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People Stats: compare key data on France & Germany

Definitions

  • Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • 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.
  • Birth rate: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
  • Death rate: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
  • Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Gender > Female population: Total female 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total: Number of people aged 15-64.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total: Number of people aged 0-4.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-59: Percentage of total pouplation aged 15-59.
  • Population in 2015: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections.
  • Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper: Each city population by sex, city and city type.
  • Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people: Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people). Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 65 and older.
  • Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population: Age dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents--people younger than 15 or older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. For example, 0.7 means there are 7 dependents for every 10 working-age people.
  • Age 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.
  • Gender > Male population: Total male population.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total: Number of people aged 60 and older.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-64: Percentage of total population aged 15-64.
  • 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."
  • Nationality > Noun: The noun which identifies citizens of the nation
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 0-4.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces: Total number of divorces in given year by country.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total: Number of people 65 years old and older.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total: Number of people aged 15-59.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total: Number of people aged 80 years 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.
  • Abortion > Abortion rate: Abortions per 1000 women.
  • Nationality > Adjective: This entry is derived from People > Nationality, which provides the identifying terms for citizens - noun and adjective.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 5-14.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages: Marriages by urban/rural residence.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 80 and older.
  • Marriage rate: Number of marriages per 1,000 people per year
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people: Marriages by urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Total: Number of people aged 5-14.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Future population change: Total change in population by country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Urban population: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women: Average age of women at their first marriage.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
    Additional details:
    • Gibraltar: above 80% (2013)
  • 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.
  • Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Men: Average age of men at their first marriage.
  • 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.
  • Gender > Women aged 15-49: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Percentage living in urban areas: Percentage of people living in urban areas. Data for 2003. Urban-rural classification of population in internationally published statistics follows the national census definition, which differs from one country or area to another. National definitions are usually based on criteria that may include any of the following: size of population in a locality, population density, distance between built-up areas, predominant type of economic activity, legal or administrative boundaries and urban characteristics such as specific services and facilities.
  • Migration > Net migration: 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.
  • Teenage pregancy rate: Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19."
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Percentage living in rural areas.: Percentage of people living in rural areas. Data for 2003. Urban-rural classification of population in internationally published statistics follows the national census definition, which differs from one country or area to another. National definitions are usually based on criteria that may include any of the following: size of population in a locality, population density, distance between built-up areas, predominant type of economic activity, legal or administrative boundaries and urban characteristics such as specific services and facilities.
  • Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry is derived from People > Infant mortality rate, which gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Patriotism: Patriotism Score of countries according to surveys by World Values Survey. The score was determined by asking thousands of respondents the question "How proud are you to be [insert nationality]?", ranging from not proud (1) to very proud (4). The average number of respondents per country was 1264.
  • 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.
  • Teenage birth rate: The number of births to women aged below 20 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19. (1995-1998)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gender > Gender inequality index: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Rural population: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population.
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Size of houses: Proportion of houses with five or more rooms, 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marriage > Minimum legal age > Without parental consent > For Women: Minimum legal age at which women can be married without parental consent.
  • Gender > Female population per thousand people: Total female population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Future population > Males: UN estimates of male population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 15-64. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Home ownership: Home ownership as % of all households (Data is for 2000).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method: Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, any method, percentage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nobel prize laureates: Number of Nobel Prize Laureates 1901-2002
  • Age at first marriage for women: Age of women when they first get married (1999).
  • 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.
  • Jewish population > By country > Jews > Estimated number of Jews: Total Jew population by country.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Females: Female consent.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Average size of households: Average households size (number of people living in the house) - late 1990s.
  • Immigration > Foreign-born population: Amount of residents of EU countries born outside of their country of residence.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 60 and older. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gender ratio > Whole population: Female/male ratio of population.
  • 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.
  • One person households: Share of one person households (1995)
  • Urban and rural > Females living in cities proper: Total number of females living in cities proper. The UN definition for city proper varies for each country but usually refers to a locality with legal boundaries, some form of local government and does not include its outlying suburbs and districts. Numbers only include cities proper with a population over 100,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Migration > Refugees: Refugees (number in each country, 1990-99)
  • 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
  • Marriage > Percent married > All > Male > Aged 15-19: Percent ever married or in union among persons aged 15-19.
  • Maternal mortality rate: The maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes). The MMR includes deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, for a specified year.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers: Thousands of asylum seekers coming into a nation in 2001.
  • Urban and rural > Males living in cities proper: Total number of males living in cities proper. The UN definition for city proper varies for each country but usually refers to a locality with legal boundaries, some form of local government and does not include its outlying suburbs and districts. Numbers only include cities proper with a population over 100,000.
  • Immigration > Foreign-born population per million people: Amount of residents of EU countries born outside of their country of residence. Figures expressed per million 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.
  • Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country speak a very different language. A high score of close to 1 indicates that many unrelated languages are spoken. A score of close to 0 means that few languages are spoken, and / or that the spoken languages are similar to one another. For more information, please refer to Fearon (see citation).
  • 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.
  • Languages: This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 15-59. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 0-4. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Couples with children: Share of couples with children (1995)
  • Rural population per 1000: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Future population > Females: UN estimates of female population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030.
  • Fertility > Number of maternal deaths: Number of maternal deaths. Maternal mortality deaths is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Migration > Foreign population: Foreign population as % of total population; data for 2000
  • Charity > World Giving Index: 2011.
  • 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.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 80 years and older. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Age at first marriage for men: Age of men when they first get married (1999).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Migration > Foreign population inflow: Inflows of foreign population into selected OECD countries in 2000. Data from population registers are not fully comparable because the criteria governing who gets registered differ from country to country. Counts for the Netherlands, Norway and especially Germany include substantial numbers of asylum seekers. For more details on sources, refer to the notes at the end of the Annex to the OECD statistics.
  • 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.
  • Gender > Male population per thousand people: Total male population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Russians: Number of residents who are ethnic Russians and maintain a feeling of Russian national identity.
  • 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.
  • Disabled persons employment: Employment rate of disabled persons as % of non-disabled persons 20 to 64 years old, late 1990s.
  • Number of infant deaths: Number of infant deaths. Number of infants dying before reaching one year of age.
  • Number of under-five deaths: Number of under-five deaths. Number of children dying before reaching age five.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Migration > To the USA > Number of immigrants: Immigrant residents in the US by country of origin. Blank entries mean that the country did not make it into the top ten for
  • Lone parent families: Share of lone parent families (1995)
  • Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total per thousand people: Number of people 65 years old and older. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Natives per Refugee: Natives per Refugee.

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  • Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population: Australian residents born outside of Australia by country of birth.
  • 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.
  • Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories: Date of signing convention
  • 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.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 1,000,000: Urban areas with a population of over a million people.
  • Gender ratio > Babies: Female/male ratio at birth.
  • 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.
  • Median age > Both sexes: Age of person who is older than half the population and younger than the other half of the population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elderly living with children: Percentage of old people (aged above 65) living with their children.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 2,000,000: Urban Areas Over 2,000,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Total Population per capita: Total Population, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Jewish population > By country > Jews > Estimated number of Jews per 1000: Total Jew population by country. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Accepted asylum applications: Countries of the European Union compared by accepted asylum applications during the year 2012. Data compiled by Mona W. Claussen, based on numbers from Eurostat, an statistical office dependent on the European Union. You can check Eurostat's website to browse through other relevant data regarding asylum (citenship and age of the applicants, rejected applications, monthly data breakdowns, etc.).
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Males: Male consent.

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  • 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.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Volunteered time: VT.

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  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants: Portion of immigrants in Canada.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 80 > Women per 100 men: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults: Mortality rate, adult, male (per 1,000 male adults). Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages.
  • Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country will be from different ethnic groups, 0 meaning that each individual in this country is from the same ethnic group. For a discussion of what constitutes an ethnic group, please refer to Fearon (see citation).
  • Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia: Modified Non-Return Rate.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom: Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, condom, percentage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Housing > Detached houses: Percent of population living in detached houses.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • 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.
  • Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1990-99: % of asylum seekers accepted between the years 1990 and 1999.
  • 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.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > Females: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > 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.
  • Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Accepted asylum applications per million people: Countries of the European Union compared by accepted asylum applications during the year 2012. Data compiled by Mona W. Claussen, based on numbers from Eurostat, an statistical office dependent on the European Union. You can check Eurostat's website to browse through other relevant data regarding asylum (citenship and age of the applicants, rejected applications, monthly data breakdowns, etc.). Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent: DM.

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  • 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.
  • Female population > Age 15-19: Female population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cities > Rate of urbanization: Urbanization rate.
  • Sanitation facility access > Improved > Urban: This entry is derived from People > Sanitation facility access > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved sanitation facilities available to segments of the population of a country. improved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush to a piped sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine; pit latrine with slab; or a composting toilet. unimproved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush not piped to a sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; pit latrine without a slab or open pit; bucket; hanging toilet or hanging latrine; shared facilities of any type; no facilities; or bush or field.
  • 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.
  • Housing > Free accommodation: Percent of population who have housing provided to them free of cost.
  • Gender > Women aged 15-49 per thousand people: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division. Figures expressed per thousand people 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 > 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.
  • Immigration > Population born in another EU state: Amount of residents of EU countries born outside of their country of residence, but inside the EU.
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of > China, source countries of residents per million people: Foreign nationals living in China by nationality. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Notes: Notes.

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  • Disabled persons earning capacity: Mean income from employment for disabled persons as % of non-disabled mean, late 1990s.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Sperm donation laws > Children per donor: Children per donor.

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  • International migrant stock, total per 1000: International migrant stock, total. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • International migrant stock, total: International migrant stock, total. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers per million: Thousands of asylum seekers coming into a nation in 2001. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 95-99 per million: Male population - Age 95-99, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted: People - Women - Maternal mortality ratio 2000 adjusted
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population:

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

  • Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in: rate varies by country: Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in: rate varies by country). Life time risk of maternal death is the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause assuming that current levels of fertility and mortality (including maternal mortality) do not change in the future, taking into account competing causes of death.
  • Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given: Maternity leave benefits.
  • 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 > Ethnic Fractionalization Index per million people: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country will be from different ethnic groups, 0 meaning that each individual in this country is from the same ethnic group. For a discussion of what constitutes an ethnic group, please refer to Fearon (see citation). Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Migration > Refugees per 1000: Refugees (number in each country, 1990-99). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39: Percent widowed in age group.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > 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.
  • Romani > Gypsies killed in holocaust > Estimated: Estimated Romani people annihilated in the Holocaust.
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Canada: Country of birth of Canadian residents (number of residents).
  • Romani > Gypsy population prior to WWII > Estimated per 1000: Estimated population of the Romanis prior to World War II. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent: HS.
  • Male population > Age 90-94 per million: Male population - Age 90-94, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total Population > Female: Total Population - Female, as of April 26, 2005
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Immigration > Share of foreign born people in the EU:

    Share of foreign born population in EU countries.

  • Women > Maternal mortality ratio > Reported: People - Women - Maternal mortality ratio 1985 - 2002 reported
  • Immigration > Population born outside EU per million people: Amount of residents of EU countries born outside of the EU. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 60: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Gender > Gender ratio aged over 65: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 65 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 65, there are 210.6 females who are over 65.
  • Gender > Gender ratio aged over 80: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 80 in each country. For instance, in North Korea, for every 100 males over 80, there are 411.8 females who are over 80.
  • International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Low education: The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • 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.
  • International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of native-born population > Intermadiate e: The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > High educatio: The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Intermadiate : The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • Total population > Evolution of the population > Total fertility rates: The tables refer to the resident population. For countries such as France, the United Kingdom and the United States which have overseas colonies, protectorates or other territorial possessions, their populations are generally excluded. For full details, see Sources below.

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

    The total fertility rate is the total number of children that would be born to each woman if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years and give birth to children in that period in agreement with the prevailing age-specific fertility rates.
  • International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the native-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.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Lebanese: Number of residents who are Lebanese-born or of Lebanese descent.
  • Housing > Renting: Percent of population renting their homes.
  • Housing > Semi-detached or terraced houses: Percent of population living in semi-detached or terraced houses.
  • Romani > Gypsy population prior to WWII > Estimated: Estimated population of the Romanis prior to World War II.
  • Total population > Age 100-104: Total population - Age 100-104, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 25-29: Female population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000: Female population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Female population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 25-29: Male 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.
  • 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.
  • Total population > Age 10-14 per 1000: Total population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Male population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89: Total number of asylum seekers between the years 1980 and 1989.
  • Labor force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15-64). Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15-64)
  • Labor force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15-64). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Population, total per 1000: Population, total. Population, total refers to the total population. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Emigration rate of tertiary educated > % of total tertiary educated population: Emigration rate of tertiary educated (% of total tertiary educated population). Emigration rate of tertiary educated shows the stock of emigrants ages 25 and older, residing in an OECD country other than that in which they were born, with at least one year of tertiary education as a percentage of the population age 25 and older with tertiary education.
  • Refugee population by country or territory of 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.
  • 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.
  • Survival to age 65, female > % of cohort: Survival to age 65, female (% of cohort). Survival to age 65 refers to the percentage of a cohort of newborn infants that would survive to age 65, if subject to current age specific mortality rates.
  • Survival to age 65, male > % of cohort: Survival to age 65, male (% of cohort). Survival to age 65 refers to the percentage of a cohort of newborn infants that would survive to age 65, if subject to current age specific mortality rates.
  • Age dependency ratio > % of working-age population: Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population). Age dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents--people younger than 15 or older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. Data are shown as the proportion of dependents per 100 working-age population.
  • Urban population > % of total: Urban population (% of total). Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.
  • Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total: Female population - Age 10-14 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Population ages 15-64 > % of total: Population ages 15 to 64 is the percentage of the total population that is in the age group 15 to 64.
  • 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.
  • Density and urbanisation > Urban population > % of total: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
  • Density and urbanisation > Urban population growth > Annual %: 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.
  • Structure > Population ages 65 and above > % of total: Population ages 65 and above as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population.
  • Structure > Population > Female > % of total: Female population is the percentage of the population that is female. Population is based on the de facto definition of population.
  • Elderly living in institution: Percentage of old people (aged above 65) living in old age institutions.
  • Total population > Age 100-104 > % of the total: Total population - Age 100-104 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Maastricht: (Jan).
  • Female population > Age 85-89: Female population - Age 85-89, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 90-94 per 1000: Female population - Age 90-94, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 60-64 per 1000: Male population - Age 60-64, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Females per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Women > Contraceptive prevalence %: People - Women - Contraceptive prevalence (%) 1995-2002
  • Total population > Age 55-59: Total population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 35-39: Total population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total: Male population - Age 25-29 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 95-99 > % of the total: Male population - Age 95-99 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total: Total population - Age 35-39 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total: Total population - Age 75-79 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 40-44: Male population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total: Total population - Age 70-74 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total: Total population - Age 65-69 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • HIV/AIDS > Deaths: This entry gives an estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 500,000 per million people: Urban Areas Over 500,000. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures > % of population, average 1990-2009: Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures (% of population, average 1990-2009). Droughts, floods and extreme temperatures is the annual average percentage of the population that is affected by natural disasters classified as either droughts, floods, or extreme temperature events. A drought is an extended period of time characterized by a deficiency in a region's water supply that is the result of constantly below average precipitation. A drought can lead to losses to agriculture, affect inland navigation and hydropower plants, and cause a lack of drinking water and famine. A flood is a significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or coastal region. Extreme temperature events are either cold waves or heat waves. A cold wave can be both a prolonged period of excessively cold weather and the sudden invasion of very cold air over a large area. Along with frost it can cause damage to agriculture, infrastructure, and property. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot and sometimes also humid weather relative to normal climate patterns of a certain region. Population affected is the number of people injured, left homeless or requiring immediate assistance during a period of emergency resulting from a natural disaster; it can also include displaced or evacuated people. Average percentage of population affected is calculated by dividing the sum of total affected for the period stated by the sum of the annual population figures for the period stated.
  • Population growth > Annual %: Annual population growth rate. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.
  • Male population > Age 35-39: Male population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 85-89 per 1000: Female population - Age 85-89, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Labor participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15+: Labor participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15+). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Total population > Age 10-14: Total population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005
  • Rural population growth > Annual %: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population.
  • Total population > Age 20-24 > % of the total: Total population - Age 20-24 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 95-99 > % of the total: Total population - Age 95-99 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1980-89: % of asylum seekers accepted between the years 1980 and 1989.
  • Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total: Female population - Age 55-59 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
STAT France Germany HISTORY
Age distribution > Median age 46.7 years
Ranked 83th.
51.06 years
Ranked 12th. 9% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 15.82%
Ranked 91st. 18% more than Germany
13.4%
Ranked 188th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 12.51 million
Ranked 34th. 64% more than Germany
7.63 million
Ranked 50th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 10.68%
Ranked 106th. 12% more than Germany
9.49%
Ranked 183th.

Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 84.5%
Ranked 40th.
90.93%
Ranked 13th. 8% more than France

Birth rate 12.6 births/1,000 population
Ranked 157th. 51% more than Germany
8.37 births/1,000 population
Ranked 217th.

Death rate 8.96 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 68th.
11.17 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 36th. 25% more than France

Ethnic groups Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities<br /><strong>overseas departments:</strong> black, white, mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)
Gender > Female population 40.01 million
Ranked 32nd. 40% more than Germany
28.64 million
Ranked 41st.

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 1.99
Ranked 34th.
2.29
Ranked 24th. 16% more than France

Mother's mean age at first birth 28.6
Ranked 4th.
28.9
Ranked 1st. 1% more than France
Population 65.95 million
Ranked 21st.
81.15 million
Ranked 16th. 23% more than France

Population > Population growth, past and future 0.074
Ranked 60th.
-0.4
Ranked 194th.

Population growth 0.074%
Ranked 60th.
-0.4%
Ranked 194th.

Population growth rate 0.47%
Ranked 153th.
-0.19%
Ranked 210th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 8.44 million
Ranked 34th. 56% more than Germany
5.4 million
Ranked 48th.

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 35.41%
Ranked 67th.
39.91%
Ranked 14th. 13% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 42.85 million
Ranked 33th. 44% more than Germany
29.8 million
Ranked 44th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 4.15 million
Ranked 34th. 68% more than Germany
2.46 million
Ranked 50th.

Obesity > Adult obesity rate 18.2%
Ranked 106th.
25.1%
Ranked 57th. 38% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 48.77%
Ranked 149th. 4% more than Germany
46.69%
Ranked 183th.

Population in 2015 62,339 thousand
Ranked 21st.
82,513 thousand
Ranked 17th. 32% more than France
Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper 9.81 million
Ranked 10th.
25.69 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than France

Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 8.5
Ranked 80th.
10.4
Ranked 41st. 22% more than France

Total fertility rate 2.08 children born/woman
Ranked 114th. 46% more than Germany
1.42 children born/woman
Ranked 197th.

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 29.98%
Ranked 63th.
34.22%
Ranked 14th. 14% more than France

Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.53
Ranked 107th. 8% more than Germany
0.49
Ranked 128th.

Age structure > 0-14 years 18.7%
Ranked 162nd. 43% more than Germany
13.1%
Ranked 225th.

Gender > Male population 39.05 million
Ranked 32nd. 38% more than Germany
28.26 million
Ranked 41st.

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 27.99 million
Ranked 22nd. 23% more than Germany
22.71 million
Ranked 25th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 54.2%
Ranked 157th. 3% more than Germany
52.37%
Ranked 184th.

Age structure > 65 years and over 17.9%
Ranked 17th.
20.9%
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than France

Nationality > Noun Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women) German(s)
Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 55.31%
Ranked 55th.
65.34%
Ranked 13th. 18% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 5.24%
Ranked 83th. 21% more than Germany
4.33%
Ranked 190th.

Physicians density 3.38 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 11th.
3.69 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 8th. 9% more than France

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces 129,802
Ranked 8th.
187,640
Ranked 5th. 45% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 23.7 million
Ranked 21st. 22% more than Germany
19.47 million
Ranked 24th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 38.56 million
Ranked 32nd. 45% more than Germany
26.57 million
Ranked 44th.

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total 11.3 million
Ranked 16th. 21% more than Germany
9.31 million
Ranked 20th.

Cities > Urban population 82,216
Ranked 63th.
91,665
Ranked 36th. 11% more than France

Abortion > Abortion rate 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Germany
7.8 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 21st.
Nationality > Adjective French German
Sex ratio > Total population 0.96 male(s)/female
Ranked 167th.
0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 140th. 1% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent 10.58%
Ranked 91st. 17% more than Germany
9.08%
Ranked 185th.

Sex ratio > At birth 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 144th.
1.06 male(s)/female
Ranked 35th. 1% more than France

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages 235,000
Ranked 6th.
386,000
Ranked 3rd. 64% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 14.3%
Ranked 40th.
16.35%
Ranked 15th. 14% more than France

Marriage rate 5.1
Ranked 24th.
6.5
Ranked 14th. 27% more than France
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people 3.58
Ranked 43th.
4.71
Ranked 34th. 32% more than France

Gender > Sex ratio at birth 1.05
Ranked 69th.
1.06
Ranked 41st. 1% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Total 8.36 million
Ranked 33th. 62% more than Germany
5.17 million
Ranked 49th.

Migration > Net migration rate 1.48 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 52nd.
2.19 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 43th. 48% more than France

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 28.6
Ranked 4th.
28.9
Ranked 1st. 1% more than France
Future population change 58,180
Ranked 33th.
-229,703.4
Ranked 184th.

Urban population 46.69 million
Ranked 15th.
62.02 million
Ranked 10th. 33% more than France

Urbanization in 2015 78.4%
Ranked 41st.
89.9%
Ranked 21st. 15% more than France
Migration > Net migration > Per capita 12,494.77 per 1 million people
Ranked 45th. 11% more than Germany
11,277.69 per 1 million people
Ranked 49th.

Median age > Total 40.6 years
Ranked 36th.
45.7 years
Ranked 3rd. 13% more than France

Life expectancy at birth > Total population 81.56 years
Ranked 15th. 2% more than Germany
80.32 years
Ranked 28th.

Projected population growth 9.99%
Ranked 103th.
-14.48%
Ranked 125th.
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women 31.6
Ranked 2nd.
31.7
Ranked 2nd. About the same as France
Age structure > 15-64 years 63.8%
Ranked 147th.
66.1%
Ranked 106th. 4% more than France

Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 47th. The same as Germany
99%
Ranked 28th.

Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio 28.5%
Ranked 143th. 43% more than Germany
19.9%
Ranked 192nd.
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Men 33.4
Ranked 1st.
34.1
Ranked 1st. 2% more than France
Age distribution > Child dependency ratio 29.19%
Ranked 42nd. 14% more than Germany
25.59%
Ranked 187th.

Gender > Women aged 15-49 14.58 million
Ranked 32nd. 49% more than Germany
9.81 million
Ranked 45th.

Percentage living in urban areas 76%
Ranked 52nd.
88%
Ranked 29th. 16% more than France
Migration > Net migration 760,594
Ranked 10th.
930,064
Ranked 9th. 22% more than France

Population > CIA Factbook 60.88 million
Ranked 22nd.
82.37 million
Ranked 16th. 35% more than France

Teenage pregancy rate 6.76
Ranked 170th.
7.59
Ranked 166th. 12% more than France

Population density 113.72
Ranked 73th.
235.43
Ranked 40th. 2 times more than France

Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 96th. The same as Germany
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 64th.

Percentage living in rural areas. 24%
Ranked 152nd. Twice as much as Germany
12%
Ranked 169th.
Infant mortality rate > Total 3.34 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 213th.
3.48 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 208th. 4% more than France

Patriotism 3.18
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Germany
1.37
Ranked 17th.

Age structure > 25-54 years 38.9%
Ranked 132nd.
42%
Ranked 91st. 8% more than France
Teenage birth rate 9.3
Ranked 19th.
13.1
Ranked 14th. 41% more than France
Gender > Global Gender Gap Index 0.709
Ranked 45th.
0.758
Ranked 14th. 7% more than France

Age structure > 15-24 years 11.9%
Ranked 201st. 10% more than Germany
10.8%
Ranked 213th.
Gender > Gender inequality index 0.083
Ranked 137th. 11% more than Germany
0.075
Ranked 139th.
Rural population 14.18 million
Ranked 35th.
20.45 million
Ranked 27th. 44% more than France

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin 87
Ranked 127th.
170
Ranked 119th. 95% more than France

Migration > Foreign worker salaries 5.22 billion
Ranked 15th.
15.92 billion
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than France

Size of houses 36%
Ranked 11th.
40%
Ranked 9th. 11% more than France
Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman 2.03
Ranked 123th. 49% more than Germany
1.36
Ranked 185th.

Age structure > 55-64 years 12.6%
Ranked 37th.
13.3%
Ranked 20th. 6% more than France
Marriage > Minimum legal age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 112th. The same as Germany
18
Ranked 30th.
Gender > Female population per thousand people 502.16
Ranked 102nd.
517.77
Ranked 20th. 3% more than France

Future population > Males 32.53 million
Ranked 23th.
38.68 million
Ranked 19th. 19% more than France

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 16 years
Ranked 34th. The same as Germany
16 years
Ranked 17th.

Fertility > Birth rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 12.7
Ranked 145th. 57% more than Germany
8.1
Ranked 199th.

Sex ratio > 15-64 years 1
Ranked 123th.
1.02
Ranked 58th. 2% more than France

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 per million people 0.45
Ranked 9th. 26% more than Germany
0.356
Ranked 42nd.
Dependency ratios > Total dependency ratio 56.5%
Ranked 82nd. 9% more than Germany
52%
Ranked 106th.
Population density > People per sq. km of land area 119.37 sq. km
Ranked 81st.
234.67 sq. km
Ranked 45th. 97% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total per thousand people 630.48
Ranked 117th.
667.79
Ranked 70th. 6% more than France

Drinking water source > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 6th. The same as Germany
100% of population
Ranked 12th.
Home ownership 54%
Ranked 11th. 26% more than Germany
43%
Ranked 14th.
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total per thousand people 121.12
Ranked 179th. 6% more than Germany
114.02
Ranked 186th.

Marriage > Percent married > All > Female > Aged 15-19 0.3%
Ranked 19th.
0.7%
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than France

Life expectancy at birth > Female 84.82 years
Ranked 9th. 3% more than Germany
82.72 years
Ranked 36th.

Hospital bed density 6.6 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 6th.
8.3 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 1st. 26% more than France

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method 76.4%
Ranked 6th. 15% more than Germany
66.2%
Ranked 14th.

Contraceptive prevalence rate 76.4%
Ranked 15th. 15% more than Germany
66.2%
Ranked 31st.
Dependency ratios > Potential support ratio 3.6
Ranked 188th. 16% more than Germany
3.1
Ranked 194th.
Nobel prize laureates 49
Ranked 4th.
77
Ranked 3rd. 57% more than France
Age at first marriage for women 29.1 years
Ranked 4th. 3% more than Germany
28.2 years
Ranked 11th.
Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country 16.43%
Ranked 10th.
19.25%
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than France
Jewish population > By country > Jews > Estimated number of Jews 606,561
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Germany
107,160
Ranked 6th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Females 18
Ranked 6th. The same as Germany
18
Ranked 13th.
Urbanization 76
Ranked 48th.
88
Ranked 25th. 16% more than France
Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio 27.9%
Ranked 10th.
32.1%
Ranked 3rd. 15% more than France
Sex ratio > 65 years and over 0.74 male(s)/female
Ranked 157th.
0.76 male(s)/female
Ranked 140th. 3% more than France

Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births 3.4
Ranked 171st. The same as Germany
3.4
Ranked 168th.

Average size of households 2.5
Ranked 8th. 14% more than Germany
2.2
Ranked 16th.
Immigration > Foreign-born population 7.2 millions
Ranked 2nd.
9.81 millions
Ranked 1st. 36% more than France
Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total per thousand people 223.95
Ranked 22nd.
264.45
Ranked 4th. 18% more than France

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 196,364
Ranked 14th.
593,799
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than France

International migration > Immigrant population > Foreign-born population 8.28%
Ranked 17th.
12.87%
Ranked 10th. 56% more than France
Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total per thousand people 178.45
Ranked 148th. 31% more than Germany
136.14
Ranked 186th.

Population in largest city 9.82 million
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than Germany
3.39 million
Ranked 36th.

Population, total 65.7 million
Ranked 22nd.
81.89 million
Ranked 16th. 25% more than France

Gender ratio > Whole population 105.2%
Ranked 41st. 1% more than Germany
104.6%
Ranked 50th.

Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 3rd. The same as Germany
99%
Ranked 8th.
One person households 12%
Ranked 13th.
14%
Ranked 10th. 17% more than France
Migration > Background With a colonial history, France has understandably attracted a large number of immigrants. In fact, its <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/imm_imm_pop_num_of_imm-immigration-immigrant-population-number-immigrants">total immigrant population</a>&nbsp;is counted as 6.4 million, the 5th highest population in the world. However, despite the large number, France&#39;s <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/imm_net_mig_rat-immigration-net-migration-rate">net migration rate</a>&nbsp;is relatively low, with the 2008 figure of 1.48 ranking France 54th in the world, and lower than Germany (2.19), the UK (2.17) and Italy (2.06). Many of those immigrants opt to stay, with 150,000 gaining French <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/imm_new_cit-immigration-new-citizenships">citizenship</a>&nbsp;in 2000, the 4th highest globally. Germany can consider itself as the revolving doors of Europe with the country boasting the highest <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/imm_for_pop_inf-immigration-foreign-population-inflow">foreign population inflow</a>, as well as the highest <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/imm_for_pop_out-immigration-foreign-population-outflow">foreign population outflow</a>. In 2000, a total of 562,400 foreign nationals left the country, while 648,800 entered. Those who stayed have become part of the 10.1 million-strong <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/imm_imm_pop_num_of_imm-immigration-immigrant-population-number-immigrants">total immigrant population</a>, the 3rd highest globally, behind the US (38 million) and Russia (12 million).
Urban and rural > Females living in cities proper 64,807
Ranked 3rd.
71,295
Ranked 9th. 10% more than France

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita 2.39 per 1,000 people
Ranked 45th.
7.26 per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than France

Life expectancy at birth > Male 78.45 years
Ranked 23th. 1% more than Germany
78.04 years
Ranked 28th.

Net migration 649,998
Ranked 10th. 18% more than Germany
549,998
Ranked 12th.

Migration > Refugees 140,200
Ranked 27th.
1.32 million
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than France
Persons per room 0.7
Ranked 41st. 40% more than Germany
0.5
Ranked 56th.
Marriage > Percent married > All > Male > Aged 15-19 0.0
Ranked 20th.
0.1%
Ranked 11th.

Maternal mortality rate 8 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 160th. 14% more than Germany
7 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 162nd.

Migration > Asylum Seekers 47.3
Ranked 4th.
88.4
Ranked 2nd. 87% more than France
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total None None
Oldest people > By nation of death or current residence > Died 4 August 1997 9 February 2002
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male None None
Urban and rural > Males living in cities proper 59,345
Ranked 4th.
62,513
Ranked 9th. 5% more than France

Immigration > Foreign-born population per million people 0.111 millions
Ranked 7th.
0.12 millions
Ranked 5th. 8% more than France
Population > CIA Factbook per capita 0.957
Ranked 149th.
1
Ranked 89th. 5% more than France

Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index 0.251
Ranked 83th. 3 times more than Germany
0.09
Ranked 121st.
Fertility > Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 6.59
Ranked 174th. 32% more than Germany
4.99
Ranked 184th.

Languages French (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)<br /><strong>overseas departments:</strong> French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect) German
Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total per thousand people 569.91
Ranked 136th.
614.58
Ranked 90th. 8% more than France

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total per thousand people 59.9
Ranked 149th. 42% more than Germany
42.29
Ranked 189th.

Couples with children 56%
Ranked 7th. 12% more than Germany
50%
Ranked 15th.
Rural population per 1000 224.51
Ranked 152nd.
248
Ranked 145th. 10% more than France

International migration > Trends in migration > Net migration rate 1.13439 0.5348471
Future population > Females 34.08 million
Ranked 21st.
40.67 million
Ranked 19th. 19% more than France

Fertility > Number of maternal deaths 67
Ranked 101st. 31% more than Germany
51
Ranked 108th.

Migration > Foreign population 5.6%
Ranked 10th.
8.9%
Ranked 8th. 59% more than France
Charity > World Giving Index 80
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Germany
26
Ranked 39th.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total 22.1%
Ranked 48th. 3 times more than Germany
8.5%
Ranked 110th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total 16 years
Ranked 34th. The same as Germany
16 years
Ranked 17th.
Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total per thousand people 52.45
Ranked 4th. 1% more than Germany
51.94
Ranked 5th.

Age at first marriage for men 31.2 years
Ranked 4th. 1% more than Germany
30.9 years
Ranked 6th.
Immigration > Commitment to Development Index (immigration) 4
Ranked 19th.
6.9
Ranked 6th. 73% more than France
Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Women 0.5
Ranked 16th. 67% more than Germany
0.3
Ranked 20th.
Migration > Foreign population inflow 119.3 thousand
Ranked 5th.
648.8 thousand
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than France
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Female 23.2%
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than Germany
7.8%
Ranked 61st.

Gender > Male population per thousand people 470.15
Ranked 180th.
497.4
Ranked 96th. 6% more than France

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Russians 115,000
Ranked 20th.
1.09 million
Ranked 5th. 9 times more than France
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Disabled persons employment 72%
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than Germany
67%
Ranked 6th.
Education expenditures 5.9% of GDP
Ranked 20th. 16% more than Germany
5.1% of GDP
Ranked 44th.

Number of infant deaths 3,000
Ranked 91st. 50% more than Germany
2,000
Ranked 94th.

Number of under-five deaths 3,000
Ranked 97th. The same as Germany
3,000
Ranked 89th.

GDP per capita > Current US$ $39,771.84
Ranked 21st.
$41,862.71
Ranked 19th. 5% more than France

Cities > Urban population per thousand people 1.31e-06
Ranked 184th. 45% more than Germany
9.03e-07
Ranked 197th.

Density and urbanisation > Urban population 48.58 million
Ranked 16th.
60.42 million
Ranked 12th. 24% more than France

Migration > To the USA > Number of immigrants 107 712
Lone parent families 7%
Ranked 12th. 40% more than Germany
5%
Ranked 18th.
Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total per thousand people 163.38
Ranked 22nd.
211.24
Ranked 3rd. 29% more than France

Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Natives per Refugee 310
Ranked 111th. 2 times more than Germany
144
Ranked 130th.
Urbanization > Rate of urbanization None None
Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population 20,054
Ranked 44th.
114,921
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than France
Infant mortality rate > Female 2.99 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 214th.
3.17 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 206th. 6% more than France

Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories 26 Jan 1990 26 Jan 1990
Age structure > 15-64 years > From total 65.2%
Ranked 110th.
66.2%
Ranked 93th. 2% more than France

Cities > Urban areas over 1,000,000 4
Ranked 24th.
8
Ranked 8th. Twice as much as France
Gender ratio > Babies 95.3%
Ranked 114th. 1% more than Germany
94.7%
Ranked 134th.

Urban population per 1000 739.04
Ranked 47th.
752
Ranked 43th. 2% more than France

Median age > Both sexes 39.7
Ranked 38th.
43.7
Ranked 4th. 10% more than France
Age structure > 65 years and over > Males 4.34 million
Ranked 11th.
6.89 million
Ranked 6th. 59% more than France

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 6.09 million
Ranked 29th. 5% more than Germany
5.83 million
Ranked 30th.

Urbanization > Urban population None None
Major cities > Population PARIS (capital) 10.41 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.457 million; Lyon 1.456 million; Lille 1.028 million; Nice-Cannes 977,000 BERLIN (capital) 3.438 million; Hamburg 1.786 million; Munich 1.349 million; Cologne 1.001 million
Elderly living with children 17%
Ranked 4th. 21% more than Germany
14%
Ranked 7th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 16 years
Ranked 31st. The same as Germany
16 years
Ranked 16th.

Population in largest city > Per capita 0.161 per capita
Ranked 53th. 4 times more than Germany
0.041 per capita
Ranked 114th.

Infant mortality rate > Male 3.67 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 212th.
3.78 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 208th. 3% more than France

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 55th. The same as Germany
99%
Ranked 38th.

Cities > Urban areas over 2,000,000 1
Ranked 69th.
4
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than France
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Male 21.2%
Ranked 45th. 2 times more than Germany
9.1%
Ranked 104th.

Sanitation facility access > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 37th. The same as Germany
100% of population
Ranked 2nd.

Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country per million 0.254%
Ranked 24th. 8% more than Germany
0.235%
Ranked 25th.
Migration > New citizenships 150 thousand
Ranked 4th.
186.7 thousand
Ranked 3rd. 24% more than France
Number of infant deaths per 1000 0.0457
Ranked 122nd. 87% more than Germany
0.0244
Ranked 127th.

Total Population per capita 0.964
Ranked 159th.
0.999
Ranked 112th. 4% more than France
Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000 94.63
Ranked 151st. 33% more than Germany
70.95
Ranked 189th.

Age structure > 65 years and over > From total 16.3%
Ranked 22nd.
20%
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than France

Jewish population > By country > Jews > Estimated number of Jews per 1000 9.67
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Germany
1.3
Ranked 13th.
Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Accepted asylum applications 14,325
Ranked 4th.
22,165
Ranked 1st. 55% more than France
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Males 18
Ranked 6th. The same as Germany
18
Ranked 13th.
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Arab population 5.5 million
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Germany
500,000
Ranked 16th.
Charity > World Giving Index > Volunteered time 29%
Ranked 27th. 32% more than Germany
22%
Ranked 48th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants 1.3%
Ranked 20th.
2.8%
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than France
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men 134.2
Ranked 45th.
134.5
Ranked 42nd. About the same as France

Gender ratio > Aged over 80 > Women per 100 men 207.3
Ranked 38th.
292.4
Ranked 9th. 41% more than France

Religions Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%<br /><strong>overseas departments:</strong> Roman Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, pagan Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%
Urban population > Per capita 0.767 per capita
Ranked 41st. 2% more than Germany
0.752 per capita
Ranked 44th.

Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults 115.59
Ranked 141st. 14% more than Germany
101.46
Ranked 159th.

Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index 0.272
Ranked 110th. 3 times more than Germany
0.095
Ranked 140th.
Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia 0.43
Ranked 130th. 19% more than Germany
0.36
Ranked 137th.

Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million 13.63 million
Ranked 21st. 2 times more than Germany
6.39 million
Ranked 34th.

Gender development 0.926
Ranked 11th. 1% more than Germany
0.92
Ranked 16th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom 7.9%
Ranked 10th. 27% more than Germany
6.2%
Ranked 21st.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 76.4%
Ranked 6th. 15% more than Germany
66.2%
Ranked 14th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male 16 years
Ranked 26th. The same as Germany
16 years
Ranked 11th.
Median age > Male 39.1 years
Ranked 34th.
44.7 years
Ranked 2nd. 14% more than France

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 17 years
Ranked 6th. 6% more than Germany
16 years
Ranked 1st.
Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Men 0.1
Ranked 12th.
0.0
Ranked 20th.
Housing > Detached houses 39%
Ranked 11th. 70% more than Germany
23%
Ranked 23th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female 17 years
Ranked 6th. 6% more than Germany
16 years
Ranked 1st.
Density and urbanisation > Rural population 14.04 million
Ranked 34th.
21.54 million
Ranked 26th. 53% more than France

Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1990-99 20%
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than Germany
9.9%
Ranked 17th.
Age structure > 0-14 years > From total 18.6%
Ranked 169th. 35% more than Germany
13.8%
Ranked 212th.

Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000 323.9
Ranked 95th.
325.66
Ranked 89th. 1% more than France

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females 6.09 million
Ranked 11th.
9.62 million
Ranked 7th. 58% more than France

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females per 1000 94.64
Ranked 24th.
117.19
Ranked 3rd. 24% more than France

Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Accepted asylum applications per million people 218.05
Ranked 12th.
270.67
Ranked 10th. 24% more than France
Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent 29%
Ranked 54th.
43%
Ranked 27th. 48% more than France
Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population per thousand people 0.315
Ranked 40th.
1.4
Ranked 31st. 4 times more than France
Female population > Age 15-19 1.87 million
Ranked 28th.
2.35 million
Ranked 21st. 26% more than France
Median age > Female 42.1 years
Ranked 36th.
46.8 years
Ranked 3rd. 11% more than France

Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters 3,059.43
Ranked 84th. 2 times more than Germany
1,308.11
Ranked 116th.

Cities > Rate of urbanization 0.8%
Ranked 168th. 8 times more than Germany
0.1%
Ranked 196th.
Sanitation facility access > Improved > Urban 100% of population
Ranked 41st. The same as Germany
100% of population
Ranked 2nd.

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin > Per capita 1.34 per 1 million people
Ranked 173th.
2.08 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th. 55% more than France

Housing > Free accommodation 4%
Ranked 11th. 33% more than Germany
3%
Ranked 16th.
Gender > Women aged 15-49 per thousand people 221.76
Ranked 179th.
231.56
Ranked 157th. 4% more than France

Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, male > Per 1,000 live births 4.5
Ranked 171st. The same as Germany
4.5
Ranked 169th.

Future population > Males per thousand people 468.79
Ranked 156th.
492.88
Ranked 100th. 5% more than France
Immigration > Population born in another EU state 2.12 millions
Ranked 4th.
3.4 millions
Ranked 1st. 60% more than France
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > China, source countries of residents per million people 232
Ranked 7th. 31% more than Germany
176.65
Ranked 9th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Notes url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4838090.stm | work=BBC News | title=France raises marriage age limit | date=23 March 2006}}&lt;/ref&gt; but the age condition may be waived with a special dispense granted by the authorities if at least one parent consents to the marriage (or one grandparent if both parents are dead or unable to give consent, or a family council if all parents and grandparents are dead or unable to give consent). After 18, parents (or grandparents) may still prevent the marriage by refusing their consent, but their opposition may be waived by the authorities, whereas before 18, their consent is absolutely needed. 16 with court permission and parental consent.
Disabled persons earning capacity 83%
Ranked 11th.
92%
Ranked 5th. 11% more than France
Marriage, divorce and children > Sperm donation laws > Children per donor 5 children 15 children
International migrant stock, total per 1000 102.79
Ranked 63th.
131.55
Ranked 49th. 28% more than France

International migrant stock, total 6.68 million
Ranked 7th.
10.76 million
Ranked 4th. 61% more than France

Migration > Asylum Seekers per million 0.771
Ranked 16th.
1.07
Ranked 14th. 39% more than France
Male population > Age 95-99 per million 373.97
Ranked 5th. 25% more than Germany
299.15
Ranked 11th.
Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted 17
Ranked 138th. 2 times more than Germany
8
Ranked 150th.
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population 600,000
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Germany
250,000
Ranked 9th.

Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in: rate varies by country 6,200
Ranked 30th.
10,600
Ranked 15th. 71% more than France

Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 69
Ranked 29th. 15% more than Germany
60
Ranked 35th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Norway 5,022
Ranked 31st.
26,398
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than France
Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index per million people 0.00437
Ranked 129th. 4 times more than Germany
0.00115
Ranked 143th.
Migration > Immigration to the United States > Immigration summary 1830 to 2000 107
Ranked 7th.
712
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than France

Migration > Refugees per 1000 2.4
Ranked 51st.
16.61
Ranked 21st. 7 times more than France
Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39 0.1%
Ranked 5th.
0.2%
Ranked 2nd. Twice as much as France

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000 67.36
Ranked 16th.
83.95
Ranked 3rd. 25% more than France

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females 5.8 million
Ranked 29th. 5% more than Germany
5.52 million
Ranked 30th.

Romani > Gypsies killed in holocaust > Estimated 14000 15000
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Canada 79,550
Ranked 21st.
171,405
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than France
Romani > Gypsy population prior to WWII > Estimated per 1000 0.708
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Germany
0.246
Ranked 13th.
Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent 44%
Ranked 74th.
50%
Ranked 50th. 14% more than France
Male population > Age 90-94 per million 1,439.13
Ranked 9th. 20% more than Germany
1,194.5
Ranked 18th.
Total Population > Female 31.18 million
Ranked 21st.
41.96 million
Ranked 14th. 35% more than France
Migration > International migrant stock > Total 6.48 million
Ranked 5th.
10.6 million
Ranked 4th. 64% more than France

Future population > Females per thousand people 492.4
Ranked 132nd.
514.31
Ranked 61st. 4% more than France
Immigration > Share of foreign born people in the EU 7.8%
Ranked 5th. The same as Germany
7.8%
Ranked 6th.
Women > Maternal mortality ratio > Reported 10
Ranked 127th. 25% more than Germany
8
Ranked 130th.
Immigration > Population born outside EU per million people 0.0781 million
Ranked 6th.
0.0784 million
Ranked 5th. About the same as France
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 134.2%
Ranked 45th.
134.5%
Ranked 42nd. About the same as France

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 65 144.1
Ranked 36th.
146.8
Ranked 33th. 2% more than France

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 80 207.3
Ranked 38th.
292.4
Ranked 9th. 41% more than France

International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Low education 49.06%
Ranked 13th. 4% more than Germany
46.97%
Ranked 15th.
Migration > New citizenships per million 2.46 thousand
Ranked 10th. 8% more than Germany
2.27 thousand
Ranked 11th.
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of native-born population > Intermadiate e 69.82%
Ranked 13th.
72.44%
Ranked 10th. 4% more than France
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > High educatio 68.77%
Ranked 22nd.
71.32%
Ranked 21st. 4% more than France
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Intermadiate 60.62%
Ranked 18th.
64.27%
Ranked 15th. 6% more than France
Total population > Evolution of the population > Total fertility rates 1.98 Number of children born t
Ranked 6th. 49% more than Germany
1.33 Number of children born t
Ranked 25th.
International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the native-born women 9.61%
Ranked 4th. 3% more than Germany
9.3%
Ranked 5th.
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Lebanese 250,000
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Germany
97,000
Ranked 12th.
Oldest people > By nation of death or current residence > Born 21 February 1875 12 February 1889
Housing > Renting 38%
Ranked 5th.
52%
Ranked 1st. 37% more than France
Housing > Semi-detached or terraced houses 20%
Ranked 9th. 54% more than Germany
13%
Ranked 16th.
Romani > Gypsy population prior to WWII > Estimated 42,000
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Germany
20,000
Ranked 9th.
Total population > Age 100-104 16,004
Ranked 5th. 1% more than Germany
15,866
Ranked 6th.
Female population > Age 25-29 1.9 million
Ranked 23th.
2.3 million
Ranked 19th. 21% more than France
Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000 28.21
Ranked 179th. 16% more than Germany
24.38
Ranked 193th.
Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000 29.54
Ranked 182nd. 4% more than Germany
28.44
Ranked 190th.
Male population > Age 25-29 1.97 million
Ranked 23th.
2.44 million
Ranked 19th. 24% more than France
Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000 32.53
Ranked 142nd. 13% more than Germany
28.67
Ranked 176th.
Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000 60.44
Ranked 182nd. 3% more than Germany
58.42
Ranked 191st.
Total population > Age 10-14 per 1000 57.81
Ranked 177th. 15% more than Germany
50.09
Ranked 193th.
Male population > Age 15-19 per 1000 30.9
Ranked 183th. 3% more than Germany
29.99
Ranked 189th.
Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89 285
Ranked 3rd.
704.9
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than France
Labor force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64 66.4%
Ranked 65th.
72%
Ranked 35th. 8% more than France

Labor force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64 70.7%
Ranked 82nd.
77.4%
Ranked 39th. 9% more than France

Population, total per 1000 1,000
Ranked 195th. The same as Germany
1,000
Ranked 16th.

Emigration rate of tertiary educated > % of total tertiary educated population 3.45%
Ranked 167th.
5.78%
Ranked 143th. 68% more than France

Refugee population by country or territory of origin 99
Ranked 139th.
174
Ranked 132nd. 76% more than France

Mortality rate, adult, female > Per 1,000 female adults 53.61
Ranked 150th.
53.67
Ranked 167th. About the same as France

Survival to age 65, female > % of cohort 92.11%
Ranked 18th. 1% more than Germany
91.64%
Ranked 22nd.

Survival to age 65, male > % of cohort 83.26%
Ranked 35th.
84.93%
Ranked 28th. 2% more than France

Age dependency ratio > % of working-age population 55.58%
Ranked 80th. 7% more than Germany
52.13%
Ranked 101st.

Urban population > % of total 86.26%
Ranked 31st. 16% more than Germany
74.07%
Ranked 58th.

Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 2.93
Ranked 196th. 20% more than Germany
2.44
Ranked 215th.
Population ages 15-64 > % of total 65.22%
Ranked 81st.
66.92%
Ranked 54th. 3% more than France

Background Despite being one of the most significant nations in Europe, France is expected to have one of the smallest <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/peo_pro_pop_gro-people-projected-population-growth">population growth</a>&nbsp;rates over the next 40 years. Its rate of 9.99% by 2050 ranks 103rd in the world, though it is higher that the UK (6.87%), Germany (-14.48%) and Spain (-22.71%). The French population is strongly urbanised with 76% of French people <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/peo_per_liv_in_urb_are-people-percentage-living-urban-areas">living in urban areas</a>. That rate is set to increase, with a steady annual <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/time.php?stat=peo_urb_pop_gro_ann-people-urban-population-growth-annual&amp;country=fr-france">growth rate in urban population</a>. Meanwhile, the <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/time.php?stat=peo_rur_pop_gro_ann-people-rural-population-growth-annual&amp;country=fr-france">rural population</a>&nbsp;has been falling steadily. Germany&#39;s population is heavily urbanised, with 88% of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/peo_per_liv_in_urb_are-people-percentage-living-urban-areas">living in urban areas</a>. However, the national <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/peo_pop_dec_rat_of_nat_dec_in_per-decline-rate-natural-decrease-percent">population is decreasing</a>, by a rate of about 0.2% each year. The cause of this decrease is given as a <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/peo_pop_dec_mai_rea_for_dec-population-decline-main-reason-decrease">declining rate of births</a>&nbsp;within the population, with lifestyle a probable motive. However, it also means that the German population is set to decrease quite dramatically over time, with an estimated -14.48% <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/peo_pro_pop_gro-people-projected-population-growth">population growth</a>&nbsp;by 2050.
Gender > Gender ratio aged over 60 134.2
Ranked 45th.
134.5
Ranked 42nd. About the same as France

Density and urbanisation > Urban population > % of total 76.7%
Ranked 46th. 4% more than Germany
73.4%
Ranked 53th.

Density and urbanisation > Urban population growth > Annual % 0.83%
Ranked 159th.
-0.08%
Ranked 188th.

Structure > Population ages 65 and above > % of total 16.75%
Ranked 17th.
20.24%
Ranked 3rd. 21% more than France

Structure > Population > Female > % of total 51.38%
Ranked 31st. 1% more than Germany
50.97%
Ranked 53th.

Elderly living in institution 7%
Ranked 6th. The same as Germany
7%
Ranked 8th.
Total population > Age 100-104 > % of the total 0.03
Ranked 4th. 50% more than Germany
0.02
Ranked 8th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Maastricht 307 Jan
Ranked 10th.
3,477 Jan
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than France

Female population > Age 85-89 526,638
Ranked 8th.
751,078
Ranked 4th. 43% more than France
Female population > Age 90-94 per 1000 4.3
Ranked 5th.
4.45
Ranked 4th. 4% more than France
Male population > Age 60-64 per 1000 22.08
Ranked 34th.
26.95
Ranked 14th. 22% more than France
Age structure > 0-14 years > Females per 1000 90.15
Ranked 150th. 34% more than Germany
67.28
Ranked 189th.

Women > Contraceptive prevalence % 75
Ranked 23th. The same as Germany
75
Ranked 20th.
Total population > Age 55-59 4.13 million
Ranked 9th.
5 million
Ranked 8th. 21% more than France
Total population > Age 35-39 4.33 million
Ranked 22nd.
6.65 million
Ranked 12th. 53% more than France
Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 3.24
Ranked 196th. 10% more than Germany
2.95
Ranked 216th.
Male population > Age 95-99 > % of the total 0.04
Ranked 3rd. 33% more than Germany
0.03
Ranked 9th.
Amateur radio operator > Demographics of amateur radio operators > Year of > Report 1997 2000
Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 7.12
Ranked 92nd.
8.07
Ranked 40th. 13% more than France
Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 3.54
Ranked 14th.
3.67
Ranked 10th. 4% more than France
Male population > Age 40-44 2.14 million
Ranked 20th.
3.76 million
Ranked 9th. 76% more than France
Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 4.01
Ranked 19th.
4.67
Ranked 7th. 16% more than France
Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 4.08
Ranked 41st.
6.53
Ranked 1st. 60% more than France
HIV/AIDS > Deaths 1700 fewer than 1,000
Cities > Urban areas over 500,000 per million people 0.152
Ranked 73th.
0.185
Ranked 57th. 22% more than France
Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000 324.45
Ranked 100th.
338.13
Ranked 60th. 4% more than France

Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000 31.3
Ranked 177th. 6% more than Germany
29.49
Ranked 188th.
Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures > % of population, average 1990-2009 0.00572%
Ranked 142nd.
0.0328%
Ranked 118th. 6 times more than France
Population growth > Annual % 0.58%
Ranked 146th.
-0.06%
Ranked 174th.

Male population > Age 35-39 2.18 million
Ranked 22nd.
3.42 million
Ranked 12th. 57% more than France
Female population > Age 85-89 per 1000 8.34
Ranked 16th.
9.11
Ranked 6th. 9% more than France
Labor participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15+ 56.1%
Ranked 141st.
59.8%
Ranked 121st. 7% more than France

Total population > Age 10-14 3.65 million
Ranked 30th.
4.13 million
Ranked 25th. 13% more than France
Rural population growth > Annual % -0.19%
Ranked 131st. 36% more than Germany
-0.14%
Ranked 128th.

Total population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 6.36
Ranked 197th. 11% more than Germany
5.75
Ranked 213th.
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