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GDL Area Database (3.6.0)

Free Sub-National Development Indicators

126 indicators, 128 countries, 1337 sub-national regions
35.9 million persons, 8.1 million households
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Dependency ratio

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Malawi (Africa)
Total 102 102 102 101 101 101 100 100 99.8 99.5 101 103 105 107 107 108 108 109 109 110 109 109 108 108 107 107 106 106
Urban 88.1 86.9 85.7 84.5 83.3 82.1 80.8 79.6 78.4 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.3 77.1 76.8 76.5 76.3 76.0 75.1 74.2 73.3 72.3 71.4 70.5 69.6 68.7
Rural 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 106 108 111 113 114 114 115 116 117 117 117 116 116 115 115 114 114 113
Poor 103 102 102 102 102 102 102 102 101 101 103 105 107 109 110 111 111 112 113 114 113 113 113 113 113 113 112 112
Nonpoor 91.1 88.0 84.9 81.7 78.6 75.5 72.3 69.2 66.0 62.9 63.6 64.3 64.9 65.6 65.5 65.4 65.3 65.2 65.1 65.0 65.2 65.3 65.5 65.7 65.8 66.0 66.2 66.3
Lowest 25% 118 118 117 116 115 114 113 112 111 110 115 121 126 131 132 132 133 134 135 136 135 135 134 134 133 132 132 131
Second 25% 98.9 99.5 100 101 101 102 102 103 103 104 106 108 109 111 112 113 114 115 115 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116
Third 25% 103 103 103 102 102 102 102 102 101 101 103 105 106 108 108 109 109 110 110 111 110 110 110 109 109 109 108 108
Highest 25% 92.9 92.0 91.1 90.2 89.3 88.5 87.6 86.7 85.8 84.9 85.0 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.2 85.1 84.9 84.7 84.6 84.4 83.6 82.8 82.0 81.2 80.4 79.6 78.8 78.0
Blantyre 88.3 86.7 85.1 83.6 82.0 80.4 78.8 77.3 75.7 74.1 77.3 80.4 83.6 86.7 85.3 84.0 82.6 81.2 79.9 78.5 79.4 80.2 81.1 81.9 82.8 83.6 84.5 85.3
Kasungu 87.2 88.8 90.4 92.0 93.6 95.3 96.9 98.5 100 102 104 106 108 110 110 110 109 109 109 109 108 107 106 105 104 103 102 101
Lilongwe 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 100 99.9 99.5 99.1 99.0 99.0 98.9 98.8 98.8 98.7 96.8 94.9 93.0 91.0 89.1 87.2 85.3 83.4
Machinga 99.8 99.9 100 100 100 100 101 101 101 101 105 110 114 118 120 122 124 126 128 130 131 133 134 135 136 137 138 140
Mangochi 114 113 113 113 113 112 112 112 111 111 114 117 120 123 123 124 125 126 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135
Mulanje 110 109 107 106 105 103 102 101 99.4 98.1 99.6 101 102 104 105 106 107 109 110 111 112 114 116 117 119 121 122 124
Mzimba 95.9 96.9 97.9 98.9 99.9 101 102 103 104 105 105 106 106 107 109 111 113 115 117 119 117 115 113 111 109 107 105 103
Other central (Nkhota Kota, Mchinji, Dowa, Ntchisi, Dedza, Ntcheu) 112 111 111 110 110 109 108 108 107 107 108 109 111 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 110 109 108 107 106 105 104 103
Other northern (Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Nkhata Bay) 110 109 108 108 107 106 106 105 104 103 104 105 106 107 109 110 111 113 114 115 115 114 114 113 112 112 111 110
Other southern (Balaka, Mwanza, Phalombe, Chiradzulu, Chikwawa, Nsanje, neno) 116 114 113 111 110 108 107 105 104 102 103 104 104 105 107 108 110 112 113 115 115 115 115 116 116 116 116 117
Salima 89.3 90.3 91.3 92.4 93.4 94.4 95.4 96.5 97.5 98.5 104 110 116 122 121 120 119 119 118 117 119 121 122 124 126 128 130 131
Thyolo 89.3 90.0 90.7 91.4 92.0 92.7 93.4 94.1 94.7 95.4 99.5 104 108 112 112 113 113 114 114 114 113 111 109 108 106 104 103 101
Zomba 82.2 83.3 84.4 85.6 86.7 87.8 88.9 90.1 91.2 92.3 95.5 98.7 102 105 106 106 107 107 108 109 109 110 111 111 112 113 113 114