Angolan population estimated at 18.6 million at the end of 2012

20 June 2013

Angola’s population totalled around 18.6 million people at the end of 2012, 5 million of which lived in the capital Luanda, according to “Angola in figures 2012” published on the Angolan National Statistics Institute website.

According to the statistics in the report, Portuguese is the native language of just 39 percent of the population and local languages remain the mother tongue of most of the population.

“Angola in figures 2012,” which was prefaced by the director of INE, Camilo Cela, showed that at the end of last year 20 percent of the population aged over 6 years has never been to school and Luanda province has the best performance (7 percent of residents have never been to school) and Lunda Norte (37 percent) and Kwando Kubango (41 percent) had the worst performance in this respect.

Figures for the report were compiled from other INE statistics, such as the Integrated Survey on the Wellbeing of the Population, the Consumer Price Index, the 2012 Population Forecast and the Business Units File. (macauhub)