Sierra Leone Population: The timeline of total, male, female populations and growth rates

The population of Sierra Leone is 7,813,215 and the population growth amounts 2.09% (2019). The male and female population are 3,898,354 (49.89%) and 3,914,861 (50.11%) respectively. The average of growth rate over 10 years is 2.17% (positive growth).

The below table shows the Sierra Leone population history (1960-). Growth(%) is the Y/Y ratio of total population and the percent values below the male and female populations mean the ratios of those by the total population.

Year Total Growth(%) Male Female
2019 7,813,215 2.09% 3,898,354
49.89%
3,914,861
50.11%
2018 7,650,154 2.11% 3,815,799
49.88%
3,834,355
50.12%
2017 7,488,431 2.13% 3,733,927
49.86%
3,754,504
50.14%
2016 7,328,838 2.14% 3,653,173
49.85%
3,675,665
50.15%
2015 7,171,914 2.16% 3,573,851
49.83%
3,598,063
50.17%
2014 7,017,144 2.18% 3,495,710
49.82%
3,521,434
50.18%
2013 6,863,980 2.21% 3,418,473
49.80%
3,445,507
50.20%
2012 6,712,581 2.22% 3,342,191
49.79%
3,370,390
50.21%
2011 6,563,240 2.25% 3,266,961
49.78%
3,296,279
50.22%
2010 6,415,634 2.23% 3,192,604
49.76%
3,223,030
50.24%
2009 6,272,734 2.22% 3,120,566
49.75%
3,152,168
50.25%
2008 6,133,603 2.35% 3,050,406
49.73%
3,083,197
50.27%
2007 5,989,633 2.68% 2,977,855
49.72%
3,011,778
50.28%
2006 5,829,237 3.15% 2,897,186
49.70%
2,932,051
50.30%
2005 5,645,624 3.75% 2,805,031
49.69%
2,840,593
50.31%
2004 5,433,991 4.29% 2,699,008
49.67%
2,734,983
50.33%
2003 5,201,070 4.52% 2,582,459
49.65%
2,618,611
50.35%
2002 4,965,766 4.26% 2,464,750
49.63%
2,501,016
50.37%
2001 4,754,072 3.57% 2,358,787
49.62%
2,395,285
50.38%
2000 4,584,571 2.67% 2,273,784
49.60%
2,310,787
50.40%
1999 4,462,378 1.81% 2,212,292
49.58%
2,250,086
50.42%
1998 4,381,483 1.05% 2,171,313
49.56%
2,210,170
50.44%
1997 4,335,301 0.52% 2,147,571
49.54%
2,187,730
50.46%
1996 4,312,666 0.20% 2,135,476
49.52%
2,177,190
50.48%
1995 4,303,957 -0.14% 2,130,235
49.49%
2,173,722
50.51%
1994 4,309,775 -0.45% 2,132,139
49.47%
2,177,636
50.53%
1993 4,328,957 -0.43% 2,140,624
49.45%
2,188,333
50.55%
1992 4,347,724 -0.02% 2,148,906
49.43%
2,198,818
50.57%
1991 4,348,660 0.66% 2,148,404
49.40%
2,200,256
50.60%
1990 4,319,762 1.51% 2,133,215
49.38%
2,186,547
50.62%
1989 4,254,444 2.30% 2,100,085
49.36%
2,154,359
50.64%
1988 4,156,634 2.85% 2,050,950
49.34%
2,105,684
50.66%
1987 4,038,144 3.01% 1,991,657
49.32%
2,046,487
50.68%
1986 3,916,685 2.84% 1,930,948
49.30%
1,985,737
50.70%
1985 3,805,311 2.57% 1,875,294
49.28%
1,930,017
50.72%
1984 3,707,510 2.36% 1,826,406
49.26%
1,881,104
50.74%
1983 3,619,847 2.20% 1,782,591
49.24%
1,837,256
50.76%
1982 3,540,170 2.15% 1,742,772
49.23%
1,797,398
50.77%
1981 3,464,106 2.18% 1,704,758
49.21%
1,759,348
50.79%
1980 3,388,495 2.21% 1,666,961
49.19%
1,721,534
50.81%
1979 3,313,504 2.19% 1,629,459
49.18%
1,684,045
50.82%
1978 3,240,839 2.17% 1,593,101
49.16%
1,647,738
50.84%
1977 3,170,508 2.14% 1,557,916
49.14%
1,612,592
50.86%
1976 3,102,592 2.11% 1,523,998
49.12%
1,578,594
50.88%
1975 3,037,154 2.08% 1,491,400
49.11%
1,545,754
50.89%
1974 2,974,104 2.04% 1,460,090
49.09%
1,514,014
50.91%
1973 2,913,344 2.01% 1,430,005
49.08%
1,483,339
50.92%
1972 2,854,872 1.97% 1,401,102
49.08%
1,453,770
50.92%
1971 2,798,724 1.92% 1,373,347
49.07%
1,425,377
50.93%
1970 2,744,891 1.88% 1,346,679
49.06%
1,398,212
50.94%
1969 2,693,348 1.83% 1,321,087
49.05%
1,372,261
50.95%
1968 2,644,020 1.79% 1,296,548
49.04%
1,347,472
50.96%
1967 2,596,805 1.74% 1,273,020
49.02%
1,323,785
50.98%
1966 2,551,578 1.70% 1,250,498
49.01%
1,301,080
50.99%
1965 2,508,219 1.66% 1,228,939
49.00%
1,279,280
51.00%
1964 2,466,667 1.61% 1,208,319
48.99%
1,258,348
51.01%
1963 2,426,857 1.57% 1,188,601
48.98%
1,238,256
51.02%
1962 2,388,769 1.52% 1,169,772
48.97%
1,218,997
51.03%
1961 2,352,363 1.48% 1,151,791
48.96%
1,200,572
51.04%
1960 2,317,636 N/A% 1,134,654
48.96%
1,182,982
51.04%

Growth rates of Sierra Leone population (1961-)

The below chart is the timeline of Sierra Leone population growth rates for 60 years.

Sierra Leone population and growth rate by ages

The Sierra Leone population ages 0-14, 15-64, 65 over are 3,181,878, 4,401,024, 230,313 respectively in 2019.

The percentages below population values ages 0-14, 15-64, 65 over in each year represent the ratios of them by the total population.

Year Total 0-14 15-64 65-
2019 7,813,215 3,181,878
40.72%
4,401,024
56.33%
230,313
2.95%
2018 7,650,154 3,141,126
41.06%
4,282,082
55.97%
226,946
2.97%
2017 7,488,431 3,096,957
41.36%
4,168,180
55.66%
223,293
2.98%
2016 7,328,838 3,051,492
41.64%
4,058,222
55.37%
219,124
2.99%
2015 7,171,914 3,006,031
41.91%
3,951,601
55.10%
214,282
2.99%
2014 7,017,144 2,961,236
42.20%
3,844,125
54.78%
211,783
3.02%
2013 6,863,980 2,915,051
42.47%
3,740,277
54.49%
208,652
3.04%
2012 6,712,581 2,867,019
42.71%
3,640,649
54.24%
204,913
3.05%
2011 6,563,240 2,816,103
42.91%
3,546,430
54.03%
200,707
3.06%
2010 6,415,634 2,761,155
43.04%
3,458,378
53.91%
196,101
3.06%
2009 6,272,734 2,714,665
43.28%
3,364,481
53.64%
193,588
3.09%
2008 6,133,603 2,666,658
43.48%
3,276,161
53.41%
190,784
3.11%
2007 5,989,633 2,612,812
43.62%
3,189,390
53.25%
187,431
3.13%
2006 5,829,237 2,547,830
43.71%
3,098,221
53.15%
183,186
3.14%
2005 5,645,624 2,469,465
43.74%
2,998,376
53.11%
177,783
3.15%
2004 5,433,991 2,387,577
43.94%
2,874,030
52.89%
172,384
3.17%
2003 5,201,070 2,291,050
44.05%
2,743,479
52.75%
166,541
3.20%
2002 4,965,766 2,190,681
44.12%
2,614,481
52.65%
160,604
3.23%
2001 4,754,072 2,099,495
44.16%
2,499,366
52.57%
155,211
3.26%
2000 4,584,571 2,024,968
44.17%
2,408,663
52.54%
150,940
3.29%
1999 4,462,378 1,970,614
44.16%
2,341,804
52.48%
149,960
3.36%
1998 4,381,483 1,938,306
44.24%
2,293,867
52.35%
149,310
3.41%
1997 4,335,301 1,922,039
44.33%
2,264,247
52.23%
149,015
3.44%
1996 4,312,666 1,913,619
44.37%
2,250,163
52.18%
148,884
3.45%
1995 4,303,957 1,906,407
44.29%
2,248,812
52.25%
148,738
3.46%
1994 4,309,775 1,909,380
44.30%
2,248,042
52.16%
152,353
3.54%
1993 4,328,957 1,917,329
44.29%
2,256,265
52.12%
155,363
3.59%
1992 4,347,724 1,922,591
44.22%
2,267,707
52.16%
157,426
3.62%
1991 4,348,660 1,917,107
44.09%
2,273,591
52.28%
157,962
3.63%
1990 4,319,762 1,896,430
43.90%
2,266,824
52.48%
156,508
3.62%
1989 4,254,444 1,870,928
43.98%
2,227,731
52.36%
155,785
3.66%
1988 4,156,634 1,826,203
43.93%
2,176,714
52.37%
153,717
3.70%
1987 4,038,144 1,769,349
43.82%
2,118,229
52.46%
150,566
3.73%
1986 3,916,685 1,708,899
43.63%
2,060,895
52.62%
146,891
3.75%
1985 3,805,311 1,650,100
43.36%
2,012,021
52.87%
143,190
3.76%
1984 3,707,510 1,605,002
43.29%
1,961,523
52.91%
140,985
3.80%
1983 3,619,847 1,563,230
43.18%
1,917,831
52.98%
138,786
3.83%
1982 3,540,170 1,523,403
43.03%
1,880,241
53.11%
136,526
3.86%
1981 3,464,106 1,483,359
42.82%
1,846,723
53.31%
134,024
3.87%
1980 3,388,495 1,441,547
42.54%
1,815,817
53.59%
131,131
3.87%
1979 3,313,504 1,406,766
42.46%
1,777,513
53.64%
129,225
3.90%
1978 3,240,839 1,372,041
42.34%
1,741,726
53.74%
127,072
3.92%
1977 3,170,508 1,336,930
42.17%
1,708,894
53.90%
124,684
3.93%
1976 3,102,592 1,300,633
41.92%
1,679,875
54.14%
122,084
3.93%
1975 3,037,154 1,262,459
41.57%
1,655,412
54.51%
119,283
3.93%
1974 2,974,104 1,232,019
41.42%
1,624,703
54.63%
117,382
3.95%
1973 2,913,344 1,201,018
41.22%
1,597,032
54.82%
115,294
3.96%
1972 2,854,872 1,169,416
40.96%
1,572,442
55.08%
113,014
3.96%
1971 2,798,724 1,137,116
40.63%
1,551,068
55.42%
110,540
3.95%
1970 2,744,891 1,103,778
40.21%
1,533,245
55.86%
107,868
3.93%
1969 2,693,348 1,078,711
40.05%
1,508,661
56.01%
105,976
3.93%
1968 2,644,020 1,053,751
39.85%
1,486,354
56.22%
103,915
3.93%
1967 2,596,805 1,028,671
39.61%
1,466,447
56.47%
101,687
3.92%
1966 2,551,578 1,003,018
39.31%
1,449,249
56.80%
99,311
3.89%
1965 2,508,219 976,144
38.92%
1,435,278
57.22%
96,797
3.86%
1964 2,466,667 958,873
38.87%
1,412,963
57.28%
94,831
3.84%
1963 2,426,857 942,074
38.82%
1,392,071
57.36%
92,712
3.82%
1962 2,388,769 925,326
38.74%
1,372,990
57.48%
90,453
3.79%
1961 2,352,363 907,794
38.59%
1,356,493
57.67%
88,076
3.74%
1960 2,317,636 888,634
38.34%
1,343,391
57.96%
85,611
3.69%

The below chart and table represents Sierra Leone population growth rates (Y/Y, %) by ages 0-14 (children), ages 15-64, ages 65 and above (elderly people).

Year Total 0-14 15-64 65-
2019 2.13% 1.30% 2.78% 1.48%
2018 2.16% 1.43% 2.73% 1.64%
2017 2.18% 1.49% 2.71% 1.90%
2016 2.19% 1.51% 2.70% 2.26%
2015 2.21% 1.51% 2.80% 1.18%
2014 2.23% 1.58% 2.78% 1.50%
2013 2.26% 1.68% 2.74% 1.82%
2012 2.28% 1.81% 2.66% 2.10%
2011 2.30% 1.99% 2.55% 2.35%
2010 2.28% 1.71% 2.79% 1.30%
2009 2.27% 1.80% 2.70% 1.47%
2008 2.40% 2.06% 2.72% 1.79%
2007 2.75% 2.55% 2.94% 2.32%
2006 3.25% 3.17% 3.33% 3.04%
2005 3.89% 3.43% 4.33% 3.13%
2004 4.48% 4.21% 4.76% 3.51%
2003 4.74% 4.58% 4.93% 3.70%
2002 4.45% 4.34% 4.61% 3.47%
2001 3.70% 3.68% 3.77% 2.83%
2000 2.74% 2.76% 2.86% 0.65%
1999 1.85% 1.67% 2.09% 0.44%
1998 1.07% 0.85% 1.31% 0.20%
1997 0.52% 0.44% 0.63% 0.09%
1996 0.20% 0.38% 0.06% 0.10%
1995 -0.13% -0.16% 0.03% -2.37%
1994 -0.44% -0.41% -0.36% -1.94%
1993 -0.43% -0.27% -0.50% -1.31%
1992 -0.02% 0.29% -0.26% -0.34%
1991 0.67% 1.09% 0.30% 0.93%
1990 1.54% 1.36% 1.75% 0.46%
1989 2.35% 2.45% 2.34% 1.35%
1988 2.93% 3.21% 2.76% 2.09%
1987 3.10% 3.54% 2.78% 2.50%
1986 2.93% 3.56% 2.43% 2.58%
1985 2.64% 2.81% 2.57% 1.56%
1984 2.42% 2.67% 2.28% 1.58%
1983 2.25% 2.61% 2.00% 1.66%
1982 2.20% 2.70% 1.81% 1.87%
1981 2.23% 2.90% 1.70% 2.21%
1980 2.26% 2.47% 2.15% 1.47%
1979 2.24% 2.53% 2.05% 1.69%
1978 2.22% 2.63% 1.92% 1.92%
1977 2.19% 2.79% 1.73% 2.13%
1976 2.15% 3.02% 1.48% 2.35%
1975 2.12% 2.47% 1.89% 1.62%
1974 2.09% 2.58% 1.73% 1.81%
1973 2.05% 2.70% 1.56% 2.02%
1972 2.01% 2.84% 1.38% 2.24%
1971 1.96% 3.02% 1.16% 2.48%
1970 1.91% 2.32% 1.63% 1.79%
1969 1.87% 2.37% 1.50% 1.98%
1968 1.82% 2.44% 1.36% 2.19%
1967 1.77% 2.56% 1.19% 2.39%
1966 1.73% 2.75% 0.97% 2.60%
1965 1.68% 1.80% 1.58% 2.07%
1964 1.64% 1.78% 1.50% 2.29%
1963 1.59% 1.81% 1.39% 2.50%
1962 1.55% 1.93% 1.22% 2.70%
1961 1.50% 2.16% 0.98% 2.88%

Global rank of Sierra Leone population

The global rank of Sierra Leone population is 94 and the ranks of populations ages 0-14, ages 15-64, ages 65 above are this:

Ages Rank
Total 94
0-14 75
15-64 99
65 over 125

Data Source

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