Afghanistan: Population growth

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 Afghanistan

Population growth, percent

 Latest value 2.53
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2022
 Average 2.52
 Min - Max -11.28 - 14.96
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1961 to 2022. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 2.52 percent with a minimum of -11.28 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 14.96 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2022 is 2.53 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 0.96 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Population growth - recent values

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Afghanistan - Population growth - historical chart - 1961-2022




Definition: Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 41.13 2022 million
 Percent urban population 26.62 2022 percent
 Population density 61 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.39 2022 percent
 Percent children 43.13 2022 percent
 Percent female population 49.51 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 73.38 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 83.57 2022 percent
 Refugee population 52,159 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 1 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.53 2022 percent
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