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  • Birth rate: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
  • Death rate: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
  • Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Hospital bed density: This entry provides the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people; it serves as a general measure of inpatient service availability. Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases, beds for both acute and chronic care are included. Because the level of inpatient services required for individual countries depends on several factors - such as demographic issues and the burden of disease - there is no global target for the number of hospital beds per country. So, while 2 beds per 1,000 in one country may be sufficient, 2 beds per 1,000 in another may be woefully inadequate because of the number of people hospitalized by disease.
  • Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry is derived from People > Infant mortality rate, which gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Nationality > Adjective: This entry is derived from People > Nationality, which provides the identifying terms for citizens - noun and adjective.
  • Nationality > Noun: The noun which identifies citizens of the nation
  • Physicians density: This entry gives the number of medical doctors (physicians), including generalist and specialist medical practitioners, per 1,000 of the population. Medical doctors are defined as doctors that study, diagnose, treat, and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans through the application of modern medicine. They also plan, supervise, and evaluate care and treatment plans by other health care providers. The World Health Organization estimates that fewer than 2.3 health workers (physicians, nurses, and midwives only) per 1,000 would be insufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.
  • Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Population growth rate: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
  • Population in 2015: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections.
  • Sex ratio > 65 years and over: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Sex ratio > At birth: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Sex ratio > Total population: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Total fertility rate: The average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their child-bearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate, since it refers to births per woman. This indicator shows the potential for population growth in the country. High rates will also place some limits on the labor force participation rates for women. Large numbers of children born to women indicate large family sizes that might limit the ability of the families to feed and educate their children.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Sex ratio > Under 15 years: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Sanitation facility access > Improved > Total: This entry is derived from People > Sanitation facility access > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved sanitation facilities available to segments of the population of a country. improved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush to a piped sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine; pit latrine with slab; or a composting toilet. unimproved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush not piped to a sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; pit latrine without a slab or open pit; bucket; hanging toilet or hanging latrine; shared facilities of any type; no facilities; or bush or field.
  • Sanitation facility access > Improved > Urban: This entry is derived from People > Sanitation facility access > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved sanitation facilities available to segments of the population of a country. improved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush to a piped sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine; pit latrine with slab; or a composting toilet. unimproved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush not piped to a sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; pit latrine without a slab or open pit; bucket; hanging toilet or hanging latrine; shared facilities of any type; no facilities; or bush or field.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female: This entry is derived from People > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary , which school life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Median age > Female: This entry is derived from People > Median age, which is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda and Gaza Strip to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan. See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a higher median age.
  • Median age > Total: This entry is derived from People > Median age, which is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda and Gaza Strip to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan. See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a higher median age.
  • Infant mortality rate > Female: This entry is derived from People > Infant mortality rate, which gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Infant mortality rate > Male: This entry is derived from People > Infant mortality rate, which gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Sex ratio > 15-64 years: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Languages: This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
  • Age structure > 15-24 years: This entry is derived from People > Age structure, which provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 0-14 years (children), 15-24 years (early working age), 25-54 years (prime working age), 55-64 years (mature working age), 65 years and over (elderly). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Age structure > 25-54 years: This entry is derived from People > Age structure, which provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 0-14 years (children), 15-24 years (early working age), 25-54 years (prime working age), 55-64 years (mature working age), 65 years and over (elderly). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Age structure > 55-64 years: This entry is derived from People > Age structure, which provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 0-14 years (children), 15-24 years (early working age), 25-54 years (prime working age), 55-64 years (mature working age), 65 years and over (elderly). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio: This entry is derived from People > Dependency ratios, which dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of a population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. Dependency ratios contrast the ratio of youths (ages 0-14) and the elderly (ages 65+) to the number of those in the working-age group (ages 15-64). Changes in the dependency ratio provide an indication of potential social support requirements resulting from changes in population age structures. As fertility levels decline, the dependency ratio initially falls because the proportion of youths decreases while the proportion of the population of working age increases. As fertility levels continue to decline, dependency ratios eventually increase because the proportion of the population of working age starts to decline and the proportion of elderly persons continues to increase.
    total dependency ratio - The total dependency ratio is the ratio of combined youth population (ages 0-14) and elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high total dependency ratio indicates that the working-age population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide social services for youth and elderly persons, who are often economically dependent.
    youth dependency ratio - The youth dependency ratio is the ratio of the youth population (ages 0-14) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high youth dependency ratio indicates that a greater investment needs to be made in schooling and other services for children.
    elderly dependency ratio - The elderly dependency ratio is the ratio of the elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). Increases in the elderly dependency ratio put added pressure on governments to fund pensions and healthcare.
    potential support ratio - The potential support ratio is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.
  • Dependency ratios > Potential support ratio: This entry is derived from People > Dependency ratios, which dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of a population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. Dependency ratios contrast the ratio of youths (ages 0-14) and the elderly (ages 65+) to the number of those in the working-age group (ages 15-64). Changes in the dependency ratio provide an indication of potential social support requirements resulting from changes in population age structures. As fertility levels decline, the dependency ratio initially falls because the proportion of youths decreases while the proportion of the population of working age increases. As fertility levels continue to decline, dependency ratios eventually increase because the proportion of the population of working age starts to decline and the proportion of elderly persons continues to increase.
    total dependency ratio - The total dependency ratio is the ratio of combined youth population (ages 0-14) and elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high total dependency ratio indicates that the working-age population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide social services for youth and elderly persons, who are often economically dependent.
    youth dependency ratio - The youth dependency ratio is the ratio of the youth population (ages 0-14) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high youth dependency ratio indicates that a greater investment needs to be made in schooling and other services for children.
    elderly dependency ratio - The elderly dependency ratio is the ratio of the elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). Increases in the elderly dependency ratio put added pressure on governments to fund pensions and healthcare.
    potential support ratio - The potential support ratio is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.
  • Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio: This entry is derived from People > Dependency ratios, which dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of a population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. Dependency ratios contrast the ratio of youths (ages 0-14) and the elderly (ages 65+) to the number of those in the working-age group (ages 15-64). Changes in the dependency ratio provide an indication of potential social support requirements resulting from changes in population age structures. As fertility levels decline, the dependency ratio initially falls because the proportion of youths decreases while the proportion of the population of working age increases. As fertility levels continue to decline, dependency ratios eventually increase because the proportion of the population of working age starts to decline and the proportion of elderly persons continues to increase.
    total dependency ratio - The total dependency ratio is the ratio of combined youth population (ages 0-14) and elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high total dependency ratio indicates that the working-age population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide social services for youth and elderly persons, who are often economically dependent.
    youth dependency ratio - The youth dependency ratio is the ratio of the youth population (ages 0-14) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high youth dependency ratio indicates that a greater investment needs to be made in schooling and other services for children.
    elderly dependency ratio - The elderly dependency ratio is the ratio of the elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). Increases in the elderly dependency ratio put added pressure on governments to fund pensions and healthcare.
    potential support ratio - The potential support ratio is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.
  • Dependency ratios > Total dependency ratio: This entry is derived from People > Dependency ratios, which dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of a population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. Dependency ratios contrast the ratio of youths (ages 0-14) and the elderly (ages 65+) to the number of those in the working-age group (ages 15-64). Changes in the dependency ratio provide an indication of potential social support requirements resulting from changes in population age structures. As fertility levels decline, the dependency ratio initially falls because the proportion of youths decreases while the proportion of the population of working age increases. As fertility levels continue to decline, dependency ratios eventually increase because the proportion of the population of working age starts to decline and the proportion of elderly persons continues to increase.
    total dependency ratio - The total dependency ratio is the ratio of combined youth population (ages 0-14) and elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high total dependency ratio indicates that the working-age population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide social services for youth and elderly persons, who are often economically dependent.
    youth dependency ratio - The youth dependency ratio is the ratio of the youth population (ages 0-14) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high youth dependency ratio indicates that a greater investment needs to be made in schooling and other services for children.
    elderly dependency ratio - The elderly dependency ratio is the ratio of the elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). Increases in the elderly dependency ratio put added pressure on governments to fund pensions and healthcare.
    potential support ratio - The potential support ratio is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.
  • Religions: This entry is an ordered listing of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population. The core characteristics and beliefs of the world's major religions are described below.
    Baha'i - Founded by Mirza Husayn-Ali (known as Baha'u'llah) in Iran in 1852, Baha'i faith emphasizes monotheism and believes in one eternal transcendent God. Its guiding focus is to encourage the unity of all peoples on the earth so that justice and peace may be achieved on earth. Baha'i revelation contends the prophets of major world religions reflect some truth or element of the divine, believes all were manifestations of God given to specific communities in specific times, and that Baha'u'llah is an additional prophet meant to call all humankind. Bahais are an open community, located worldwide, with the greatest concentration of believers in South Asia.
    Buddhism - Religion or philosophy inspired by the 5th century B.C. teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (also known as Gautama Buddha "the enlightened one"). Buddhism focuses on the goal of spiritual enlightenment centered on an understanding of Gautama Buddha's Four Noble Truths on the nature of suffering, and on the Eightfold Path of spiritual and moral practice, to break the cycle of suffering of which we are a part. Buddhism ascribes to a karmic system of rebirth. Several schools and sects of Buddhism exist, differing often on the nature of the Buddha, the extent to which enlightenment can be achieved - for one or for all, and by whom - religious orders or laity.
    Basic Groupings
       Theravada Buddhism: The oldest Buddhist school, Theravada is practiced mostly in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and Thailand, with minority representation elsewhere in Asia and the West. Theravadans follow the Pali Canon of Buddha's teachings, and believe that one may escape the cycle of rebirth, worldly attachment, and suffering for oneself; this process may take one or several lifetimes.
       Mahayana Buddhism, including subsets Zen and Tibetan (Lamaistic) Buddhism: Forms of Mahayana Buddhism are common in East Asia and Tibet, and parts of the West. Mahayanas have additional scriptures beyond the Pali Canon and believe the Buddha is eternal and still teaching. Unlike Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana schools maintain the Buddha-nature is present in all beings and all will ultimately achieve enlightenment.
        Hoa Hao: a minority tradition of Buddhism practiced in Vietnam that stresses lay participation, primarily by peasant farmers; it eschews ...
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  • Drinking water source > Improved > Total: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country.improved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection. unimproved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: unprotected dug well; unprotected spring; cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals or irrigation channels; or bottled water.
  • Sanitation facility access > Improved > Rural: This entry is derived from People > Sanitation facility access > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved sanitation facilities available to segments of the population of a country. improved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush to a piped sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine; pit latrine with slab; or a composting toilet. unimproved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush not piped to a sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; pit latrine without a slab or open pit; bucket; hanging toilet or hanging latrine; shared facilities of any type; no facilities; or bush or field.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest."
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male: This entry is derived from People > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary , which school life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total: This entry is derived from People > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary , which school life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Median age > Male: This entry is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda and Gaza Strip to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan. See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a higher median age.
  • Drinking water source > Improved > Rural: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country.improved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection. unimproved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: unprotected dug well; unprotected spring; cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals or irrigation channels; or bottled water.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Child labor > Children ages 5-14: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • Mother's mean age at first birth: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Female: This entry is derived from People > Unemployment, youth ages 15-24, which gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
  • HIV/AIDS > Deaths: This entry gives an estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
  • Drinking water source > Improved > Urban: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country.improved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection. unimproved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: unprotected dug well; unprotected spring; cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals or irrigation channels; or bottled water.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Female: This entry is derived from People > Life expectancy at birth, which contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Male: This entry is derived from People > Life expectancy at birth, which contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total population: This entry is derived from People > Life expectancy at birth, which contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Male: This entry is derived from People > Unemployment, youth ages 15-24, which gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
    Additional details:
    • Gibraltar: above 80% (2013)
  • Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total: This entry is derived from People > Unemployment, youth ages 15-24, which gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.
  • Projected population growth: Percentage change in projected population between 2000 and 2050
    Units: Percent Change in Population
    Units: A threshold of 0 was applied. All countries with growth rates of 0 or below received the same score.
  • Urban population: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations.
  • Teenage birth rate: The number of births to women aged below 20 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19. (1995-1998)
  • Divorces per 100 marriages: Number of divorces per 100 marriages. Data for 2000.
  • Total Population: Total Population, as of April 26, 2005
  • Urbanization: Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations are made by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and published every two years. These estimates and projections are based on national census or survey data that have been evaluated and, whenever necessary, adjusted for deficiencies and inconsistencies. Urban-rural classification of population in internationally published statistics follows the national census definition, which differs from one country or area to another. National definitions are usually based on criteria that may include any of the following: size of population in a locality, population density, distance between built-up areas, predominant type of economic activity, legal or administrative boundaries and urban characteristics such as specific services and facilities.
  • Population > CIA Factbook: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Nobel prize laureates: Number of Nobel Prize Laureates 1901-2002
  • Gender empowerment: Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM). The GEM measures the participation of women and men in political decision-making. This index also has four indicators: female members of the Legislature, female participation in selected positions in public and private sector, female participation in academic and technical work, and estimated income. Both indexes are based on data collected by the UN and are processed to enable comparison.
  • Rural population: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population.
  • Total Population > Female: Total Population - Female, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total Population > Male: Total Population - Male, as of April 26, 2005
  • Urban population > Per capita: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Rural population > Per capita: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Population density: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Structure > Population > Total: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates."
  • Teenage pregancy rate: Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19."
  • Male population > Age 20-24: Male population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 30-34 > % of the total: Total population - Age 30-34 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 70-74: Total population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 55-59 per 1000: Male population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total: Female population - Age 10-14 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 65-69 > % of the total: Female population - Age 65-69 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total: Male population - Age 25-29 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 25-29: Female population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 40-44: Female population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 15-19: Male population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 35-39: Male population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 40-44: Male population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 40-44: Total population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 35-39: Total population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total: Total population - Age 35-39 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 45-49: Total population - Age 45-49, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 65-69: Total population - Age 65-69, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 60-64 > % of the total: Total population - Age 60-64 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total: Total population - Age 70-74 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total: Total population - Age 65-69 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total: Total population - Age 75-79 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 75-79: Total population - Age 75-79, as of April 26, 2005
  • Population > Population in the largest city > % of urban population: Population in the largest city (% of urban population). Population in largest city is the percentage of a country's urban population living in that country's largest metropolitan area.
  • Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters: Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita (cubic meters). Renewable internal freshwater resources flows refer to internal renewable resources (internal river flows and groundwater from rainfall) in the country. Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita are calculated using the World Bank's population estimates.
  • Male population > Age 65-69 per 1000: Male population - Age 65-69, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 65-69: Male population - Age 65-69, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Female population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 70-74 per 1000: Male population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 75-79 per 1000: Male population - Age 75-79, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 80-84 per 1000: Male population - Age 80-84, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 35-39 per 1000: Female population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total: Female population - Age 25-29 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total: Female population - Age 20-24 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total: Female population - Age 40-44 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total: Female population - Age 35-39 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 30-34: Female population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 35-39: Female population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total: Female population - Age 30-34 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 45-49: Female population - Age 45-49, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 55-59: Female population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 50-54: Female population - Age 50-54, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total: Female population - Age 50-54 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total: Female population - Age 55-59 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total: Female population - Age 45-49 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 70-74: Female population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 60-64: Female population - Age 60-64, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 65-69: Female population - Age 65-69, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 70-74 > % of the total: Female population - Age 70-74 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 75-79: Female population - Age 75-79, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 80-84 > % of the total: Female population - Age 80-84 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 75-79 > % of the total: Female population - Age 75-79 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Jewish population > By country > Jews > % Jewish: Jew population in countries as percentage of total Jew population in the world.
  • Male population > Age 10-14 > % of the total: Male population - Age 10-14 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Jewish population > By country > Jews > Estimated number of Jews: Total Jew population by country.
  • Male population > Age 10-14: Male population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total: Male population - Age 15-19 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 25-29: Male population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total: Male population - Age 40-44 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total: Male population - Age 30-34 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total: Male population - Age 35-39 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total: Male population - Age 20-24 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 45-49: Male population - Age 45-49, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 50-54: Male population - Age 50-54, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 55-59: Male population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 45-49 > % of the total: Male population - Age 45-49 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 50-54 > % of the total: Male population - Age 50-54 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 60-64: Male population - Age 60-64, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 65-69 > % of the total: Male population - Age 65-69 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total: Male population - Age 60-64 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 55-59 > % of the total: Male population - Age 55-59 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 70-74 > % of the total: Male population - Age 70-74 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 75-79 > % of the total: Male population - Age 75-79 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total: Male population - Age 80-84 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 75-79: Male population - Age 75-79, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 80-84: Male population - Age 80-84, as of April 26, 2005
  • International migration > Trends in migration > Net migration rate: Net migration is defined as the total number of immigrant nationals and foreigners minus the total of emigrant foreigners and nationals. Arrivals and departures for purposes such as tourism and business travel are not included in the statistics.
  • Female population > Age 45-49 per 1000: Female population - Age 45-49, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 55-59 per 1000: Female population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Jewish population > By country > Jews > Population > 2005E: Population by country in 2005.
  • Total Population per capita: Total Population, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Total Population > Female per 1000: Total Population - Female, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total Population > Male per 1000: Total Population - Male, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 15-19: Total population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 10-14 per 1000: Total population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Total population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • GDP per capita > Current US$: GDP per capita (current US$). GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • GDP per capita > Constant 2000 US$: GDP per capita (constant 2000 US$). GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • GDP per capita growth > Annual %: GDP per capita growth (annual %). Annual percentage growth rate of GDP per capita based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2005 U.S. dollars. GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources.
  • Total population > Age 25-29 per 1000: Total population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 80-84 per 1000: Total population - Age 80-84, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 30-34 per 1000: Total population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 30-34 per 1000: Male population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 50-54: Total population - Age 50-54, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 20-24 per 1000: Female population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 70-74 per 1000: Total population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 60-64 per 1000: Total population - Age 60-64, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • GNI per capita growth > Annual %: GNI per capita growth (annual %). Annual percentage growth rate of GNI per capita based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2005 U.S. dollars. GNI per capita is gross national income divided by midyear population. GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad.
  • Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000: Female population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 25-29 per 1000: Female population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 40-44 per 1000: Female population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 40-44 per 1000: Male population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 40-44 per 1000: Total population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 45-49 per 1000: Total population - Age 45-49, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 65-69 per 1000: Total population - Age 65-69, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Urban population growth > Annual %: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations.
  • Total population > Age 50-54 per 1000: Total population - Age 50-54, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Evolution of the population > Population growth rates per million: The tables refer to the resident population. For countries such as France, the United Kingdom and the United States which have overseas colonies, protectorates or other territorial possessions, their populations are generally excluded. For full details, see Sources below.

    Growth rates are the annual changes in the population and are the result of births, deaths and net migration during the year.

    The total fertility rate is the total number of children that would be born to each woman if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years and give birth to children in that period in agreement with the prevailing age-specific fertility rates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

  • Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country: The elderly population is the number of inhabitants of a given region aged 65 or older. The population can be either the average annual population or the population at a specific date during the year considered. The average population during a calendar year is generally calculated as the arithmetic mean of the population on 1 January of two consecutive years (it is also referred to as the mean population).

    The geographic concentration index offers an accurate picture of the spatial distribution of elderly population, as it takes into account the area of each region and reveals large international differences in the degree of geographic concentration of elderly people.

    The geographic concentration index compares the economic weight and the geographic weight over all regions in a given country and is constructed to account for both within- and between-country differences in the size of all regions. The index lies between 0 (no concentration) and 100 (maximum concentration) and is suitable for international comparisons of geographic concentration.

  • Migration > Net migration rate: The difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population). An excess of persons entering the country is referred to as net immigration (e.g., 3.56 migrants/1,000 population); an excess of persons leaving the country as net emigration (e.g., -9.26 migrants/1,000 population). The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change. High levels of migration can cause problems such as increasing unemployment and potential ethnic strife (if people are coming in) or a reduction in the labor force, perhaps in certain key sectors (if people are leaving).
  • Jewish population > By country > Jews > Population > 2005E per 1000: Population by country in 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Number of infant deaths: Number of infant deaths. Number of infants dying before reaching one year of age.
  • Number of under-five deaths: Number of under-five deaths. Number of children dying before reaching age five.
  • Number of neonatal deaths: Number of neonatal deaths. Number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age.
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5 > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000 live births). Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates.
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, female > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, under-5, female (per 1,000 live births). Mortality rate, under-5, female (per 1,000)
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, male > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, under-5, male (per 1,000 live births). Mortality rate, under-5, male (per 1,000)
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, neonatal > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, neonatal (per 1,000 live births). Neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year.
  • Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access: Improved water source, rural (% of rural population with access). Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population using an improved drinking water source. The improved drinking water source includes piped water on premises (piped household water connection located inside the useru2019s dwelling, plot or yard), and other improved drinking water sources (public taps or standpipes, tube wells or boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection).
  • Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access: Improved water source, urban (% of urban population with access). Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population using an improved drinking water source. The improved drinking water source includes piped water on premises (piped household water connection located inside the useru2019s dwelling, plot or yard), and other improved drinking water sources (public taps or standpipes, tube wells or boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection).
  • Improved water source > % of population with access: Improved water source (% of population with access). Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population using an improved drinking water source. The improved drinking water source includes piped water on premises (piped household water connection located inside the useru2019s dwelling, plot or yard), and other improved drinking water sources (public taps or standpipes, tube wells or boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection).
  • Fertility > Number of maternal deaths: Number of maternal deaths. Maternal mortality deaths is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in: rate varies by country: Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in: rate varies by country). Life time risk of maternal death is the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause assuming that current levels of fertility and mortality (including maternal mortality) do not change in the future, taking into account competing causes of death.
  • Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > %: Lifetime risk of maternal death (%). Life time risk of maternal death is the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause assuming that current levels of fertility and mortality (including maternal mortality) do not change in the future, taking into account competing causes of death.
  • Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access: Improved sanitation facilities (% of population with access). Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population using improved sanitation facilities. The improved sanitation facilities include flush/pour flush (to piped sewer system, septic tank, pit latrine), ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine, pit latrine with slab, and composting toilet.
  • Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access: Improved sanitation facilities, rural (% of rural population with access). Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population using improved sanitation facilities. The improved sanitation facilities include flush/pour flush (to piped sewer system, septic tank, pit latrine), ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine, pit latrine with slab, and composting toilet.
  • Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access: Improved sanitation facilities, urban (% of urban population with access). Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population using improved sanitation facilities. The improved sanitation facilities include flush/pour flush (to piped sewer system, septic tank, pit latrine), ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine, pit latrine with slab, and composting toilet.
  • Fertility > Low-birthweight babies > % of births: Low-birthweight babies (% of births). Low-birthweight babies are newborns weighing less than 2,500 grams, with the measurement taken within the first hours of life, before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred.
  • Fertility > Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births: Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births). Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth, per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on fertility, birth attendants, and HIV prevalence.
  • Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, female > %: Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, female (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, male > %: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, male (%). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. The participation rates are harmonized to account for differences in national data collection and tabulation methodologies as well as for other country-specific factors such as military service requirements. The series includes both nationally reported and imputed data and only estimates that are national, meaning there are no geographic limitations in coverage.
  • Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, female > %: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, female (%). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. The participation rates are harmonized to account for differences in national data collection and tabulation methodologies as well as for other country-specific factors such as military service requirements. The series includes both nationally reported and imputed data and only estimates that are national, meaning there are no geographic limitations in coverage.
  • Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, total > %: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, total (%). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. The participation rates are harmonized to account for differences in national data collection and tabulation methodologies as well as for other country-specific factors such as military service requirements. The series includes both nationally reported and imputed data and only estimates that are national, meaning there are no geographic limitations in coverage.
  • Labor force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15-64). Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15-64)
  • Labor force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15-64). Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15-64)
  • Labor force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15-64). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Labor participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15+: Labor participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15+). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Labor participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15+: Labor participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15+). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Labor participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15+: Labor participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15+). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Labor force, female > % of total labor force: Labor force, female (% of total labor force). Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Emigration rate of tertiary educated > % of total tertiary educated population: Emigration rate of tertiary educated (% of total tertiary educated population). Emigration rate of tertiary educated shows the stock of emigrants ages 25 and older, residing in an OECD country other than that in which they were born, with at least one year of tertiary education as a percentage of the population age 25 and older with tertiary education.
  • Refugee population by country or territory of asylum: Refugee population by country or territory of asylum. Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Refugee population by country or territory of origin: Refugee population by country or territory of origin. Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of origin generally refers to the nationality or country of citizenship of a claimant.
  • International migrant stock, total: International migrant stock, total. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.
  • International migrant stock > % of population: International migrant stock (% of population). International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.
  • Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population: Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population). Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 2.5 signifies a prevalence of undernourishment below 2.5%.
  • Completeness of infant death reporting > % of reported infant deaths to estimated infant deaths: Completeness of infant death reporting (% of reported infant deaths to estimated infant deaths). Completeness of infant death reporting is the number of infant deaths reported by national statistics authorities to the United Nations Statistics Division's Demography Yearbook divided by the number of infant deaths estimated by the United Nations Population Division.
  • Completeness of total death reporting > % of reported total deaths to estimated total deaths: Completeness of total death reporting (% of reported total deaths to estimated total deaths). Completeness of total death reporting is the number of total deaths reported by national statistics authorities to the United Nations Statistics Division's Demography Yearbook divided by the number of total deaths estimated by the United Nations Population Division.
  • Mortality rate, adult, female > Per 1,000 female adults: Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults). Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages.
  • Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults: Mortality rate, adult, male (per 1,000 male adults). Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages.
  • Fertility > Birth rate, crude > Per 1,000 people: Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people). Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
  • Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people: Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people). Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births). Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year.
  • Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman: Fertility rate, total (births per woman). Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • Survival to age 65, female > % of cohort: Survival to age 65, female (% of cohort). Survival to age 65 refers to the percentage of a cohort of newborn infants that would survive to age 65, if subject to current age specific mortality rates.
  • Survival to age 65, male > % of cohort: Survival to age 65, male (% of cohort). Survival to age 65 refers to the percentage of a cohort of newborn infants that would survive to age 65, if subject to current age specific mortality rates.
  • Age dependency ratio > % of working-age population: Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population). Age dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents--people younger than 15 or older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. Data are shown as the proportion of dependents per 100 working-age population.
  • Age dependency ratio, old > % of working-age population: Age dependency ratio, old (% of working-age population). Age dependency ratio, old, is the ratio of older dependents--people older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. Data are shown as the proportion of dependents per 100 working-age population.
  • Age dependency ratio, young > % of working-age population: Age dependency ratio, young (% of working-age population). Age dependency ratio, young, is the ratio of younger dependents--people younger than 15--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. Data are shown as the proportion of dependents per 100 working-age population.
  • Population, total: Population, total. Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Population, female > % of total: Population, female (% of total). Population, female (% of total) is the percentage of the population that is female.
  • Rural population > % of total population: Rural population (% of total population). Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Urban population > % of total: Urban population (% of total). Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.
  • Urban population per 1000: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Rural population per 1000: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Population > CIA Factbook per capita: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Females per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > Females per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Health expenditures: This entry provides the total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP. Health expenditures are broadly defined as activities performed either by institutions or individuals through the application of medical, paramedical, and/or nursing knowledge and technology, the primary purpose of which is to promote, restore, or maintain health.
  • Female population > Age 20-24: Female population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 10-14: Female population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 40-44 > % of the total: Total population - Age 40-44 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 15-19: Female population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 60-64 > % of the total: Female population - Age 60-64 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 70-74: Male population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Regional Population > Index of geographic concentration of population > Small regions: The number of inhabitants of a given region, the total population, can be either the average annual population or the population at a specific date during the year considered. The average population during a calendar year is generally calculated as the arithmetic mean of the population on 1 January of two consecutive years (it is also referred to as the mean population). However, some countries estimate it on a date close to 1 July (mid-year population).

    The index of geographic concentration offers a picture of the spatial distribution of the population, as it takes into account the area of each region.

    The index compares the economic weight and the geographic weight over all regions in a given country and is constructed to account for both within- and between-country differences in the size of all regions. It lies between 0 (no concentration) and 100 (maximum concentration) and is suitable for international comparisons.

  • Total population > Evolution of the population > Population growth rates: The tables refer to the resident population. For countries such as France, the United Kingdom and the United States which have overseas colonies, protectorates or other territorial possessions, their populations are generally excluded. For full details, see Sources below.

    Growth rates are the annual changes in the population and are the result of births, deaths and net migration during the year.

    The total fertility rate is the total number of children that would be born to each woman if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years and give birth to children in that period in agreement with the prevailing age-specific fertility rates.

  • Total population > Evolution of the population > Total fertility rates: The tables refer to the resident population. For countries such as France, the United Kingdom and the United States which have overseas colonies, protectorates or other territorial possessions, their populations are generally excluded. For full details, see Sources below.

    Growth rates are the annual changes in the population and are the result of births, deaths and net migration during the year.

    The total fertility rate is the total number of children that would be born to each woman if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years and give birth to children in that period in agreement with the prevailing age-specific fertility rates.

  • Maternal mortality rate: The maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes). The MMR includes deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, for a specified year.
  • Migration > Refugees per 1000: Refugees (number in each country, 1990-99). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 20-24 per 1000: Total population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 55-59 per 1000: Total population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000: Male population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Male population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 35-39 per 1000: Male population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 35-39 per 1000: Total population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 75-79 per 1000: Total population - Age 75-79, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Number of infant deaths per 1000: Number of infant deaths. Number of infants dying before reaching one year of age. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Number of neonatal deaths per million: Number of neonatal deaths. Number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fertility > Number of maternal deaths per million: Number of maternal deaths. Maternal mortality deaths is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Net migration per million: Net migration. Net migration is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens. Data are five-year estimates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Refugee population by country or territory of asylum per 1000: Refugee population by country or territory of asylum. Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Refugee population by country or territory of origin per 1000: Refugee population by country or territory of origin. Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of origin generally refers to the nationality or country of citizenship of a claimant. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • International migrant stock, total per 1000: International migrant stock, total. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Population, total per 1000: Population, total. Population, total refers to the total population. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Obesity > Adult prevalence rate: This entry gives the percent of a country's population considered to be obese. Obesity is defined as an adult having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater to or equal to 30.0. BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight in kg and dividing it by the person's squared height in meters.
  • Population growth > Annual %: Annual population growth rate. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.
  • HIV/AIDS > Adult prevalence rate: This entry gives an estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
    Additional details:
    • Azerbaijan: less than 0.2% (2007)
    • Bangladesh: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Bhutan: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Brunei: less than 0.1% (2003)
    • Bulgaria: less than 0.1% (2001)
    • Comoros: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Croatia: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Cuba: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Czech Republic: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Egypt: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Finland: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Georgia: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Hungary: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Iraq: less than 0.1% (2001)
    • Japan: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Jordan: less than 0.1% (2001)
    • Korea, South: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Kyrgyzstan: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Macedonia: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Maldives: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Mongolia: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Philippines: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Qatar: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Romania: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Slovakia: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Slovenia: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Sri Lanka: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Syria: less than 0.1% (2001)
    • Tajikistan: less than 0.3% (2007)
    • Tunisia: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Turkey: less than 0.1% (2009)
    • Turkmenistan: less than 0.1% (2007)
    • Uzbekistan: less than 0.1% (2007)
  • HIV/AIDS > People living with HIV/AIDS: This entry gives an estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS.
    Additional details:
    • Bahrain: fewer than 600 (2007)
    • Bhutan: fewer than 100 (2007)
    • Bhutan: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Brunei: fewer than 200 (2003)
    • Comoros: fewer than 500 (2009)
    • Croatia: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Cyprus: fewer than 1,000 (2007)
    • Fiji: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Iceland: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Iraq: fewer than 500 (2003)
    • Luxembourg: fewer than 500 (2003)
    • Luxembourg: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Macedonia: fewer than 200 (2007)
    • Maldives: fewer than 100 (2009)
    • Malta: fewer than 500 (2009)
    • Mongolia: fewer than 500 (2009)
    • Qatar: fewer than 200 (2009)
    • Slovakia: fewer than 200 (2007)
    • Slovakia: fewer than 500 (2009)
    • Slovenia: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Syria: fewer than 500 (2003)
    • Turkmenistan: fewer than 200 (2007)
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Note: Country people note.
  • Number of under-five deaths per 1000: Number of under-five deaths. Number of children dying before reaching age five. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Net migration: Net migration. Net migration is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens. Data are five-year estimates.
  • Fertility > Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19: Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19). Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19.
  • Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population: Age dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents--people younger than 15 or older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. For example, 0.7 means there are 7 dependents for every 10 working-age people.
STAT Australia Iceland HISTORY
Birth rate 12.23 births/1,000 population
Ranked 162nd.
13.15 births/1,000 population
Ranked 152nd. 8% more than Australia

Death rate 7.01 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 132nd.
7.07 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 129th. 1% more than Australia

Ethnic groups white 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1% homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norse and Celts 94%, population of foreign origin 6%
Hospital bed density 3.9 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 24th.
5.8 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 5th. 49% more than Australia
Infant mortality rate > Total 4.49 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 189th. 42% more than Iceland
3.17 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 215th.

Nationality > Adjective Australian Icelandic
Nationality > Noun Australian(s) Icelander(s)
Physicians density 3.85 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 4th. 11% more than Iceland
3.46 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 9th.

Population 22.26 million
Ranked 55th. 71 times more than Iceland
315,281
Ranked 179th.

Population growth rate 1.11%
Ranked 106th. 68% more than Iceland
0.66%
Ranked 143th.

Population in 2015 22,250
Ranked 54th. 70 times more than Iceland
319
Ranked 174th.
Sex ratio > 65 years and over 0.85 male(s)/female
Ranked 73th. The same as Iceland
0.85 male(s)/female
Ranked 67th.

Sex ratio > At birth 1.06 male(s)/female
Ranked 63th. 2% more than Iceland
1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 156th.

Sex ratio > Total population 1.01 male(s)/female
Ranked 64th. 1% more than Iceland
1 male(s)/female
Ranked 75th.

Total fertility rate 1.77 children born/woman
Ranked 156th.
1.88 children born/woman
Ranked 139th. 6% more than Australia

Net migration rate None None
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female None None
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male None None
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 20 years
Ranked 1st. 18% more than Iceland
17 years
Ranked 6th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 21 years
Ranked 1st. 17% more than Iceland
18 years
Ranked 3rd.

Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 91st. 2% more than Iceland
1.03 male(s)/female
Ranked 151st.

Sanitation facility access > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 28th. The same as Iceland
100% of population
Ranked 3rd.

Sanitation facility access > Improved > Urban 100% of population
Ranked 31st. The same as Iceland
100% of population
Ranked 3rd.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 20 years
Ranked 3rd. The same as Iceland
20 years
Ranked 2nd.

Median age > Female 38.8 years
Ranked 57th. 6% more than Iceland
36.6 years
Ranked 67th.

Median age > Total 38.1 years
Ranked 57th. 5% more than Iceland
36.2 years
Ranked 65th.

Infant mortality rate > Female 4.15 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 186th. 37% more than Iceland
3.02 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 211th.

Infant mortality rate > Male 4.8 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 187th. 45% more than Iceland
3.31 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 214th.

Major cities > Population Sydney 4.429 million; Melbourne 3.853 million; Brisbane 1.97 million; Perth 1.599 million; CANBERRA (capital) 399,000 REYKJAVIK (capital) 198,000
Age structure > 0-14 years 18.1%
Ranked 168th.
19.8%
Ranked 159th. 9% more than Australia

Sex ratio > 15-64 years 1.03
Ranked 53th. 1% more than Iceland
1.02
Ranked 59th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male 19 years
Ranked 2nd. 12% more than Iceland
17 years
Ranked 6th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total 20 years
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than Iceland
18 years
Ranked 4th.
Languages English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, German widely spoken
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Age structure > 15-24 years 13.4%
Ranked 175th.
14.6%
Ranked 157th. 9% more than Australia
Age structure > 25-54 years 42%
Ranked 92nd. 3% more than Iceland
40.9%
Ranked 108th.
Age structure > 55-64 years 11.8%
Ranked 56th. 4% more than Iceland
11.4%
Ranked 61st.
Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio 21.5%
Ranked 33th. 11% more than Iceland
19.3%
Ranked 43th.
Dependency ratios > Potential support ratio 4.6
Ranked 165th.
5.2
Ranked 153th. 13% more than Australia
Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio 28.6%
Ranked 141st.
31.1%
Ranked 130th. 9% more than Australia
Dependency ratios > Total dependency ratio 50.2%
Ranked 121st.
50.4%
Ranked 118th. About the same as Australia
Religions Protestant 27.4% (Anglican 18.7%, Uniting Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3%), Catholic 25.8%, Eastern Orthodox 2.7%, other Christian 7.9%, Buddhist 2.1%, Muslim 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 11.3%, none 18.7% Lutheran Church of Iceland (official) 80.7%, Roman Catholic 2.5%, Reykjavik Free Church 2.4%, Hafnarfjorour Free Church 1.6%, other religions 3.6%, unaffiliated 3%, other or unspecified 6.2%
Drinking water source > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 33th. The same as Iceland
100% of population
Ranked 14th.
Sanitation facility access > Improved > Rural 100% of population
Ranked 26th. The same as Iceland
100% of population
Ranked 2nd.

Age structure > 65 years and over 14.7%
Ranked 44th. 11% more than Iceland
13.2%
Ranked 56th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 19 years
Ranked 2nd. 12% more than Iceland
17 years
Ranked 6th.

Education expenditures 5.1% of GDP
Ranked 45th.
7.8% of GDP
Ranked 8th. 53% more than Australia

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 20 years
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than Iceland
18 years
Ranked 4th.

Age structure > 15-64 years 67.5%
Ranked 85th. 1% more than Iceland
67.1%
Ranked 90th.

Median age > Male 37.3 years
Ranked 51st. 4% more than Iceland
35.7 years
Ranked 63th.

Drinking water source > Improved > Rural 100% of population
Ranked 31st. The same as Iceland
100% of population
Ranked 4th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female 20 years
Ranked 3rd. The same as Iceland
20 years
Ranked 2nd.
Child labor > Children ages 5-14 30.5
Ranked 1st. 13% more than Iceland
27
Ranked 5th.
Mother's mean age at first birth 30.5
Ranked 1st. 13% more than Iceland
27
Ranked 5th.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Female 10.8%
Ranked 52nd. 1% more than Iceland
10.7%
Ranked 53th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total None None
Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 16th. The same as Iceland
99%
Ranked 11th.
HIV/AIDS > Deaths fewer than 100 fewer than 100
Drinking water source > Improved > Urban 100% of population
Ranked 47th. The same as Iceland
100% of population
Ranked 5th.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 84.54 years
Ranked 13th. 1% more than Iceland
83.42 years
Ranked 22nd.

Life expectancy at birth > Male 79.55 years
Ranked 9th. 1% more than Iceland
78.89 years
Ranked 20th.

Life expectancy at birth > Total population 81.98 years
Ranked 10th. 1% more than Iceland
81.11 years
Ranked 19th.

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Male 11.9%
Ranked 90th.
18.4%
Ranked 54th. 55% more than Australia

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 52nd. The same as Iceland
99%
Ranked 39th.

Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 45th. The same as Iceland
99%
Ranked 29th.

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total 11.3%
Ranked 96th.
14.6%
Ranked 82nd. 29% more than Australia

Projected population growth 28.9%
Ranked 88th. 65% more than Iceland
17.54%
Ranked 98th.
Urbanization in 2015 94.8%
Ranked 7th. 1% more than Iceland
94.3%
Ranked 9th.
Urban population 17.93 million
Ranked 36th. 65 times more than Iceland
275,384
Ranked 160th.

Teenage birth rate 18.4
Ranked 11th.
24.7
Ranked 6th. 34% more than Australia
Divorces per 100 marriages 46 divorces per 100 marriag
Ranked 9th. 50% more than Iceland
30.7 divorces per 100 marriag
Ranked 15th.
Total Population 20.26 million
Ranked 52nd. 68 times more than Iceland
299,388
Ranked 176th.
Urbanization 91
Ranked 19th.
93
Ranked 11th. 2% more than Australia
Population > CIA Factbook 21.01 million
Ranked 54th. 69 times more than Iceland
304,367
Ranked 175th.

Nobel prize laureates 6
Ranked 16th. 6 times more than Iceland
1
Ranked 28th.
Gender empowerment 0.759
Ranked 10th.
0.833
Ranked 2nd. 10% more than Australia
Rural population 2.4 million
Ranked 100th. 112 times more than Iceland
21,366
Ranked 183th.

Total Population > Female 10.18 million
Ranked 53th. 68 times more than Iceland
149,547
Ranked 176th.
Total Population > Male 10.08 million
Ranked 52nd. 67 times more than Iceland
149,841
Ranked 175th.
Urban population > Per capita 0.882 per capita
Ranked 20th.
0.928 per capita
Ranked 15th. 5% more than Australia

Gender development 0.938
Ranked 2nd. About the same as Iceland
0.934
Ranked 6th.
Rural population > Per capita 118 per 1,000 people
Ranked 174th. 64% more than Iceland
72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 180th.

Population density 2.79
Ranked 195th.
3.17
Ranked 193th. 14% more than Australia

Structure > Population > Total 21.87 million
Ranked 47th. 69 times more than Iceland
319,062
Ranked 164th.

Teenage pregancy rate 14.6
Ranked 144th.
14.72
Ranked 143th. 1% more than Australia

Urbanization > Urban population 89 93
Urbanization in 1975 85.9%
Ranked 7th.
86.6%
Ranked 5th. 1% more than Australia
Male population > Age 20-24 703,926
Ranked 61st. 65 times more than Iceland
10,894
Ranked 180th.
Total population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 7.32
Ranked 96th. 1% more than Iceland
7.26
Ranked 101st.
Total population > Age 70-74 613,782
Ranked 32nd. 71 times more than Iceland
8,644
Ranked 166th.
Male population > Age 55-59 per 1000 30.88
Ranked 27th. 11% more than Iceland
27.92
Ranked 41st.
Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 3.37
Ranked 170th.
3.77
Ranked 154th. 12% more than Australia
Female population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 1.94
Ranked 53th. 23% more than Iceland
1.58
Ranked 72nd.
Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 3.38
Ranked 189th.
3.69
Ranked 149th. 9% more than Australia
Female population > Age 25-29 659,521
Ranked 58th. 61 times more than Iceland
10,881
Ranked 178th.
Female population > Age 40-44 744,829
Ranked 42nd. 68 times more than Iceland
10,912
Ranked 175th.
Male population > Age 15-19 713,470
Ranked 64th. 61 times more than Iceland
11,667
Ranked 179th.
Male population > Age 35-39 767,477
Ranked 49th. 75 times more than Iceland
10,301
Ranked 178th.
Male population > Age 40-44 753,683
Ranked 42nd. 69 times more than Iceland
10,934
Ranked 174th.
Total population > Age 40-44 1.5 million
Ranked 42nd. 69 times more than Iceland
21,846
Ranked 174th.
Total population > Age 35-39 1.52 million
Ranked 50th. 75 times more than Iceland
20,245
Ranked 177th.
Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 7.51
Ranked 68th. 11% more than Iceland
6.76
Ranked 113th.
Total population > Age 45-49 1.47 million
Ranked 37th. 69 times more than Iceland
21,222
Ranked 171st.
Total population > Age 65-69 763,253
Ranked 34th. 83 times more than Iceland
9,204
Ranked 168th.
Total population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 4.78
Ranked 39th. 12% more than Iceland
4.26
Ranked 53th.
Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 3.03
Ranked 50th. 5% more than Iceland
2.89
Ranked 55th.
Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 3.77
Ranked 49th. 23% more than Iceland
3.07
Ranked 70th.
Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 2.67
Ranked 44th. 6% more than Iceland
2.53
Ranked 47th.
Total population > Age 75-79 540,861
Ranked 29th. 71 times more than Iceland
7,587
Ranked 159th.
Population > Population in the largest city > % of urban population 22.19%
Ranked 79th.
66.51%
Ranked 32nd. 3 times more than Australia

Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters 22,039.16
Ranked 30th.
532,891.97
Ranked 1st. 24 times more than Australia

Male population > Age 65-69 per 1000 18.2
Ranked 43th. 21% more than Iceland
15.1
Ranked 56th.
Male population > Age 65-69 371,085
Ranked 33th. 83 times more than Iceland
4,480
Ranked 167th.
Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000 33.38
Ranked 163th.
37.52
Ranked 146th. 12% more than Australia
Male population > Age 70-74 per 1000 14.09
Ranked 41st. 3% more than Iceland
13.7
Ranked 42nd.
Male population > Age 75-79 per 1000 11.83
Ranked 30th. 1% more than Iceland
11.69
Ranked 32nd.
Male population > Age 80-84 per 1000 13.28
Ranked 3rd. 78% more than Iceland
7.45
Ranked 31st.
Female population > Age 35-39 per 1000 37.03
Ranked 57th. 10% more than Iceland
33.51
Ranked 98th.
Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 3.25
Ranked 190th.
3.63
Ranked 148th. 12% more than Australia
Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 3.33
Ranked 186th.
3.57
Ranked 172nd. 7% more than Australia
Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 3.68
Ranked 61st. 1% more than Iceland
3.64
Ranked 66th.
Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 3.73
Ranked 61st. 12% more than Iceland
3.32
Ranked 112th.
Female population > Age 30-34 731,701
Ranked 52nd. 68 times more than Iceland
10,744
Ranked 177th.
Female population > Age 35-39 755,154
Ranked 49th. 76 times more than Iceland
9,944
Ranked 176th.
Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 3.61
Ranked 97th. 1% more than Iceland
3.59
Ranked 101st.
Female population > Age 45-49 732,092
Ranked 39th. 70 times more than Iceland
10,462
Ranked 172nd.
Female population > Age 55-59 631,318
Ranked 34th. 80 times more than Iceland
7,933
Ranked 168th.
Female population > Age 50-54 667,689
Ranked 35th. 72 times more than Iceland
9,210
Ranked 170th.
Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 3.29
Ranked 44th. 7% more than Iceland
3.08
Ranked 66th.
Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 3.12
Ranked 35th. 18% more than Iceland
2.65
Ranked 61st.
Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 3.61
Ranked 49th. 3% more than Iceland
3.49
Ranked 59th.
Female population > Age 70-74 326,515
Ranked 33th. 71 times more than Iceland
4,580
Ranked 166th.
Female population > Age 60-64 487,284
Ranked 35th. 77 times more than Iceland
6,326
Ranked 167th.
Female population > Age 65-69 392,168
Ranked 34th. 83 times more than Iceland
4,724
Ranked 168th.
Female population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 1.61
Ranked 54th. 5% more than Iceland
1.53
Ranked 59th.
Female population > Age 75-79 299,528
Ranked 29th. 73 times more than Iceland
4,118
Ranked 159th.
Female population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 2.27
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Iceland
1.01
Ranked 70th.
Female population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 1.48
Ranked 45th. 7% more than Iceland
1.38
Ranked 51st.
Jewish population > By country > Jews > % Jewish 0.6%
Ranked 5th. 200 times more than Iceland
0.003%
Ranked 38th.
Male population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 3.53
Ranked 170th.
3.89
Ranked 157th. 10% more than Australia
Jewish population > By country > Jews > Estimated number of Jews 120,406
Ranked 5th. 12041 times more than Iceland
10
Ranked 49th.
Male population > Age 10-14 714,840
Ranked 69th. 61 times more than Iceland
11,653
Ranked 181st.
Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 3.52
Ranked 186th.
3.9
Ranked 166th. 11% more than Australia
Male population > Age 25-29 684,704
Ranked 57th. 62 times more than Iceland
11,061
Ranked 178th.
Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 3.72
Ranked 60th. 2% more than Iceland
3.65
Ranked 68th.
Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 3.71
Ranked 88th. 1% more than Iceland
3.67
Ranked 98th.
Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 3.79
Ranked 67th. 10% more than Iceland
3.44
Ranked 109th.
Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 3.47
Ranked 185th.
3.64
Ranked 173th. 5% more than Australia
Male population > Age 45-49 735,678
Ranked 37th. 68 times more than Iceland
10,760
Ranked 171st.
Male population > Age 50-54 659,704
Ranked 35th. 69 times more than Iceland
9,621
Ranked 168th.
Male population > Age 55-59 629,744
Ranked 33th. 76 times more than Iceland
8,284
Ranked 166th.
Male population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 3.63
Ranked 47th. 1% more than Iceland
3.59
Ranked 52nd.
Male population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 3.26
Ranked 50th. 2% more than Iceland
3.21
Ranked 54th.
Male population > Age 60-64 481,596
Ranked 32nd. 75 times more than Iceland
6,430
Ranked 167th.
Male population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 1.83
Ranked 46th. 22% more than Iceland
1.5
Ranked 68th.
Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 2.38
Ranked 34th. 11% more than Iceland
2.15
Ranked 46th.
Male population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 3.11
Ranked 31st. 12% more than Iceland
2.77
Ranked 50th.
Male population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 1.42
Ranked 46th. 4% more than Iceland
1.36
Ranked 50th.
Male population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 1.19
Ranked 34th. 3% more than Iceland
1.16
Ranked 37th.
Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 1.34
Ranked 3rd. 81% more than Iceland
0.74
Ranked 46th.
Male population > Age 75-79 241,333
Ranked 30th. 70 times more than Iceland
3,469
Ranked 158th.
Male population > Age 80-84 270,904
Ranked 21st. 123 times more than Iceland
2,210
Ranked 160th.
International migration > Trends in migration > Net migration rate 7.681159 12.59218
Female population > Age 45-49 per 1000 35.9
Ranked 42nd. 2% more than Iceland
35.26
Ranked 46th.
Female population > Age 55-59 per 1000 30.95
Ranked 39th. 16% more than Iceland
26.73
Ranked 51st.
Urbanization > Rate of urbanization None None
Jewish population > By country > Jews > Population > 2005E 20.09 million
Ranked 18th. 67 times more than Iceland
300,000
Ranked 50th.
Total Population per capita 0.994
Ranked 121st.
1.01
Ranked 98th. 2% more than Australia
Total Population > Female per 1000 499.16
Ranked 129th.
503.98
Ranked 118th. 1% more than Australia
Total Population > Male per 1000 494.43
Ranked 111th.
504.97
Ranked 79th. 2% more than Australia
Total population > Age 15-19 1.39 million
Ranked 64th. 61 times more than Iceland
22,800
Ranked 179th.
Total population > Age 10-14 per 1000 68.49
Ranked 152nd.
77.28
Ranked 142nd. 13% more than Australia
Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000 68.36
Ranked 163th.
76.84
Ranked 145th. 12% more than Australia
GDP per capita > Current US$ $67,555.76
Ranked 6th. 59% more than Iceland
$42,416.04
Ranked 18th.

GDP per capita > Constant 2000 US$ $37,304.64
Ranked 17th.
$53,298.12
Ranked 6th. 43% more than Australia

GDP per capita growth > Annual % 1.76%
Ranked 89th. 68% more than Iceland
1.04%
Ranked 115th.

Total population > Age 25-29 per 1000 65.91
Ranked 168th.
73.95
Ranked 136th. 12% more than Australia
Total population > Age 80-84 per 1000 35.87
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Iceland
17.61
Ranked 53th.
Total population > Age 30-34 per 1000 72.74
Ranked 94th.
73.25
Ranked 90th. 1% more than Australia
Male population > Age 30-34 per 1000 36.87
Ranked 88th.
37.04
Ranked 85th. About the same as Australia
Total population > Age 50-54 1.33 million
Ranked 35th. 70 times more than Iceland
18,831
Ranked 169th.
Female population > Age 20-24 per 1000 33.07
Ranked 166th.
36.04
Ranked 151st. 9% more than Australia
Total population > Age 70-74 per 1000 30.1
Ranked 46th. 3% more than Iceland
29.13
Ranked 47th.
Total population > Age 60-64 per 1000 47.51
Ranked 32nd. 11% more than Iceland
42.99
Ranked 44th.
GNI per capita growth > Annual % 2.71%
Ranked 44th.
5%
Ranked 22nd. 84% more than Australia

Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000 33.44
Ranked 153th.
38.01
Ranked 142nd. 14% more than Australia
Female population > Age 25-29 per 1000 32.34
Ranked 164th.
36.67
Ranked 135th. 13% more than Australia
Female population > Age 40-44 per 1000 36.52
Ranked 55th.
36.77
Ranked 51st. 1% more than Australia
Male population > Age 40-44 per 1000 36.95
Ranked 53th. About the same as Iceland
36.85
Ranked 54th.
Total population > Age 40-44 per 1000 73.48
Ranked 51st.
73.62
Ranked 50th. About the same as Australia
Total population > Age 45-49 per 1000 71.97
Ranked 43th. 1% more than Iceland
71.52
Ranked 46th.
Total population > Age 65-69 per 1000 37.42
Ranked 45th. 21% more than Iceland
31.02
Ranked 58th.
Urban population growth > Annual % 1.4%
Ranked 118th.
1.69%
Ranked 109th. 21% more than Australia

Total population > Age 50-54 per 1000 65.08
Ranked 40th. 3% more than Iceland
63.46
Ranked 49th.
Total population > Evolution of the population > Population growth rates per million 0.0316%
Ranked 8th.
2.47%
Ranked 1st. 78 times more than Australia
Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country 12.91%
Ranked 22nd. 10% more than Iceland
11.74%
Ranked 25th.
Migration > Net migration rate 6.34 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 18th. 6 times more than Iceland
1.13 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 56th.

Jewish population > By country > Jews > Population > 2005E per 1000 985.08
Ranked 30th.
1,011.01
Ranked 13th. 3% more than Australia
Number of infant deaths 1,000
Ranked 125th.
0.0
Ranked 131st.

Number of under-five deaths 2,000
Ranked 108th.
0.0
Ranked 137th.

Number of neonatal deaths 1,000
Ranked 111th.
0.0
Ranked 120th.

Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5 > Per 1,000 live births 4.9
Ranked 161st. 2 times more than Iceland
2.3
Ranked 191st.

Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, female > Per 1,000 live births 4.3
Ranked 163th. 2 times more than Iceland
2.1
Ranked 191st.

Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, male > Per 1,000 live births 5.4
Ranked 161st. 2 times more than Iceland
2.5
Ranked 191st.

Fertility > Mortality rate, neonatal > Per 1,000 live births 2.8
Ranked 163th. 3 times more than Iceland
1.1
Ranked 189th.

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 100%
Ranked 23th. The same as Iceland
100%
Ranked 2nd.

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 32nd. The same as Iceland
100%
Ranked 5th.

Improved water source > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 22nd. The same as Iceland
100%
Ranked 3rd.

Fertility > Number of maternal deaths 19
Ranked 120th.
0.0
Ranked 178th.

Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in: rate varies by country 8,100
Ranked 22nd.
8,900
Ranked 20th. 10% more than Australia

Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > % 0.0123%
Ranked 160th. 10% more than Iceland
0.0112%
Ranked 161st.

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 25th. The same as Iceland
100%
Ranked 4th.

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 100%
Ranked 24th. The same as Iceland
100%
Ranked 3rd.

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 27th. The same as Iceland
100%
Ranked 4th.

Fertility > Low-birthweight babies > % of births 6.6%
Ranked 54th. 74% more than Iceland
3.8%
Ranked 38th.
Fertility > Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births 7
Ranked 164th. 40% more than Iceland
5
Ranked 171st.

Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, female > % 59.4%
Ranked 16th.
64.9%
Ranked 10th. 9% more than Australia

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, male > % 68.3%
Ranked 22nd.
69%
Ranked 19th. 1% more than Australia

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, female > % 66.7%
Ranked 15th.
74%
Ranked 8th. 11% more than Australia

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, total > % 67.5%
Ranked 13th.
71.5%
Ranked 11th. 6% more than Australia

Labor force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64 70.3%
Ranked 44th.
82.1%
Ranked 10th. 17% more than Australia

Labor force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64 82.5%
Ranked 57th.
86.3%
Ranked 23th. 5% more than Australia

Labor force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64 76.4%
Ranked 42nd.
84.2%
Ranked 13th. 10% more than Australia

Labor participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15+ 58.8%
Ranked 60th.
70.6%
Ranked 25th. 20% more than Australia

Labor participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15+ 71.9%
Ranked 113th.
77.3%
Ranked 74th. 8% more than Australia

Labor participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15+ 65.3%
Ranked 79th.
74%
Ranked 29th. 13% more than Australia

Labor force, female > % of total labor force 45.55%
Ranked 76th.
47.58%
Ranked 36th. 4% more than Australia

Emigration rate of tertiary educated > % of total tertiary educated population 2.72%
Ranked 173th.
20.95%
Ranked 61st. 8 times more than Australia

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 23,434
Ranked 49th. 404 times more than Iceland
58
Ranked 148th.

Refugee population by country or territory of origin 39
Ranked 156th. 13 times more than Iceland
3
Ranked 185th.

International migrant stock, total 4.71 million
Ranked 12th. 127 times more than Iceland
37,223
Ranked 155th.

International migrant stock > % of population 21.35%
Ranked 31st. 82% more than Iceland
11.7%
Ranked 54th.

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5%
Ranked 156th. The same as Iceland
5%
Ranked 98th.

Completeness of infant death reporting > % of reported infant deaths to estimated infant deaths 92.25%
Ranked 19th.
92.31%
Ranked 31st. The same as Australia
Completeness of total death reporting > % of reported total deaths to estimated total deaths 96.27%
Ranked 30th.
100%
Ranked 2nd. 4% more than Australia
Mortality rate, adult, female > Per 1,000 female adults 47.28
Ranked 176th. 30% more than Iceland
36.34
Ranked 164th.

Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults 80.6
Ranked 177th. 14% more than Iceland
70.52
Ranked 163th.

Fertility > Birth rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 13.29
Ranked 140th.
14.1
Ranked 136th. 6% more than Australia

Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 6.58
Ranked 133th. 6% more than Iceland
6.2
Ranked 144th.

Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births 4.1
Ranked 162nd. 2 times more than Iceland
1.8
Ranked 191st.

Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman 1.87
Ranked 136th.
2.02
Ranked 124th. 8% more than Australia

Survival to age 65, female > % of cohort 92.9%
Ranked 11th.
93.03%
Ranked 9th. About the same as Australia

Survival to age 65, male > % of cohort 88.16%
Ranked 5th.
89.05%
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Australia

Age dependency ratio > % of working-age population 49.11%
Ranked 126th.
49.84%
Ranked 117th. 1% more than Australia

Age dependency ratio, old > % of working-age population 20.86%
Ranked 34th. 11% more than Iceland
18.81%
Ranked 43th.

Age dependency ratio, young > % of working-age population 28.25%
Ranked 141st.
31.03%
Ranked 127th. 10% more than Australia

Population, total 22.68 million
Ranked 52nd. 71 times more than Iceland
320,137
Ranked 176th.

Population, female > % of total 50.22%
Ranked 105th. 1% more than Iceland
49.68%
Ranked 145th.

Rural population > % of total population 10.66%
Ranked 186th. 73% more than Iceland
6.17%
Ranked 196th.

Urban population > % of total 89.34%
Ranked 24th.
93.83%
Ranked 14th. 5% more than Australia

Urban population per 1000 879.15
Ranked 20th.
928.05
Ranked 13th. 6% more than Australia

Rural population per 1000 117.62
Ranked 171st. 63% more than Iceland
72
Ranked 177th.

Population > CIA Factbook per capita 0.982
Ranked 124th. 2% more than Iceland
0.959
Ranked 150th.

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females per 1000 89.74
Ranked 153th.
99.45
Ranked 139th. 11% more than Australia

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females per 1000 71.44
Ranked 45th. 13% more than Iceland
62.99
Ranked 51st.

Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000 338.26
Ranked 59th. 4% more than Iceland
325.23
Ranked 97th.

Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000 329.15
Ranked 80th. 4% more than Iceland
316.76
Ranked 115th.

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000 59.21
Ranked 31st. 14% more than Iceland
52.08
Ranked 44th.

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000 94.56
Ranked 152nd.
102.39
Ranked 143th. 8% more than Australia

Health expenditures 9% of GDP
Ranked 41st.
9.1% of GDP
Ranked 38th. 1% more than Australia

Female population > Age 20-24 674,398
Ranked 61st. 63 times more than Iceland
10,694
Ranked 179th.
Female population > Age 10-14 681,950
Ranked 69th. 60 times more than Iceland
11,279
Ranked 181st.
Total population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 7.39
Ranked 61st. 1% more than Iceland
7.3
Ranked 66th.
Female population > Age 15-19 680,723
Ranked 66th. 61 times more than Iceland
11,133
Ranked 179th.
Female population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 2.4
Ranked 41st. 14% more than Iceland
2.11
Ranked 56th.
Male population > Age 70-74 287,267
Ranked 32nd. 71 times more than Iceland
4,064
Ranked 165th.
Total population > Regional Population > Index of geographic concentration of population > Small regions 80.04 Year 2004
Ranked 2nd. 27% more than Iceland
63.25 Year 2004
Ranked 3rd.
Total population > Evolution of the population > Population growth rates 0.688%
Ranked 5th.
0.788%
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than Australia
Total population > Evolution of the population > Total fertility rates 1.81 Number of children born t
Ranked 13th.
2.07 Number of children born t
Ranked 4th. 14% more than Australia
Maternal mortality rate 7 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 165th. 40% more than Iceland
5 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 172nd.

Migration > Refugees per 1000 3.76
Ranked 44th. 3 times more than Iceland
1.14
Ranked 65th.
Total population > Age 20-24 per 1000 67.58
Ranked 164th.
72.75
Ranked 152nd. 8% more than Australia
Total population > Age 55-59 per 1000 61.83
Ranked 30th. 13% more than Iceland
54.65
Ranked 50th.
Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000 34.51
Ranked 162nd.
36.71
Ranked 153th. 6% more than Australia
Male population > Age 15-19 per 1000 34.98
Ranked 164th.
39.32
Ranked 144th. 12% more than Australia
Male population > Age 35-39 per 1000 37.63
Ranked 62nd. 8% more than Iceland
34.71
Ranked 89th.
Total population > Age 35-39 per 1000 74.66
Ranked 60th. 9% more than Iceland
68.23
Ranked 96th.
Total population > Age 75-79 per 1000 26.52
Ranked 40th. 4% more than Iceland
25.57
Ranked 42nd.
Number of infant deaths per 1000 0.0441
Ranked 123th.
0.0
Ranked 131st.

Number of neonatal deaths per million 44.08
Ranked 108th.
0.0
Ranked 120th.

Fertility > Number of maternal deaths per million 0.861
Ranked 157th.
0.0
Ranked 178th.

Net migration per million 33,063.4
Ranked 13th. 95% more than Iceland
16,958.36
Ranked 27th.

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum per 1000 1.05
Ranked 72nd. 6 times more than Iceland
0.182
Ranked 99th.

Refugee population by country or territory of origin per 1000 0.00175
Ranked 183th.
0.0094
Ranked 161st. 5 times more than Australia

International migrant stock, total per 1000 213.52
Ranked 31st. 82% more than Iceland
117.04
Ranked 54th.

Population, total per 1000 1,000
Ranked 164th. The same as Iceland
1,000
Ranked 18th.

Obesity > Adult prevalence rate 26.8%
Ranked 42nd. 16% more than Iceland
23.2%
Ranked 74th.

Population growth > Annual % 1.18%
Ranked 104th.
1.59%
Ranked 79th. 35% more than Australia

HIV/AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 0.1%
Ranked 129th.
0.3%
Ranked 80th. 3 times more than Australia

HIV/AIDS > People living with HIV/AIDS 20,000
Ranked 77th. 91 times more than Iceland
220
Ranked 135th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 21 years
Ranked 1st. 5% more than Iceland
20 years
Ranked 2nd.
Note Australia's aboriginal people are now in the minority Iceland is famed for its thermal springs
Number of under-five deaths per 1000 0.0882
Ranked 125th.
0.0
Ranked 137th.

Net migration 749,997
Ranked 9th. 138 times more than Iceland
5,429
Ranked 63th.

Fertility > Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 12.85
Ranked 153th. 7% more than Iceland
12.05
Ranked 157th.

Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.48
Ranked 142nd.
0.51
Ranked 117th. 6% more than Australia

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