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Lesotho Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • Lesotho Population is increasing
  • Lesotho Population Density is increasing
  • Lesotho Life Expectancy is increasing
  • Lesotho Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year Lesotho population is expected to increase by 20715 people. Lesotho contributes 0.03% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in Lesotho is 55.662 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. Lesotho owns 0.0002% of land i.e. 30360 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 139 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

Lesotho Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Lesotho Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Lesotho Population (in million) 2.04 2.32 2.6
Lesotho Global Rank 146th 145th 146th
Lesotho Global Population Share 0.02% 0.02% 0.03%
Lesotho Global Population Density 68.07 73.31 77.04
Lesotho Global Population Density Rank 112th 114th 116th
Lesotho Average Life Expectancy 50.82 55.66 59.96
Lesotho Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 197th 196th 196th
Lesotho Fertility Rate 3.3 2.9 2.57
Lesotho Fertility Rate Global Rank 63rd 61st 62nd
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year Lesotho population is expected to increase by 20715 people. 
  • Lesotho population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • Lesotho will see more birth rate than death rate for next 100 years. 
  • Lesotho Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 145th-143rd. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • Lesotho population average growth rate for next 50 years is increasing at Rate of 0.87%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of Lesotho is expected to be decreasing. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • Lesotho contributes 0.03% of world's total population. 

Lesotho
 Population Fact

Lesotho
 Total Population Trend

Lesotho
 Population Growth Rate

Lesotho
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 2.04 Million 146th
2020 2.32 Million 145th
2030 2.6 Million 146th
2040 2.9 Million 144th
2050 3.2 Million 143rd
2060 3.46 Million 139th
2070 3.67 Million 139th
2080 3.8 Million 138th
2090 3.88 Million 138th
2100 3.9 Million 136th

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 2.04 Million 1.05%
2020 2.32 Million 1.07%
2030 2.6 Million 0.92%
2040 2.9 Million 0.94%
2050 3.2 Million 0.85%
2060 3.46 Million 0.6%
2070 3.67 Million 0.39%
2080 3.8 Million 0.23%
2090 3.88 Million 0.11%
2100 3.9 Million 0%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 2.04 Million 0.02%
2020 2.32 Million 0.02%
2030 2.6 Million 0.03%
2040 2.9 Million 0.03%
2050 3.2 Million 0.03%
2060 3.46 Million 0.03%
2070 3.67 Million 0.03%
2080 3.8 Million 0.03%
2090 3.88 Million 0.03%
2100 3.9 Million 0.03%

Lesotho Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • Lesotho population density is 78.7 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • Lesotho Ranks in range of 114th-122nd in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of Lesotho. 

Lesotho
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 68.07 112th
2020 73.31 114th
2030 77.04 116th
2040 79.63 118th
2050 81.37 120th
2060 82.18 122nd
2070 82.33 124th
2080 81.82 126th
2090 80.67 128th
2100 78.9 130th

Lesotho Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in Lesotho is 55.662 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • Lesotho ranks 196th in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

Lesotho
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 50.82 197th
2020 55.66 196th
2030 59.96 196th
2040 64.68 195th
2050 68.69 186th
2060 71.33 180th
2070 73.66 172nd
2080 75.62 169th
2090 77.3 168th
2100 0

Lesotho Average Fertility Rate

  • In Lesotho, Women gives birth to 2.906 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • Lesotho rank is in range of 61st-60th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

Lesotho
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 3.3 63rd
2020 2.9 61st
2030 2.57 62nd
2040 2.34 64th
2050 2.17 62nd
2060 2.03 60th
2070 1.94 59th
2080 1.88 65th
2090 1.84 72nd
2100 1.82 85th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, Lesotho population was 733945 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.02%.Currently Lesotho population is around 2040551 and by year 2030 its expected to be 2607957 .Lesotho ranks 146th when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of Lesotho in 2010 was 50.826, in 2020 its 55.662 and by 2050 it will be 68.69.As mentioned in Highlight's Lesotho population is increasing, population density is increasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is decreasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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