Demographics of Zambia: Wikis

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Girl in a small village on the road between the town Kafue in the south and the capital city Lusaka – Zambia

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Zambia, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Zambia's population comprises more than 70 Bantu-speaking ethnic groups. Some ethnic groups are small, and only two have enough people to constitute at least 10% of the population. The majority of Zambians are subsistence farmers, but the country is also fairly urbanised, with 42% of the population being city residents. The predominant religion is a blend of traditional beliefs and Christianity.

Expatriates, mostly British or South African, as well as some white Zambian citizens (about 120,000), live mainly in Lusaka and in the Copperbelt in northern Zambia, where they are either employed in mines, financial and related activities or retired. Zambia also has a small but economically important Asian population, most of whom are Indian Muslims.

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CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

Demographics of Zambia, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

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Population

11,261,795 (July 2005 est.)
10,307,333 (July 2003 est.)
9,582,418 (July 2000 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.

Age structure

0-14 years: 46.5% (male 2,626,911/female 2,609,857)
15-64 years: 51.1% (male 2,848,402/female 2,904,376)
65 years and over: 2.4% (male 118,043/female 154,206) (2005 est.)
0-14 years: 46.3% (male 2,396,313; female 2,378,567)
15-64 years: 50.9% (male 2,626,961; female 2,621,818)
65 years and over: 2.8% (male 131,196; female 152,478) (2003 est.)
0-14 years:48% (male 2,290,559; female 2,270,945)
15-64 years:50% (male 2,369,317; female 2,413,070)
65 years and over:2% (male 105,443; female 133,084) (2000 est.)

Median age

total: 16.46 years
male: 16.26 years
female: 16.67 years (2005 est.)
total: 16.5 years
male: 16.4 years
female: 16.6 years (2002)

Population growth rate

2.11% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

41.38 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
39.53 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
41.9 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate

20.23 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
24.3 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
22.08 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
-0.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2003 est.)
at birth:1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years:1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years:0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over:0.79 male(s)/female
total population:0.99 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 88.29 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 95.63 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 80.72 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)
total: 99.29 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 91.77 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 106.58 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
total 92.38 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 39.7 years
male: 39.43 years
female: 39.98 years (2005 est.)
total population: 35.25 years
male: 35.25 years
female: 35.25 years (2003 est.)
total population:37.24 years
male:37.08 years
female:37.41 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate

5.47 children born/woman (2005 est.)
5.25 children born/woman (2003 est.)
5.62 children born/woman (2000 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

16.5% (2003 est.)
21.5% (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

920,000 (2003 est.)
1.2 million (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths

89,000 (2003 est.)
120,000 (2001 est.)

Nationality

noun:Zambian(s)
adjective:Zambian

Ethnic groups

African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2%

Religions

Christian 75%, traditional beliefs 23%, small Muslim and Hindu groups

Languages

English (official), major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages (Ambo - Aushi - Bisa - Chikunda - Cishinga - Chokwe - Gova - Ila - Inamwanga - Iwa - Kabende - Kosa - Kunda - Kwandi - Kwandu - Kwangwa - Lala - Lamba - Lenje - Leya - Lima - Liyuwa - Luano - Lucazi - Lumbu - Lundwe - Lungu - Lunda - Makoma - Mambwe - Mashasha - Mashi - Mbowe - Mbukushu - Mbumi - Mbunda - Mbwela - Mukulu - Mulonga - Ndembu - Ng'umbo - Nkoya - Nsenga - Nyengo - Nyiha - Sala - Seba - Senga - Shanjo - Shila - Simaa - Soli - Subiya - Swaka - Tabwa - Tambo - Toka - Totela - Tumbuka - Twa - Unga - Wandya - Yombe)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write English

total population: 80.6%
male: 86.8%
female: 74.8% (2003 est.)
total population: 78.2%
male: 85.6%
female: 71.3% (1995 est.)

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