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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.
  • Mother's mean age at first birth: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces: Total number of divorces in given year by country.
  • 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.
  • Nationality > Noun: The noun which identifies citizens of the nation
  • 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 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.
  • Urban and rural > Rural population: Total population living in rural areas by country.
  • Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • Marriage rate: Number of marriages per 1,000 people per year
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages: Marriages by urban/rural residence.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people: Marriages by urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Average size of households: Average households size (number of people living in the house) - late 1990s.
  • Teenage birth rate: The number of births to women aged below 20 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19. (1995-1998)
  • 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 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.
  • 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 > Male population: Total male population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Urban population: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations.
  • Migration > Foreign worker salaries: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. Remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers resident in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status, to recipients in their country of origin. Migrants' transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-64: Percentage of total population aged 15-64.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-59: Percentage of total pouplation aged 15-59.
  • Teenage pregancy rate: Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19."
  • Number of infant deaths: Number of infant deaths. Number of infants dying before reaching one year of age.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 65 and older.
  • Gender empowerment measure: Gender Empowerment Measure Range is from .000 (lowest) to 1.000 (highest), 2002.
  • Projected population growth: Percentage change in projected population between 2000 and 2050
    Units: Percent Change in Population
    Units: A threshold of 0 was applied. All countries with growth rates of 0 or below received the same score.

  • Migration > Asylum Seekers: Thousands of asylum seekers coming into a nation in 2001.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Overseas Chinese > 2005 Population: Top 20
  • Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women: Average age of women at their first marriage.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total: Number of people aged 15-64.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Population aged 0-4 > Total: Number of people aged 0-4.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total: Number of people aged 60 and older.
  • 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 > Rural population per thousand people: Total population living in rural areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Child labor > Children ages 5-14: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total: Number of people aged 15-59.
  • Abortion > Abortion rate: Abortions per 1000 women.
  • 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 > Years being single before marriage > Men: Average age of men at their first marriage.
  • 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."
  • Nobel prize laureates: Number of Nobel Prize Laureates 1901-2002
  • Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country: The elderly population is the number of inhabitants of a given region aged 65 or older. The population can be either the average annual population or the population at a specific date during the year considered. The average population during a calendar year is generally calculated as the arithmetic mean of the population on 1 January of two consecutive years (it is also referred to as the mean population).

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

    The geographic concentration index compares the economic weight and the geographic weight over all regions in a given country and is constructed to account for both within- and between-country differences in the size of all regions. The index lies between 0 (no concentration) and 100 (maximum concentration) and is suitable for international comparisons of geographic concentration.
  • 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.
  • Home ownership: Home ownership as % of all households (Data is for 2000).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Gender > Gender inequality index: Gender Inequality Index.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 0-4.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total: Number of people 65 years old and older.
  • 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.
  • International migration > Immigrant population > Foreign-born population: Nationality and place of birth are the two criteria most commonly used to define the “immigrant” population. The foreign-born population covers all persons who have ever migrated from their country of birth to their current country of residence. The foreign population consists of persons who still have the nationality of their home country. It may include persons born in the host country.
  • 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.



  • Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Natives per Refugee: Natives per Refugee.

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  • 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 > Female rural population: Total number of females living in rural areas by country.
  • Size of houses: Proportion of houses with five or more rooms, 2002.
  • 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."
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.



  • Urban and rural > Female urban population: Total number of females living in urban areas by country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Total Population > Female: Total Population - Female, as of April 26, 2005
  • Sanitation facility access > Improved > Total: This entry is derived from People > Sanitation facility access > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved sanitation facilities available to segments of the population of a country. improved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush to a piped sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine; pit latrine with slab; or a composting toilet. unimproved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush not piped to a sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; pit latrine without a slab or open pit; bucket; hanging toilet or hanging latrine; shared facilities of any type; no facilities; or bush or field.
  • Age at first marriage for women: Age of women when they first get married (1999).
  • Gender development index: Gender development index - Range is from .000 (lowest) to 1.000 (highest).
  • 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."
  • Child labor > Children ages 5-14 per million people: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Immigration > Commitment to Development Index (immigration): This is a sub-index of the Commitment to Development Index (CDI), which ranks rich countries’ policies is terms of how beneficial they are to the world’s five billion poorest people. The migration sub-index is based on net-inflows of migrants from developing countries, openness to students from those countries and aid offered to refugees and asylum seekers. For further information, please refer to cgdev.org/cdi
  • Urban and rural > Male rural population: Total number of males living in rural 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method: Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, any method, percentage.
  • Population in largest city: Population in largest city is the urban population living in the countryÂ’s largest metropolitan area.
  • Population, total: Population, total. Population, total refers to the total population.
  • 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.
  • Median age > Both sexes: Age of person who is older than half the population and younger than the other half of the population.
  • Future population > Females: UN estimates of female population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030.
  • 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.
  • Migration > Foreign population: Foreign population as % of total population; data for 2000
  • 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.
  • Rural population: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population.
  • 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.
  • International migration > Trends in migration > Net migration rate: Net migration is defined as the total number of immigrant nationals and foreigners minus the total of emigrant foreigners and nationals. Arrivals and departures for purposes such as tourism and business travel are not included in the statistics.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 1,000,000: Urban areas with a population of over a million people.
  • 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.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Arab population: Arab population in each country. France is the only European country with over 1 million Arabs.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Russians: Number of residents who are ethnic Russians and maintain a feeling of Russian national identity.
  • Cities > Cities larger than the capital: Cities larger than the capital.

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  • Urban and rural > Male urban population: Total number of males living in urban areas by country.
  • One person households: Share of one person households (1995)
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers per million: Thousands of asylum seekers coming into a nation in 2001. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lone parent families: Share of lone parent families (1995)
  • 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 > 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.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
  • Age at first marriage for men: Age of men when they first get married (1999).
  • 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 > 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 distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Population living in urban agglomerations: Total population living in urban agglomerations. An urban agglomeration should not be confused with a metropolitan area, whereas an agglomeration refers to multiple connected urban cities, while a metropolitan area refers to a central urban area with outlying suburban cities and districts.
  • 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
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > African diaspora, population:

    Amount of people of African descent in each country. Only the top 15 countries are listed.   

  • Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given: Maternity leave benefits.
  • 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.
  • Population, total per 1000: Population, total. Population, total refers to the total population. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia: Modified Non-Return Rate.
  • Future population > Males: UN estimates of male population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030.
  • Charity > World Giving Index: 2011.
  • 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.
  • Infant mortality rate > Female: This entry is derived from People > Infant mortality rate, which gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Infant mortality rate > Male: This entry is derived from People > Infant mortality rate, which gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gender ratio > Whole population: Female/male ratio of population.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 2,000,000: Urban Areas Over 2,000,000.
  • 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.
  • Gender > Female population per thousand people: Total female population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Population > CIA Factbook per capita: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Elderly living with children: Percentage of old people (aged above 65) living with their children.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Canadians: Amount of naturalized Canadians or Canadian citizens living in each country as of 2014.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 1,000,000 per million people: Urban areas with a population of over a million people.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 500,000: Urban Areas Over 500,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Future population change: Total change in population by country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1990-99: % of asylum seekers accepted between the years 1990 and 1999.
  • 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 > Improved > Rural: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country.improved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection. unimproved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: unprotected dug well; unprotected spring; cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals or irrigation channels; or bottled water.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Visas > Visa requirements for > Austrian citizens > Length of stay permitted: Length of stay permitted.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

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

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

    The geographic concentration index compares the economic weight and the geographic weight over all regions in a given country and is constructed to account for both within- and between-country differences in the size of all regions. The index lies between 0 (no concentration) and 100 (maximum concentration) and is suitable for international comparisons of geographic concentration. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Population in largest city > Per capita: Population in largest city is the urban population living in the countryÂ’s largest metropolitan area. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Migration > New citizenships: Thousands of people who acquired nationality in 2000. Statistics cover all means of acquiring the nationality of a country, except where otherwise indicated. These include standard naturalisation procedures subject to age, residency, etc. criteria, as well as situations where nationality is acquired through a declaration or by option (following marriage, adoption, or other situations related to residency or descent), recovery of former nationality and other special means of acquiring the nationality of a country. For more details on sources, refer to the notes at the end of the OECD Annex.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million per 1000: Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million. Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2000 had a population of more than one million people. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5 > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000 live births). Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent: DM.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39: Percent widowed in age group.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Females per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million: Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2000 had a population of more than one million people.
  • 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 > Any method > Percentage: Percentage of all married women aged 15-49 who report using any type of contraceptive.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage: Percentage of all married women aged 15-49 who report using condoms.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom: Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, condom, percentage.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population per thousand people:

    Jewish population by country. The enlarged Jewish community includes Jews, non-Jews with Jewish ancestry and non-Jewish members of Jewish households.   

    . Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Urban and rural population > Urban gender ratio: Women per 100 men amongst urban population.
  • 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.
  • Attitude of women > Women do have equal rights: Percentage of women agreeing with the statement - "Women do have equal rights" in 1999 poll.
  • Mortality rate, adult, female > Per 1,000 female adults: Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults). Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages.
  • 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).
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants: Portion of immigrants in Canada.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 2,000,000 per million people: Urban Areas Over 2,000,000. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Cities > Rate of urbanization: Urbanization rate.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 500,000 per million people: Urban Areas Over 500,000. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Females: Singulate mean age at marriage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fertility > Number of maternal deaths per million: Number of maternal deaths. Maternal mortality deaths is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fertility > Number of maternal deaths: Number of maternal deaths. Maternal mortality deaths is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Total population > Evolution of the population > Population growth rates: The tables refer to the resident population. For countries such as France, the United Kingdom and the United States which have overseas colonies, protectorates or other territorial possessions, their populations are generally excluded. For full details, see Sources below.

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

    The total fertility rate is the total number of children that would be born to each woman if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years and give birth to children in that period in agreement with the prevailing age-specific fertility rates.
  • Total Population > Female per 1000: Total Population - Female, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, male > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, under-5, male (per 1,000 live births). Mortality rate, under-5, male (per 1,000)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Attitude of women > Should have equal rights: Percentage of women (F) agreeing with the statement - "Women should have equal rights" in 1999 poll.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > Per $ GDP: Thousands of asylum seekers coming into a nation in 2001. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1 million of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters: Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita (cubic meters). Renewable internal freshwater resources flows refer to internal renewable resources (internal river flows and groundwater from rainfall) in the country. Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita are calculated using the World Bank's population estimates.
  • 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.
  • Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population: Australian residents born outside of Australia by country of birth.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 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.
  • Total population > Age 80-84: Total population - Age 80-84, 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.
  • 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: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Percent Jewish: Proportion of country’s population that is Jewish.
  • Gender ratio > Rural population: Female/male ratio of rural population.
  • Couples with children: Share of couples with children (1995)
  • Male population > Age 25-29: Male population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 25-29: Female 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.
  • Fertility > Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births: Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births). Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth, per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on fertility, birth attendants, and HIV prevalence.
  • International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of native-born men: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89: Total number of asylum seekers between the years 1980 and 1989.
  • 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.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1990-99 per million: Total number of asylum seekers between the years 1980 and 1989. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men: 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.
  • Male population > Age 10-14: Male population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 100-104: Total population - Age 100-104, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 25-29: Total population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Attitude of women > Women are better off now: Percentage of women agreeing with the statement - "Women are in a better position than their grandmothers" in 1999 poll.
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Sweden: Country of origin of Sweden’s foreign born population (number of people by country of origin).
  • Total population > Age 95-99: Total population - Age 95-99, as of April 26, 2005
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Greater London per thousand people: Population of Greater London by country of birth. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1990-99: Total number of asylum seekers between the years 1980 and 1989.
  • Elderly living in institution: Percentage of old people (aged above 65) living in old age institutions.
  • Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Women > Aged 30 to 39: Percent widowed in age group.
  • Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged above 59: Percent widowed in age group.
  • Gender ratio > Urban population: Female/male ratio of urban population.
  • Total population > Age 70-74: Total population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 40-44: Male population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 20-24: Female population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005
  • 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 20-24 per 1000: Female population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million > Per capita: Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2000 had a population of more than one million people. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Households with more than 5 people: Percentage of households with five or more people, late 1990s.
  • Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1980-89: % of asylum seekers accepted between the years 1980 and 1989.
  • Attitude of women > Women are happier now: Percentage of women agreeing with the statement - "Women are happier now than in their grandmothers' time" in 1999 poll.
  • International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born women: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Total population > Evolution of the population > Population growth rates per million: The tables refer to the resident population. For countries such as France, the United Kingdom and the United States which have overseas colonies, protectorates or other territorial possessions, their populations are generally excluded. For full details, see Sources below.

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

    The total fertility rate is the total number of children that would be born to each woman if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years and give birth to children in that period in agreement with the prevailing age-specific fertility rates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Males: Singulate mean age at marriage.
  • 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 ratio > Aged over 65 > Women per 100 men: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 65: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Disbility benefit recipients: Percentage of 20 to 64-year-olds receiving disability benefits.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89 per million: Total number of asylum seekers between the years 1980 and 1989. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Migration > New citizenships per million: Thousands of people who acquired nationality in 2000. Statistics cover all means of acquiring the nationality of a country, except where otherwise indicated. These include standard naturalisation procedures subject to age, residency, etc. criteria, as well as situations where nationality is acquired through a declaration or by option (following marriage, adoption, or other situations related to residency or descent), recovery of former nationality and other special means of acquiring the nationality of a country. For more details on sources, refer to the notes at the end of the OECD Annex. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89 > Per $ GDP: Total number of asylum seekers between the years 1980 and 1989. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Total population > Age 95-99 per million: Total population - Age 95-99, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 100-104 per million: Total population - Age 100-104, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 95-99: Female population - Age 95-99, as of April 26, 2005
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Total population > Age 45-49: Total population - Age 45-49, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 20-24: Total population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total Population > Thousands: Total Population, thousands, 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.
  • Female population > Age 10-14: Female population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total Population > Male: Total Population - Male, 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.
  • 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.
STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Age structure > 0-14 years 17.3%
Ranked 177th.
20%
Ranked 156th. 16% more than United Kingdom

Age structure > 65 years and over 17.3%
Ranked 25th. 24% more than United States
13.9%
Ranked 51st.

Birth rate 12.26 births/1,000 population
Ranked 160th.
13.66 births/1,000 population
Ranked 147th. 11% more than United Kingdom

Death rate 9.33 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 59th. 11% more than United States
8.39 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 88th.

Divorce rate 3.08 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th.
4.95 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 61% more than United Kingdom
Ethnic groups white (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate)
Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 2.07
Ranked 28th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 36% more than United Kingdom

Mother's mean age at first birth 30
Ranked 2nd. 20% more than United States
25
Ranked 5th.
Population 63.18 million
Ranked 1st.
316.67 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Population > Population growth, past and future -0.022
Ranked 76th.
0.122
Ranked 53th.

Population growth rate 0.55%
Ranked 147th.
0.9%
Ranked 124th. 64% more than United Kingdom

Population in 2015 61,417 thousand
Ranked 22nd.
325,723 thousand
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Sex ratio > At birth 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 117th. The same as United States
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 94th.

Sex ratio > Total population 0.99 male(s)/female
Ranked 103th. 2% more than United States
0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 143th.

Total fertility rate 1.9 children born/woman
Ranked 137th.
2.06 children born/woman
Ranked 116th. 8% more than United Kingdom

Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 8.8
Ranked 75th. 9% more than United States
8.07
Ranked 88th.

Nationality > Adjective British American
Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 80th. 1% more than United States
1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 118th.

Religions Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1% Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4%
Obesity > Adult obesity rate 26.9%
Ranked 41st.
33%
Ranked 16th. 23% more than United Kingdom

Languages English English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%
Median age > Total 40.3 years
Ranked 40th. 8% more than United States
37.2 years
Ranked 61st.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 15.44%
Ranked 104th.
16.71%
Ranked 62nd. 8% more than United Kingdom

Percentage living in rural areas. 11%
Ranked 174th.
20%
Ranked 156th. 82% more than United Kingdom
Population growth -0.022%
Ranked 76th.
0.122%
Ranked 53th.

Infant mortality rate > Total 4.5 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 188th.
5.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 173th. 31% more than United Kingdom

Urban and rural > Urban population 45.92 million
Ranked 6th.
249.25 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Urbanization > Rate of urbanization None None
Urbanization in 2015 90.8%
Ranked 17th. 12% more than United States
81%
Ranked 37th.
Migration > Net migration rate 2.17 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 44th.
2.92 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 29th. 35% more than United Kingdom

Age structure > 15-24 years 12.8%
Ranked 184th.
13.7%
Ranked 169th. 7% more than United Kingdom
Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces 129,764
Ranked 9th.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Percentage living in urban areas 89%
Ranked 28th. 11% more than United States
80%
Ranked 42nd.
Nationality > Noun Briton(s), British (collective plural) American(s)
Migration > Net migration > Per capita 15,734.29 per 1 million people
Ranked 42nd.
19,148.45 per 1 million people
Ranked 34th. 22% more than United Kingdom

Age structure > 15-64 years 65.8%
Ranked 115th.
66.5%
Ranked 101st. 1% more than United Kingdom

Urban and rural > Rural population 12.86 million
Ranked 22nd.
59.49 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Gender > Female population 38.5 million
Ranked 33th.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Marriage rate 6.8
Ranked 10th.
9.8
Ranked 1st. 44% more than United Kingdom
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 80.29 years
Ranked 30th. 2% more than United States
78.62 years
Ranked 50th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages 277,740
Ranked 13th.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 11.91 million
Ranked 36th.
77.19 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Sex ratio > 65 years and over 0.8 male(s)/female
Ranked 108th. 4% more than United States
0.77 male(s)/female
Ranked 132nd.

Contraceptive prevalence rate 84%
Ranked 5th. 10% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 16th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people 4.46
Ranked 67th.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 52% more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Median age 46.96 years
Ranked 77th. 6% more than United States
44.38 years
Ranked 117th.

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita 4.79 per 1,000 people
Ranked 30th. 5 times more than United States
0.92 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.

Age structure > 25-54 years 41.1%
Ranked 105th. 2% more than United States
40.2%
Ranked 117th.
Average size of households 2.4
Ranked 10th.
2.6
Ranked 4th. 8% more than United Kingdom
Teenage birth rate 30.8
Ranked 2nd.
52.1
Ranked 1st. 69% more than United Kingdom
Gender empowerment 0.684
Ranked 16th.
0.757
Ranked 11th. 11% more than United Kingdom
Age structure > 55-64 years 11.5%
Ranked 60th.
12.3%
Ranked 43th. 7% more than United Kingdom
Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 40th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 35th.

Gender > Male population 38.68 million
Ranked 33th.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 53.85%
Ranked 66th. 14% more than United States
47.21%
Ranked 101st.

Sex ratio > 15-64 years 1.02
Ranked 68th. 2% more than United States
1
Ranked 105th.

Urban population 54.02 million
Ranked 12th.
239.5 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Greek diaspora > Number of Greeks in all countries > Number of ethnic Greeks 112,163 (2001 census) - excludes all British-born Greeks (est. 200,000) (BBC Special: Born Abroad . This figure includes only Greeks born in Greece (35,007) and Cyprus (77,156). The actual number of Greeks (and especially Greek Cypriots) in the UK is much higher.) 1,213,807 (2000 census) (United States of America: ) – an estimated 3,000,000 claim Greek descent (United States Department of State: )
Migration > Foreign worker salaries 3.67 billion
Ranked 20th.
48.31 billion
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 54.97%
Ranked 140th.
56.58%
Ranked 104th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 81.93%
Ranked 57th. 7% more than United States
76.73%
Ranked 93th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 49.39%
Ranked 134th.
51.06%
Ranked 99th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Teenage pregancy rate 23.58
Ranked 119th.
34.96
Ranked 99th. 48% more than United Kingdom

Number of infant deaths 3,000
Ranked 89th.
25,000
Ranked 39th. 8 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 29.6%
Ranked 69th. 11% more than United States
26.71%
Ranked 104th.

Gender empowerment measure 0.684
Ranked 14th.
0.757
Ranked 10th. 11% more than United Kingdom
Projected population growth 6.87%
Ranked 106th.
45.31%
Ranked 78th. 7 times more than United Kingdom
Migration > Asylum Seekers 92
Ranked 1st. 6% more than United States
86.4
Ranked 3rd.
Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman 1.98
Ranked 128th. 5% more than United States
1.89
Ranked 134th.

Migration > Net migration 947,621
Ranked 8th.
5.68 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Population > CIA Factbook 60.94 million
Ranked 22nd.
303.82 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Number of infant deaths per 1000 0.0474
Ranked 121st.
0.0796
Ranked 117th. 68% more than United Kingdom

Overseas Chinese > 2005 Population 296,623
Ranked 15th.
3.38 million
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than United Kingdom
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women 31.8
Ranked 1st. 18% more than United States
26.9
Ranked 5th.
Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 42.42 million
Ranked 34th.
261.45 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 8.2 million
Ranked 36th.
51.86 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.51
Ranked 121st. 4% more than United States
0.49
Ranked 133th.

Urban and rural > Urban population per thousand people 776.96
Ranked 15th.
805.79
Ranked 17th. 4% more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 10.62%
Ranked 114th.
11.22%
Ranked 80th. 6% more than United Kingdom

Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 7th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 15th.
Urbanization 90
Ranked 21st. 17% more than United States
77
Ranked 44th.
Fertility > Birth rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 12.9
Ranked 142nd. 2% more than United States
12.7
Ranked 144th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 3.91 million
Ranked 36th.
25.57 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 27.14 million
Ranked 23th.
148.96 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Child dependency ratio 28.09%
Ranked 60th.
29.52%
Ranked 37th. 5% more than United Kingdom

Urban and rural > Rural population per thousand people 217.65
Ranked 85th. 13% more than United States
192.33
Ranked 67th.

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total 20%
Ranked 53th. 16% more than United States
17.3%
Ranked 71st.

Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births 4.1
Ranked 161st.
6
Ranked 149th. 46% more than United Kingdom

Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio 26.9%
Ranked 16th. 28% more than United States
21%
Ranked 37th.
Child labor > Children ages 5-14 30
Ranked 2nd. 20% more than United States
25
Ranked 5th.
Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 38.12 million
Ranked 35th.
235.92 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Abortion > Abortion rate 17 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 6th.
20.8 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 3rd. 22% more than United Kingdom
Life expectancy at birth > Female 82.54 years
Ranked 40th. 2% more than United States
81.17 years
Ranked 53th.

Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Men 33.2
Ranked 2nd. 15% more than United States
28.8
Ranked 6th.
Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin 156
Ranked 120th.
2,368
Ranked 68th. 15 times more than United Kingdom

Nobel prize laureates 100
Ranked 2nd.
270
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country 16%
Ranked 12th. 29% more than United States
12.4%
Ranked 23th.
Gender > Global Gender Gap Index 0.744
Ranked 18th. 1% more than United States
0.739
Ranked 23th.

Home ownership 69%
Ranked 4th. 6% more than United States
65%
Ranked 7th.
Population density > People per sq. km of land area 259.38 sq. km
Ranked 42nd. 8 times more than United States
34.06 sq. km
Ranked 158th.

Life expectancy at birth > Male 78.16 years
Ranked 27th. 3% more than United States
76.19 years
Ranked 48th.

Dependency ratios > Potential support ratio 3.7
Ranked 183th.
4.8
Ranked 158th. 30% more than United Kingdom
Gender > Gender inequality index 0.205
Ranked 113th.
0.256
Ranked 103th. 25% more than United Kingdom
Drinking water source > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 17th. 1% more than United States
99% of population
Ranked 12th.
Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 5.06%
Ranked 103th.
5.53%
Ranked 57th. 9% more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 22.84 million
Ranked 22nd.
123.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Cities > Urban population 92,372
Ranked 31st. 9% more than United States
84,460
Ranked 54th.

International migration > Immigrant population > Foreign-born population 10.1%
Ranked 15th.
13.04%
Ranked 8th. 29% more than United Kingdom
Dependency ratios > Total dependency ratio 54%
Ranked 92nd. 7% more than United States
50.4%
Ranked 119th.
Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Natives per Refugee 319
Ranked 109th.
1,200
Ranked 79th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Physicians density 2.77 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 16th. 14% more than United States
2.42 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 17th.

Urban and rural > Female rural population 6.53 million
Ranked 18th.
29.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Size of houses 73%
Ranked 3rd. 1% more than United States
72%
Ranked 4th.
Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 269,363
Ranked 11th.
275,461
Ranked 10th. 2% more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total None None
Age structure > 65 years and over > From total 16%
Ranked 26th. 26% more than United States
12.7%
Ranked 49th.

Marriage > Percent married > All > Female > Aged 15-19 0.8%
Ranked 20th.
5.9%
Ranked 14th. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio 27.1%
Ranked 149th.
29.4%
Ranked 138th. 8% more than United Kingdom
Urban and rural > Female urban population 23.68 million
Ranked 3rd.
127.55 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Gender > Sex ratio at birth 1.05
Ranked 71st. About the same as United States
1.05
Ranked 132nd.

Net migration 900,000
Ranked 6th.
5 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Total Population > Female 30.63 million
Ranked 22nd.
151.78 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Sanitation facility access > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 22nd. The same as United States
100% of population
Ranked 3rd.

Age at first marriage for women 27.7 years
Ranked 13th. 11% more than United States
25 years
Ranked 19th.
Gender development index 0.921
Ranked 14th.
0.927
Ranked 10th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Population density 253.82
Ranked 37th. 8 times more than United States
33.22
Ranked 145th.

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 per million people 0.495
Ranked 8th. 6 times more than United States
0.0838
Ranked 10th.
Immigration > Commitment to Development Index (immigration) 4.7
Ranked 15th.
5.2
Ranked 13th. 11% more than United Kingdom
Urban and rural > Male rural population 6.33 million
Ranked 19th.
30.08 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 17 years
Ranked 10th. The same as United States
17 years
Ranked 7th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method 84%
Ranked 1st. 10% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Population in largest city 8.51 million
Ranked 18th.
18.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Population, total 63.23 million
Ranked 23th.
313.91 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Urban population > Per capita 0.897 per capita
Ranked 19th. 11% more than United States
0.808 per capita
Ranked 33th.

Median age > Both sexes 40.5
Ranked 24th. 10% more than United States
36.9
Ranked 3rd.
Future population > Females 33.52 million
Ranked 22nd.
185.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total 17 years
Ranked 10th. The same as United States
17 years
Ranked 7th.
Migration > Foreign population 4%
Ranked 15th.
10.4%
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Age structure > 0-14 years > Females 5.04 million
Ranked 37th.
29.89 million
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Rural population 6.2 million
Ranked 68th.
56.91 million
Ranked 9th. 9 times more than United Kingdom

GDP per capita > Current US$ $39,093.47
Ranked 22nd.
$51,748.56
Ranked 10th. 32% more than United Kingdom

International migration > Trends in migration > Net migration rate 2.545173 3.429471
Cities > Urban areas over 1,000,000 5
Ranked 17th.
41
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than United Kingdom
Age structure > 0-14 years > From total 16.9%
Ranked 178th.
20.1%
Ranked 157th. 19% more than United Kingdom

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Arab population 500,000
Ranked 15th.
3.5 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than United Kingdom
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Russians 300,000
Ranked 14th.
3.16 million
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than United Kingdom
Cities > Cities larger than the capital London is the largest urban and metropolitan area. The City of Westminster , in central London, is the seat of government; 62 districts have larger populations than Westminster. New York City , Los Angeles , Chicago , Houston , Philadelphia , Phoenix , San Antonio , San Diego , Dallas , San Jose , Austin , Jacksonville , Indianapolis , San Francisco , Columbus , Fort Worth , Charlotte , Detroit , El Paso , Memphis , Boston , Seattle , Denver ( Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area ranks 4th)
Urban and rural > Male urban population 22.25 million
Ranked 4th.
121.7 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom

One person households 11%
Ranked 15th.
26%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Migration > Asylum Seekers per million 1.56
Ranked 11th. 5 times more than United States
0.303
Ranked 21st.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Female 17.7%
Ranked 37th. 13% more than United States
15.7%
Ranked 43th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 16 years
Ranked 26th. The same as United States
16 years
Ranked 22nd.

Fertility > Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 25.78
Ranked 126th.
32.73
Ranked 105th. 27% more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female None None
Lone parent families 10%
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than United States
9%
Ranked 6th.
Marriage > Percent married > All > Male > Aged 15-19 0.1%
Ranked 21st.
4.2%
Ranked 5th. 42 times more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 16 years
Ranked 17th. 7% more than United States
15 years
Ranked 32nd.

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling age 15 and over can read and write
Age at first marriage for men 29.8 years
Ranked 15th. 15% more than United States
26 years
Ranked 19th.
Density and urbanisation > Urban population 55.66 million
Ranked 14th.
251.75 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 5.29 million
Ranked 37th.
31.26 million
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 35.17%
Ranked 71st. 9% more than United States
32.24%
Ranked 107th.

Age structure > 15-64 years > From total 67.1%
Ranked 76th. The same as United States
67.1%
Ranked 75th.

Urban and rural > Population living in urban agglomerations 137,505
Ranked 10th.
429,882
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Persons per room 0.5
Ranked 57th. The same as United States
0.5
Ranked 60th.
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > African diaspora, population 2.08 million
Ranked 8th.
42.02 million
Ranked 2nd. 20 times more than United Kingdom
Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 223
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
52
Ranked 83th.
Number of under-five deaths per 1000 0.0633
Ranked 126th.
0.0924
Ranked 121st. 46% more than United Kingdom

Number of under-five deaths 4,000
Ranked 85th.
29,000
Ranked 43th. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Population, total per 1000 1,000
Ranked 126th. The same as United States
1,000
Ranked 66th.

Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia 0.58
Ranked 120th. 14% more than United States
0.51
Ranked 124th.

Major cities > Population LONDON (capital) 8.615 million; Birmingham 2.296 million; Manchester 2.247 million; West Yorkshire 1.541 million; Glasgow 1.166 million New York-Newark 19.3 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.675 million; Chicago 9.134 million; Miami 5.699 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.421 million
Future population > Males 32.64 million
Ranked 22nd.
180.46 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Charity > World Giving Index 5
Ranked 55th. 5 times more than United States
1
Ranked 59th.
Age structure > 15-64 years > Males 20.7 million
Ranked 22nd.
101.83 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Infant mortality rate > Female 4.05 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 191st.
5.22 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 172nd. 29% more than United Kingdom

Infant mortality rate > Male 4.93 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 186th.
6.55 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 169th. 33% more than United Kingdom

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 50th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 44th.

Median age > Female 41.4 years
Ranked 43th. 8% more than United States
38.5 years
Ranked 58th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Women 0.4
Ranked 17th.
2.8
Ranked 13th. 7 times more than United Kingdom
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male None None
Gender ratio > Whole population 104.4%
Ranked 54th. 1% more than United States
103.3%
Ranked 65th.

Cities > Urban areas over 2,000,000 3
Ranked 13th.
21
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than United Kingdom
Age structure > 65 years and over > Females 5.55 million
Ranked 12th.
22.43 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Gender > Female population per thousand people 506.55
Ranked 70th.
513.11
Ranked 32nd. 1% more than United Kingdom

Population > CIA Factbook per capita 0.993
Ranked 106th.
0.999
Ranked 94th. 1% more than United Kingdom

Maternal mortality rate 12 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 147th.
21 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 135th. 75% more than United Kingdom

Elderly living with children 16%
Ranked 5th. 7% more than United States
15%
Ranked 6th.
Urban and rural > Female rural population per thousand people 110.55
Ranked 74th. 16% more than United States
95.08
Ranked 60th.

Net migration per million 14,234.31
Ranked 33th.
15,927.93
Ranked 30th. 12% more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 16 years
Ranked 19th. The same as United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Canadians 73,000
Ranked 3rd.
1.06 million
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than United Kingdom
Cities > Urban areas over 1,000,000 per million people 0.0789
Ranked 65th.
0.129
Ranked 31st. 64% more than United Kingdom
Cities > Urban areas over 500,000 10
Ranked 16th.
74
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than United Kingdom
Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin > Per capita 3.04 per 1 million people
Ranked 161st.
7.03 per 1 million people
Ranked 153th. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Urban population per 1000 897.03
Ranked 16th. 11% more than United States
810.44
Ranked 33th.

Gender > Women aged 15-49 14.34 million
Ranked 34th.
89.8 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Total 8.01 million
Ranked 36th.
51.62 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 13.4%
Ranked 58th. 20% more than United States
11.18%
Ranked 93th.

Future population change -17,090
Ranked 135th.
563,170
Ranked 12th.

Migration > International migrant stock > Total 5.84 million
Ranked 9th.
39.27 million
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000 86.13
Ranked 162nd.
102.79
Ranked 142nd. 19% more than United Kingdom

Gender > Male population per thousand people 490.16
Ranked 142nd.
496.34
Ranked 103th. 1% more than United Kingdom

Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1990-99 43.4%
Ranked 6th.
43.9%
Ranked 5th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 193,510
Ranked 17th.
264,763
Ranked 12th. 37% more than United Kingdom

Drinking water source > Improved > Rural 100% of population
Ranked 24th. 6% more than United States
94% of population
Ranked 79th.
Education expenditures 5.6% of GDP
Ranked 30th. 4% more than United States
5.4% of GDP
Ranked 36th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 17 years
Ranked 9th.
18 years
Ranked 7th. 6% more than United Kingdom

Rural population > Per capita 103 per 1,000 people
Ranked 175th.
192 per 1,000 people
Ranked 159th. 86% more than United Kingdom

Hospital bed density 3 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 36th. The same as United States
3 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 37th.

Urbanization > Urban population 80 None
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male 16 years
Ranked 19th. The same as United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.
Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > Austrian citizens > Length of stay permitted Freedom of movement 90 days
Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent 56%
Ranked 34th.
71%
Ranked 3rd. 27% more than United Kingdom
Median age > Male 39.1 years
Ranked 33th. 9% more than United States
35.9 years
Ranked 61st.

Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country per million 0.259%
Ranked 23th. 6 times more than United States
0.0404%
Ranked 30th.
Population in largest city > Per capita 0.141 per capita
Ranked 62nd. 2 times more than United States
0.063 per capita
Ranked 105th.

Migration > New citizenships 82.2 thousand
Ranked 5th.
898 thousand
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than United Kingdom
Age structure > 15-64 years > Females 20.19 million
Ranked 22nd.
102.16 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Men 0.1
Ranked 14th.
1.5
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than United Kingdom
Refugee population by country or territory of asylum per 1000 3.08
Ranked 42nd. 4 times more than United States
0.85
Ranked 76th.

Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million per 1000 259.32
Ranked 38th.
478.1
Ranked 9th. 84% more than United Kingdom

Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5 > Per 1,000 live births 4.8
Ranked 163th.
7.1
Ranked 149th. 48% more than United Kingdom

Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent 72%
Ranked 4th. 26% more than United States
57%
Ranked 13th.
Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39 0.2%
Ranked 17th.
0.4%
Ranked 13th. Twice as much as United Kingdom

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females per 1000 82.04
Ranked 162nd.
98.29
Ranked 142nd. 20% more than United Kingdom

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Male 22%
Ranked 41st. 18% more than United States
18.7%
Ranked 52nd.

Gender ratio > Babies 95%
Ranked 124th.
95.2%
Ranked 116th. About the same as United Kingdom

Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million 15.69 million
Ranked 16th.
128.33 million
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than United Kingdom

Structure > Population > Total 61.84 million
Ranked 21st.
307.01 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Number of neonatal deaths 2,000
Ranked 89th.
17,000
Ranked 33th. 9 times more than United Kingdom

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 84%
Ranked 1st. 10% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage 27%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 5th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom 27%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 5th.

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population per thousand people 5.69
Ranked 12th.
26.44
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Urban and rural population > Urban gender ratio 106.4
Ranked 28th. 1% more than United States
105.2
Ranked 27th.

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000 68.19
Ranked 14th. 28% more than United States
53.48
Ranked 43th.

Attitude of women > Women do have equal rights 9%
Ranked 5th. 13% more than United States
8%
Ranked 6th.
Mortality rate, adult, female > Per 1,000 female adults 58.42
Ranked 160th.
79.04
Ranked 130th. 35% more than United Kingdom

Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Norway 14,504
Ranked 17th. 72% more than United States
8,424
Ranked 25th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants 9.4%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
4%
Ranked 6th.
Cities > Urban areas over 2,000,000 per million people 0.0473
Ranked 36th.
0.0663
Ranked 24th. 40% more than United Kingdom
Cities > Rate of urbanization 0.5%
Ranked 180th.
1.3%
Ranked 137th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Cities > Urban areas over 500,000 per million people 0.158
Ranked 69th.
0.234
Ranked 29th. 48% more than United Kingdom
Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Females 26.4 years
Ranked 7th. About the same as United States
26.3 years
Ranked 8th.
Health expenditures 9.3% of GDP
Ranked 36th.
17.9% of GDP
Ranked 3rd. 92% more than United Kingdom

Gender development 0.925
Ranked 12th.
0.937
Ranked 4th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Age structure > 65 years and over > Males 4.19 million
Ranked 12th.
16.26 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Refugee population by country or territory of origin per 1000 0.00239
Ranked 179th.
0.0121
Ranked 157th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Refugee population by country or territory of origin 150
Ranked 135th.
3,778
Ranked 69th. 25 times more than United Kingdom

Fertility > Number of maternal deaths per million 1.48
Ranked 144th.
2.84
Ranked 133th. 93% more than United Kingdom

Fertility > Number of maternal deaths 92
Ranked 92nd.
880
Ranked 45th. 10 times more than United Kingdom

Total population > Evolution of the population > Population growth rates 0.509%
Ranked 10th.
0.797%
Ranked 1st. 56% more than United Kingdom
Total Population > Female per 1000 508.56
Ranked 103th.
513.62
Ranked 87th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, male > Per 1,000 live births 5.3
Ranked 162nd.
7.8
Ranked 149th. 47% more than United Kingdom

Future population > Females per thousand people 503.02
Ranked 88th.
516.35
Ranked 57th. 3% more than United Kingdom
Future population > Males per thousand people 484.87
Ranked 119th.
501
Ranked 73th. 3% more than United Kingdom
Urban and rural population > Rural gender ratio 102.8
Ranked 19th. 4% more than United States
99
Ranked 37th.

Attitude of women > Should have equal rights 73%
Ranked 3rd. 18% more than United States
62%
Ranked 7th.
Migration > Asylum Seekers > Per $ GDP 5.16e-05 per $1 million
Ranked 12th. 7 times more than United States
7.35e-06 per $1 million
Ranked 25th.
Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters 2,310.67
Ranked 98th.
9,044
Ranked 51st. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Oldest people > By nation of death or current residence > Died 17 March 1993 30 December 1999
Density and urbanisation > Rural population 6.17 million
Ranked 64th.
55.26 million
Ranked 10th. 9 times more than United Kingdom

Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population 1.15 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than United States
64,832
Ranked 16th.
Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000 337.15
Ranked 63th. 1% more than United States
334.85
Ranked 68th.

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females per 1000 90.39
Ranked 28th. 23% more than United States
73.75
Ranked 44th.

Total population > Age 80-84 1.43 million
Ranked 11th.
5.61 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Female population > Age 25-29 per 1000 31.14
Ranked 171st.
33.92
Ranked 155th. 9% more than United Kingdom
Gender > Gender ratio aged over 80 194.7
Ranked 48th. 4% more than United States
186.6
Ranked 57th.

Gender ratio > Aged over 60 126.1%
Ranked 77th.
129.9%
Ranked 64th. 3% more than United Kingdom

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 17 years
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
17 years
Ranked 11th.
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total per thousand people 129.1
Ranked 165th.
142.08
Ranked 154th. 10% more than United Kingdom

Future population change per thousand people 5.7
Ranked 141st.
9.1
Ranked 125th. 60% more than United Kingdom

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total per thousand people 175.02
Ranked 151st.
200.26
Ranked 139th. 14% more than United Kingdom

Cities > Urban population per thousand people 1.27e-06
Ranked 186th. 5 times more than United States
2.64e-07
Ranked 214th.

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Percent Jewish 0.57%
Ranked 12th.
2.64%
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Gender ratio > Rural population 102.8%
Ranked 19th. 4% more than United States
99%
Ranked 37th.

Couples with children 52%
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than United States
25%
Ranked 22nd.
Male population > Age 25-29 1.96 million
Ranked 24th.
10.34 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Female population > Age 25-29 1.88 million
Ranked 24th.
10.02 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000 32.14
Ranked 143th.
32.69
Ranked 139th. 2% more than United Kingdom
Fertility > Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births 12
Ranked 145th.
21
Ranked 133th. 75% more than United Kingdom

International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of native-born men 5.54%
Ranked 12th.
5.76%
Ranked 11th. 4% more than United Kingdom
Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89 44.7
Ranked 10th.
395.8
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than United Kingdom
Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population per thousand people 19.03
Ranked 8th. 88 times more than United States
0.217
Ranked 43th.
Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1990-99 per million 6.53
Ranked 9th. 82% more than United States
3.6
Ranked 15th.
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men 126.1
Ranked 77th.
129.9
Ranked 64th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 60 126.1
Ranked 77th.
129.9
Ranked 64th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Male population > Age 10-14 1.94 million
Ranked 29th.
10.52 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Total population > Age 100-104 18,639
Ranked 3rd.
78,265
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Total population > Age 25-29 3.84 million
Ranked 24th.
20.36 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Attitude of women > Women are better off now 93%
Ranked 5th. The same as United States
93%
Ranked 4th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Sweden 21,883
Ranked 15th. 23% more than United States
17,755
Ranked 18th.
Total population > Age 95-99 100,056
Ranked 7th.
442,687
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Greater London per thousand people 82.48
Ranked 1st. 402 times more than United States
0.205
Ranked 27th.
Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1990-99 374.1
Ranked 3rd.
897.6
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Elderly living in institution 5%
Ranked 14th.
6%
Ranked 9th. 20% more than United Kingdom
Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Women > Aged 30 to 39 0.5%
Ranked 34th.
1.1%
Ranked 20th. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged above 59 13.7%
Ranked 7th. 22% more than United States
11.2%
Ranked 19th.

Gender ratio > Urban population 106.4%
Ranked 28th. 1% more than United States
105.2%
Ranked 27th.

Total population > Age 70-74 2.28 million
Ranked 11th.
8.52 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Male population > Age 40-44 2.48 million
Ranked 15th.
11.11 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Female population > Age 20-24 1.92 million
Ranked 24th.
10.19 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000 66.3
Ranked 167th.
72.63
Ranked 156th. 10% more than United Kingdom
Female population > Age 20-24 per 1000 31.93
Ranked 169th.
34.5
Ranked 157th. 8% more than United Kingdom
Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million > Per capita 0.261 per capita
Ranked 35th.
0.433 per capita
Ranked 12th. 66% more than United Kingdom

Households with more than 5 people 8%
Ranked 10th.
10%
Ranked 4th. 25% more than United Kingdom
Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1980-89 78.9%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United States
26.8%
Ranked 12th.
Attitude of women > Women are happier now 42%
Ranked 2nd. 50% more than United States
28%
Ranked 7th.
International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born women 7.9%
Ranked 16th. 61% more than United States
4.92%
Ranked 21st.
Total population > Evolution of the population > Population growth rates per million 0.00824%
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than United States
0.0026%
Ranked 19th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Males 28.4 years
Ranked 12th.
28.6 years
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Gender > Gender ratio aged over 65 134.1
Ranked 73th.
138
Ranked 60th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Gender ratio > Aged over 65 > Women per 100 men 134.1
Ranked 73th.
138
Ranked 60th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Gender ratio > Aged over 65 134.1%
Ranked 73th.
138%
Ranked 60th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Disbility benefit recipients 6.6%
Ranked 5th. 40% more than United States
4.7%
Ranked 10th.
Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89 per million 0.794
Ranked 12th.
1.74
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Migration > New citizenships per million 1.4 thousand
Ranked 13th.
3.18 thousand
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89 > Per $ GDP 0.354 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 13th.
0.475 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 11th. 34% more than United Kingdom
Oldest people > By nation of death or current residence > Born 1 August 1877 24 September 1880
Total population > Age 95-99 per million 1,661.39
Ranked 6th. 11% more than United States
1,498.01
Ranked 10th.
Total population > Age 100-104 per million 309.49
Ranked 4th. 17% more than United States
264.84
Ranked 5th.
Female population > Age 95-99 81,105
Ranked 7th.
343,315
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Male population > Age 45-49 per 1000 36.17
Ranked 44th.
37.95
Ranked 34th. 5% more than United Kingdom
Total Population per capita 1.01
Ranked 104th.
1.01
Ranked 94th. About the same as United Kingdom
Total population > Age 30-34 3.97 million
Ranked 24th.
19.49 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000 33.37
Ranked 170th.
36.39
Ranked 154th. 9% more than United Kingdom
Total population > Age 45-49 4.3 million
Ranked 15th.
22.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Total population > Age 20-24 3.93 million
Ranked 23th.
20.95 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Total Population > Thousands 60,441
Ranked 22nd.
295,734
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Male population > Age 35-39 per 1000 39.25
Ranked 47th. 10% more than United States
35.67
Ranked 82nd.
Female population > Age 10-14 1.85 million
Ranked 29th.
10.02 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Total Population > Male 29.98 million
Ranked 21st.
146.66 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Total population > Age 30-34 per 1000 66
Ranked 144th. The same as United States
65.96
Ranked 145th.
Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000 30.66
Ranked 166th.
33.92
Ranked 150th. 11% more than United Kingdom

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