Population of Republic of the Congo 2017

Population

Current population of Republic of the Congo is 4,954,674 people (July 2017 est.).

note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Congolese (singular and plural)
adjective: Congolese or Congo

Ethnic Groups

Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M’Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%

Languages

French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)

Religions

Roman Catholic 33.1%, Awakening Churches/Christian Revival 22.3%, Protestant 19.9%, Salutiste 2.2%, Muslim 1.6%, Kimbanguiste 1.5%, other 8.1%, none 11.3% (2010 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 41.67% (male 1,041,761/female 1,022,763)
15-24 years: 17.1% (male 424,521/female 422,755)
25-54 years: 33.89% (male 843,856/female 835,041)
55-64 years: 4.29% (male 106,776/female 105,573)
65 years and over: 3.06% (male 66,962/female 84,666) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 84.5
youth dependency ratio: 78.3
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2
potential support ratio: 16.1 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 19.7 years
male: 19.6 years
female: 19.9 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

2.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

34.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

9.5 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-3.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

the population is primarily located in the south, in and around the capital of Brazzaville

Urbanization

urban population: 66.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 3.02% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

BRAZZAVILLE (capital) 1.888 million; Pointe-Noire 969,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

19.8 years

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011/12 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

442 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 56.4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 61.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 51.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 59.3 years
male: 58.1 years
female: 60.6 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

4.59 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

30.1% (2014)

Health Expenditures

5.2% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.11 physicians/1,000 population (2007)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 95.8% of population
rural: 40% of population
total: 76.5% of population

unimproved
urban: 4.2% of population
rural: 60% of population
total: 23.5% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 20% of population
rural: 5.6% of population
total: 15% of population

unimproved
urban: 80% of population
rural: 94.4% of population
total: 85% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

3.1% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

91,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

3,800 (2016 est.)

Major Infectious Disease

degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: malaria and dengue fever
animal contact disease: rabies
water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

9.7% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

12.3% (2015)

Education Expenditures

6.2% of GDP (2010)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.3%
male: 86.4%
female: 72.9% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 11 years
male: 11 years
female: 11 years (2012)

Child Labor – Children Ages 5-14

total number: 252,171
percentage: 25% (2005 est.)