Slight increase in Botswana’s population

Slight increase in Botswana’s population
Slight increase in Botswana’s population

The 2022 Population and Housing Census preliminary results released by Statistics Botswana today show that the estimated population of Botswana has increased from two million in 2011 to 2.3 million in 2022. This constitutes an increase of 15.9% over the period between the two censuses.

According to Statistician-General Dr Burton Mguni at the current rate of growth, Botswana’s population will take approximately 58 years to reach double the current figure. The preliminary report shows the annual population growth rate between 2011 and 2022 is estimated at 1.4 percent, indicating a decline from the 1.9 percent estimated in 2011.

The results further show that Mogoditshane is now the largest village in Botswana with an estimated population of 88,098 followed by Maun (85,293), Molepolole (74,719), Tlokweng (55,517) and Serowe (55,484). During the 2011 Population and Housing Census, Molepolole was the largest village in Botswana, followed by Maun, Mogoditshane, Serowe and Tlokweng in that order.

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