According to the Angola Daily News, the population of Angola will exceed 33 million this year, of which 64% will be young people under the age of 24.
Data from a number of indicators and health surveys (IIMS) conducted between 2015 and 2016 show that Angola’s total fertility rate is 6.2 children per woman, in rural areas, the rate is 8.2 children per mother, and in urban areas 5.3 children per mother.
On the occasion of World Population Day, Mady Biaye, an Angola representative representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), revealed in an interview with Angola Daily that Angola’s fertility rate ranks second in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), second only to Congo. Democratic republic.
Given the current population growth rate of 3.1%, the population of Angola has doubled in 20 years. The National Development Plan 2018-2022 prioritizes the use of the demographic dividend to make effective investments in education, health, employment, and youth participation.
The latest national poverty statistics show that in 2008, 36% of the population lived on less than US$1 a day. Rising cost of living, high youth unemployment and rising income inequality remained major challenges.
Adolescent female fertility rate in Angola is the highest in Southern Africa, with an average of 163 births per 1,000 girls between 15 and 19 years old. In rural areas, there is an average of 239 births per 1,000 girls.
The average life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa in 2019 is 62 years. In Angola, the average life expectancy for men is 60 years and for women 65 years.