Young People in Namibia

An analysis of the 2011 population and housing census


After  years  of  sustained  economic  growth,  Namibia  was  declared  an  upper  middle  income  country  in  2009. Strong  economic  development  has  led  to  some  reduction  in  poverty  but  inequality  and  disparities  remain high. Children are particularly affected by inequities – they are more likely than adults to grow up in poverty, to lack access to social services and to suffer from the long-term impact of poverty and deprivation.

In 2011 the Government of Namibia conducted its latest National Population and Housing Census, providing data on population  structure,  living  conditions,  access  to  education,  health  care  and  protection  of  people  in  Namibia,  and providing an overview of the regional disparities therein. The Census provides a strong opportunity to strengthen the evidence base on the well-being of children and young people in Namibia.

Report cover
Publication date

Files available for download