Zambia's total population for the year 2010 was at 13.04 million, increasing at a rate of 0.86% over year 2009.
(Source: National Statistics, World Bank)
In 2010, there were 49.01% of the total population is male and 50.98% of the total population is female. In 2009, the gender ratio was 99.5 males to 100 females.
(Source: UN, National Statistics)
In 2009, 46% of the population aged below 14 years old, whereas there was 3% of the population with people aged 65 years old and above.
(Source: World Bank, World Bank)
In 2008, Zambia's the under-five infant mortality rate was 148 (per 1000).
In 2010, the average life expectancy at birth in Zambia was 47.3 years. The life expectancy for females and males was 45.6 years and 44.6 years respectively.
(Source: UNDP, UN)
Zambia's crude birth rate in 2009 was 42%.
In 2010, 35.7% of the population lived in urban area. While in 2009, the country’s rural population was 8.33 million and urban population was 4.59 million.
(Source: UNDP page 182, World Bank, World Bank)
In Zambia, there are more than 70 ethnic groups.
The country ranked 150th out of 169 countries on the human development index 2010 conducted by the United Nations. The HDI provides a composite measure of three dimensions of human development: health(measured by life expectancy), education (measured by adult literacy and gross enrolment in education) and living standard( measured by gross national income per capita).