Urban Population (As % of Total Population) rose to 23.6% in Swaziland in 2017

Urban Population (As % of Total Population) (%)
Society | Swaziland | May 17, 2019
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Urban population as a percentage of total population reached 23.6 % in 2017 in Swaziland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.708 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population as a percentage of total population in Swaziland reached an all time high of 23.6 % in 2017 and an all time low of 3.91 % in 1960. When compared to Swaziland's main peers, urban population as a percentage of total population in Botswana amounted to 68.7 %, 27.7 % in Lesotho, 35.5 % in Mozambique and 65.9 % in South Africa in 2017.

Swaziland has been ranked 165th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population as a percentage of total population, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.

Urban Population (As % of Total Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Botswana % 63.9% 64.8% 65.6% 66.4% 67.2%
Lesotho % 25.3% 25.7% 26.1% 26.5% 26.9%
Malawi % 15.7% 15.8% 16.0% 16.1% 16.3%
Mozambique % 32.3% 32.8% 33.4% 33.9% 34.4%
Namibia % 42.6% 43.7% 44.8% 45.8% 46.9%
South Africa % 62.7% 63.3% 63.8% 64.3% 64.8%
Swaziland % 22.7% 22.8% 23.0% 23.1% 23.3%
Tanzania % 28.8% 29.5% 30.2% 30.9% 31.6%
Zambia % 39.9% 40.4% 40.9% 41.4% 41.9%
Zimbabwe % 33.0% 32.8% 32.7% 32.5% 32.4%