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  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Divorce rate: Divorce rate per 1,000 people
  • Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people: Total number of divorces in given year by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Population > Population growth, past and future: Population growth rate (percentage).
  • 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 > 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.
  • Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper: City population by sex, city and city type.
  • 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.
  • Nationality > Adjective: This entry is derived from People > Nationality, which provides the identifying terms for citizens - noun and adjective.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • Obesity > Adult obesity 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.
  • Languages: This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • 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.
  • Percentage living in rural areas.: Percentage of people living in rural areas. Data for 2003. 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.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Urban population: Total population living in urban areas by country.
  • Population growth: Percentage by which country's population either has increased or is estimated to increase. Countries with a decrease in population are signified by a negative percentage. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • 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.
  • Contraceptive prevalence rate: This field gives the percent of women of reproductive age (15-49) who are married or in union and are using, or whose sexual partner is using, a method of contraception according to the date of the most recent available data. The contraceptive prevalence rate is an indicator of health services, development, and women’s empowerment. It is also useful in understanding, past, present, and future fertility trends, especially in developing countries.
  • 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.
  • Percentage living in urban areas: Percentage of people living in urban areas. Data for 2003. 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.
  • Migration > Net migration > Per capita: 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. To derive estimates of net migration, the United Nations Population Division takes into account the past migration history of a country or area, the migration policy of a country, and the influx of refugees in recent periods. The data to calculate these official estimates come from a variety of sources, including border statistics, administrative records, surveys, and censuses. When no official estimates can be made because of insufficient data, net migration is derived through the balance equation, which is the difference between overall population growth and the natural increase during the 1990-2000 intercensal period." Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Urban and rural > Rural population: Total population living in rural areas by country.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces: Total number of divorces in given year by country.
  • Nationality > Noun: The noun which identifies citizens of the nation
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • 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).
  • Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita: Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organisation 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." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant adults out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant adult is an adult aged 65 and older.
  • 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.
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    • Gibraltar: above 80% (2013)


  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-59: Percentage of total pouplation aged 15-59.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • Teenage pregancy rate: Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19."
  • Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 65 and older.
  • Gender > Male population: Total male population.
  • Age distribution > Total dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant persons out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant person is a person aged 0-14 and those over 65 years old.
  • Number of infant deaths: Number of infant deaths. Number of infants dying before reaching one year of age.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages: Marriages by urban/rural residence.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-64: Percentage of total population aged 15-64.
  • Marriage > Minimum legal age > Without parental consent > For Women: Minimum legal age at which women can be married without parental consent.
  • 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.
  • Urban population: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people: Marriages by urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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. To derive estimates of net migration, the United Nations Population Division takes into account the past migration history of a country or area, the migration policy of a country, and the influx of refugees in recent periods. The data to calculate these official estimates come from a variety of sources, including border statistics, administrative records, surveys, and censuses. When no official estimates can be made because of insufficient data, net migration is derived through the balance equation, which is the difference between overall population growth and the natural increase during the 1990-2000 intercensal period."
  • Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Women: Age at which women are allowed to marry with parental consent.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total: Number of people aged 15-64.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total: Number of people aged 15-59.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total: Number of people aged 60 and older.
  • Migration > 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 Organisation 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."
  • 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.



  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total: Number of people aged 0-4.
  • 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.
  • Gender > Global Gender Gap Index: The Gender Gap Index considers gender inequality in the dimensions of economic participation (equality of salaries, labor market participation and access to high-skilled employment); access to education; political participation; and health (life expectancy and sex ratio). The highest score of 1 means total equality, 0 means complete inequality. The Index is calculated by the World Economic Forum.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Age distribution > Child dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant children out of total population aged 15 and older. A dependant child is a child aged 0-14.
  • Urban and rural > Females living in cities proper: Total number of females living in cities proper. The UN definition for city proper varies for each country but usually refers to a locality with legal boundaries, some form of local government and does not include its outlying suburbs and districts. Numbers only include cities proper with a population over 100,000.
  • Urban and rural > Rural population per thousand people: Total population living in rural areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Urban and rural > Urban population per thousand people: Total population living in urban areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Cities > Urban population: Total population living in urban areas. The defition of an urban area differs for each country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women: Average age of women at their first marriage.
  • 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.
  • Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Men: Age at which men are allowed to marry with parental consent.
  • Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Men: Average age of men at their first marriage.
  • 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.



  • Population density > People per sq. km of land area: Population density (people per sq. km of land area). 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.
  • Total Population > Female: Total Population - Female, as of April 26, 2005
  • Gender > Gender inequality index: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Marriage > Percent married > All > Female > Aged 15-19: Percent of people aged 15-19 years who are or have been married or in a marriage-like union recognized by the law or customs of their country.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Male rural population: Total number of males living in rural areas by country.
  • Drinking water source > Unimproved > Urban: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Unimproved, 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.
  • Gender > Sex ratio at birth: Number of males born for every female born. Countries with a number less than one have more females born than males.
  • Migration > 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 Organisation 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."
  • 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.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > From total: 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method: Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, any method, percentage.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total: Number of people 65 years old and older.
  • Births > Teen motherhood rate: Proportion of women aged 15-19 who have given birth.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Minimum legal marrying age > With parental consent > For Women: Legal Age for Marriage.
  • Urban and rural > Female rural population: Total number of females living in rural areas by country.
  • Urban and rural > Female urban population: Total number of females living in urban areas by country.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • 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."
  • Rural population: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population.
  • Median age > Both sexes: Age of person who is older than half the population and younger than the other half of the population.
  • 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.
  • Sanitation facility access > Unimproved > Urban: This entry is derived from People > Sanitation facility access > Unimproved, 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.
  • Population, total per 1000: Population, total. Population, total refers to the total population. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Population, total: Population, total. Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Future population > Females: UN estimates of female population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030.
  • 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.



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Persons per room: The main data sources for housing statistics are national population and housing censuses. Internationally recommended concepts and definitions for collecting these statistics are published in the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing
  • Urban and rural > Male urban population: Total number of males living in urban areas by country.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > From total: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 0-4.
  • Future population change: Total change in population by country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Urban and rural > Males living in cities proper: Total number of males living in cities proper. The UN definition for city proper varies for each country but usually refers to a locality with legal boundaries, some form of local government and does not include its outlying suburbs and districts. Numbers only include cities proper with a population over 100,000.
  • 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.
  • Number of under-five deaths: Number of under-five deaths. Number of children dying before reaching age five.
  • 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.
  • Marriage > Percent married > All > Male > Aged 15-19: Percent ever married or in union among persons aged 15-19.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Density and urbanisation > Urban population: 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 Urbanisation Prospects.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > Males: 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.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Females: 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.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > From total: 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.
  • Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia: Modified Non-Return Rate.
  • 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.
  • Gender ratio > Whole population: Female/male ratio of population.
  • Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given: Maternity leave benefits.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Males: 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.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > Females: 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage: Percentage of all married women aged 15-49 who report using any type of contraceptive.
  • Gender > Female population per thousand people: Total female population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country speak a very different language. A high score of close to 1 indicates that many unrelated languages are spoken. A score of close to 0 means that few languages are spoken, and / or that the spoken languages are similar to one another. For more information, please refer to Fearon (see citation).
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Women: Percentage of female population aged 15-19 who has been married at least once. Percentage is out of total number of females in the same age group.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Female rural population per thousand people: Total number of females living in rural areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Urban marriages per thousand people: Marriages by urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Future population > Males: UN estimates of male population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030.
  • Housing > Owner occupier households: Number of households owned by one or several members of the household.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Norway: Country of origin of Norway’s population who was either foreign born or born in Norway to foreign residents (number of people by country of origin).
  • 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.
  • Gender > Women aged 15-49: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Total: Number of people aged 5-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 80 and older.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • 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.
  • Gender > Male population per thousand people: Total male population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage: Percentage of all married women aged 15-49 who report using condoms.
  • 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.
  • Drinking water source > Unimproved > Rural: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Unimproved, 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.
  • Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin > Per capita: Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organisation 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." Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Total Population > Male per 1000: Total Population - Male, as of April 26, 2005. 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.
  • Migration > 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent: HS.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent: DM.

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  • 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.
  • Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39: Percent widowed in age group.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > Females: 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.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > Males: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sanitation facility access > Unimproved > Rural: This entry is derived from People > Sanitation facility access > Unimproved, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gender ratio > Babies: Female/male ratio at birth.
  • 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."
  • Number of neonatal deaths: Number of neonatal deaths. Number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom: Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, condom, percentage.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Childless women, aged 40-44: Proportion of women who have not given birth by age 40-44.
  • Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country will be from different ethnic groups, 0 meaning that each individual in this country is from the same ethnic group. For a discussion of what constitutes an ethnic group, please refer to Fearon (see citation).
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Rural marriages: Marriages by urban/rural residence.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural population > Urban gender ratio: Women per 100 men amongst urban population.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Men: Percentage of male population aged 15-19 who has been married at least once. Percentage is out of total number of males in the same age group.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Total Population > Female per 1000: Total Population - Female, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Future population > Males per thousand people: UN estimates of male population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Urban and rural population > Rural gender ratio: Women per 100 men, rural population.
  • Marriage > Percent married > Rural > Female > Aged 15-19: Percent ever married or in union among persons aged 15-19.
  • Marriage > Percent married > Urban > Female > Aged 15-19: Percent ever married or in union among persons aged 15-19.
  • Gender ratio > Urban population: Female/male ratio of urban population.
  • Cities > Rate of urbanization: Urbanization rate.
  • Density and urbanisation > Rural 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.
  • Female population > Age 25-29: Female population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 15-24. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Future population change per thousand people: Total change in population by country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 0-14. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Cities > Urban population per thousand people: Total population living in urban areas. The defition of an urban area differs for each country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Marriage > Percent married > Rural > Male > Aged 15-19: Percent ever married or in union among persons aged 15-19.
  • Male population > Age 25-29: Male population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 80-84: Total population - Age 80-84, as of April 26, 2005
  • Fertility > Number of maternal deaths: Number of maternal deaths. Maternal mortality deaths is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Females: Singulate mean age at marriage.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 60: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Rights of the Child Convention > Ratification Dates: Date of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. "A" denotes acceptance; "a" denotes accession; "d" denotes succession
  • 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.
  • Male population > Age 10-14: Male population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 25-29: Total population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000: Female population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 20-24: Female population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005
  • Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population: Australian residents born outside of Australia by country of birth.
  • Future population > Females per thousand people: UN estimates of female population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Women > Aged 30 to 39: Percent widowed in age group.
  • Widows > Proportion of age group > Rural > Women > Aged 40 to 59: Percent of population that is widowed by age group, gender and urban / rural status.
  • Marriage > Percent married > Urban > Male > Aged 15-19: Percent ever married or in union among persons aged 15-19.
  • Gender ratio > Rural population: Female/male ratio of rural population.
  • Total population > Age 70-74: Total population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005
  • 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 40-44: Male population - Age 40-44, 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Males: Singulate mean age at marriage.
  • Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index per million people: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country will be from different ethnic groups, 0 meaning that each individual in this country is from the same ethnic group. For a discussion of what constitutes an ethnic group, please refer to Fearon (see citation). Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Gender > Gender ratio aged over 65: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 65 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 65, there are 210.6 females who are over 65.
  • Gender > Gender ratio aged over 80: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 80 in each country. For instance, in North Korea, for every 100 males over 80, there are 411.8 females who are over 80.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 65: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Gender > Gender ratio aged over 60: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 60 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 60, there are 196 females who are over 60.
  • Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population per thousand people: Australian residents born outside of Australia by country of birth. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 45-49 per 1000: Male population - Age 45-49, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total Population per capita: Total Population, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 30-34: Total population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total Population > Thousands: Total Population, thousands, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 20-24: Total population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 45-49: Total population - Age 45-49, as of April 26, 2005
  • 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 > Male: Total Population - Male, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 10-14: Female population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Total population > Age 50-54: Total population - Age 50-54, as of April 26, 2005
  • Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted: People - Women - Maternal mortality ratio 2000 adjusted
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens > Notes: Notes (excluding departure fees).

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STAT Canada Mauritius HISTORY
Age structure > 0-14 years 15.5%
Ranked 195th.
21.3%
Ranked 146th. 37% more than Canada

Age structure > 65 years and over 16.8%
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Mauritius
8%
Ranked 93th.

Birth rate 10.28 births/1,000 population
Ranked 187th.
13.62 births/1,000 population
Ranked 148th. 32% more than Canada

Death rate 8.2 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 92nd. 21% more than Mauritius
6.79 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 139th.

Divorce rate 2.46 per 1,000 people
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than Mauritius
0.47 per 1,000 people
Ranked 23th.
Ethnic groups British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26% Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 2.11
Ranked 37th. 52% more than Mauritius
1.39
Ranked 53th.

Population 34.57 million
Ranked 37th. 26 times more than Mauritius
1.32 million
Ranked 155th.

Population > Population growth, past and future 0.019
Ranked 71st.
-0.386
Ranked 188th.

Population growth rate 0.77%
Ranked 137th. 13% more than Mauritius
0.68%
Ranked 142nd.

Population in 2015 35,051 thousand
Ranked 40th. 26 times more than Mauritius
1,344 thousand
Ranked 148th.
Sex ratio > At birth 1.06 male(s)/female
Ranked 71st. 1% more than Mauritius
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 138th.

Sex ratio > Total population 0.99 male(s)/female
Ranked 117th. 2% more than Mauritius
0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 153th.

Total fertility rate 1.59 children born/woman
Ranked 177th.
1.78 children born/woman
Ranked 154th. 12% more than Canada

Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper 15.43 million
Ranked 7th. 42 times more than Mauritius
368,054
Ranked 44th.

Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 7.2
Ranked 112th. 3% more than Mauritius
7
Ranked 119th.

Nationality > Adjective Canadian Mauritian
Religions Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16% Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4%
Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 100th. 1% more than Mauritius
1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 140th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 15.3%
Ranked 112th. 1% more than Mauritius
15.14%
Ranked 123th.

Obesity > Adult obesity rate 26.2%
Ranked 47th. 42% more than Mauritius
18.5%
Ranked 103th.
Languages English (official) 58.8%, French (official) 21.6%, other 19.6% Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3%
Median age > Total 41.5 years
Ranked 26th. 24% more than Mauritius
33.5 years
Ranked 78th.

Percentage living in rural areas. 20%
Ranked 158th.
57%
Ranked 60th. 3 times more than Canada
Infant mortality rate > Total 4.78 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 181st.
10.89 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 138th. 2 times more than Canada

Urbanization in 2015 81.9%
Ranked 31st. 69% more than Mauritius
48.6%
Ranked 110th.
Urban and rural > Urban population 27.15 million
Ranked 13th. 51 times more than Mauritius
534,842
Ranked 65th.

Population growth 0.019%
Ranked 71st.
-0.386%
Ranked 188th.

Age structure > 15-24 years 12.9%
Ranked 183th.
15.7%
Ranked 145th. 22% more than Canada
Contraceptive prevalence rate 74%
Ranked 20th.
75.8%
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Canada
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 81.57 years
Ranked 14th. 9% more than Mauritius
74.94 years
Ranked 99th.

Percentage living in urban areas 80%
Ranked 44th. 86% more than Mauritius
43%
Ranked 139th.
Urbanization > Rate of urbanization None None
Migration > Net migration > Per capita 33,706.96 per 1 million people
Ranked 13th.
0.0
Ranked 86th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 7.78 million
Ranked 47th. 52 times more than Mauritius
148,828
Ranked 158th.

Urban and rural > Rural population 6.33 million
Ranked 26th. 8 times more than Mauritius
751,209
Ranked 59th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces 70,226
Ranked 15th. 39 times more than Mauritius
1,788
Ranked 59th.

Nationality > Noun Canadian(s) Mauritian(s)
Age structure > 15-64 years 68.1%
Ranked 72nd.
70.7%
Ranked 35th. 4% more than Canada

Age distribution > Median age 46.92 years
Ranked 79th. The same as Mauritius
46.88 years
Ranked 81st.

Migration > Net migration rate 5.62 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 21st.
-0.09 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 89th.

Gender > Female population 25.47 million
Ranked 47th. 51 times more than Mauritius
496,451
Ranked 157th.

Sex ratio > 65 years and over 0.79 male(s)/female
Ranked 120th. 18% more than Mauritius
0.67 male(s)/female
Ranked 191st.

Age structure > 25-54 years 41.4%
Ranked 101st.
44.3%
Ranked 50th. 7% more than Canada
Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita 5.23 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th. 436 times more than Mauritius
0.012 per 1,000 people
Ranked 125th.

Age structure > 55-64 years 13.3%
Ranked 22nd. 25% more than Mauritius
10.6%
Ranked 70th.
Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 53.37%
Ranked 68th. 4% more than Mauritius
51.48%
Ranked 80th.

Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 51st. 11% more than Mauritius
88.8%
Ranked 145th.

Gender empowerment 0.777
Ranked 7th. 90% more than Mauritius
0.41
Ranked 57th.
Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 49.67%
Ranked 126th.
50.11%
Ranked 116th. 1% more than Canada

Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman 1.63
Ranked 159th. 12% more than Mauritius
1.45
Ranked 174th.

Sex ratio > 15-64 years 1.02
Ranked 78th. 3% more than Mauritius
0.99
Ranked 136th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 5.4 million
Ranked 47th. 52 times more than Mauritius
102,996
Ranked 158th.

Teenage pregancy rate 12.54
Ranked 154th.
39.77
Ranked 89th. 3 times more than Canada

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 29.48%
Ranked 71st. 2% more than Mauritius
28.84%
Ranked 79th.

Gender > Male population 25.41 million
Ranked 46th. 52 times more than Mauritius
486,351
Ranked 157th.

Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 81.08%
Ranked 67th. 3% more than Mauritius
78.51%
Ranked 82nd.

Number of infant deaths 2,000
Ranked 110th.
0.0
Ranked 182nd.

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages 147,288
Ranked 19th. 14 times more than Mauritius
10,382
Ranked 38th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 55.23%
Ranked 130th.
56.02%
Ranked 115th. 1% more than Canada

Marriage > Minimum legal age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 122nd. The same as Mauritius
18
Ranked 104th.
Number of infant deaths per 1000 0.0573
Ranked 119th.
0.0
Ranked 182nd.

Urban population 25.87 million
Ranked 26th. 49 times more than Mauritius
527,139.3
Ranked 149th.

Population > CIA Factbook 33.21 million
Ranked 37th. 26 times more than Mauritius
1.27 million
Ranked 151st.

Life expectancy at birth > Female 84.31 years
Ranked 14th. 7% more than Mauritius
78.58 years
Ranked 88th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people 4.42
Ranked 71st.
8.04
Ranked 9th. 82% more than Canada

Migration > Net migration 1.09 million
Ranked 6th.
0.0
Ranked 86th.

Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Women 16 16
Urbanization 79
Ranked 41st. 88% more than Mauritius
42
Ranked 138th.
Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 28.1 million
Ranked 48th. 51 times more than Mauritius
550,564
Ranked 158th.

Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 9th. 14% more than Mauritius
86.7%
Ranked 55th.

Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.44
Ranked 162nd.
0.45
Ranked 159th. 2% more than Canada

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 25.27 million
Ranked 47th. 51 times more than Mauritius
492,516
Ranked 158th.

Life expectancy at birth > Male 78.98 years
Ranked 15th. 10% more than Mauritius
71.48 years
Ranked 111th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 10.62%
Ranked 113th. 1% more than Mauritius
10.48%
Ranked 129th.

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 17.83 million
Ranked 33th. 52 times more than Mauritius
341,458
Ranked 157th.

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin 99
Ranked 126th. 4 times more than Mauritius
23
Ranked 153th.

Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio 22.2%
Ranked 30th. 82% more than Mauritius
12.2%
Ranked 71st.
Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 2.55 million
Ranked 48th. 52 times more than Mauritius
48,830
Ranked 158th.

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total 14.1%
Ranked 86th.
21.7%
Ranked 49th. 54% more than Canada

Gender > Global Gender Gap Index 0.743
Ranked 20th. 13% more than Mauritius
0.66
Ranked 98th.

Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births 4.7
Ranked 156th.
13
Ranked 115th. 3 times more than Canada

Fertility > Birth rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 11
Ranked 166th.
11.5
Ranked 158th. 5% more than Canada

Age distribution > Child dependency ratio 27.7%
Ranked 73th. 2% more than Mauritius
27.03%
Ranked 110th.

Urban and rural > Females living in cities proper 341,425
Ranked 8th. 6 times more than Mauritius
55,313
Ranked 39th.

Urban and rural > Rural population per thousand people 183.55
Ranked 61st.
584.12
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Canada

Urban and rural > Urban population per thousand people 787.24
Ranked 12th. 89% more than Mauritius
415.88
Ranked 55th.

Cities > Urban population 85,136
Ranked 49th. 48% more than Mauritius
57,568
Ranked 155th.

Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women 26.6
Ranked 7th. 18% more than Mauritius
22.6
Ranked 8th.
Drinking water source > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 7th. 1% more than Mauritius
99% of population
Ranked 17th.
Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Men 16 16
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Men 28.6
Ranked 7th. About the same as Mauritius
28.5
Ranked 4th.
Dependency ratios > Potential support ratio 4.5
Ranked 167th.
8.2
Ranked 127th. 82% more than Canada
Population density > People per sq. km of land area 3.79 sq. km
Ranked 203th.
633.52 sq. km
Ranked 13th. 167 times more than Canada

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total None None
Total Population > Female 16.74 million
Ranked 35th. 27 times more than Mauritius
629,114
Ranked 152nd.
Gender > Gender inequality index 0.119
Ranked 128th.
0.377
Ranked 78th. 3 times more than Canada
Marriage > Percent married > All > Female > Aged 15-19 2.9%
Ranked 8th.
9.8%
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than Canada

Physicians density 2.07 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 21st. 95% more than Mauritius
1.06 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 7th.
Urban and rural > Male rural population 3.22 million
Ranked 21st. 9 times more than Mauritius
371,969
Ranked 50th.

Drinking water source > Unimproved > Urban 0.0
Ranked 154th.
0.0
Ranked 150th.
Gender > Sex ratio at birth 1.06
Ranked 51st. 1% more than Mauritius
1.04
Ranked 143th.

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 169,434
Ranked 18th. 12102 times more than Mauritius
14
Ranked 139th.

Net migration 1.1 million
Ranked 4th.
0.0
Ranked 77th.

Age structure > 65 years and over > From total 14.9%
Ranked 32nd. 2 times more than Mauritius
6.9%
Ranked 90th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method 74%
Ranked 9th.
75.8%
Ranked 6th. 2% more than Canada

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 15 million
Ranked 32nd. 53 times more than Mauritius
283,410
Ranked 156th.

Births > Teen motherhood rate 4%
Ranked 14th.
46%
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than Canada

Marriage, divorce and children > Minimum legal marrying age > With parental consent > For Women 16 16
Urban and rural > Female rural population 3.11 million
Ranked 21st. 8 times more than Mauritius
379,240
Ranked 50th.

Urban and rural > Female urban population 13.96 million
Ranked 9th. 51 times more than Mauritius
273,087
Ranked 55th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 17 years
Ranked 16th. 21% more than Mauritius
14 years
Ranked 77th.

Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio 24%
Ranked 160th.
27.6%
Ranked 145th. 15% more than Canada
Population density 3.66
Ranked 189th.
625.05
Ranked 9th. 171 times more than Canada

Rural population 6.43 million
Ranked 66th. 9 times more than Mauritius
716,113.8
Ranked 139th.

Median age > Both sexes 40.7
Ranked 23th. 26% more than Mauritius
32.3
Ranked 77th.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Female 12.3%
Ranked 49th.
28%
Ranked 16th. 2 times more than Canada

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male None None
Sanitation facility access > Unimproved > Urban 0.0
Ranked 157th.
9% of population
Ranked 96th.

Population, total per 1000 1,000
Ranked 213th. The same as Mauritius
1,000
Ranked 180th.

Population, total 34.88 million
Ranked 38th. 27 times more than Mauritius
1.29 million
Ranked 155th.

Future population > Females 19.74 million
Ranked 41st. 27 times more than Mauritius
727,539
Ranked 148th.

Dependency ratios > Total dependency ratio 46.3%
Ranked 144th. 16% more than Mauritius
39.8%
Ranked 182nd.
Urban population > Per capita 0.801 per capita
Ranked 36th. 89% more than Mauritius
0.424 per capita
Ranked 129th.

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 59th. 9% more than Mauritius
91.1%
Ranked 129th.

Persons per room 0.5
Ranked 58th.
1.2
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than Canada
Urban and rural > Male urban population 13.19 million
Ranked 9th. 50 times more than Mauritius
261,755
Ranked 55th.

Age structure > 0-14 years > From total 16.3%
Ranked 190th.
23%
Ranked 142nd. 41% more than Canada

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total 17 years
Ranked 16th. 21% more than Mauritius
14 years
Ranked 77th.
Education expenditures 5% of GDP
Ranked 47th. 35% more than Mauritius
3.7% of GDP
Ranked 35th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 5.01%
Ranked 115th. 1% more than Mauritius
4.97%
Ranked 123th.

Future population change 9,600.4
Ranked 50th.
-3,832.8
Ranked 106th.

Urban and rural > Males living in cities proper 322,195
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than Mauritius
53,300
Ranked 39th.

Number of under-five deaths per 1000 0.0573
Ranked 128th.
0.0
Ranked 182nd.

Number of under-five deaths 2,000
Ranked 112th.
0.0
Ranked 182nd.

GDP per capita > Current US$ $52,218.99
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Mauritius
$8,119.55
Ranked 68th.

Major cities > Population Toronto 5.377 million; Montreal 3.75 million; Vancouver 2.197 million; OTTAWA (capital) 1.208 million; Calgary 1.16 million PORT LOUIS (capital) 149,000
Marriage > Percent married > All > Male > Aged 15-19 0.9%
Ranked 6th. 50% more than Mauritius
0.6%
Ranked 18th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 17 years
Ranked 15th. 21% more than Mauritius
14 years
Ranked 72nd.

Infant mortality rate > Male 5.11 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 182nd.
12.95 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 132nd. 3 times more than Canada

Median age > Female 42.7 years
Ranked 30th. 24% more than Mauritius
34.4 years
Ranked 77th.

Density and urbanisation > Urban population 27.16 million
Ranked 24th. 50 times more than Mauritius
542,522.4
Ranked 145th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female 17 None
Age structure > 15-64 years > Males 11.55 million
Ranked 34th. 26 times more than Mauritius
443,968
Ranked 148th.

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females 2.64 million
Ranked 61st. 18 times more than Mauritius
143,859
Ranked 152nd.

Age structure > 15-64 years > From total 68.8%
Ranked 48th.
70.1%
Ranked 31st. 2% more than Canada

Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia 0.66
Ranked 115th.
1.56
Ranked 71st. 2 times more than Canada

Maternal mortality rate 12 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 150th.
60 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 99th. 5 times more than Canada

Gender ratio > Whole population 101.9%
Ranked 92nd. About the same as Mauritius
101.4%
Ranked 103th.

Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 73
Ranked 21st. 40% more than Mauritius
52
Ranked 102nd.
Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 2.78 million
Ranked 58th. 19 times more than Mauritius
148,573
Ranked 152nd.

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females 2.79 million
Ranked 21st. 53 times more than Mauritius
52,850
Ranked 141st.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 74%
Ranked 9th.
75.8%
Ranked 6th. 2% more than Canada

Gender > Female population per thousand people 504
Ranked 90th. 4% more than Mauritius
485.68
Ranked 180th.

Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index 0.499
Ranked 34th. 11% more than Mauritius
0.448
Ranked 43th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Women 3.1
Ranked 11th.
9.8
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Canada
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 17 years
Ranked 1st. 21% more than Mauritius
14 years
Ranked 56th.
Urban and rural > Female rural population per thousand people 90.06
Ranked 53th.
294.89
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than Canada

Fertility > Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 14.35
Ranked 147th.
31.35
Ranked 108th. 2 times more than Canada

Marriage, divorce and children > Urban marriages per thousand people 7.15
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Mauritius
2.48
Ranked 24th.

Future population > Males 19.37 million
Ranked 40th. 28 times more than Mauritius
702,106
Ranked 149th.

Housing > Owner occupier households 131,750
Ranked 12th.
304,143
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Canada

Net migration per million 31,536.22
Ranked 14th.
0.0
Ranked 77th.

Infant mortality rate > Female 4.43 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 178th.
8.73 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 139th. 97% more than Canada

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 17 years
Ranked 10th. 31% more than Mauritius
13 years
Ranked 91st.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male 17 years
Ranked 10th. 31% more than Mauritius
13 years
Ranked 91st.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Norway 1,775
Ranked 51st. 8 times more than Mauritius
215
Ranked 116th.
Population > CIA Factbook per capita 0.997
Ranked 99th.
1
Ranked 87th. 1% more than Canada

Gender > Women aged 15-49 9.48 million
Ranked 49th. 51 times more than Mauritius
185,522
Ranked 158th.

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Total 5.24 million
Ranked 47th. 52 times more than Mauritius
99,998
Ranked 158th.

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 13.36%
Ranked 60th. 14% more than Mauritius
11.68%
Ranked 85th.

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 35.03%
Ranked 74th. 1% more than Mauritius
34.74%
Ranked 80th.

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000 83.45
Ranked 167th.
117.12
Ranked 132nd. 40% more than Canada

Gender > Male population per thousand people 495.99
Ranked 106th. 4% more than Mauritius
475.08
Ranked 178th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage 15%
Ranked 7th. 69% more than Mauritius
8.9%
Ranked 10th.

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 164,883
Ranked 19th.
0.0
Ranked 185th.

Drinking water source > Unimproved > Rural 1% of population
Ranked 151st. The same as Mauritius
1% of population
Ranked 149th.
Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin > Per capita 3.04 per 1 million people
Ranked 160th.
18.84 per 1 million people
Ranked 138th. 6 times more than Canada

Total Population > Male per 1000 506.26
Ranked 75th. 3% more than Mauritius
492.03
Ranked 117th.
Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000 64.56
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than Mauritius
27.8
Ranked 85th.

Migration > International migrant stock > Total 6.3 million
Ranked 7th. 154 times more than Mauritius
40,824
Ranked 139th.

Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults 91.76
Ranked 173th.
202.8
Ranked 81st. 2 times more than Canada

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female 17 years
Ranked 1st. 21% more than Mauritius
14 years
Ranked 3rd.
Hospital bed density 3.2 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 32nd.
3.4 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 23th. 6% more than Canada

Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent 67%
Ranked 12th. 56% more than Mauritius
43%
Ranked 79th.
Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent 64%
Ranked 11th. 23% more than Mauritius
52%
Ranked 20th.
Median age > Male 40.2 years
Ranked 24th. 23% more than Mauritius
32.6 years
Ranked 80th.

Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39 0.1%
Ranked 11th.
0.2%
Ranked 27th. Twice as much as Canada

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females per 1000 83.71
Ranked 34th. Twice as much as Mauritius
41.66
Ranked 72nd.

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum per 1000 4.78
Ranked 29th.
0.0
Ranked 185th.

Age structure > 15-64 years > Females 11.3 million
Ranked 34th. 25 times more than Mauritius
449,670
Ranked 148th.

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males 2.15 million
Ranked 21st. 61 times more than Mauritius
35,269
Ranked 146th.

Rural population > Per capita 199 per 1,000 people
Ranked 157th.
576 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th. 3 times more than Canada

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 17 years
Ranked 9th. 31% more than Mauritius
13 years
Ranked 88th.

Sanitation facility access > Unimproved > Rural 1% of population
Ranked 155th.
12% of population
Ranked 113th. 12 times more than Canada

Health expenditures 11.2% of GDP
Ranked 13th. 90% more than Mauritius
5.9% of GDP
Ranked 101st.

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Male 15.9%
Ranked 66th.
17.3%
Ranked 59th. 9% more than Canada

Gender ratio > Babies 94.8%
Ranked 133th.
96%
Ranked 75th. 1% more than Canada

Structure > Population > Total 33.74 million
Ranked 34th. 26 times more than Mauritius
1.28 million
Ranked 145th.

Number of neonatal deaths 1,000
Ranked 117th.
0.0
Ranked 181st.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom 15%
Ranked 7th. 69% more than Mauritius
8.9%
Ranked 10th.

Drinking water source > Improved > Rural 99% of population
Ranked 56th. The same as Mauritius
99% of population
Ranked 54th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Childless women, aged 40-44 16%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Mauritius
5%
Ranked 8th.

Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index 0.596
Ranked 55th.
0.632
Ranked 48th. 6% more than Canada
Marriage, divorce and children > Rural marriages 31,922
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Mauritius
7,304
Ranked 19th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 17 years
Ranked 1st. 21% more than Mauritius
14 years
Ranked 56th.
Urban and rural population > Urban gender ratio 106.2
Ranked 29th. 3% more than Mauritius
103.3
Ranked 38th.

Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000 346.58
Ranked 46th.
349.98
Ranked 40th. 1% more than Canada

Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Men 1.3
Ranked 8th. 86% more than Mauritius
0.7
Ranked 6th.
Refugee population by country or territory of origin per 1000 0.00316
Ranked 174th.
0.0327
Ranked 137th. 10 times more than Canada

Refugee population by country or territory of origin 109
Ranked 137th. 3 times more than Mauritius
42
Ranked 155th.

Total Population > Female per 1000 518.09
Ranked 75th. 2% more than Mauritius
506.02
Ranked 110th.
Gender development 0.938
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than Mauritius
0.762
Ranked 57th.
Future population > Males per thousand people 490.06
Ranked 107th.
499.28
Ranked 76th. 2% more than Canada
Urban and rural population > Rural gender ratio 96
Ranked 49th.
101.3
Ranked 17th. 6% more than Canada

Marriage > Percent married > Rural > Female > Aged 15-19 2.6%
Ranked 14th.
11.3%
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Canada
Marriage > Percent married > Urban > Female > Aged 15-19 3.3%
Ranked 9th.
7.6%
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Canada
Gender ratio > Urban population 106.2%
Ranked 29th. 3% more than Mauritius
103.3%
Ranked 38th.

Cities > Rate of urbanization 1%
Ranked 154th. 11% more than Mauritius
0.9%
Ranked 161st.
Density and urbanisation > Rural population 6.58 million
Ranked 62nd. 9 times more than Mauritius
732,800.6
Ranked 133th.

Female population > Age 25-29 1.08 million
Ranked 44th. 20 times more than Mauritius
54,180
Ranked 149th.
Female population > Age 25-29 per 1000 33.54
Ranked 159th.
43.58
Ranked 46th. 30% more than Canada
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total per thousand people 134.63
Ranked 161st.
152.64
Ranked 138th. 13% more than Canada

Future population change per thousand people 10.98
Ranked 108th. 4 times more than Mauritius
2.8
Ranked 159th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total per thousand people 164.72
Ranked 162nd.
203.28
Ranked 137th. 23% more than Canada

Urbanization > Urban population 81 None
Cities > Urban population per thousand people 2.34e-06
Ranked 165th.
3.25e-05
Ranked 71st. 14 times more than Canada

Marriage > Percent married > Rural > Male > Aged 15-19 0.9%
Ranked 9th. 29% more than Mauritius
0.7%
Ranked 10th.
Male population > Age 25-29 1.12 million
Ranked 44th. 20 times more than Mauritius
55,795
Ranked 149th.
Total population > Age 80-84 1.25 million
Ranked 12th. 90 times more than Mauritius
13,907
Ranked 141st.
Fertility > Number of maternal deaths 46
Ranked 110th. 5 times more than Mauritius
10
Ranked 135th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Females 26.8 years
Ranked 5th. 13% more than Mauritius
23.8 years
Ranked 9th.
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 122.7%
Ranked 95th.
134%
Ranked 46th. 9% more than Canada

Rights of the Child Convention > Ratification Dates 13 Dec 1991 26 Jul 1990 a
Urban population per 1000 800.68
Ranked 35th. 89% more than Mauritius
424
Ranked 129th.

Male population > Age 10-14 1.1 million
Ranked 49th. 21 times more than Mauritius
53,060
Ranked 152nd.
Total population > Age 25-29 2.2 million
Ranked 44th. 20 times more than Mauritius
109,975
Ranked 149th.
Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000 34.44
Ranked 120th.
35.9
Ranked 94th. 4% more than Canada
Female population > Age 20-24 1.08 million
Ranked 47th. 23 times more than Mauritius
47,700
Ranked 155th.
Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population 33,198
Ranked 28th. 71% more than Mauritius
19,375
Ranked 46th.
Future population > Females per thousand people 498.95
Ranked 103th.
508.37
Ranked 73th. 2% more than Canada
Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Women > Aged 30 to 39 0.4%
Ranked 14th.
2.1%
Ranked 6th. 5 times more than Canada

Widows > Proportion of age group > Rural > Women > Aged 40 to 59 2.7%
Ranked 21st.
16.1%
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Canada
Marriage > Percent married > Urban > Male > Aged 15-19 1.2%
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Mauritius
0.5%
Ranked 10th.
Gender ratio > Rural population 96%
Ranked 49th.
101.3%
Ranked 17th. 6% more than Canada

Total population > Age 70-74 1.05 million
Ranked 24th. 46 times more than Mauritius
22,691
Ranked 145th.
Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000 34.67
Ranked 161st.
40.07
Ranked 137th. 16% more than Canada
Male population > Age 40-44 1.39 million
Ranked 28th. 27 times more than Mauritius
51,883
Ranked 145th.
Female population > Age 20-24 per 1000 33.42
Ranked 163th.
38.37
Ranked 138th. 15% more than Canada
Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Males 29.6 years
Ranked 4th. 5% more than Mauritius
28.2 years
Ranked 7th.
Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index per million people 0.0188
Ranked 105th.
0.517
Ranked 8th. 27 times more than Canada
Gender > Gender ratio aged over 65 130.3
Ranked 87th.
142.8
Ranked 39th. 10% more than Canada

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 80 184.4
Ranked 61st.
192.1
Ranked 53th. 4% more than Canada

Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men 122.7
Ranked 95th.
134
Ranked 46th. 9% more than Canada

Gender ratio > Aged over 65 130.3%
Ranked 87th.
142.8%
Ranked 39th. 10% more than Canada

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 60 122.7
Ranked 95th.
134
Ranked 46th. 9% more than Canada

Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population per thousand people 1.02
Ranked 32nd.
15.47
Ranked 9th. 15 times more than Canada
Male population > Age 45-49 per 1000 42.27
Ranked 16th. 17% more than Mauritius
36.07
Ranked 46th.
Total Population per capita 1.02
Ranked 73th. 3% more than Mauritius
0.998
Ranked 115th.
Total population > Age 30-34 2.25 million
Ranked 37th. 25 times more than Mauritius
91,035
Ranked 149th.
Total Population > Thousands 32,805
Ranked 35th. 27 times more than Mauritius
1,231
Ranked 151st.
Total population > Age 20-24 2.2 million
Ranked 46th. 23 times more than Mauritius
97,514
Ranked 155th.
Total population > Age 45-49 2.72 million
Ranked 27th. 30 times more than Mauritius
90,941
Ranked 144th.
Male population > Age 35-39 per 1000 37.68
Ranked 61st. 1% more than Mauritius
37.21
Ranked 64th.
Total Population > Male 16.36 million
Ranked 37th. 27 times more than Mauritius
611,713
Ranked 151st.
Female population > Age 10-14 1.04 million
Ranked 51st. 20 times more than Mauritius
52,080
Ranked 152nd.
Total population > Age 30-34 per 1000 69.74
Ranked 118th.
73.22
Ranked 91st. 5% more than Canada
Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000 67.44
Ranked 164th.
80.72
Ranked 138th. 20% more than Canada
Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000 32.28
Ranked 158th.
41.89
Ranked 130th. 30% more than Canada
Total population > Age 50-54 2.38 million
Ranked 26th. 31 times more than Mauritius
77,410
Ranked 144th.
Urbanization in 1975 75.6%
Ranked 21st. 74% more than Mauritius
43.4%
Ranked 80th.
Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted 6
Ranked 157th.
24
Ranked 131st. 4 times more than Canada
Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens > Notes 6 months 90 days

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