Zimbabwe in 10 numbers (74% of the population living on less than $5.50 a…
Zimbabwe in 10 numbers
90% an estimate of the unemployment rate
Unemployment figures vary wildly those produced by the government go as low at 5%.
74% of the population living on less than $5.50 a day
In the hardest years from 2000 to 2008 poverty rates increased to more than 72%. It also caused a fifth of the population to be in extreme poverty.
Around 27% of children under the age of five suffer stunted growth, 9% severely stunted because of poor nutrition,
13.5% the adult prevalence rate of HIV/Aids
After a peak in 1997, the level has been declining, this is the out come of a UN lead condom campaign
Zimbabwe has the sixth highest HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa. 1.3 million citizens living with HIV in 2016
81 the number of mobile subscriptions per 100 people
Mobile phones are a key method of communication in Zimbabwe
Only 43% of households have a radio, 37% have a television and 10% have a computer
60 life expectancy at birth
Life expectancy fell in the 1990s, due ti the HIV/Aids epidemic. It dropped from a high of 61.6 in 1986 to 43.1 in 2003.
it has been improving however with unemployment and poverty endemic and HIV/Aids rates still high it is still only at 60
16.7 million the current population
Outward migration rates also high causing the population to not increase.
There was a boom in population in 1980 since there has been a decline in birth rates and a rise in death rates causing population growth slide downwards.
89% is the adult literacy rate
Since there independence in 1980 Zimbabwe have largely invested in education meaning that they have one of the highest adult literacy rate in Africa
Almost all women and men aged 15-49 have had at some primary education, further to this more than 70% of people aged 15-49 have also attended secondary school.
$16.3bn their GDP in 2016
President Mugabe has always blamed Zimbabwe's economic problems on a plot by Western countries, led by the UK, to oust him because of his seizure of white-owned farms.
Due to political and economic crisis's from 2000 to 2008 there GDP has halved.
231 million% the inflation in July 2008
In order to get out of the economic downfall they started to print money causing inflation to sky rocket.
The economy has struggled since land reforms in 2000
1 the number of leaders in the last 37 years.
He and his supporters have stayed in power for so long by using violence and murder.
President Mugabe has lead the country since the liberation in 1980.