September 02, 2015
The total number of the Ethiopian population has reached 99,465,819, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA)The World Factbook Ethiopia report last updated on August 25, 2015.
The Factbook noted that the estimates took the mortality rates into consideration “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 2015 est.).”
Ethiopia has kept its second place in Africa after Nigeria, which is estimated to have around 173 million people.
The Factbook puts Addis Abeba’s population at a stagnant 3.238 million. However, reliable Stat experts have confided to De Birhan that Addis Abeba’s population is projected to have hiked over 9 million.
According to Ethiopia’s Central Statistical Agency Population Projections for Ethiopia 2007-2037 report published in 2013, the total population of Ethiopia is projected to reach 94,352 million in 2017. By 2037, it will reach 136,792 million. These figures highly contrast the estimation by the CIA.
The last census was conducted in 2007.
Currently, there are several sources such as the UN, Ethiopian Stat Agency and CIA putting out different estimates and projections of population.
The current level of unemployment in the Country is also unknown.
Ethiopia’s economy is not capable of holding the overpopulation, according to studies. The overpopulation is having an impact on the economy, security, livelihoods, and employment of the Country. The level of urbanization shows a 3.57% annual rate of change.