In 2017, population for Malawi was 18.6 million persons. Between 1968 and 2017, population of Malawi grew substantially from 4.37 million to 18.6 million persons rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 6.49 % in 1987 and then decreased to 2.93 % in 2017.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.