Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Malawi's population explodes

Malawi's population growth is said to be the highest in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The country's population has increased by 2.8 per cent, from 9.9 million in 1998 to 13.1 million in 2008, this the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development has described as worrying.
According to a National Statistical Office preliminary results released, the Population and Housing Census enumerated a total population of 13,006,320, and, out of this, 49 percent are males and 51 percent women.

Malawi has 2,957,683 households, representing a 37 percent increase from 2, 273, 846 households recorded in 1998, according to commissioner for census and statistics at NSO, Charles Machinjiri.

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