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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.
  • Gender empowerment measure: Gender Empowerment Measure Range is from .000 (lowest) to 1.000 (highest), 2002.
  • 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."
  • Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Women: Age at which women are allowed to marry with parental consent.
  • 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."
  • Gender empowerment: Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM). The GEM measures the participation of women and men in political decision-making. This index also has four indicators: female members of the Legislature, female participation in selected positions in public and private sector, female participation in academic and technical work, and estimated income. Both indexes are based on data collected by the UN and are processed to enable comparison.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Men: Age at which men are allowed to marry with 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Females: Female consent.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Demographics of Sydney > Ethnic groups: Foreign residents in Sydney by country of origin in 2006.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Minimum legal marrying age > With parental consent > For Women: Legal Age for Marriage.
  • 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.
  • Gender development index: Gender development index - Range is from .000 (lowest) to 1.000 (highest).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Children under the age of 5 years underweight: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
  • Attitude of women > Women do have equal rights: Percentage of women agreeing with the statement - "Women do have equal rights" in 1999 poll.
  • Attitude of women > Should have equal rights: Percentage of women (F) agreeing with the statement - "Women should have equal rights" in 1999 poll.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 0-14 years > Males: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Volunteered time: VT.

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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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Males: Male consent.

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

  • 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 > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Percent of population of African descent: Percentage of each country's population that is of African descent. These numbers include people mixed with African descent as well.
  • 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 > Any method > Percentage: Percentage of all married women aged 15-49 who report using any type of contraceptive.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom: Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, condom, percentage.
  • Attitude of women > Women are happier now: Percentage of women agreeing with the statement - "Women are happier now than in their grandmothers' time" in 1999 poll.
  • Demographics of Sydney > Ethnic groups per 1000: Foreign residents in Sydney by country of origin in 2006. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > 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.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent: DM.

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  • Attitude of women > Women are better off now: Percentage of women agreeing with the statement - "Women are in a better position than their grandmothers" in 1999 poll.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens: Visa requirement.

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

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  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Notes: Notes.

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  • International migrant stock, total: International migrant stock, total. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.
  • International migrant stock, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39: Percent widowed in age group.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Females: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Age structure > 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.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent: HS.
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Canada: Country of birth of Canadian residents (number of residents).
  • 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.
  • Women > Maternal mortality ratio > Reported: People - Women - Maternal mortality ratio 1985 - 2002 reported
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Lebanese: Number of residents who are Lebanese-born or of Lebanese descent.
  • Brisbane > Demographics: Foreign residents in Brisbane by country of origin in 2006.
  • Male population > Age 25-29: Male population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Total population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000: Female population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 10-14 per 1000: Total population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 100-104: Total population - Age 100-104, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Female population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 25-29: Female population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000: Female population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Language > Macedonian speakers: Number Higher range.

    Albania had range specified: 30,000 - 150,000

  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89: Total number of asylum seekers between the years 1980 and 1989.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 65: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total: Male population - Age 40-44 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 80: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > French citizens > Visa requirement: Europe Visa requirement.

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  • Brisbane > Demographics per 1000: Foreign residents in Brisbane by country of origin in 2006. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Cities > Urban areas over 500,000: Urban Areas Over 500,000.
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > Dutch > Length of stay: allowed stay.

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  • Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total: Female population - Age 30-34 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > French citizens > Notes: Europe Notes (excluding departure fees).

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  • Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, female > %: Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, female (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > Canadians > Notes: Notes (excluding departure fees).

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  • Fertility > Maternal mortality ratio > National estimate, per 100,000 live births: Maternal mortality ratio (national estimate, per 100,000 live births). Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > German ancestry: Residents who claim German ancestry. Estimates are based on national censuses.
  • Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total: Male population - Age 20-24 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > Canadians > Conditions of access: Visa requirement.

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  • Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total: Male population - Age 35-39 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total: Male population - Age 15-19 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Labor force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15-64). Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15-64)
  • International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born women: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, female > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, under-5, female (per 1,000 live births). Mortality rate, under-5, female (per 1,000)
  • International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born men: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Total population > Age 65-69 per 1000: Total population - Age 65-69, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens > Notes: Notes (excluding departure fees).

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  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Bolivia per million people: Country of origin of Bolivia’s foreign born population (number of residents by country of birth). Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Canadians: Amount of naturalized Canadians or Canadian citizens living in each country as of 2014.
  • International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of native-born men: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Male population > Age 100-104 > % of the total: Male population - Age 100-104 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 55-59: Female population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005
  • Population, female > % of total: Population, female (% of total). Population, female (% of total) is the percentage of the population that is female.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Total Jews per thousand people: Amount of Jewish residents. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Fertility > Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49: Contraceptive prevalence (% of women ages 15-49). Contraceptive prevalence rate is the percentage of women who are practicing, or whose sexual partners are practicing, any form of contraception. It is usually measured for married women ages 15-49 only.
  • Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total: Male population - Age 80-84 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
STAT Germany United States HISTORY
Age distribution > Median age 51.06 years
Ranked 12th. 15% more than United States
44.38 years
Ranked 117th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 13.4%
Ranked 188th.
16.71%
Ranked 62nd. 25% more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 7.63 million
Ranked 50th.
77.19 million
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 9.49%
Ranked 183th.
11.22%
Ranked 80th. 18% more than Germany

Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 90.93%
Ranked 13th. 19% more than United States
76.73%
Ranked 93th.

Birth rate 8.37 births/1,000 population
Ranked 217th.
13.66 births/1,000 population
Ranked 147th. 63% more than Germany

Death rate 11.17 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 36th. 33% more than United States
8.39 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 88th.

Ethnic groups German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish) white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate)
Gender > Female population 28.64 million
Ranked 41st.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Germany

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 2.29
Ranked 24th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 23% more than Germany

Mother's mean age at first birth 28.9
Ranked 1st. 16% more than United States
25
Ranked 5th.
Population 81.15 million
Ranked 16th.
316.67 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Germany

Population > Population growth, past and future -0.4
Ranked 194th.
0.122
Ranked 53th.

Population growth -0.4%
Ranked 194th.
0.122%
Ranked 53th.

Population growth rate -0.19%
Ranked 210th.
0.9%
Ranked 124th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 5.4 million
Ranked 48th.
51.86 million
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 39.91%
Ranked 14th. 24% more than United States
32.24%
Ranked 107th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 29.8 million
Ranked 44th.
261.45 million
Ranked 4th. 9 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 2.46 million
Ranked 50th.
25.57 million
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than Germany

Obesity > Adult obesity rate 25.1%
Ranked 57th.
33%
Ranked 16th. 31% more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 46.69%
Ranked 183th.
51.06%
Ranked 99th. 9% more than Germany

Population in 2015 82,513 thousand
Ranked 17th.
325,723 thousand
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Germany
Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper 25.69 million
Ranked 1st.
85.41 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Germany

Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 10.4
Ranked 41st. 29% more than United States
8.07
Ranked 88th.

Total fertility rate 1.42 children born/woman
Ranked 197th.
2.06 children born/woman
Ranked 116th. 45% more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 34.22%
Ranked 14th. 28% more than United States
26.71%
Ranked 104th.

Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.49
Ranked 128th. The same as United States
0.49
Ranked 133th.

Age structure > 0-14 years 13.1%
Ranked 225th.
20%
Ranked 156th. 53% more than Germany

Gender > Male population 28.26 million
Ranked 41st.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 22.71 million
Ranked 25th.
148.96 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 52.37%
Ranked 184th.
56.58%
Ranked 104th. 8% more than Germany

Age structure > 65 years and over 20.9%
Ranked 3rd. 50% more than United States
13.9%
Ranked 51st.

Nationality > Noun German(s) American(s)
Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 65.34%
Ranked 13th. 38% more than United States
47.21%
Ranked 101st.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 4.33%
Ranked 190th.
5.53%
Ranked 57th. 28% more than Germany

Physicians density 3.69 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 8th. 52% more than United States
2.42 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 17th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces 187,640
Ranked 5th.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 19.47 million
Ranked 24th.
123.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 26.57 million
Ranked 44th.
235.92 million
Ranked 4th. 9 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total 9.31 million
Ranked 20th.
51.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Germany

Cities > Urban population 91,665
Ranked 36th. 9% more than United States
84,460
Ranked 54th.

Abortion > Abortion rate 7.8 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 21st.
20.8 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Germany
Nationality > Adjective German American
Sex ratio > Total population 0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 140th. The same as United States
0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 143th.

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent 9.08%
Ranked 185th.
11.17%
Ranked 64th. 23% more than Germany

Sex ratio > At birth 1.06 male(s)/female
Ranked 35th. 1% more than United States
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 94th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages 386,000
Ranked 3rd.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 16.35%
Ranked 15th. 46% more than United States
11.18%
Ranked 93th.

Marriage rate 6.5
Ranked 14th.
9.8
Ranked 1st. 51% more than Germany
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people 4.71
Ranked 34th.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 44% more than Germany

Gender > Sex ratio at birth 1.06
Ranked 41st. 1% more than United States
1.05
Ranked 132nd.

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Total 5.17 million
Ranked 49th.
51.62 million
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than Germany

Migration > Net migration rate 2.19 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 43th.
2.92 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 29th. 33% more than Germany

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 28.9
Ranked 1st. 16% more than United States
25
Ranked 5th.
Future population change -229,703.4
Ranked 184th.
563,170
Ranked 12th.

Urban population 62.02 million
Ranked 10th.
239.5 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Germany

Urbanization in 2015 89.9%
Ranked 21st. 11% more than United States
81%
Ranked 37th.
Migration > Net migration > Per capita 11,277.69 per 1 million people
Ranked 49th.
19,148.45 per 1 million people
Ranked 34th. 70% more than Germany

Median age > Total 45.7 years
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than United States
37.2 years
Ranked 61st.

Life expectancy at birth > Total population 80.32 years
Ranked 28th. 2% more than United States
78.62 years
Ranked 50th.

Projected population growth -14.48%
Ranked 125th.
45.31%
Ranked 78th.
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women 31.7
Ranked 2nd. 18% more than United States
26.9
Ranked 5th.
Age structure > 15-64 years 66.1%
Ranked 106th.
66.5%
Ranked 101st. 1% more than Germany

Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 28th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 35th.

Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio 19.9%
Ranked 192nd.
29.4%
Ranked 138th. 48% more than Germany
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Men 34.1
Ranked 1st. 18% more than United States
28.8
Ranked 6th.
Age distribution > Child dependency ratio 25.59%
Ranked 187th.
29.52%
Ranked 37th. 15% more than Germany

Gender > Women aged 15-49 9.81 million
Ranked 45th.
89.8 million
Ranked 4th. 9 times more than Germany

Gender empowerment measure 0.765
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United States
0.757
Ranked 10th.
Percentage living in urban areas 88%
Ranked 29th. 10% more than United States
80%
Ranked 42nd.
Greek diaspora > Number of Greeks in all countries > Number of ethnic Greeks 354,500 (est.) ( (they are quoting the statistics of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad as on )) – 370,000 (2006 est.) (Germany: , by the ) 1,213,807 (2000 census) (United States of America: ) – an estimated 3,000,000 claim Greek descent (United States Department of State: )
Migration > Net migration 930,064
Ranked 9th.
5.68 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Germany

Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Women 16 13
Population > CIA Factbook 82.37 million
Ranked 16th.
303.82 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Germany

Teenage pregancy rate 7.59
Ranked 166th.
34.96
Ranked 99th. 5 times more than Germany

Gender empowerment 0.765
Ranked 9th. 1% more than United States
0.757
Ranked 11th.
Population density 235.43
Ranked 40th. 7 times more than United States
33.22
Ranked 145th.

Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 64th. 1% more than United States
1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 118th.

Percentage living in rural areas. 12%
Ranked 169th.
20%
Ranked 156th. 67% more than Germany
Infant mortality rate > Total 3.48 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 208th.
5.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 173th. 70% more than Germany

Age structure > 25-54 years 42%
Ranked 91st. 4% more than United States
40.2%
Ranked 117th.
Teenage birth rate 13.1
Ranked 14th.
52.1
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Germany
Gender > Global Gender Gap Index 0.758
Ranked 14th. 3% more than United States
0.739
Ranked 23th.

Age structure > 15-24 years 10.8%
Ranked 213th.
13.7%
Ranked 169th. 27% more than Germany
Gender > Gender inequality index 0.075
Ranked 139th.
0.256
Ranked 103th. 3 times more than Germany
Rural population 20.45 million
Ranked 27th.
56.91 million
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Germany

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin 170
Ranked 119th.
2,368
Ranked 68th. 14 times more than Germany

Migration > Foreign worker salaries 15.92 billion
Ranked 6th.
48.31 billion
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Germany

Size of houses 40%
Ranked 9th.
72%
Ranked 4th. 80% more than Germany
Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman 1.36
Ranked 185th.
1.89
Ranked 134th. 39% more than Germany

Age structure > 55-64 years 13.3%
Ranked 20th. 8% more than United States
12.3%
Ranked 43th.
Marriage > Minimum legal age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 30th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 52nd.
Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Men 16 14
Gender > Female population per thousand people 517.77
Ranked 20th. 1% more than United States
513.11
Ranked 32nd.

Future population > Males 38.68 million
Ranked 19th.
180.46 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Germany

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 16 years
Ranked 17th.
17 years
Ranked 7th. 6% more than Germany

Fertility > Birth rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 8.1
Ranked 199th.
12.7
Ranked 144th. 57% more than Germany

Sex ratio > 15-64 years 1.02
Ranked 58th. 2% more than United States
1
Ranked 105th.

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 per million people 0.356
Ranked 42nd. 4 times more than United States
0.0838
Ranked 10th.
Dependency ratios > Total dependency ratio 52%
Ranked 106th. 3% more than United States
50.4%
Ranked 119th.
Population density > People per sq. km of land area 234.67 sq. km
Ranked 45th. 7 times more than United States
34.06 sq. km
Ranked 158th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total per thousand people 667.79
Ranked 70th.
677.3
Ranked 56th. 1% more than Germany

Drinking water source > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 12th. 1% more than United States
99% of population
Ranked 12th.
Home ownership 43%
Ranked 14th.
65%
Ranked 7th. 51% more than Germany
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total per thousand people 114.02
Ranked 186th.
142.08
Ranked 154th. 25% more than Germany

Marriage > Percent married > All > Female > Aged 15-19 0.7%
Ranked 13th.
5.9%
Ranked 14th. 8 times more than Germany

Life expectancy at birth > Female 82.72 years
Ranked 36th. 2% more than United States
81.17 years
Ranked 53th.

Hospital bed density 8.3 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
3 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 37th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method 66.2%
Ranked 14th.
76.4%
Ranked 4th. 15% more than Germany

Contraceptive prevalence rate 66.2%
Ranked 31st.
76.4%
Ranked 16th. 15% more than Germany
Dependency ratios > Potential support ratio 3.1
Ranked 194th.
4.8
Ranked 158th. 55% more than Germany
Nobel prize laureates 77
Ranked 3rd.
270
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Germany
Age at first marriage for women 28.2 years
Ranked 11th. 13% more than United States
25 years
Ranked 19th.
Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country 19.25%
Ranked 3rd. 55% more than United States
12.4%
Ranked 23th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Females 18
Ranked 13th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 36th.
Urbanization 88
Ranked 25th. 14% more than United States
77
Ranked 44th.
Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio 32.1%
Ranked 3rd. 53% more than United States
21%
Ranked 37th.
Sex ratio > 65 years and over 0.76 male(s)/female
Ranked 140th.
0.77 male(s)/female
Ranked 132nd. 1% more than Germany

Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births 3.4
Ranked 168th.
6
Ranked 149th. 76% more than Germany

Average size of households 2.2
Ranked 16th.
2.6
Ranked 4th. 18% more than Germany
Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total per thousand people 264.45
Ranked 4th. 42% more than United States
186.84
Ranked 39th.

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 593,799
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than United States
275,461
Ranked 10th.

International migration > Immigrant population > Foreign-born population 12.87%
Ranked 10th.
13.04%
Ranked 8th. 1% more than Germany
Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total per thousand people 136.14
Ranked 186th.
200.26
Ranked 139th. 47% more than Germany

Population in largest city 3.39 million
Ranked 36th.
18.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Germany

Population, total 81.89 million
Ranked 16th.
313.91 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Germany

Gender ratio > Whole population 104.6%
Ranked 50th. 1% more than United States
103.3%
Ranked 65th.

Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 15th.
One person households 14%
Ranked 10th.
26%
Ranked 1st. 86% more than Germany
Migration > Background 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). Formerly known as the New World, immigration has long been a major aspect of US life. Indeed, it has the largest <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/imm_imm_pop_num_of_imm-immigration-immigrant-population-number-immigrants">immigrant population</a> on earth, with 38 million people arriving in the country from abroad. However, the US also has the highest <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/imm_new_cit-immigration-new-citizenships">number of new citizenships</a> in the world. In 2000, some 898,000 immigrants became US citizens - 4 times that of the 2nd-placed nation, Canada.
Urban and rural > Females living in cities proper 71,295
Ranked 9th.
103,121
Ranked 24th. 45% more than Germany

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita 7.26 per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than United States
0.92 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.

Life expectancy at birth > Male 78.04 years
Ranked 28th. 2% more than United States
76.19 years
Ranked 48th.

Net migration 549,998
Ranked 12th.
5 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Germany

Persons per room 0.5
Ranked 56th. The same as United States
0.5
Ranked 60th.
Marriage > Percent married > All > Male > Aged 15-19 0.1%
Ranked 11th.
4.2%
Ranked 5th. 42 times more than Germany

Maternal mortality rate 7 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 162nd.
21 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 135th. 3 times more than Germany

Migration > Asylum Seekers 88.4
Ranked 2nd. 2% more than United States
86.4
Ranked 3rd.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total None None
Oldest people > By nation of death or current residence > Died 9 February 2002 30 December 1999
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male None None
Urban and rural > Males living in cities proper 62,513
Ranked 9th.
92,855
Ranked 27th. 49% more than Germany

Population > CIA Factbook per capita 1
Ranked 89th. About the same as United States
0.999
Ranked 94th.

Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index 0.09
Ranked 121st.
0.271
Ranked 78th. 3 times more than Germany
Fertility > Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 4.99
Ranked 184th.
32.73
Ranked 105th. 7 times more than Germany

Languages German English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%
Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total per thousand people 614.58
Ranked 90th.
622.34
Ranked 81st. 1% more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total per thousand people 42.29
Ranked 189th.
66.08
Ranked 135th. 56% more than Germany

Couples with children 50%
Ranked 15th. Twice as much as United States
25%
Ranked 22nd.
Demographics of Sydney > Ethnic groups 19,364
Ranked 16th. 15% more than United States
16,900
Ranked 18th.
Rural population per 1000 248
Ranked 145th. 29% more than United States
192.58
Ranked 157th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Minimum legal marrying age > With parental consent > For Women 16 13
International migration > Trends in migration > Net migration rate 0.5348471 3.429471
Future population > Females 40.67 million
Ranked 19th.
185.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Germany

Fertility > Number of maternal deaths 51
Ranked 108th.
880
Ranked 45th. 17 times more than Germany

Migration > Foreign population 8.9%
Ranked 8th.
10.4%
Ranked 6th. 17% more than Germany
Charity > World Giving Index 26
Ranked 39th. 26 times more than United States
1
Ranked 59th.
Gender development index 0.933
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United States
0.927
Ranked 10th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total 16 years
Ranked 17th.
17 years
Ranked 7th. 6% more than Germany
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total 8.5%
Ranked 110th.
17.3%
Ranked 71st. 2 times more than Germany

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total per thousand people 51.94
Ranked 5th. 42% more than United States
36.67
Ranked 30th.

Age at first marriage for men 30.9 years
Ranked 6th. 19% more than United States
26 years
Ranked 19th.
Immigration > Commitment to Development Index (immigration) 6.9
Ranked 6th. 33% more than United States
5.2
Ranked 13th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Women 0.3
Ranked 20th.
2.8
Ranked 13th. 9 times more than Germany
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Female 7.8%
Ranked 61st.
15.7%
Ranked 43th. 2 times more than Germany

Gender > Male population per thousand people 497.4
Ranked 96th. About the same as United States
496.34
Ranked 103th.

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Russians 1.09 million
Ranked 5th.
3.16 million
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Germany
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 1.1%
Ranked 35th.
1.3%
Ranked 14th. 18% more than Germany

Attitude of women > Women do have equal rights 7%
Ranked 8th.
8%
Ranked 6th. 14% more than Germany
Attitude of women > Should have equal rights 70%
Ranked 5th. 13% more than United States
62%
Ranked 7th.
Disabled persons employment 67%
Ranked 6th. 16% more than United States
58%
Ranked 12th.
Education expenditures 5.1% of GDP
Ranked 44th.
5.4% of GDP
Ranked 36th. 6% more than Germany

Number of infant deaths 2,000
Ranked 94th.
25,000
Ranked 39th. 13 times more than Germany

Number of under-five deaths 3,000
Ranked 89th.
29,000
Ranked 43th. 10 times more than Germany

GDP per capita > Current US$ $41,862.71
Ranked 19th.
$51,748.56
Ranked 10th. 24% more than Germany

Cities > Urban population per thousand people 9.03e-07
Ranked 197th. 3 times more than United States
2.64e-07
Ranked 214th.

Density and urbanisation > Urban population 60.42 million
Ranked 12th.
251.75 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Germany

Lone parent families 5%
Ranked 18th.
9%
Ranked 6th. 80% more than Germany
Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total per thousand people 211.24
Ranked 3rd. 60% more than United States
131.88
Ranked 41st.

Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Natives per Refugee 144
Ranked 130th.
1,200
Ranked 79th. 8 times more than Germany
Urbanization > Rate of urbanization None None
Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population 114,921
Ranked 9th. 77% more than United States
64,832
Ranked 16th.
Infant mortality rate > Female 3.17 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 206th.
5.22 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 172nd. 65% more than Germany

Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories 26 Jan 1990 16 Feb 1995
Age structure > 15-64 years > From total 66.2%
Ranked 93th.
67.1%
Ranked 75th. 1% more than Germany

Cities > Urban areas over 1,000,000 8
Ranked 8th.
41
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Germany
Gender ratio > Babies 94.7%
Ranked 134th.
95.2%
Ranked 116th. 1% more than Germany

Urban population per 1000 752
Ranked 43th.
810.44
Ranked 33th. 8% more than Germany

Median age > Both sexes 43.7
Ranked 4th. 18% more than United States
36.9
Ranked 3rd.
Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 5.83 million
Ranked 30th.
31.26 million
Ranked 6th. 5 times more than Germany

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males 6.89 million
Ranked 6th.
16.26 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Germany

Urbanization > Urban population 74 82
Major cities > Population BERLIN (capital) 3.438 million; Hamburg 1.786 million; Munich 1.349 million; Cologne 1.001 million New York-Newark 19.3 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.675 million; Chicago 9.134 million; Miami 5.699 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.421 million
Elderly living with children 14%
Ranked 7th.
15%
Ranked 6th. 7% more than Germany
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 16 years
Ranked 16th. The same as United States
16 years
Ranked 22nd.

Population in largest city > Per capita 0.041 per capita
Ranked 114th.
0.063 per capita
Ranked 105th. 54% more than Germany

Infant mortality rate > Male 3.78 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 208th.
6.55 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 169th. 73% more than Germany

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 38th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 44th.

Cities > Urban areas over 2,000,000 4
Ranked 8th.
21
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Germany
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Male 9.1%
Ranked 104th.
18.7%
Ranked 52nd. 2 times more than Germany

Sanitation facility access > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 2nd. The same as United States
100% of population
Ranked 3rd.

Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country per million 0.235%
Ranked 25th. 6 times more than United States
0.0404%
Ranked 30th.
Migration > New citizenships 186.7 thousand
Ranked 3rd.
898 thousand
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Germany
Number of infant deaths per 1000 0.0244
Ranked 127th.
0.0796
Ranked 117th. 3 times more than Germany

Total Population per capita 0.999
Ranked 112th.
1.01
Ranked 94th. 1% more than Germany
Age structure > 65 years and over > From total 20%
Ranked 3rd. 57% more than United States
12.7%
Ranked 49th.

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000 70.95
Ranked 189th.
102.79
Ranked 142nd. 45% more than Germany

Charity > World Giving Index > Volunteered time 22%
Ranked 48th.
42%
Ranked 7th. 91% more than Germany
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Arab population 500,000
Ranked 16th.
3.5 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than Germany
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Males 18
Ranked 13th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 37th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants 2.8%
Ranked 9th.
4%
Ranked 6th. 43% more than Germany
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men 134.5
Ranked 42nd. 4% more than United States
129.9
Ranked 64th.

Gender ratio > Aged over 80 > Women per 100 men 292.4
Ranked 9th. 57% more than United States
186.6
Ranked 57th.

Religions Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3% Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4%
Urban population > Per capita 0.752 per capita
Ranked 44th.
0.808 per capita
Ranked 33th. 7% more than Germany

Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults 101.46
Ranked 159th.
134.94
Ranked 138th. 33% more than Germany

Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index 0.095
Ranked 140th.
0.491
Ranked 78th. 5 times more than Germany
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Percent of population of African descent 0.6%
Ranked 28th.
13.6%
Ranked 3rd. 23 times more than Germany
Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia 0.36
Ranked 137th.
0.51
Ranked 124th. 42% more than Germany

Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million 6.39 million
Ranked 34th.
128.33 million
Ranked 2nd. 20 times more than Germany

Gender development 0.92
Ranked 16th.
0.937
Ranked 4th. 2% more than Germany
Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 66.2%
Ranked 14th.
76.4%
Ranked 4th. 15% more than Germany

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom 6.2%
Ranked 21st.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 90% more than Germany

Attitude of women > Women are happier now 29%
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United States
28%
Ranked 7th.
Demographics of Sydney > Ethnic groups per 1000 0.235
Ranked 15th. 4 times more than United States
0.0566
Ranked 19th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male 16 years
Ranked 11th. The same as United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.
Median age > Male 44.7 years
Ranked 2nd. 25% more than United States
35.9 years
Ranked 61st.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 16 years
Ranked 1st.
18 years
Ranked 7th. 13% more than Germany

Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Men 0.0
Ranked 20th.
1.5
Ranked 3rd.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female 16 years
Ranked 1st.
18 years
Ranked 7th. 13% more than Germany
Density and urbanisation > Rural population 21.54 million
Ranked 26th.
55.26 million
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Germany

Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1990-99 9.9%
Ranked 17th.
43.9%
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Germany
Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000 325.66
Ranked 89th.
335.95
Ranked 61st. 3% more than Germany

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females 9.62 million
Ranked 7th.
22.43 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Germany

Age structure > 0-14 years > From total 13.8%
Ranked 212th.
20.1%
Ranked 157th. 46% more than Germany

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females per 1000 117.19
Ranked 3rd. 59% more than United States
73.75
Ranked 44th.

Immigration > Country of birth of Australian resident population per thousand people 1.4
Ranked 31st. 6 times more than United States
0.217
Ranked 43th.
Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent 43%
Ranked 27th.
57%
Ranked 13th. 33% more than Germany
Attitude of women > Women are better off now 94%
Ranked 3rd. 1% more than United States
93%
Ranked 4th.
Female population > Age 15-19 2.35 million
Ranked 21st.
10.45 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Germany
Median age > Female 46.8 years
Ranked 3rd. 22% more than United States
38.5 years
Ranked 58th.

Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters 1,308.11
Ranked 116th.
9,044
Ranked 51st. 7 times more than Germany

Cities > Rate of urbanization 0.1%
Ranked 196th.
1.3%
Ranked 137th. 13 times more than Germany
Sanitation facility access > Improved > Urban 100% of population
Ranked 2nd. The same as United States
100% of population
Ranked 15th.

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin > Per capita 2.08 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th.
7.03 per 1 million people
Ranked 153th. 3 times more than Germany

Gender > Women aged 15-49 per thousand people 231.56
Ranked 157th.
241.41
Ranked 133th. 4% more than Germany

Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, male > Per 1,000 live births 4.5
Ranked 169th.
7.8
Ranked 149th. 73% more than Germany

Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens Visa not required Visa Waiver Program
Future population > Males per thousand people 492.88
Ranked 100th.
501
Ranked 73th. 2% more than Germany
Disabled persons earning capacity 92%
Ranked 5th. 30% more than United States
71%
Ranked 13th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > China, source countries of residents per million people 176.65
Ranked 9th.
231.12
Ranked 8th. 31% more than Germany
Marriage, divorce and children > Sperm donation laws > Children per donor 15 children No enforced national limit - guidelines recommend 25 births per population of 850,000
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Notes 16 with court permission and parental consent. Generally 18, but varies by state. Most states allow minors to marry with judicial and/or parental consent. Main article: Age of marriage in United States of America
International migrant stock, total 10.76 million
Ranked 4th.
42.81 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Germany

International migrant stock, total per 1000 131.55
Ranked 49th.
138.41
Ranked 46th. 5% more than Germany

Migration > Asylum Seekers per million 1.07
Ranked 14th. 4 times more than United States
0.303
Ranked 21st.
Male population > Age 95-99 per million 299.15
Ranked 11th.
336.27
Ranked 7th. 12% more than Germany
Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted 8
Ranked 150th.
17
Ranked 135th. 2 times more than Germany
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population 250,000
Ranked 9th.
8.3 million
Ranked 1st. 33 times more than Germany
Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in: rate varies by country 10,600
Ranked 15th. 4 times more than United States
2,400
Ranked 49th.

Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index per million people 0.00115
Ranked 143th.
0.00169
Ranked 140th. 47% more than Germany
Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 60
Ranked 35th. 15% more than United States
52
Ranked 83th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Norway 26,398
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than United States
8,424
Ranked 25th.
Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39 0.2%
Ranked 2nd.
0.4%
Ranked 13th. Twice as much as Germany

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females 5.52 million
Ranked 30th.
29.89 million
Ranked 6th. 5 times more than Germany

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000 83.95
Ranked 3rd. 57% more than United States
53.48
Ranked 43th.

Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent 50%
Ranked 50th.
71%
Ranked 3rd. 42% more than Germany
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Canada 171,405
Ranked 9th.
250,535
Ranked 7th. 46% more than Germany
Male population > Age 90-94 per million 1,194.5
Ranked 18th.
1,417.61
Ranked 11th. 19% more than Germany
Total Population > Female 41.96 million
Ranked 14th.
151.78 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Germany
Migration > International migrant stock > Total 10.6 million
Ranked 4th.
39.27 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Germany

Future population > Females per thousand people 514.31
Ranked 61st.
516.35
Ranked 57th. About the same as Germany
Women > Maternal mortality ratio > Reported 8
Ranked 130th. The same as United States
8
Ranked 132nd.
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 134.5%
Ranked 42nd. 4% more than United States
129.9%
Ranked 64th.

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 65 146.8
Ranked 33th. 6% more than United States
138
Ranked 60th.

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 80 292.4
Ranked 9th. 57% more than United States
186.6
Ranked 57th.

Total population > Evolution of the population > Total fertility rates 1.33 Number of children born t
Ranked 25th.
2.1 Number of children born t
Ranked 3rd. 58% more than Germany
International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the native-born women 9.3%
Ranked 5th. 95% more than United States
4.77%
Ranked 12th.
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Low education 46.97%
Ranked 15th.
62.29%
Ranked 5th. 33% more than Germany
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > High educatio 71.32%
Ranked 21st.
78.83%
Ranked 8th. 11% more than Germany
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of native-born population > Intermadiate e 72.44%
Ranked 10th. 1% more than United States
71.65%
Ranked 12th.
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Intermadiate 64.27%
Ranked 15th.
71.63%
Ranked 4th. 11% more than Germany
Migration > New citizenships per million 2.27 thousand
Ranked 11th.
3.18 thousand
Ranked 7th. 40% more than Germany
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Lebanese 97,000
Ranked 12th.
3.3 million
Ranked 2nd. 34 times more than Germany
Oldest people > By nation of death or current residence > Born 12 February 1889 24 September 1880
Brisbane > Demographics 8,645
Ranked 6th. 43% more than United States
6,057
Ranked 13th.
Male population > Age 25-29 2.44 million
Ranked 19th.
10.34 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Germany
Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000 58.42
Ranked 191st.
72.63
Ranked 156th. 24% more than Germany
Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000 24.38
Ranked 193th.
33.92
Ranked 150th. 39% more than Germany
Total population > Age 10-14 per 1000 50.09
Ranked 193th.
69.51
Ranked 151st. 39% more than Germany
Total population > Age 100-104 15,866
Ranked 6th.
78,265
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Germany
Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000 28.44
Ranked 190th.
35.37
Ranked 156th. 24% more than Germany
Female population > Age 25-29 2.3 million
Ranked 19th.
10.02 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Germany
Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000 28.67
Ranked 176th.
32.69
Ranked 139th. 14% more than Germany
Male population > Age 15-19 per 1000 29.99
Ranked 189th.
37.27
Ranked 155th. 24% more than Germany
Language > Macedonian speakers 85,000
Ranked 6th.
200,000
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Germany
Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89 704.9
Ranked 1st. 78% more than United States
395.8
Ranked 2nd.
Gender ratio > Aged over 65 146.8%
Ranked 33th. 6% more than United States
138%
Ranked 60th.

Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 4.56
Ranked 14th. 23% more than United States
3.72
Ranked 59th.
Gender ratio > Aged over 80 292.4%
Ranked 9th. 57% more than United States
186.6%
Ranked 57th.

Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > French citizens > Visa requirement Visa not required Visa Waiver Program
Brisbane > Demographics per 1000 0.105
Ranked 12th. 5 times more than United States
0.0203
Ranked 14th.
Cities > Urban areas over 500,000 15
Ranked 10th.
74
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Germany
Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > Dutch > Length of stay Freedom of Movement 90 days
Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 2.87
Ranked 199th.
3.24
Ranked 150th. 13% more than Germany
Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > French citizens > Notes Freedom of movement; ID card valid 90 days on arrival from overseas for 2 years, ESTA required
Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, female > % 44.2%
Ranked 45th. 6% more than United States
41.7%
Ranked 53th.

Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > Canadians > Notes 90 days within 180 days 6 months
Fertility > Maternal mortality ratio > National estimate, per 100,000 live births 7.5
Ranked 12th.
12.7
Ranked 41st. 69% more than Germany

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > German ancestry 64.64 million
Ranked 1st. 27% more than United States
50.76 million
Ranked 2nd.
Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 2.95
Ranked 209th.
3.6
Ranked 174th. 22% more than Germany
Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > Canadians > Conditions of access Visa not required Visa not required
Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 4.15
Ranked 33th. 18% more than United States
3.53
Ranked 99th.
Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 3
Ranked 210th.
3.69
Ranked 175th. 23% more than Germany
Labor force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64 82.7%
Ranked 53th. 7% more than United States
77.5%
Ranked 117th.

International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born women 15.8%
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
4.92%
Ranked 21st.
Antarctic population > Summer 1998-9 51
Ranked 15th.
1,378
Ranked 1st. 27 times more than Germany
Assyrian population > Estimated % of total population > 2008 0.12 0.03%-0.17
Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, female > Per 1,000 live births 3.7
Ranked 169th.
6.4
Ranked 149th. 73% more than Germany

International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born men 16.6%
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
4.11%
Ranked 20th.
Total population > Age 65-69 per 1000 65.31
Ranked 1st. 86% more than United States
35.11
Ranked 52nd.
Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens > Notes Freedom of movement 90 days on arrival from overseas for 2 years, ESTA required
Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Bolivia per million people 15.56
Ranked 12th. 38% more than United States
11.29
Ranked 14th.

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Canadians 13,390
Ranked 7th.
1.06 million
Ranked 1st. 79 times more than Germany
International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of native-born men 9.4%
Ranked 2nd. 63% more than United States
5.76%
Ranked 11th.
Male population > Age 100-104 > % of the total 0.0
Ranked 19th.
0.0
Ranked 40th.
Female population > Age 55-59 2.51 million
Ranked 8th.
9.31 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Germany
Population, female > % of total 50.95%
Ranked 48th. About the same as United States
50.81%
Ranked 56th.

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Total Jews per thousand people 1.46
Ranked 12th.
17.05
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than Germany

Fertility > Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 70.1%
Ranked 4th.
78.6%
Ranked 5th. 12% more than Germany

Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 0.8
Ranked 35th. 11% more than United States
0.72
Ranked 50th.

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