It is expected to stabilize around 5 percent in the following years. The slihs 2018 will inform in the next few months the evolution of poverty in the country since 2011. Internal conflict crippled the country from the late 1980s onward, culminating in a brutal civil war that took place from 1991 to 2002. Sierra leone gross domestic product gdp growth rate. Rapid growth in unplanned urban areas is a serious concern. Sierra leone covers an area of 71,740 km2, approximately the size of ireland. Population growth for sierra leone sppopgrowsle fred. Oct 17, 2017 freetown, sierra leone, 17 october 2017unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and development, according the the state of world population 2017, published today by unfpa, the united nations population fund. Freetown has the potential to power economic transformation for sierra leone by bringing together large numbers of workers and entrepreneurs, and by serving as a hub for largescale production in services, agroprocessing and retail trade that.
The index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18, given the risks of poor health and poor. Learn more about the sierra leone economy, including the population of sierra leone, gdp, facts, trade, business, inflation and other data and analysis on its economy from the index of economic. The annual growth rate in sierra leone is not expected to remain over 2% for much longer. Graph and download economic data for population growth for sierra leone sppopgrowsle from 1960 to 2018 about sierra leone, population, and rate. Figure 1 sierra leones census working population according to economic status. Close to 39% of the population resides in urban settings. Centre of sierra leone studies the economy of sierra. Solid waste management study for freetown, sierra leone component design for the world bank, draft report. Sierra leones population has been on the increase since 1963 census. Sierra leone gdp annual growth rate 19612019 data 2020. Sierra leones civil war internally displaced as many as 2 million people, or almost half the population, and forced almost another half million to seek refuge in neighboring countries 370,000. Jul 02, 2019 graph and download economic data for population growth for sierra leone sppopgrowsle from 1960 to 2018 about sierra leone, population, and rate. The population numbers will still change pretty drastically during this time, however. This comprises a household population of 7,076,119, and an institutional population of 15,994.
Centre of sierra leone studies the economy of sierra leone part 1 this section of the csls data base will contain some duplication. In 2018, sierra leones real gross domestic product grew by around 3. About 60,000 are krio, the descendants of freed slaves who returned to sierra leone from great britain, north america and slave ships captured on the high seas. Sierra leones civil war internally displaced as many as 2 million people, or almost half the population, and forced almost another half million to seek refuge in neighboring countries 370,000 sierra leoneans fled to guinea and 120,000 to liberia. Current projections believe that the rate of growth will peak at 2. Risk to sustainability of current economic growth and poverty reduction. Population growth is the result of the birth rate, the mortality rate and the migration rate. Solid waste management study for freetown, sierra leone. Dave sood consultant 11555 holly briar lane great falls, virginia 22066, usa email. Its economic growth rate is ranked among the highest in the world. Sierra leone economic outlook african development bank. As of 1 january 2020, the population of sierra leone was estimated to be 7,123,504 people. The temne in the north and the mende in the south are the largest. Unfpa sierra leone the state of world population 2017.
Sierra leone has 0 cities with more than a million people, 3 cities with between 100,000 and. Sierra leone population statistics in maps and charts. See explanatory notes for sources and methods pdf, 214kb. Approximately 70% of youth are underemployed or unemployed and an estimated 800,000 youth today are actively searching for employment. In the past few decades, sierra leone has continued to be characterized by a relatively small population size and low rate of growth. Population of sierra leone 2040 and sierra leone population. According to the recent population estimate, sierra leone has an estimated total population of 7 million statistics sierra leone, 2015 with a life expectancy of 46 years at birth. A significant portion of sierra leonean muslims at 10% of the countrys muslim population. The african development banks afdb funding for the sierra leone country gender profile cgp is in line with commitments made in the updated gender plan of action 2009. The current population of sierra leone in 2020 is 7,976,983, a 2. New international child growth standards for infants and young children were released by who in 2006, replacing the older nchswho reference population. Sierra leone population 2020 demographics, maps, graphs. In 2020, the estimated population of sierra leone is 7. Pdf sierra leone has gone through a tenyear civil conflict which brought considerable destruction, on the livelihoods of many.
Projections of population growth of sierra leone 2035 sierra leone population. Sierra leones large youth cohort about 60% of the population is under the. Projections of population growth of other countries 2040 country name. Sierra leone has moved from conflict to stability, holding four presidential and general elections between 2002 and 2018, including changes in government.
Population growth for sierra leone sppopgrowsle fred st. It has been composed to allow readers to gain an accurate and comprehensive range of materials of the economy of sierra leone in the past, the present and the future. The population of sierra leone in 2019 was 7,8,215, a 2. Agricultural and rural development statistics in sierra leone. Pdf youth unemployment challenges and opportunities. Survival rate to last primary grade %, malefemale, 2010 9392. Pmc has broadcast a number of radio serial dramas in sierra leone, including the most recent saliwansai puppet on a string. By type of residence, the 2015 phc reveals that 4,187,016 people live in the rural areas 59.
It is also one of the nonlending activities of the joint assistance strategy for sierra leone jas prepared by the african development bank group afdb, the world bank and the international finance corporation 20092012. Centre of sierra leone studies the economy of sierra leone. Mining spurs sierra leone to 20 pct gdp growth in 20. Demographics total population 000 total underfive population 000 births 000 underfive mortality rate per. Sierra leones tenyear rebel war severely impacted freetowns economy and its.
Annual population growth rates from 19632015 by region 2004. Although the postconflict situation remains fragile, the security and political environments. Sierra leone the human capital index hci database provides data at the country level for each of the components of the human capital index as well as for the overall index, disaggregated by gender. Sierra leone has a vibrant ahmaddiya muslim population, especially in the southern city of bo, that is home to a large ahmadiyya muslim population. Sierra leone population growth rate 19502020 macrotrends. Its land yields diamonds, gold, bauxite, and rutile titanium dioxide. Statistics sierra leone 2015 population and housing census summary of final results planning a better future.
The gross domestic product gdp in sierra leone expanded 5 percent in 2019 from the previous year. The gdp value of sierra leone represents less than 0. Projections of population growth of sierra leone 2040 sierra leone population. Population of sierra leone 2035 and sierra leone population. As the population growth rate declined, per capita growth increased, though in 2009 sierra leone was impacted by the global financial crisis and a spike in global food prices. Total fertility rate per region in 2004 and 2015 16 figure 1. This page provides sierra leone gdp annual growth rate actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sierra leones economy experienced double digit growth in 2012 and 20, driven by a. Home countries west africa sierra leone sierra leone economic outlook. Sierra leone april 2007 the present context ranking in 176th position or second to last. The demographics of sierra leone are made up of an indigenous population from 18 ethnic groups. The human capital index hci database provides data at the country level for each of the components of the human capital index as well as for the overall index, disaggregated by gender.
The gross domestic product gdp in sierra leone was worth 4. Nov 25, 2019 in 2018, sierra leone s real gross domestic product grew by around 3. The description is composed by our digital data assistant. Projected population annual growth rates by variant, 20152030. Sierra leone rate of natural increase was at level of 21.
Although most of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture, sierra leone is also a mining centre. Unamsils operation thunderbolt frees roadblocks between freetown and the airport, and attacks the occra base of the west side boys, a paramilitary group. The government of sierra leone, freetown, sierra leone submitted by. Projections of population growth of other countries 2040 country name population in 2040 difference with 2020. About 38% of the total population of sierra leone live in urban areas in major cities and towns such as freetown the capital of sierra leone. Growth in these laborintensive sectors could make a dent on poverty which remains widespread in the country more than half of the population lives in poverty, according to the latest sierra leone integrated household survey slihs. Twothirds of the population of sierra leone are directly involved in.
Sierra leone april 2007 the present context ranking in 176th position or second to last on the undp human development index, sierra leone has 68% of its population living below the poverty line. Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. The republic of sierra leone has an estimated population of about 6. We are indebted to the census steering committee, statistics sierra leone council, the census technical committee, the census publicity committee, the census command center, technical coordinators, the district census teams and the field personnel for the key roles they played in the census. In using the 2006 who reference population, estimates. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal.
Population and housing census 2015 statistics sierra leone. The population of the districts and chiefdoms of sierra leone. In order to obtain uptodate, accurate information about how adults use and. The youth population, aged 1535, comprises one third of the population of sierra leone and youth unemployment was a major root cause of the outbreak of civil conflict in sierra leone. Blog follow us on twitter buy a poster contact us by email. Projections of population growth of other countries 2035 country name. Population density was 72 inhabitantskm2, and the annual population growth rate was 2 percent. These steps forward in sierra leones democratic progression are accompanied with high hopes for a disciplined leadership, integrity, efficiency and economic prosperity. The largest city in sierra leone is freetown, with a population of people.
Freetown, sierra leone, 17 october 2017unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and development, according the the state of world population 2017, published today by unfpa, the united nations population fund. Unicef is committed to doing all it can to achieve the sustainable development goals sdgs, in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the united nations family and especially children and young people. Population growth is putting increasing pressure on the environment. The population of sierra leone in 2018 was 7,650,150, a 2. The population of the wards of freetown western area urban. Feb 17, 2020 the annual growth rate in sierra leone is not expected to remain over 2% for much longer. Mining spurs sierra leone to 20 pct gdp growth in 20 imf. Sierra leone has 0 cities with more than a million people, 3 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 17 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. In english only, for now adolescent fertility rate births per 1,000 women ages 1519. About twothirds of the population lives in rural areas, of which about 70% are below the poverty line. The provinces and districts of sierra leone as well as all cities and urban localities with more than 7,000 inhabitants. Africa sierra leone the world factbook central intelligence. Solid waste management study for freetown, sierra leone component design for the world bank, draft report project no.
This period has seen the growth of emerging communication platforms such as mobile phones and the internet, and a proliferation of radio and tv stations. Agricultural and rural development statistics in sierra. We wish to thank the government of sierra leone for the financial and oversight. The annual growth rate in sierra leone is not expected to remain over 2 % for much longer.
Sierra leone has been a source of and destination for refugees. The population in sierra leone increased by about 160,000 inhabitants. It has been composed to allow readers to gain an accurate and comprehensive range of materials of the economy of sierra leone. Included in the cap for west africa 2007 crisis involving part of the population main public health issues and concerns. Projections of population growth of other countries 2035 country name population in 2035 difference with 2020. Official pdf, 4 pages world bank documents world bank group. By 2003, sierra leones human development and social indicators were about the worst in the world. Sierra leone gross domestic product gdp growth rate 2014. Access to quality health care is a major public health concern, attributable to inadequate.1173 792 672 471 814 597 1416 1027 310 1129 1102 170 1108 1316 1484 1533 1543 432 517 454 35 1272 360 192 330 1462 807 1434 1138 727 312 240 1401 1522 85 111 1093 293 22 478 715 1197 1250 826 912 685 142