Namibia Census Indicators, 2001 and 1991
Population Size 2001 1991
  Total 1 830 330 1 409 920
  Females 942 572 723 593
  Males 887 721 686 327
Growth Rate 2.6 3.1
In Urban/Rural, percent
  Urban areas 33 28
  Rural areas 67 72
Sex ratio: Males per 100 females 94 95
Area: In square kilometres 824 116 823 144
Population density
  Persons per sq. km. 2.1 1.7
Age composition, percent
  Under 5 years 13 16
  5 14 years 26 26
  15 59 years 52 51
  60+ years 7 7
Marital status: 15+ years, percent
  Never married 56 50
  Married with certificate 19 ..
  Married traditionally 9 ..
  Married consensually 7 12
  Divorced/Separated 3 3
  Widowed 4 4
Citizenship, percent
  Namibian 97 96
  Non-Namibian 3 4
Main language spoken at home,
Percent of households
  Oshiwambo 48 51
  Nama/Damara 11 13
  Afrikaans 11 9
  Kavango 10 10
  Otjiherero 8 8
Private households
  Number 346 455 254 389
  Average size 5.1 5.2
Head of Household, percent
  Females 45 39
  Males 55 61
Literacy rate, 15+ years, percent 81 76
Education, 15+ years, percent
  Never attended 15 26
  Currently at school 34 19
  Left school 45 55
Children 6-15 years attending school, percent
  Boys 80 81
  Girls 84 85
Labour force, 15+ years, percent
In labour force 54 58
   Employed 69 81
   Unemployed 31 19
Outside labour force 39 42
   Student 35 45
   Homemaker 43 33
   Retired, too old, etc. 22 22
Housing Conditions, percent
Households with
  Safe water 87 65
  No toilet facility 54 61
  Electricity for lighting 32 24
  Access to radio 80 59
  Wood/Charcoal for cooking 62 74
Main Source of income, percent
Household main income
  Farming 28 ..
  Wages & Salaries 41 ..
  Cash remittance 6 ..
  Business, non-farming 9 ..
  Pension 11 ..
Fertility
Average number of children
per woman 4.1 6.1
Mortality
Infant deaths per 1000 live births
  Females 49 ..
  Males 55 ..
Life expectancy at birth, years
  Females 50 63
  Males 48 59
Orphanhood, children under 15 years, percent
Orphaned by
   Mother 4 ..
   Father 9 ..
   Both parents 1 ..
Disability, percent
With disability 5 3
   Of whom
       Deaf 21 12
       Blind 35 30
       Speech 11 7
       Hands 13 ..
       Legs 24 ..
       Mental 5 16