New population database for Africa 1850-1960

A new revised population database for Africa 1850-1960 is now available at

The database have been constructed by Ewout Frankema and Morten Jerven and contain revisions of the African Population Estimates, 1850-1960 produced by Patric Manning.

Users of the data base should refer to the Frankema-Jerven Population Database.

For direct access to the database, click here: FRANKEMA-JERVEN-African-Population-Database-1850-1960-version-1.0-1

Source: Frankema, E. and Jerven, M. (2014). ‘Writing History Backwards and Sideways: Towards a Consensus on African Population, 1850-present‘ Economic History Review 67, S1, (forthcoming)

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