The Lesotho population is predominated by the Sotho ethnic group. A minority European and Asian population also exists in the country. According to the 2007 census, the total population of Lesotho is estimated to be 23 lakhs ( estimate 2022). The growth rate of population in Lesotho is approximately 0.14%. Birth rate recorded in the country is 24.72 births per 1,000 people and death rate is 22.49 deaths per 1,000 people.
The Lesotho population is predominated by the Sotho ethnic group. The total population of Lesotho is 23 lakhs as per the 2022 estimate.
In Lesotho people belonging to the age group, 0-14 years comprise 35.7% of the total population, while people belonging to the age group ranging from 15 to 64 years make up 59.3%. Only 5% of people belong to the age group of 65 years and above. The total median age of the Lesotho population is approximately 21.1 years. The median age of the male population is about 20.4 years and for females, it is approximately 21.7 years. The male-female ratio of the Lesotho population is 970:1000.
In Lesotho, life expectancy at birth is approximately 39.97 years. Life expectancy for males is 40.73 years and for females, it is 39.18 years. The total fertility rate of the country is 3.21 children born per woman. The infant mortality rate in the country is 79.85 deaths per 1,000 live births. The literacy rate of the population of Lesotho is approximately 84.8%. Christianity is the major religion of the nation, which is followed by 80% of the population.