Angola Demographics

What is the population of Angola?

Population 32,522,339
Population - note Note: Results from Angola's 2014 national census estimate the country's population to be 25.8 million
Population Growth Rate 2.78%
Urban Population 59.2%
Population in Major Urban Areas LUANDA (capital) 5.068 million; Huambo 1.098 million
Nationality Noun Angolan(s)
Nationality Adjective Angolan
Ethnic Groups Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and Native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%
Languages Spoken Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
Language Note Portuguese is the official language used in government business and in major cities. Portuguese as a second language after the language of their native tribe or ethnic group.  “Umbundu” is the language most commonly used and understood in central and southern Angola.  In Northwest Angola “Kikongo” is spoken.

Angola Health Information

What are the health conditions in Angola?

Animal Contact Disease (s) Rabies
Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 15-49 17.7%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 11.86
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 34.3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 45.7%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 67.6%
Food or Waterborne Disease (s) Bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 3.5%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 2.3%
HIV/Aids Deaths 12,600
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population .8
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 77.75
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 85.56
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 81.75
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk very high
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 450
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 6.4%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 200,000
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .17
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 39.9%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 86.8%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 20.1%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 5.49
Underweight - percent of children under five years 15.6%
Vectorborne Disease (s) Dengue fever, malaria
Water contact disease (s) Schistosomiasis

Angola Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Angola?

Life Expectancy at Birth 54 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 56 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 53 Years
Median Age 17 Years
Median Age - female 17 Years
Median Age - male 17 Years

Angola Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Angola median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 39
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 11.86
Median Age 17 Years
Median Age - female 17 Years
Median Age - male 17 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population .49
Population Growth Rate 2.78%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .86

Angola Education

What is school like in Angola?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 3.5%
Literacy - female 53.8%
Literacy - male 82.1%
Literacy - total population 67.4%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 9 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 14 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 11 Years

Angola Literacy

Can people in Angola read?

Literacy - female 53.8%
Literacy - male 82.1%
Literacy - total population 67.4%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages

Angola Learning

What is school like in Angola?

Education Culture

In times past all students were taught in Portuguese. This put a burden on many students since few of them lived where they heard people speaking Portuguese.  Currently, more education is taught in local languages.  The prolonged civil conflict left the Angolan educational sector in a state of disarray consequently Angola has a low literacy rate. Additional causes include a lack of adequate school infrastructures, including poor water and sanitation facilities; a lack of teachers, in particular in remote and rural areas;  overcrowded and multi-age classroom groups.

Education is now being firmly endorsed as the engine for restoration and renewal. Recently the head of the Education department in Bailundo district, some 80 kilometers to the north of Huambo city (central Angola), appealed to local teachers to provide an education of quality as the only guarantee for the country's future.  In addition to government schools, there are also schools run by missions.  Many of the Angolans who go on to secondary education obtain scholarships abroad after studying at a mission-run school.

Primary education is for four years and secondary for seven years.  Education for children roughly between the ages of 7 and 15 years is compulsory and free but only for four years and less than 50 percent of the youth attend.   Most children will not attend school after the fourth grade unless they live in one of the larger towns. Schools can have up to three sessions a day with the first one starting at 7 am, the second one starting at 11 am and the third one starting at 3 pm. The third session is usually for adults and goes till 7 pm. Education between 7 and 15 years of age is provided free of charge by the government.

Youth make up a large percentage of Angola’s population. Around 50 percent of Angolans are under the age of 13.  Angola has signed and ratified the "Convention on the Rights of the Child" and has affirmed its commitment and intention to achieve the Education for All (EFA) goal that states that by 2015 all children will “have access to and complete free compulsory primary education of good quality”

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