Under 35s will make up 75% of residents in 2023 (ANSD)

Under 35s will make up 75% of residents in 2023 (ANSD)
Under 35s will make up 75% of residents in 2023 (ANSD)

The National Agency for Statistics and Demography published this Tuesday, July 9, the provisional results of the 5th General Population and Housing Census (RGPH-5), during a ceremony chaired by the Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation, Abdourahmane Sarr.

During this meeting, the Director General of the National Agency for Statistics and Demography (ANSD), Dr Abdou Diouf presented the main results of a census that lasted three years.

It emerges from this that in Senegal, the total resident population in 2023 is “18,126,390 people (50.6% men and 49.4% women). This population is made up of 98.9% individuals of Senegalese nationality”.

Which means that between 2013 and 2023, it increased by 2.9% per year. At this rate, warns the DG of ANSD “the population size will double in 25 years.”

It is noted in this report that the population of Senegal is very young. Indeed, reports Dr Diouf: “half of the resident population is under 19 years old and those under 15 represent 39% of the total population. Those under 35 constitute 75% of residents in 2023.”

As for the urban population, it is increasingly urban (54.7%) and concentrated in the regions of Dakar (22%), Thiès (13%) and Diourbel (12%).

And that nearly half of the population (47.0%) is concentrated in the regions of Dakar, Thiès and Diourbel. The Dakar region stands out with a proportion of 22% of the total population of the country on 0.28% of the territory, i.e. a density of 7,277 inhabitants per km2.

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