Population growth in Sierra Leone

From 1960 to 2019 the population of Sierra Leone increased from 2.30 million to 7.81 million people. This is a growth by 240.1 percent in 59 years. The highest increase in Sierra Leone was recorded in 2003 with 4.74%. The biggest decrease in 1994 with -0.44%.

In the same period, the total population of all countries worldwide increased by 152.9 percent.
The average age in Sierra Leone rose by 0.12 years from 2012 to 2013 from 18.98 to 19.10 years (median value).


Population growth in worldwide comparison



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Population development in Sierra Leone since 1960

(Data in millions of inhabitants)



JahrPopulation
Sierra Leone
ChangeBirthrateDeathrate Population
World
Change
19612.33 M1.40 %  3,075 M1.35 %
19622.36 M1.45 %  3,128 M1.72 %
19632.40 M1.50 %  3,193 M2.07 %
19642.44 M1.53 %  3,258 M2.05 %
19652.47 M1.56 %  3,325 M2.05 %
19662.51 M1.59 %  3,395 M2.10 %
19672.55 M1.63 %  3,464 M2.05 %
19682.60 M1.69 %  3,535 M2.03 %
19692.64 M1.77 %  3,609 M2.11 %
19702.69 M1.88 %  3,685 M2.09 %
19712.75 M1.99 %  3,762 M2.10 %
19722.80 M2.09 %  3,839 M2.04 %
19732.86 M2.17 %  3,915 M1.98 %
19742.93 M2.23 %  3,991 M1.96 %
19752.99 M2.27 %  4,066 M1.87 %
19763.06 M2.31 %  4,139 M1.79 %
19773.13 M2.35 %  4,212 M1.75 %
19783.21 M2.38 %  4,286 M1.75 %
19793.31 M3.25 %48.0 ‰24.1 ‰4,358 M1.68 %
19803.39 M2.26 %47.9 ‰23.8 ‰4,434 M1.75 %
19813.46 M2.23 %47.9 ‰23.6 ‰4,512 M1.76 %
19823.54 M2.20 %47.8 ‰23.5 ‰4,593 M1.80 %
19833.62 M2.25 %47.7 ‰23.5 ‰4,675 M1.78 %
19843.71 M2.42 %47.5 ‰23.7 ‰4,757 M1.75 %
19853.81 M2.64 %47.4 ‰23.9 ‰4,840 M1.75 %
19863.92 M2.93 %47.2 ‰24.2 ‰4,926 M1.77 %
19874.04 M3.10 %47.1 ‰24.7 ‰5,014 M1.78 %
19884.16 M2.93 %47.0 ‰25.2 ‰5,102 M1.77 %
19894.25 M2.35 %46.9 ‰25.8 ‰5,191 M1.74 %
19904.32 M1.54 %46.8 ‰26.3 ‰5,281 M1.74 %
19914.35 M0.67 %46.8 ‰26.8 ‰5,369 M1.66 %
19924.35 M-0.02 %46.7 ‰27.2 ‰5,453 M1.57 %
19934.33 M-0.43 %46.7 ‰27.5 ‰5,538 M1.56 %
19944.31 M-0.44 %46.6 ‰27.5 ‰5,623 M1.52 %
19954.30 M-0.13 %46.5 ‰27.4 ‰5,708 M1.51 %
19964.31 M0.20 %46.3 ‰27.0 ‰5,790 M1.45 %
19974.34 M0.52 %46.2 ‰26.5 ‰5,873 M1.43 %
19984.38 M1.07 %46.0 ‰25.8 ‰5,955 M1.39 %
19994.46 M1.85 %45.8 ‰24.9 ‰6,035 M1.35 %
20004.58 M2.74 %45.5 ‰24.0 ‰6,115 M1.32 %
20014.75 M3.70 %45.2 ‰23.0 ‰6,194 M1.30 %
20024.97 M4.45 %44.9 ‰22.0 ‰6,274 M1.28 %
20035.20 M4.74 %44.5 ‰21.1 ‰6,353 M1.26 %
20045.43 M4.48 %44.0 ‰20.1 ‰6,432 M1.25 %
20055.65 M3.89 %43.5 ‰19.3 ‰6,513 M1.25 %
20065.83 M3.25 %42.8 ‰18.5 ‰6,594 M1.24 %
20075.99 M2.75 %42.1 ‰17.7 ‰6,675 M1.24 %
20086.13 M2.40 %41.3 ‰16.9 ‰6,758 M1.24 %
20096.27 M2.27 %39.5 ‰16.0 ‰6,841 M1.22 %
20106.42 M2.28 %38.7 ‰15.3 ‰6,922 M1.19 %
20116.56 M2.30 %37.9 ‰14.6 ‰7,003 M1.17 %
20126.71 M2.28 %37.1 ‰14.0 ‰7,086 M1.18 %
20136.86 M2.26 %36.4 ‰13.5 ‰7,170 M1.18 %
20147.02 M2.23 %35.7 ‰13.0 ‰7,254 M1.18 %
20157.17 M2.21 %35.1 ‰12.6 ‰7,339 M1.17 %
20167.33 M2.19 %34.5 ‰12.3 ‰7,424 M1.16 %
20177.49 M2.18 %33.9 ‰12.0 ‰7,509 M1.14 %
20187.65 M2.16 %33.4 ‰11.7 ‰7,592 M1.10 %
20197.81 M2.13 %  7,674 M1.07 %


Birth- and deathrate in Sierra Leone

Population growth is the result of the birth rate, the mortality rate and the migration rate. The example of the year 2018 in the graph: The population in Sierra Leone increased by about 162,000 inhabitants. In the same year, the death rate was 11.7 per 1000 people (~ 88,000 deaths) and the birth rate was 33.4 per 1000 people (~ 250,000 births). As a result, around 0 inhabitants have migrated to other countries.

The development of births and deaths is displayed in the following graph. All data refer to births or deaths per 1000 inhabitants.





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