The total population of Zambia is 17,609,178 people. The people of Zambia speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Zambia is very diverse according to a fractionation scale, which for Zambia is 0.8734. The average age is around 16.7 years. Life expectancy in Zambia is 57. The female fertility rate in Zambia is 5.6. About 4% of the Zambian population are obese. Ethnic diversity is very diverse according to a fractionation scale, which for Zambia is 0.7808. Details on the language, religion, age, gender distribution and development of the people in Zambia can be found in the following sections as well as in the section on education in the country.
In Zambia, the population density is 17.4 people per square kilometer (45 per square mile). Based on these statistics, this country is considered sparsely populated. The total population of Zambia is 17,609,178 people. Zambia has around 90,000 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Zambia make up 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants worldwide. Immigrants in Zambia make up 0.7 percent of the total number of immigrants worldwide. The ethnic diversity of Zambia is very diverse on a fractionation scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionation (EF) deals with the number, size, socio-economic distribution, and geographic location of various cultural groups, usually in a state or otherwise demarcated territory. Specific cultural characteristics, alone or in combination, can relate to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history or other characteristic criteria. These characteristics are often used for social exclusion and monopoly of power. The ethnic fractionation index in Zambia is 0.7808. This means that there are a very high number of unique ethnic groups in Zambia. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethno-linguistic group proportions, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Below you will find statistics on Zambia about the median age and the gender distribution at different age groups.
The average age is around 16.7 years. The average age for men is 16.6 while the average age for women is 16.8.
The gender ratio or the number of men for each woman (estimated at birth) is 1.03. It can be further subdivided into the following categories: gender ratio below 15 - 1.01; Gender ratio from 15 to 64 - 1; Gender ratio over 64 - 0.7; Overall Gender Ratio - 1. The overall gender ratio differs from the gender ratio estimated at birth. This is because some newborns are included in the gender ratio estimated at birth, but die within the first few weeks of life and are not included in the overall gender ratio.
The majority religion of Zambia is Christianity, whose followers make up 97.6% of all believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the largest religion in the world with over 2.4 billion followers, the so-called Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind, whose coming as Christ or Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. In addition to Christianity, there are several other religions in the country. Other religions in Zambia are Islam, Hinduism, folk religions. Zambia's religious diversity is quite diverse on a fractionation scale based on the number of religions in Zambia. The religious fractionation index in Zambia is 0.7359. This score means that there are several major religions in Zambia that are evenly distributed.
Zambia is considered a developing country. A nation's stage of development is determined by a number of factors, including economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing country, Zambia may not be able to provide consistent social services to its citizens. These social services can include things like public education, reliable health care, and law enforcement. Developing country citizens may have a lower life expectancy than developed country citizens. In Zambia, 13.47 out of 100 people use the Internet. Zambia has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.561. Zambia has an upper middle HDI value. This suggests that the majority of citizens will be able to live desirable lives, although some citizens will not be able to achieve a high standard of living. The migration rate in Zambia is -0.68%. In Zambia, 60.5% of the population live below the poverty line. The proportion of citizens in Zambia who live below the poverty line is very high in an international comparison. This situation points to a variety of alarming economic and political factors. It is not advisable to invest in countries with this level of poverty.
The people of Zambia speak the English language. Zambia's linguistic diversity is very diverse on a fractionation scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Zambia. The Zambian linguistic fractionation index is 0.8734. This means that several major languages coexist in Zambia. There are several additional minor languages. Unrelated languages share few features of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage in common. Linguistic diversity often creates social and cultural fractionation problems that can affect a country's political circumstances and public policies.