict...60,30063,20092,237130,949139,244
NenoDistrict...61,20074,800108,339138,291144,322
NsanjeDistrict108,758204,374194,924241,107299,168310,655
PhalombeDistrict169,742218,134231,990315,185429,450453,359
ThyoloDistrict322,000431,157458,976590,472721,456747,086
ZombaDistrict328,100398,365480,746578,766746,724780,755
Zomba CityCity24,23443,25065,91581,501105,013109,774
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)
Males3,918,620
Females4,225,747
Age Groups (P 2020)
0-14 years3,514,598
15-64 years4,336,379
65+ years293,385
Age Distribution (P 2020)
0-9 years2,483,213
10-19 years1,947,582
20-29 years1,400,307
30-39 years934,960
40-49 years602,620
50-59 years358,628
60-69 years221,103
70-79 years130,116
80+ years65,833
Urbanization (C 2018)
Rural6,597,597
Urban1,153,032
Nationality (C 2018)
Malawi7,735,866
Other Nationality14,763
Country of Birth (C 2018)
Malawi7,697,839
Other Country52,790
Religion (C 2018)
Christian5,448,774
Muslim1,878,983
Traditional19,202
Other religion327,774
No religion75,896
Literacy (A5+) (C 2018)
yes4,428,915
no2,177,582
Tribe (C 2018)
Chewa511,299
Tumbuka66,968
Lomwe3,043,350
Yao1,927,920
Ngoni638,551
Sena630,788
Mang'anja526,381
Other Tribe390,609