Population in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone

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Population in Sierra Leone


The continent: Africa
  
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Dependency ratios in Sierra Leone


total dependency ratio

81,90 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 169 in the world of 196 (14,29%); 30 in Africa from 55 (47,27%)

youth dependency ratio

77,10 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 170 in the world of 196 (13,78%); 31 in Africa from 55 (45,45%)

elderly dependency ratio

4,90 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 15 in the world of 196 (92,86%); 7 in Africa from 55 (89,09%)

potential support ratio

20,60 [?] (2015)
(ascending): 182 in the world of 196 (7,65%); 49 in Africa from 55 (12,73%)

Urbanization of the population in Sierra Leone


Population

6 453 184 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 107 in the world of 233 (54,51%); 34 in Africa from 56 (41,07%)
10,50 % (2,10 % annual) ↘
min: 2 181 701; max: 6 453 184; max-min: 4 271 483 (66,19%); mid: 4 317 443;
2 135 742 (33,10%)
2,15 {annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 53 in the world of 216 (75,93%); 39 in Africa from 54 (29,63%)
4,59 % (0,918 % annual) ↗
min: -0,912; max: 4,97; max-min: 5,89 (118,32%); mid: 2,03;
0,123 (5,71%)

Rural population

3 875 653 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 81 in the world of 205 (60,98%); 34 in Africa from 54 (38,89%)
7,96 % (1,59 % annual) ↘
min: 1 803 132; max: 3 875 653; max-min: 2 072 521 (53,48%); mid: 2 839 393;
1 036 261 (26,74%)
60,06 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 56 in the world of 205 (73,17%); 25 in Africa from 54 (55,56%)
2,83 % (0,566 % annual) ↗
min: 60,06; max: 82,65; max-min: 22,59 (27,33%); mid: 71,35;
-11,30 (-18,81%)
1,55 {growth annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 49 in the world of 205 (76,59%); 30 in Africa from 54 (46,30%)
13,68 % (2,74 % annual) ↗
min: -1,27; max: 4,59; max-min: 5,86 (127,67%); mid: 1,66;
-0,111 (-7,15%)

Urban population

2 577 531 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 122 in the world of 214 (43,46%); 34 in Africa from 54 (38,89%)
14,31 % (2,86 % annual) ↘
min: 378 569; max: 2 577 531; max-min: 2 198 962 (85,31%); mid: 1 478 050;
1 099 481 (42,66%)
39,94 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 159 in the world of 214 (26,17%); 30 in Africa from 54 (46,30%)
4,26 % (0,852 % annual) ↘
min: 17,35; max: 39,94; max-min: 22,59 (56,56%); mid: 28,65;
11,30 (28,28%)
3,07 {growth annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 53 in the world of 214 (75,70%); 36 in Africa from 54 (35,19%)
0,601 % (0,120 % annual) ↘
min: -0,216; max: 5,65; max-min: 5,86 (103,83%); mid: 2,71;
0,356 (11,58%)

Population in largest city

1 007 140 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 115 in the world of 151 (24,50%); 32 in Africa from 45 (31,11%)
11,58 % (2,32 % annual) ↘
min: 119 017; max: 1 007 140; max-min: 888 123 (88,18%); mid: 563 079;
444 062 (44,09%)
15,61 {[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 81 in the world of 151 (47,02%); 17 in Africa from 45 (64,44%)
1,21 % (0,242 % annual) ↘
min: 5,45; max: 17,00; max-min: 11,55 (67,95%); mid: 11,23;
4,38 (28,07%)

Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million

1 007 140 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 115 in the world of 115 (0,870%); 32 in Africa from 32 (3,13%)
11,58 % (2,32 % annual) ↘
min: 119 017; max: 1 007 140; max-min: 888 123 (88,18%); mid: 563 079;
444 062 (44,09%)
15,61 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 75 in the world of 115 (35,65%); 15 in Africa from 32 (56,25%)
1,21 % (0,242 % annual) ↘
min: 5,46; max: 17,05; max-min: 11,59 (68,00%); mid: 11,25;
4,36 (27,91%)

Migration in Sierra Leone


Population

6 453 184 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 107 in the world of 233 (54,51%); 34 in Africa from 56 (41,07%)
10,50 % (2,10 % annual) ↘
min: 2 181 701; max: 6 453 184; max-min: 4 271 483 (66,19%); mid: 4 317 443;
2 135 742 (33,10%)

International migrant stock, total

91 213 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 131 in the world of 214 (39,25%); 39 in Africa from 54 (29,63%)
6,84 % (1,37 % annual) ↗
min: 91 213; max: 222 242; max-min: 131 029 (58,96%); mid: 156 728;
-65 514 (-71,83%)
1,41 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 160 in the world of 214 (25,70%); 33 in Africa from 54 (40,74%)
19,37 % (3,87 % annual) ↗
min: 1,41; max: 5,65; max-min: 4,24 (75,00%); mid: 3,53;
-2,12 (-149,98%)

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

0,012 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 115 in the world of 180 (36,67%); 41 in Africa from 48 (16,67%)
1 129 % (225,89 % annual) ↗
min: 0,012; max: 3,20; max-min: 3,19 (99,63%); mid: 1,61;
-1,59 (-13 539%)
760 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 114 in the world of 180 (37,22%); 43 in Africa from 48 (12,50%)
1 000 % (200,08 % annual) ↗
min: 760; max: 125 830; max-min: 125 070 (99,40%); mid: 63 295;
-62 535 (-8 228%)

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

0,076 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 56 in the world of 196 (71,94%); 26 in Africa from 54 (53,70%)
157,35 % (31,47 % annual) ↗
min: 0,0002289; max: 9,92; max-min: 9,92 (100,00%); mid: 4,96;
-4,88 (-6 439%)
4 895 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 66 in the world of 196 (66,84%); 30 in Africa from 54 (46,30%)
130,34 % (26,07 % annual) ↗
min: 9; max: 490 061; max-min: 490 052 (100,00%); mid: 245 035;
-240 140 (-4 906%)

Fertility in Sierra Leone


Birth rate, crude

36,05 per 1,000 people[?] (2014)
(descending): 25 in the world of 207 (88,41%); 24 in Africa from 54 (57,41%)
8,52 % (1,70 % annual) ↗
min: 36,05; max: 46,79; max-min: 10,74 (22,95%); mid: 41,42;
-5,37 (-14,90%)

Birth rate, crude

228 281 per year[?] (2015)
(descending): 81 in the world of 207 (61,35%); 33 in Africa from 54 (40,74%)
1,01 % (0,201 % annual) ↘
min: 100 574; max: 228 281; max-min: 127 707 (55,94%); mid: 164 428;
63 854 (27,97%)

Fertility rate

4,63 births per woman[?] (2014)
(descending): 32 in the world of 203 (84,73%); 29 in Africa from 54 (48,15%)
11,35 % (2,27 % annual) ↗
min: 4,63; max: 6,67; max-min: 2,04 (30,64%); mid: 5,65;
-1,02 (-22,09%)

Wanted fertility rate

4,50 births per woman[?] (2013)
(descending): 10 in the world of 47 (80,85%); 9 in Africa from 30 (73,33%)

Adolescent fertility rate

116,73 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19[?] (2015)
(descending): 11 in the world of 193 (94,82%); 11 in Africa from 54 (81,48%)
13,99 % (2,80 % annual) ↗
min: 116,73; max: 202,99; max-min: 86,26 (42,49%); mid: 159,86;
-43,13 (-36,95%)

Child and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone


Birth rate, crude

228 281 {per year[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 127 in the world of 207 (39,13%); 22 in Africa from 54 (61,11%)
1,01 % (0,201 % annual) ↘
min: 100 574; max: 228 281; max-min: 127 707 (55,94%); mid: 164 428;
63 854 (27,97%)
13,57 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2014)
(ascending): 193 in the world of 206 (6,80%); 48 in Africa from 54 (12,96%)
14,89 % (2,98 % annual) ↗
min: 13,57; max: 33,29; max-min: 19,72 (59,23%); mid: 23,43;
-9,86 (-72,63%)

Maternal mortality

3 100 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 155 in the world of 181 (14,92%); 34 in Africa from 53 (37,74%)
19,35 % (3,87 % annual) ↗
min: 3 100; max: 5 200; max-min: 2 100 (40,38%); mid: 4 150;
-1 050 (-33,87%)
0,480 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 181 in the world of 181 (0,552%); 53 in Africa from 53 (1,89%)
33,35 % (6,67 % annual) ↗
min: 0,480; max: 1,33; max-min: 0,849 (63,85%); mid: 0,905;
-0,424 (-88,32%)

Number of neonatal deaths

7 615 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 143 in the world of 192 (26,04%); 24 in Africa from 54 (57,41%)
18,16 % (3,63 % annual) ↗
min: 7 615; max: 9 742; max-min: 2 127 (21,83%); mid: 8 679;
-1 064 (-13,97%)
1,18 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 178 in the world of 192 (7,81%); 41 in Africa from 54 (25,93%)
32,02 % (6,40 % annual) ↗
min: 1,18; max: 2,36; max-min: 1,18 (49,97%); mid: 1,77;
-0,589 (-49,94%)

Mortality rate, under 5

26 466 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 152 in the world of 193 (21,76%); 26 in Africa from 54 (53,70%)
33,89 % (6,78 % annual) ↗
min: 26 466; max: 46 099; max-min: 19 633 (42,59%); mid: 36 283;
-9 817 (-37,09%)
4,10 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 186 in the world of 193 (4,15%); 47 in Africa from 54 (14,81%)
49,59 % (9,92 % annual) ↗
min: 4,10; max: 17,35; max-min: 13,25 (76,36%); mid: 10,73;
-6,62 (-161,52%)

Causes of death in Sierra Leone


Cause of death, by communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions

66,30 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 169 in the world of 172 (2,33%); 49 in Africa from 52 (7,69%)
1,06 % (0,211 % annual) ↗
min: 66,30; max: 70,50; max-min: 4,20 (5,96%); mid: 68,40;
-2,10 (-3,17%)

Cause of death, by injury

7,80 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 76 in the world of 172 (56,40%); 13 in Africa from 52 (76,92%)
1,92 % (0,385 % annual) ↘
min: 6,90; max: 7,80; max-min: 0,900 (11,54%); mid: 7,35;
0,450 (5,77%)

Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases

25,90 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 9 in the world of 172 (95,35%); 9 in Africa from 52 (84,62%)
2,06 % (0,412 % annual) ↘
min: 22,70; max: 25,90; max-min: 3,20 (12,36%); mid: 24,30;
1,60 (6,18%)

Mortality caused by road traffic injury

27,30 per 100,000 people[?] (2013)
(ascending): 153 in the world of 178 (14,61%); 29 in Africa from 50 (44%)

Life Expectancy in Sierra Leone


Life expectancy

50,88 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 199 in the world of 201 (1,49%); 52 in Africa from 54 (5,56%)
5,21 % (1,04 % annual) ↘
min: 30,33; max: 50,88; max-min: 20,55 (40,38%); mid: 40,61;
10,27 (20,19%)

Life expectancy, male

50,35 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 197 in the world of 201 (2,49%); 50 in Africa from 54 (9,26%)
5,49 % (1,10 % annual) ↘
min: 28,77; max: 50,35; max-min: 21,58 (42,85%); mid: 39,56;
10,79 (21,43%)

Life expectancy, female

51,43 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 199 in the world of 201 (1,49%); 52 in Africa from 54 (5,56%)
4,92 % (0,984 % annual) ↘
min: 31,97; max: 51,43; max-min: 19,47 (37,85%); mid: 41,70;
9,73 (18,92%)

The difference in life expectancy between women and men

1,07 [?] (2015)
(descending): 195 in the world of 201 (3,48%); 49 in Africa from 54 (11,11%)
22,88 % (4,58 % annual) ↗
min: 0,240; max: 3,19; max-min: 2,95 (92,48%); mid: 1,72;
-0,644 (-60,13%)

Survival to age 65 in Sierra Leone


Survival to age 65

2,67 [?] (2015)
(descending): 180 in the world of 194 (7,73%); 46 in Africa from 54 (16,67%)
3,21 % (0,642 % annual) ↘
min: 2,50; max: 3,25; max-min: 0,756 (23,25%); mid: 2,87;
-0,204 (-7,64%)

Survival to age 65, male

40,82 [?] (2014)
(descending): 188 in the world of 193 (3,11%); 49 in Africa from 54 (11,11%)
8,32 % (1,66 % annual) ↘
min: 18,27; max: 40,82; max-min: 22,55 (55,24%); mid: 29,54;
11,27 (27,62%)

Survival to age 65, female

42,20 [?] (2014)
(descending): 191 in the world of 193 (1,55%); 52 in Africa from 54 (5,56%)
7,60 % (1,52 % annual) ↘
min: 21,00; max: 42,20; max-min: 21,20 (50,24%); mid: 31,60;
10,60 (25,12%)

Probability ratio to live to 65 years of women and men

0,966 [?] (2015)
(descending): 8 in the world of 193 (96,37%); 4 in Africa from 54 (94,44%)
0,626 % (0,125 % annual) ↘
min: 0,870; max: 1,01; max-min: 0,142 (14,04%); mid: 0,941;
0,025 (2,57%)

Age structure in Sierra Leone


0-14 years

41,90 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 23 in the world of 227 (90,31%); 22 in Africa from 56 (62,50%)

15-24 years

18,57 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 88 in the world of 227 (61,67%); 47 in Africa from 56 (17,86%)

25-54 years

32,04 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 197 in the world of 227 (13,66%); 31 in Africa from 56 (46,43%)

55-64 years

3,74 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 210 in the world of 227 (7,93%); 43 in Africa from 56 (25%)

65 years and over

3,75 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 178 in the world of 227 (22,03%); 21 in Africa from 56 (64,29%)

The ratio of women/men in Sierra Leone


0-14 years

0,995 [?] (2015)
(descending): 217 in the world of 227 (4,85%); 53 in Africa from 56 (7,14%)

15-24 years

0,945 [?] (2015)
(descending): 219 in the world of 227 (3,96%); 52 in Africa from 56 (8,93%)

25-54 years

0,921 [?] (2015)
(descending): 204 in the world of 227 (10,57%); 48 in Africa from 56 (16,07%)

55-64 years

0,863 [?] (2015)
(descending): 171 in the world of 227 (25,11%); 37 in Africa from 56 (35,71%)

65 years and over

0,721 [?] (2015)
(descending): 168 in the world of 227 (26,43%); 42 in Africa from 56 (26,79%)

Average age in Sierra Leone


total

19 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 199 in the world of 227 (12,78%); 32 in Africa from 56 (44,64%)

male

18,40 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 202 in the world of 227 (11,45%); 34 in Africa from 56 (41,07%)

female

19,60 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 197 in the world of 227 (13,66%); 31 in Africa from 56 (46,43%)

Tourism in Sierra Leone


International tourism, number of arrivals

44 000 people[?] (2014)
(descending): 193 in the world of 195 (1,54%); 45 in Africa from 45 (2,22%)
11,36 % (2,27 % annual) ↘
min: 8 000; max: 81 000; max-min: 73 000 (90,12%); mid: 44 500;
-500 (-1,14%)

International tourism, number of departures

93 000 people[?] (2014)
(descending): 101 in the world of 107 (6,54%); 11 in Africa from 13 (23,08%)
18,28 % (3,66 % annual) ↘
min: 6 000; max: 111 000; max-min: 105 000 (94,59%); mid: 58 500;
34 500 (37,10%)