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Demographics of Malawi

The total population of Malawi is 19,164,728 people. People in Malawi speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Malawi is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Malawi is 0.6023. The median age is approximately 16.3 years. Life expectancy in Malawi is 59. The female fertility rate in Malawi is 5. Around 4% of the population of Malawi are obese. The ethnic diversity is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Malawi is 0.6744. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Malawi see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Malawi, the population density is 121 people per square kilometer (315 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Malawi is 19,164,728 people. Malawi has approximately 206,578 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Malawi represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Malawi represent 1.3 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Malawi is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Malawi is 0.6744. This means that there is a relatively high number of unique ethnic groups in Malawi. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Malawi on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 16.3 years. The median age for men is 16.2, while the median age for women is 16.4.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.02. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.01; sex ratio over 64 - 0.74; total sex ratio - 1. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Malawi is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 82.7% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Malawi are Islam, Hinduism. The religious diversity of Malawi is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Malawi. The index of religious fractionalization in Malawi is 0.8192. This score means that several major religions within Malawi co-exist with one another and with some minor beliefs.

General development

Malawi is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Malawi may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Malawi, 4.35 in every 100 people use internet. Malawi has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.414. Malawi has a lower medium HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will struggle to attain a desirable life due to flawed economic and social systems. In Malawi, 50.7% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Malawi is very high when compared with other nations. This situation is indicative of a variety of alarming economic and political factors. It is not advisable to make any investments in countries with this level of poverty.

Language

People in Malawi speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Malawi is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Malawi. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Malawi is 0.6023. This means that there are several major languages spoken in Malawi. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.