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Eswatini Population

Eswatini formerly Swaziland is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, borders South Africa to its north, west, south, southeast and Mozambique to its northeast. Eswatini population in 2022 is estimated to be 1.18 million, covers country area of 17,364 sq km (6,704 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-fifty-third country by area, one of the smallest countries in Africa and the one-hundred-fifty-ninth most populous country in the world. Eswatini executive capital is Mbabane and legislative capital is Lobamba, other popular cities are Manzini, Big Bend and Malkerns. Country code is SWZ, Population of Eswatini in 2021 is estimated as 1.17 million, Life expectancy of Eswatini ranks one-hundred-seventy-ninth, one of the lowest in the world with average lifespan of 53.36 years for male and 63.18 years for female. Ethnic group wise 84 percent are Swazi, 10 percent are Zulu and 6 percent are Other groups. Swaziland official language is Swazi and English.

Below table is the population of Eswatini from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
1960336,578
1965373,925
1970431,251
1975499,759
1980587,852
1985699,077
1990822,423
1995926,836
20001,005,432
20051,030,575
20101,064,841
20151,104,038
20201,160,164

Eswatini population in 1960 is 336,578, by 1970 the population is increased by 94,673 totaling to 431,251, by 1980 the population is increased to 587,852, and by 1990 the total increase of 822,423 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 822,423. From 1990 to 2000, population increased by 183,009 to 1,005,432, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Eswatini increase by 59,409 with a change of 5.91 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 95,323 with a change of 8.95 percent and make up to 1,160,164.

Source : worldbank

Eswatini is divided into four regions: Hhohho, Lubombo, Manzini, and Shiselweni.

RegionCapitalArea (Sq km)Population (2017 census)
HhohhoMbabane3,625.17320,651
ManziniManzini4,093.59355,945
LubomboSiteki5,849.11212,531
ShiselweniNhlangano3,786.71204,111

Eswatini population by age group in 2017:

AgeGroupNationalUrbanRural
MaleFemaleTotalMaleFemaleTotalMaleFemaleTotal
Total531,111562,1271,093,238128,701131,065259,766402,410431,062833,472
0-465,21864,990130,20812,97312,93325,90652,24552,057104,302
5-965,10964,719129,82811,14411,42922,57353,96553,290107,255
10-1463,78363,654127,43710,09610,51320,60953,68753,141106,828
15-1960,95559,213120,16810,19411,29521,48950,76147,91898,679
20-2452,28054,236106,51612,84515,02527,87039,43539,21178,646
25-2946,55150,18896,73915,41916,56931,98831,13233,61964,751
30-3442,14844,22286,37015,17115,26030,43126,97728,96255,939
35-3933,44333,53866,98112,60911,27723,88620,83422,26143,095
40-4424,42825,26849,6969,0027,68116,68315,42617,58733,013
45-4919,19422,08441,2786,5355,60312,13812,65916,48129,140
50-5414,09418,72432,8184,3204,1158,4359,77414,60924,383
55-5912,06215,75427,8163,1372,8966,0338,92512,85821,783
60-6410,05912,81022,8691,7512,1013,8528,30810,70919,017
65-697,32210,03717,3591,1031,3812,4846,2198,65614,875
70-744,9988,25613,2546029131,5154,3967,34311,739
75-793,4845,6649,1484015839843,0835,0818,164
80+2,8466,1939,0392735448172,5735,6498,222
Not stated3,1372,5775,7141,1269472,0732,0111,6303,641

Eswatini Population by Religion as on 2017

ReligionMaleFemalePopulation (2017)Percent
Christian453,249522,508975,75789.25
Islam2,1881,4383,6260.33
Hindu150942440.02
Bahai Faith2351954300.04
Traditionalist3,5231,3464,8690.45
Judaism93701630.01
Other2,0501,3133,3630.31
No religion57,46323,39880,8617.40
Not Stated12,16011,76523,9252.19
Total531,111562,1271,093,238100.00


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