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Sierra Leone Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • Sierra Leone Population is increasing
  • Sierra Leone Population Density is increasing
  • Sierra Leone Life Expectancy is increasing
  • Sierra Leone Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year Sierra Leone population is expected to increase by 111474 people. Sierra Leone contributes 0.12% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in Sierra Leone is 53.34 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. Sierra Leone owns 0.00048% of land i.e. 72180 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 120 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

Sierra Leone Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Sierra Leone Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Sierra Leone Population (in million) 6.45 8.04 9.71
Sierra Leone Global Rank 105th 103rd 99th
Sierra Leone Global Population Share 0.09% 0.1% 0.11%
Sierra Leone Global Population Density 80.92 101.48 124.01
Sierra Leone Global Population Density Rank 8th 10th 12th
Sierra Leone Average Life Expectancy 48.22 53.34 57.13
Sierra Leone Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 200th 201st 201st
Sierra Leone Fertility Rate 5.2 4.07 3.29
Sierra Leone Fertility Rate Global Rank 24th 33rd 38th
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 Sierra Leone population is expected to increase by 111474 people. 
  • Sierra Leone population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • As per trend analysis Sierra Leone will have more death than births from 2099 and this will impact population growth. 
  • Sierra Leone Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 103rd-91st. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • Sierra Leone population average growth rate for next 50 years is increasing at Rate of 1.43%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of Sierra Leone is expected to be decreasing starting Year : 2096. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • Sierra Leone contributes 0.12% of world's total population. 

Sierra Leone
 Population Fact

Sierra Leone
 Total Population Trend

Sierra Leone
 Population Growth Rate

Sierra Leone
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 6.45 Million 105th
2020 8.04 Million 103rd
2030 9.71 Million 99th
2040 11.4 Million 92nd
2050 12.97 Million 91st
2060 14.32 Million 86th
2070 15.38 Million 86th
2080 16.08 Million 86th
2090 16.43 Million 87th
2100 16.49 Million 86th

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 6.45 Million 2.35%
2020 8.04 Million 2.03%
2030 9.71 Million 1.71%
2040 11.4 Million 1.43%
2050 12.97 Million 1.13%
2060 14.32 Million 0.85%
2070 15.38 Million 0.59%
2080 16.08 Million 0.34%
2090 16.43 Million 0.13%
2100 16.49 Million -0.02%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 6.45 Million 0.09%
2020 8.04 Million 0.1%
2030 9.71 Million 0.11%
2040 11.4 Million 0.12%
2050 12.97 Million 0.13%
2060 14.32 Million 0.14%
2070 15.38 Million 0.14%
2080 16.08 Million 0.14%
2090 16.43 Million 0.14%
2100 16.49 Million 0.14%

Sierra-Leone Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • Sierra Leone population density is 143.11 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • Sierra Leone Ranks in range of 10th-18th in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of Sierra Leone. 

Sierra Leone
 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 80.92 8th
2020 101.48 10th
2030 124.01 12th
2040 148.13 14th
2050 172.59 16th
2060 169.34 18th
2070 162.31 20th
2080 151.95 22nd
2090 138.94 24th
2100 124.07 26th

Sierra-Leone Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in Sierra Leone is 53.34 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).  
  • Sierra Leone ranks 201st in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

Sierra Leone
 Avg Life Expectancy

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

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 48.22 200th
2020 53.34 201st
2030 57.13 201st
2040 60.28 201st
2050 62.77 201st
2060 64.67 201st
2070 66.25 201st
2080 67.54 201st
2090 68.75 201st
2100 0

Sierra-Leone Average Fertility Rate

  • In Sierra Leone, Women gives birth to 4.078 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • Sierra Leone rank is in range of 33rd-48th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

Sierra Leone
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 5.2 24th
2020 4.07 33rd
2030 3.29 38th
2040 2.78 44th
2050 2.46 47th
2060 2.22 48th
2070 2.06 51st
2080 1.94 52nd
2090 1.87 61st
2100 1.83 76th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, Sierra Leone population was 2041203 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.01%.Currently Sierra Leone population is around 6458720 and by year 2030 its expected to be 9719531 .Sierra Leone ranks 105th when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of Sierra Leone in 2010 was 48.224, in 2020 its 53.34 and by 2050 it will be 62.773.As mentioned in Highlight's Sierra Leone 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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