Namibia’s population increased by 41 000 people last year: Dr John Steytler

WINDHOEK: Namibia’s population increased by 41 000 people last year, the Statistician-General of the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), Dr John Steytler revealed yesterday.

The population now stands at 2 127 013 people, an increase of 41 000 from the previous year.

Releasing the 2013 Labour Force Survey in the capital, Steytler said the survey shows that 70,9 per cent (980 781) of the estimated population aged 15 years and above in Namibia falls in the economically-active group, which forms the labour force.

He said this shows a net increase of 112 513 when compared to the figure of 868 268 in 2012.

The majority of the increase occurred among female labour force participants.

There were 515 277 female labour force participants in 2013, compared to 440 562 in 2012, a sizeable increase of 74 715.

The survey also revealed that the number of male labour force participants increased to 465 504 from 427 706 people in 2012, or an increase of 37 798 people.