Namibia: Inhabitants Surges to Over 3 Million

Namibia: Inhabitants Surges to Over 3 Million

The newest census report reveals a big surge in inhabitants, reaching a complete of three,022,401 individuals, with 1,548,177 females and 1,474,224 males, in keeping with a preliminary report launched on Wednesday from the 2023 Inhabitants and Housing Census.

The Namibia Statistics Company, by its Statistician-Common, Alex Shimuafeni, unveiled the findings, indicating a outstanding enhance of 909,324 people from the two.1 million recorded in 2011.

This progress interprets to an annual intercensal fee of three% every year, doubling the speed noticed within the earlier interval from 2001 to 2011, which stood at 1.4%

Shimuafeni emphasised the importance of this progress trajectory, suggesting that if it continues at this tempo, Namibia’s inhabitants might exceed 6 million by the yr 2050.

The Khomas area stands out as essentially the most populous, boasting a inhabitants of 494,729, carefully adopted by the Ohangwena area with 337,729 residents.

Notably, these two areas surpass the scale of the least populated area, Omaheke, by 4 and thrice, respectively. Omusati emerges because the third most populous area, with 326,671 inhabitants.

The report additionally highlights a nationwide inhabitants density of three.7 individuals per sq. kilometer within the 2023 Census.

Nevertheless, Shimuafeni cautioned that the figures introduced within the preliminary report are provisional and topic to alter. These statistics will function provisional knowledge till the ultimate outcomes are launched by October

The 2023 Inhabitants and Housing Census passed off from 18 September to three November.

In the meantime, Prime Minister, Dr. Saara Kuugongwela-Amadhila on the launch of the report underscored the importance of constructing statistics-informed selections to make it possible for ‘No One Feels Left Out’, addresses the overall Namibian challenges and make Namibia a greater place.

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