Angola’s population expected to reach 30 million at the end of 2018

28 February 2018

Angola’s population is expected to increase to 30 million this year, compared with 25.7 million inhabitants in the definitive data from the General Census of Population and Housing (RGPH) in 2014 released in March 2016, said recently in Luanda, the director general of the National Statistics Institute (INE).

The General Census of Population and Housing in Angola, the first since the country’s independence in 1975, was held between May 16 and 31, 2014, with provisional figures, presented in October of the same year, pointing to a population of 24.3 million.

Camilo Ceita, quoted by state newspaper Jornal de Angola, said that according to INE forecasts, the Angolan population has grown by an annual average of more than 1 million people, and by the end of the year it should total almost 30 million inhabitants, of which 8 million will be in Luanda.

The estimates were presented by Ceita at the closing session of a national training session related to the Survey on Expenditures, Revenues and Employment in Angola (IDREA). (macauhub)