The total population of Namibia in 2009 was 2.10 million, an increase of approximately 1.44% over the previous year.
(Source: bon.com.na Page: 7)
The gender ratio in Namibia is almost balanced i.e. there are about 97.2 men for every 100 women.
(Source: UN, worldbank.org)
Namibia's crude birth rate in 2009 was 27 (per 1,000 people)
(Source: World Bank)
The mortality rate of infants (per 1,000 live births) was 35.0 in 2010. The mortality rate for adults in 2008 for females was 327 deaths (per 1,000 female adult deaths) compared to 346 male deaths (per 1,000 male adult deaths).
The average life expectancy in Namibia was 62.1% in 2010. The life expectancy for men is 62.3 years and 60.3 years for women.
(Source: undp.org Page: 154, bbc.co.uk, UN, worldbank.org)
In 2009, the number of people below the age of 14 accounted for 36.9% of the total population. In 2009, 6.2% women and 4.9% men (% of total population) were above 60 years of age.
The international migrant stock until mid 2010 was 138,900 people. This was approximately 6.3% of the total population
The urban population growth rate in Nambia between 2005 and 2010 was 2.9% and the rural population growth rate was 0.4%. The total population growth rate was 1.9 (per 1,000).
(Source: UN )
Ethnic groups in Namibia are:
A large proportion of the population in Namibia are Ovambo and Christianity is the biggest religious group in Namibia.
(Source: namibia-travel.net, npc.gov)
Namibia ranked 105th out of 182 countries on the Human Development index 2010 conducted by the United Nations. The HDI provides a composite measure of three dimensions of human development: living a long and healthy life (measured by life expectancy), being educated (measured by adult literacy and gross enrolment in education) and having a decent standard of living (measured by purchasing power parity, PPP, income).