Mozambique Population (LIVE)

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Mozambique Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Mozambique is 34,806,120 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Mozambique 2023 population is estimated at 33,897,354 people at mid year.
  • Mozambique population is equivalent to 0.42% of the total world population.
  • Mozambique ranks number 48 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Mozambique is 43 per Km2 (112 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 786,380 Km2 (303,623 sq. miles)
  • 40.2 % of the population is urban (13,614,614 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Mozambique is 17.0 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Mozambique (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMozambique
Global Rank
2024 34,858,402 2.84 % 961,048 -5,000 17.1 4.40 44 40.7 % 14,201,743 0.43 % 8,118,835,999 45
2023 33,897,354 2.81 % 927,836 -5,000 17.0 4.48 43 40.2 % 13,614,614 0.42 % 8,045,311,447 48
2022 32,969,518 2.78 % 892,446 -5,000 16.9 4.56 42 39.6 % 13,048,749 0.41 % 7,975,105,156 48
2020 31,178,239 2.95 % 892,644 11,745 16.7 4.71 40 38.4 % 11,978,439 0.40 % 7,840,952,880 48
2015 26,843,246 3.07 % 753,905 30,414 16.2 5.06 34 35.9 % 9,635,602 0.36 % 7,426,597,537 50
2010 23,073,723 2.68 % 572,522 -29,343 16.0 5.63 29 33.4 % 7,709,657 0.33 % 6,985,603,105 52
2005 20,211,114 2.61 % 488,522 -52,323 16.3 5.61 26 31.1 % 6,276,808 0.31 % 6,558,176,119 52
2000 17,768,505 2.64 % 434,735-58,468 16.6 5.81 23 29.6 % 5,257,395 0.29 % 6,148,898,975 54
1995 15,594,830 3.23 % 458,274 72,493 16.8 5.90 20 27.8 % 4,332,986 0.27 % 5,743,219,454 55
1990 13,303,459 0.96 % 124,679 -97,330 16.5 6.22 17 24.9 % 3,311,912 0.25 % 5,316,175,862 56
1985 12,680,065 2.13 % 253,296 -39,678 16.3 6.38 16 18.8 % 2,379,536 0.26 % 4,861,730,613 54
1980 11,413,587 3.30 % 341,971 -122,726 16.3 6.52 15 13.7 % 1,558,995 0.26 % 4,444,007,706 55
1975 9,703,732 2.90 % 258,411 64,299 16.6 6.69 12 11.6 % 1,124,358 0.24 % 4,069,437,231 58
1970 8,411,676 2.26 % 177,504 -5,468 17.0 6.72 11 9.8 % 823,643 0.23 % 3,695,390,336 63
1965 7,524,154 2.08 % 147,156 -20,420 17.7 6.55 10 8.6 % 644,765 0.23 % 3,337,111,983 65
1960 6,788,375 1.44 % 93,894 -44,466 18.3 6.32 9 7.5 % 507,470 0.22 % 3,019,233,434 65
1955 6,318,904 1.31 % 79,738 -53,692 18.6 6.14 8 6.5 % 411,022 0.23 % 2,746,072,141 65
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Mozambique Population Forecast

-5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMozambique
Global Rank
2025 35,834,558 2.82 % 931,264 -5,000 17.3 4.32 46 41.3 % 14,810,679 0.44 % 8,191,988,453 45
2030 40,920,707 2.69 % 1,017,230 -5,000 18.1 3.90 52 44.5 % 18,195,295 0.48 % 8,546,141,327 39
2035 46,273,717 2.49 % 1,070,602 -5,000 19.0 3.56 59 47.9 % 22,168,384 0.52 % 8,879,397,401 38
2040 51,800,400 2.28 % 1,105,337 -5,000 20.1 3.25 66 51.6 % 26,725,869 0.56 % 9,188,250,492 35
2045 57,411,685 2.08 % 1,122,257 -5,000 21.2 2.99 73 55.4 % 31,831,909 0.61 % 9,467,543,575 34
2050 63,044,497 1.89 % 1,126,562   22.5 2.77 80 59.4 % 37,472,562 0.65 % 9,709,491,761 32
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Mozambique Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Mozambique
Life Expectancy
62.37 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
49.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
65.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Mozambique

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Maputo 1,191,613
2 Matola 675,422
3 Beira 530,604
4 Nampula 388,526
5 Chimoio 256,936
6 Nacala 224,795
7 Quelimane 188,964
8 Tete 129,316
9 Xai-Xai 127,366
10 Maxixe 119,868
11 Mandimba 118,922
12 Ressano Garcia 110,000
13 Lichinga 109,839
14 Pemba 108,737
15 Dondo 78,648
16 Antonio Enes 74,624
17 Inhambane 73,884
18 Cuamba 73,268
19 Montepuez 72,279
20 Chokwe 63,695
21 Chibuto 59,165
22 Ilha de Mocambique 54,315
23 Mutuali 30,523
24 Mocimboa 27,909
25 Macia 23,156
26 Chinde 16,500

See also

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Notes

The Mozambique Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Mozambique delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Mozambique (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Mozambique in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.