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  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Urban population: Total population living in urban areas by country.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Rural population: Total population living in rural areas by country.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Urban population per thousand people: Total population living in urban areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Rural population per thousand people: Total population living in rural areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.

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  • Urbanization: Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations are made by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and published every two years. These estimates and projections are based on national census or survey data that have been evaluated and, whenever necessary, adjusted for deficiencies and inconsistencies. Urban-rural classification of population in internationally published statistics follows the national census definition, which differs from one country or area to another. National definitions are usually based on criteria that may include any of the following: size of population in a locality, population density, distance between built-up areas, predominant type of economic activity, legal or administrative boundaries and urban characteristics such as specific services and facilities.
  • Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio: This entry is derived from People > Dependency ratios, which dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of a population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. Dependency ratios contrast the ratio of youths (ages 0-14) and the elderly (ages 65+) to the number of those in the working-age group (ages 15-64). Changes in the dependency ratio provide an indication of potential social support requirements resulting from changes in population age structures. As fertility levels decline, the dependency ratio initially falls because the proportion of youths decreases while the proportion of the population of working age increases. As fertility levels continue to decline, dependency ratios eventually increase because the proportion of the population of working age starts to decline and the proportion of elderly persons continues to increase.
    total dependency ratio - The total dependency ratio is the ratio of combined youth population (ages 0-14) and elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high total dependency ratio indicates that the working-age population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide social services for youth and elderly persons, who are often economically dependent.
    youth dependency ratio - The youth dependency ratio is the ratio of the youth population (ages 0-14) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high youth dependency ratio indicates that a greater investment needs to be made in schooling and other services for children.
    elderly dependency ratio - The elderly dependency ratio is the ratio of the elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). Increases in the elderly dependency ratio put added pressure on governments to fund pensions and healthcare.
    potential support ratio - The potential support ratio is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.
  • Sex ratio > 65 years and over: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births: Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births). Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year.
  • Average size of households: Average households size (number of people living in the house) - late 1990s.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Female rural population: Total number of females living in rural areas by country.
  • 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 0-4 > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 0-4. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Couples with children: Share of couples with children (1995)
  • Rural population per 1000: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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
  • Gender development index: Gender development index - Range is from .000 (lowest) to 1.000 (highest).
  • Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total: This entry is derived from People > Unemployment, youth ages 15-24, which gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 80 years and older. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Age at first marriage for men: Age of men when they first get married (1999).
  • Immigration > Commitment to Development Index (immigration): This is a sub-index of the Commitment to Development Index (CDI), which ranks rich countries’ policies is terms of how beneficial they are to the world’s five billion poorest people. The migration sub-index is based on net-inflows of migrants from developing countries, openness to students from those countries and aid offered to refugees and asylum seekers. For further information, please refer to cgdev.org/cdi
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Women: Percentage of female population aged 15-19 who has been married at least once. Percentage is out of total number of females in the same age group.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Females: Singulate mean age at marriage.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Urban and rural > Male rural population: Total number of males living in rural areas by country.
  • Urban and rural > Female urban population: Total number of females living in urban areas by country.
  • Urban and rural > Male urban population: Total number of males living in urban areas by country.
  • Median age > Both sexes: Age of person who is older than half the population and younger than the other half of the population.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > Males: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Males: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Elderly living with children: Percentage of old people (aged above 65) living with their children.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Population in largest city > Per capita: Population in largest city is the urban population living in the countryÂ’s largest metropolitan area. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gender ratio > Urban population: Female/male ratio of urban population.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 65 years and over > From total: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Males: Male consent.

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  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants: Portion of immigrants in Canada.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 80 > Women per 100 men: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Religions: This entry is an ordered listing of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population. The core characteristics and beliefs of the world's major religions are described below.
    Baha'i - Founded by Mirza Husayn-Ali (known as Baha'u'llah) in Iran in 1852, Baha'i faith emphasizes monotheism and believes in one eternal transcendent God. Its guiding focus is to encourage the unity of all peoples on the earth so that justice and peace may be achieved on earth. Baha'i revelation contends the prophets of major world religions reflect some truth or element of the divine, believes all were manifestations of God given to specific communities in specific times, and that Baha'u'llah is an additional prophet meant to call all humankind. Bahais are an open community, located worldwide, with the greatest concentration of believers in South Asia.
    Buddhism - Religion or philosophy inspired by the 5th century B.C. teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (also known as Gautama Buddha "the enlightened one"). Buddhism focuses on the goal of spiritual enlightenment centered on an understanding of Gautama Buddha's Four Noble Truths on the nature of suffering, and on the Eightfold Path of spiritual and moral practice, to break the cycle of suffering of which we are a part. Buddhism ascribes to a karmic system of rebirth. Several schools and sects of Buddhism exist, differing often on the nature of the Buddha, the extent to which enlightenment can be achieved - for one or for all, and by whom - religious orders or laity.
    Basic Groupings
       Theravada Buddhism: The oldest Buddhist school, Theravada is practiced mostly in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and Thailand, with minority representation elsewhere in Asia and the West. Theravadans follow the Pali Canon of Buddha's teachings, and believe that one may escape the cycle of rebirth, worldly attachment, and suffering for oneself; this process may take one or several lifetimes.
       Mahayana Buddhism, including subsets Zen and Tibetan (Lamaistic) Buddhism: Forms of Mahayana Buddhism are common in East Asia and Tibet, and parts of the West. Mahayanas have additional scriptures beyond the Pali Canon and believe the Buddha is eternal and still teaching. Unlike Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana schools maintain the Buddha-nature is present in all beings and all will ultimately achieve enlightenment.
        Hoa Hao: a minority tradition of Buddhism practiced in Vietnam that stresses lay participation, primarily by peasant farmers; it eschews ...
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  • Urban population > Per capita: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults: Mortality rate, adult, male (per 1,000 male adults). Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages.
  • Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country will be from different ethnic groups, 0 meaning that each individual in this country is from the same ethnic group. For a discussion of what constitutes an ethnic group, please refer to Fearon (see citation).
  • Immigration > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural population > Urban gender ratio: Women per 100 men amongst urban population.
  • Urban and rural population > Rural gender ratio: Women per 100 men, rural population.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Disabled persons earning capacity: Mean income from employment for disabled persons as % of non-disabled mean, late 1990s.
  • 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.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Notes: Notes.

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  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens: Visa requirement.

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  • Marriage, divorce and children > Sperm donation laws > Children per donor: Children per donor.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Males: Singulate mean age at marriage.
  • 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 80: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 80 in each country. For instance, in North Korea, for every 100 males over 80, there are 411.8 females who are over 80.
  • Gender > 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.
  • 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.
  • Migration > New citizenships per million: Thousands of people who acquired nationality in 2000. Statistics cover all means of acquiring the nationality of a country, except where otherwise indicated. These include standard naturalisation procedures subject to age, residency, etc. criteria, as well as situations where nationality is acquired through a declaration or by option (following marriage, adoption, or other situations related to residency or descent), recovery of former nationality and other special means of acquiring the nationality of a country. For more details on sources, refer to the notes at the end of the OECD Annex. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of 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 > 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.
  • 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 employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Intermadiate : The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • Total population > Age 100-104: Total population - Age 100-104, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000: Female population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 25-29: Female population - Age 25-29, 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.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89: Total number of asylum seekers between the years 1980 and 1989.
  • Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total: Male population - Age 25-29 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 95-99 > % of the total: Male population - Age 95-99 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total: Total population - Age 35-39 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total: Total population - Age 75-79 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 40-44: Male population - Age 40-44, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total: Total population - Age 70-74 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total: Total population - Age 65-69 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000: Male population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures > % of population, average 1990-2009: Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures (% of population, average 1990-2009). Droughts, floods and extreme temperatures is the annual average percentage of the population that is affected by natural disasters classified as either droughts, floods, or extreme temperature events. A drought is an extended period of time characterized by a deficiency in a region's water supply that is the result of constantly below average precipitation. A drought can lead to losses to agriculture, affect inland navigation and hydropower plants, and cause a lack of drinking water and famine. A flood is a significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or coastal region. Extreme temperature events are either cold waves or heat waves. A cold wave can be both a prolonged period of excessively cold weather and the sudden invasion of very cold air over a large area. Along with frost it can cause damage to agriculture, infrastructure, and property. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot and sometimes also humid weather relative to normal climate patterns of a certain region. Population affected is the number of people injured, left homeless or requiring immediate assistance during a period of emergency resulting from a natural disaster; it can also include displaced or evacuated people. Average percentage of population affected is calculated by dividing the sum of total affected for the period stated by the sum of the annual population figures for the period stated.
  • Urban and rural > Female urban population per thousand people: Total number of females living in urban areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Population growth > Annual %: Annual population growth rate. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.
  • Male population > Age 35-39: Male population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 85-89 per 1000: Female population - Age 85-89, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Labor participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15+: Labor participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15+). Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Total population > Age 10-14: Total population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005
  • Refugee population by country or territory of asylum: Refugee population by country or territory of asylum. Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Rural population growth > Annual %: Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population.
  • Total population > Age 15-19 > % of the total: Total population - Age 15-19 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population: Total Population, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 95-99 > % of the total: Total population - Age 95-99 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1980-89: % of asylum seekers accepted between the years 1980 and 1989.
  • Population ages 0-14 > % of total: Population ages 0 to 14 is the percentage of the total population that is in the age group 0 to 14.
  • Urban population growth > Annual %: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations.
  • Female population > Age 50-54: Female population - Age 50-54, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total: Female population - Age 50-54 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Disbility benefit recipients: Percentage of 20 to 64-year-olds receiving disability benefits.
  • Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total: Male population - Age 60-64 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 80-84 per 1000: Male population - Age 80-84, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Migration > Asylum Seekers > Per $ GDP: Thousands of asylum seekers coming into a nation in 2001. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1 million of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Dynamics > Death rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration."
  • Female population > Age 15-19 > % of the total: Female population - Age 15-19 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 30-34: Male population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 90-94: Total population - Age 90-94, as of April 26, 2005
  • GDP per capita > Constant 2000 US$: GDP per capita (constant 2000 US$). GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate, female (% of relevant age group). Primary completion rate. Female is the total number of new female entrants in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as percentage of the total female population of the theoretical entrance age to the last grade of primary. This indicator is also known as "gross intake rate to the last grade of primary." The ratio can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
  • Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate, male (% of relevant age group). Primary completion rate. Male is the total number of new male entrants in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as percentage of the total male population of the theoretical entrance age to the last grade of primary. This indicator is also known as "gross intake rate to the last grade of primary." The ratio can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
  • Households with more than 5 people: Percentage of households with five or more people, late 1990s.
  • Labor force, female > % of total labor force: Labor force, female (% of total labor force). Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Male population > Age 30-34 per 1000: Male population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 90-94 per 1000: Total population - Age 90-94, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Refugee population by country or territory of origin per 1000: Refugee population by country or territory of origin. Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of origin generally refers to the nationality or country of citizenship of a claimant. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • GNI per capita growth > Annual %: GNI per capita growth (annual %). Annual percentage growth rate of GNI per capita based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2005 U.S. dollars. GNI per capita is gross national income divided by midyear population. GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad.
  • HIV/AIDS > People living with HIV/AIDS: This entry gives an estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS.
    Additional details:
    • Bahrain: fewer than 600 (2007)
    • Bhutan: fewer than 100 (2007)
    • Bhutan: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Brunei: fewer than 200 (2003)
    • Comoros: fewer than 500 (2009)
    • Croatia: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Cyprus: fewer than 1,000 (2007)
    • Fiji: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Iceland: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Iraq: fewer than 500 (2003)
    • Luxembourg: fewer than 500 (2003)
    • Luxembourg: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Macedonia: fewer than 200 (2007)
    • Maldives: fewer than 100 (2009)
    • Malta: fewer than 500 (2009)
    • Mongolia: fewer than 500 (2009)
    • Qatar: fewer than 200 (2009)
    • Slovakia: fewer than 200 (2007)
    • Slovakia: fewer than 500 (2009)
    • Slovenia: fewer than 1,000 (2009)
    • Syria: fewer than 500 (2003)
    • Turkmenistan: fewer than 200 (2007)
  • Health expenditures: This entry provides the total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP. Health expenditures are broadly defined as activities performed either by institutions or individuals through the application of medical, paramedical, and/or nursing knowledge and technology, the primary purpose of which is to promote, restore, or maintain health.
  • Total population > Age 100-104 per million: Total population - Age 100-104, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 85-89 per 1000: Total population - Age 85-89, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 70-74 per 1000: Total population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Norway United States HISTORY
Age distribution > Median age 45.97 years
Ranked 99th. 4% more than United States
44.38 years
Ranked 117th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 15.88%
Ranked 86th.
16.71%
Ranked 62nd. 5% more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 1.21 million
Ranked 108th.
77.19 million
Ranked 4th. 64 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 10.86%
Ranked 97th.
11.22%
Ranked 80th. 3% more than Norway

Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 80.14%
Ranked 71st. 4% more than United States
76.73%
Ranked 93th.

Birth rate 10.8 births/1,000 population
Ranked 177th.
13.66 births/1,000 population
Ranked 147th. 26% more than Norway

Death rate 9.21 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 61st. 10% more than United States
8.39 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 88th.

Ethnic groups Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate) 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 3.8 million
Ranked 108th.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 61 times more than Norway

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 1.98
Ranked 18th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 42% more than Norway

Mother's mean age at first birth 28.4
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than United States
25
Ranked 5th.
Population 4.72 million
Ranked 120th.
316.67 million
Ranked 3rd. 67 times more than Norway

Population > Population growth, past and future 0.095
Ranked 56th.
0.122
Ranked 53th. 28% more than Norway

Population growth 0.095%
Ranked 56th.
0.122%
Ranked 53th. 28% more than Norway

Population growth rate 0.33%
Ranked 166th.
0.9%
Ranked 124th. 3 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 826,369
Ranked 108th.
51.86 million
Ranked 4th. 63 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 34.12%
Ranked 89th. 6% more than United States
32.24%
Ranked 107th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 4.22 million
Ranked 109th.
261.45 million
Ranked 4th. 62 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 397,367
Ranked 108th.
25.57 million
Ranked 4th. 64 times more than Norway

Obesity > Adult obesity rate 10%
Ranked 2nd.
33%
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 49.99%
Ranked 120th.
51.06%
Ranked 99th. 2% more than Norway

Population in 2015 4,841 thousand
Ranked 116th.
325,723 thousand
Ranked 3rd. 67 times more than Norway
Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper 1.17 million
Ranked 34th.
85.41 million
Ranked 2nd. 73 times more than Norway

Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 8.4
Ranked 82nd. 4% more than United States
8.07
Ranked 88th.

Total fertility rate 1.77 children born/woman
Ranked 159th.
2.06 children born/woman
Ranked 116th. 16% more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 28.61%
Ranked 85th. 7% more than United States
26.71%
Ranked 104th.

Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.53
Ranked 106th. 8% more than United States
0.49
Ranked 133th.

Age structure > 0-14 years 17.5%
Ranked 174th.
20%
Ranked 156th. 14% more than Norway

Gender > Male population 3.81 million
Ranked 109th.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 61 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 2.6 million
Ranked 107th.
148.96 million
Ranked 3rd. 57 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 55.51%
Ranked 126th.
56.58%
Ranked 104th. 2% more than Norway

Age structure > 65 years and over 16.8%
Ranked 32nd. 21% more than United States
13.9%
Ranked 51st.

Nationality > Noun Norwegian(s) American(s)
Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 51.53%
Ranked 78th. 9% more than United States
47.21%
Ranked 101st.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 5.22%
Ranked 87th.
5.53%
Ranked 57th. 6% more than Norway

Physicians density 4.08 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 4th. 69% more than United States
2.42 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 17th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces 9,929
Ranked 22nd.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 88 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 2.18 million
Ranked 106th.
123.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 57 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 3.8 million
Ranked 108th.
235.92 million
Ranked 4th. 62 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total 966,120
Ranked 96th.
51.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 53 times more than Norway

Cities > Urban population 82,731
Ranked 60th.
84,460
Ranked 54th. 2% more than Norway

Abortion > Abortion rate 15.2 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 7th.
20.8 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 3rd. 37% more than Norway
Nationality > Adjective Norwegian American
Sex ratio > Total population 0.98 male(s)/female
Ranked 137th. 1% more than United States
0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 143th.

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent 10.66%
Ranked 88th.
11.17%
Ranked 64th. 5% more than Norway

Sex ratio > At birth 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 141st. The same as United States
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 94th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages 24,346
Ranked 29th.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 87 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 12.7%
Ranked 72nd. 14% more than United States
11.18%
Ranked 93th.

Marriage rate 5.2
Ranked 23th.
9.8
Ranked 1st. 88% more than Norway
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people 4.85
Ranked 31st.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 40% more than Norway

Gender > Sex ratio at birth 1.06
Ranked 45th. 1% more than United States
1.05
Ranked 132nd.

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Total 811,068
Ranked 108th.
51.62 million
Ranked 4th. 64 times more than Norway

Migration > Net migration rate 1.71 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 49th.
2.92 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 29th. 71% more than Norway

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 28.4
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than United States
25
Ranked 5th.
Future population change 7,196
Ranked 51st.
563,170
Ranked 12th. 78 times more than Norway

Urban population 3.58 million
Ranked 91st.
239.5 million
Ranked 3rd. 67 times more than Norway

Urbanization in 2015 78.9%
Ranked 39th.
81%
Ranked 37th. 3% more than Norway
Migration > Net migration > Per capita 18,252.11 per 1 million people
Ranked 37th.
19,148.45 per 1 million people
Ranked 34th. 5% more than Norway

Median age > Total 40.6 years
Ranked 35th. 9% more than United States
37.2 years
Ranked 61st.

Life expectancy at birth > Total population 80.44 years
Ranked 27th. 2% more than United States
78.62 years
Ranked 50th.

Urban and rural > Urban population 3.46 million
Ranked 54th.
249.25 million
Ranked 2nd. 72 times more than Norway

Projected population growth 15.46%
Ranked 100th.
45.31%
Ranked 78th. 3 times more than Norway
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women 31.8
Ranked 1st. 18% more than United States
26.9
Ranked 5th.
Age structure > 15-64 years 65.9%
Ranked 113th.
66.5%
Ranked 101st. 1% more than Norway

Literacy > Total population 100%
Ranked 7th. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 35th.

Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio 28.5%
Ranked 142nd.
29.4%
Ranked 138th. 3% more than Norway
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Men 33.9
Ranked 2nd. 18% more than United States
28.8
Ranked 6th.
Age distribution > Child dependency ratio 28.61%
Ranked 49th.
29.52%
Ranked 37th. 3% more than Norway

Gender > Women aged 15-49 1.43 million
Ranked 108th.
89.8 million
Ranked 4th. 63 times more than Norway

Gender empowerment measure 0.837
Ranked 1st. 11% more than United States
0.757
Ranked 10th.
Percentage living in urban areas 79%
Ranked 46th.
80%
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than Norway
Migration > Net migration 84,385
Ranked 39th.
5.68 million
Ranked 2nd. 67 times more than Norway

Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Women 16 13
Population > CIA Factbook 4.64 million
Ranked 115th.
303.82 million
Ranked 4th. 65 times more than Norway

Teenage pregancy rate 8.39
Ranked 164th.
34.96
Ranked 99th. 4 times more than Norway

Gender empowerment 0.837
Ranked 1st. 11% more than United States
0.757
Ranked 11th.
Population density 15.67
Ranked 168th.
33.22
Ranked 145th. 2 times more than Norway

Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 145th. The same as United States
1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 118th.

Percentage living in rural areas. 21%
Ranked 155th. 5% more than United States
20%
Ranked 156th.
Infant mortality rate > Total 3.47 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 209th.
5.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 173th. 70% more than Norway

Age structure > 25-54 years 39.8%
Ranked 121st.
40.2%
Ranked 117th. 1% more than Norway
Urban and rural > Rural population 1.02 million
Ranked 76th.
59.49 million
Ranked 5th. 58 times more than Norway

Teenage birth rate 12.4
Ranked 15th.
52.1
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Norway
Gender > Global Gender Gap Index 0.842
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than United States
0.739
Ranked 23th.

Age structure > 15-24 years 13.4%
Ranked 176th.
13.7%
Ranked 169th. 2% more than Norway
Gender > Gender inequality index 0.065
Ranked 141st.
0.256
Ranked 103th. 4 times more than Norway
Urban and rural > Urban population per thousand people 766.26
Ranked 17th.
805.79
Ranked 17th. 5% more than Norway

Rural population 1.04 million
Ranked 128th.
56.91 million
Ranked 9th. 54 times more than Norway

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin 4
Ranked 172nd.
2,368
Ranked 68th. 592 times more than Norway

Migration > Foreign worker salaries 4.17 billion
Ranked 17th.
48.31 billion
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than Norway

Size of houses 44%
Ranked 7th.
72%
Ranked 4th. 64% more than Norway
Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman 1.88
Ranked 135th.
1.89
Ranked 134th. 1% more than Norway

Age structure > 55-64 years 12.5%
Ranked 41st. 2% more than United States
12.3%
Ranked 43th.
Marriage > Minimum legal age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 111th. 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 500.45
Ranked 109th.
513.11
Ranked 32nd. 3% more than Norway

Future population > Males 2.67 million
Ranked 118th.
180.46 million
Ranked 3rd. 68 times more than Norway

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 18 years
Ranked 5th. 6% more than United States
17 years
Ranked 7th.

Fertility > Birth rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 12.2
Ranked 149th.
12.7
Ranked 144th. 4% more than Norway

Sex ratio > 15-64 years 1.02
Ranked 74th. 2% more than United States
1
Ranked 105th.

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 per million people 5.73
Ranked 3rd. 68 times more than United States
0.0838
Ranked 10th.
Dependency ratios > Total dependency ratio 52.6%
Ranked 100th. 4% more than United States
50.4%
Ranked 119th.
Population density > People per sq. km of land area 16.28 sq. km
Ranked 182nd.
34.06 sq. km
Ranked 158th. 2 times more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total per thousand people 662.12
Ranked 83th.
677.3
Ranked 56th. 2% more than Norway

Drinking water source > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 3rd. 1% more than United States
99% of population
Ranked 12th.
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total per thousand people 129.91
Ranked 164th.
142.08
Ranked 154th. 9% more than Norway

Marriage > Percent married > All > Female > Aged 15-19 0.4%
Ranked 17th.
5.9%
Ranked 14th. 15 times more than Norway

Life expectancy at birth > Female 83.27 years
Ranked 24th. 3% more than United States
81.17 years
Ranked 53th.

Hospital bed density 3.3 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 30th. 10% more than United States
3 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 37th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method 88.4%
Ranked 1st. 16% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraceptive prevalence rate 88.4%
Ranked 1st. 16% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 16th.
Dependency ratios > Potential support ratio 4.1
Ranked 173th.
4.8
Ranked 158th. 17% more than Norway
Urban and rural > Rural population per thousand people 225.63
Ranked 83th. 17% more than United States
192.33
Ranked 67th.

Nobel prize laureates 8
Ranked 14th.
270
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than Norway
Age at first marriage for women 28.6 years
Ranked 5th. 14% more than United States
25 years
Ranked 19th.
Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country 14.71%
Ranked 16th. 19% more than United States
12.4%
Ranked 23th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Females 18
Ranked 3rd. The same as United States
18
Ranked 36th.
Urbanization 75
Ranked 55th.
77
Ranked 44th. 3% more than Norway
Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio 24.1%
Ranked 26th. 15% more than United States
21%
Ranked 37th.
Sex ratio > 65 years and over 0.78 male(s)/female
Ranked 128th. 1% more than United States
0.77 male(s)/female
Ranked 132nd.

Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births 2.2
Ranked 190th.
6
Ranked 149th. 3 times more than Norway

Average size of households 2.2
Ranked 14th.
2.6
Ranked 4th. 18% more than Norway
Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total per thousand people 209.88
Ranked 27th. 12% more than United States
186.84
Ranked 39th.

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 37,826
Ranked 38th.
275,461
Ranked 10th. 7 times more than Norway

International migration > Immigrant population > Foreign-born population 8.67%
Ranked 16th.
13.04%
Ranked 8th. 50% more than Norway
Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total per thousand people 188.11
Ranked 145th.
200.26
Ranked 139th. 6% more than Norway

Population in largest city 802,227
Ranked 115th.
18.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 23 times more than Norway

Population, total 5.02 million
Ranked 118th.
313.91 million
Ranked 4th. 63 times more than Norway

Gender ratio > Whole population 101.5%
Ranked 101st.
103.3%
Ranked 65th. 2% more than Norway

Literacy > Female 100%
Ranked 3rd. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 15th.
One person households 19%
Ranked 7th.
26%
Ranked 1st. 37% more than Norway
Urban and rural > Females living in cities proper 87,100.5
Ranked 30th.
103,121
Ranked 24th. 18% more than Norway

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita 7.77 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 8 times more than United States
0.92 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.

Life expectancy at birth > Male 77.76 years
Ranked 30th. 2% more than United States
76.19 years
Ranked 48th.

Net migration 149,997
Ranked 32nd.
5 million
Ranked 1st. 33 times more than Norway

Persons per room 0.6
Ranked 50th. 20% more than United States
0.5
Ranked 60th.
Marriage > Percent married > All > Male > Aged 15-19 0.1%
Ranked 10th.
4.2%
Ranked 5th. 42 times more than Norway

Maternal mortality rate 7 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 166th.
21 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 135th. 3 times more than Norway

Migration > Asylum Seekers 14.8
Ranked 12th.
86.4
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Norway
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total None None
Oldest people > By nation of death or current residence > Died 20 February 1989 30 December 1999
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male None None
Urban and rural > Males living in cities proper 87,816.5
Ranked 29th.
92,855
Ranked 27th. 6% more than Norway

Urban and rural > Female rural population 495,497
Ranked 68th.
29.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 59 times more than Norway

Population > CIA Factbook per capita 0.974
Ranked 139th.
0.999
Ranked 94th. 3% more than Norway

Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index 0.098
Ranked 119th.
0.271
Ranked 78th. 3 times more than Norway
Fertility > Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 8.05
Ranked 171st.
32.73
Ranked 105th. 4 times more than Norway

Languages Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%
Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total per thousand people 62.66
Ranked 145th.
66.08
Ranked 135th. 5% more than Norway

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total per thousand people 602.43
Ranked 107th.
622.34
Ranked 81st. 3% more than Norway

Couples with children 50%
Ranked 14th. Twice as much as United States
25%
Ranked 22nd.
Rural population per 1000 226
Ranked 150th. 17% 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 8.494372 3.429471
Future population > Females 2.69 million
Ranked 118th.
185.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 69 times more than Norway

Fertility > Number of maternal deaths 4
Ranked 156th.
880
Ranked 45th. 220 times more than Norway

Migration > Foreign population 4.1%
Ranked 13th.
10.4%
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Norway
Gender development index 0.956
Ranked 1st. 3% more than United States
0.927
Ranked 10th.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total 8.6%
Ranked 109th.
17.3%
Ranked 71st. 2 times more than Norway

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total 18 years
Ranked 5th. 6% more than United States
17 years
Ranked 7th.
Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total per thousand people 45.49
Ranked 14th. 24% more than United States
36.67
Ranked 30th.

Age at first marriage for men 31.1 years
Ranked 5th. 20% more than United States
26 years
Ranked 19th.
Immigration > Commitment to Development Index (immigration) 9.9
Ranked 2nd. 90% more than United States
5.2
Ranked 13th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Women 0.2
Ranked 35th.
2.8
Ranked 13th. 14 times more than Norway
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Female 7.9%
Ranked 58th.
15.7%
Ranked 43th. 99% more than Norway

Gender > Male population per thousand people 499.96
Ranked 76th. 1% more than United States
496.34
Ranked 103th.

Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Russians 13,914
Ranked 35th.
3.16 million
Ranked 3rd. 227 times more than Norway
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Females 31.4 years
Ranked 1st. 19% more than United States
26.3 years
Ranked 8th.
Disabled persons employment 72%
Ranked 2nd. 24% more than United States
58%
Ranked 12th.
Education expenditures 7.3% of GDP
Ranked 9th. 35% more than United States
5.4% of GDP
Ranked 36th.

Number of infant deaths 0.0
Ranked 186th.
25,000
Ranked 39th.

Number of under-five deaths 0.0
Ranked 186th.
29,000
Ranked 43th.

GDP per capita > Current US$ $99,557.73
Ranked 2nd. 92% more than United States
$51,748.56
Ranked 10th.

Cities > Urban population per thousand people 1.6e-05
Ranked 92nd. 61 times more than United States
2.64e-07
Ranked 214th.

Density and urbanisation > Urban population 3.74 million
Ranked 88th.
251.75 million
Ranked 4th. 67 times more than Norway

Lone parent families 9%
Ranked 3rd. The same as United States
9%
Ranked 6th.
Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total per thousand people 150.18
Ranked 29th. 14% more than United States
131.88
Ranked 41st.

Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Natives per Refugee 119
Ranked 134th.
1,200
Ranked 79th. 10 times more than Norway
Urbanization > Rate of urbanization None None
Infant mortality rate > Female 3.13 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 208th.
5.22 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 172nd. 67% more than Norway

Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories 26 Jan 1990 16 Feb 1995
Age structure > 15-64 years > From total 66.2%
Ranked 97th.
67.1%
Ranked 75th. 1% more than Norway

Cities > Urban areas over 1,000,000 0.0
Ranked 137th.
41
Ranked 3rd.
Gender ratio > Babies 94.3%
Ranked 157th.
95.2%
Ranked 116th. 1% more than Norway

Urban population per 1000 774
Ranked 38th.
810.44
Ranked 33th. 5% more than Norway

Urban and rural > Male rural population 522,925
Ranked 68th.
30.08 million
Ranked 3rd. 58 times more than Norway

Urban and rural > Female urban population 1.76 million
Ranked 48th.
127.55 million
Ranked 1st. 72 times more than Norway

Urban and rural > Male urban population 1.69 million
Ranked 47th.
121.7 million
Ranked 1st. 72 times more than Norway

Median age > Both sexes 39.7
Ranked 37th. 8% more than United States
36.9
Ranked 3rd.
Age structure > 65 years and over > Males 297,175
Ranked 75th.
16.26 million
Ranked 4th. 55 times more than Norway

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 446,146
Ranked 128th.
31.26 million
Ranked 6th. 70 times more than Norway

Urbanization > Urban population None None
Major cities > Population OSLO (capital) 875,000 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 11%
Ranked 9th.
15%
Ranked 6th. 36% more than Norway
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 17 years
Ranked 12th. 6% more than United States
16 years
Ranked 22nd.

Population in largest city > Per capita 0.174 per capita
Ranked 48th. 3 times more than United States
0.063 per capita
Ranked 105th.

Literacy > Male 100%
Ranked 7th. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 44th.

Infant mortality rate > Male 3.79 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 207th.
6.55 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 169th. 73% more than Norway

Cities > Urban areas over 2,000,000 0.0
Ranked 136th.
21
Ranked 2nd.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Male 9.3%
Ranked 103th.
18.7%
Ranked 52nd. 2 times more than Norway

Sanitation facility access > Improved > Total 100% of population
Ranked 35th. The same as United States
100% of population
Ranked 3rd.

Elderly population > Elderly Population by region > Percentage of elderly population by country per million 3.05%
Ranked 3rd. 75 times more than United States
0.0404%
Ranked 30th.
Migration > New citizenships 9.5 thousand
Ranked 16th.
898 thousand
Ranked 1st. 95 times more than Norway
Number of infant deaths per 1000 0.0
Ranked 186th.
0.0796
Ranked 117th.

Total Population per capita 0.997
Ranked 118th.
1.01
Ranked 94th. 1% more than Norway
Gender ratio > Urban population 104.2%
Ranked 42nd.
105.2%
Ranked 27th. 1% more than Norway

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000 93.57
Ranked 155th.
102.79
Ranked 142nd. 10% more than Norway

Age structure > 65 years and over > From total 15%
Ranked 31st. 18% more than United States
12.7%
Ranked 49th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Males 18
Ranked 3rd. The same as United States
18
Ranked 37th.
Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants 0.1%
Ranked 118th.
4%
Ranked 6th. 40 times more than Norway
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men 125.7
Ranked 81st.
129.9
Ranked 64th. 3% more than Norway

Gender ratio > Aged over 80 > Women per 100 men 192.5
Ranked 51st. 3% more than United States
186.6
Ranked 57th.

Religions Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4%
Urban population > Per capita 0.774 per capita
Ranked 37th.
0.808 per capita
Ranked 33th. 4% more than Norway

Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults 82.44
Ranked 176th.
134.94
Ranked 138th. 64% more than Norway

Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index 0.098
Ranked 138th.
0.491
Ranked 78th. 5 times more than Norway
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Percent of population of African descent 1.4%
Ranked 2nd.
13.6%
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Norway
Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia 0.36
Ranked 139th.
0.51
Ranked 124th. 42% more than Norway

Gender development 0.941
Ranked 1st. About the same as United States
0.937
Ranked 4th.
Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 88.4%
Ranked 1st. 16% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom 12.8%
Ranked 12th. 8% more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 5th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male 17 years
Ranked 8th. 6% more than United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.
Median age > Male 39.7 years
Ranked 31st. 11% more than United States
35.9 years
Ranked 61st.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 18 years
Ranked 4th. The same as United States
18 years
Ranked 7th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Men 0.0
Ranked 34th.
1.5
Ranked 3rd.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female 18 years
Ranked 4th. The same as United States
18 years
Ranked 7th.
Density and urbanisation > Rural population 1.08 million
Ranked 125th.
55.26 million
Ranked 10th. 51 times more than Norway

Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1990-99 42.8%
Ranked 7th.
43.9%
Ranked 5th. 3% more than Norway
Urban and rural population > Urban gender ratio 104.2
Ranked 42nd.
105.2
Ranked 27th. 1% more than Norway

Urban and rural population > Rural gender ratio 94.8
Ranked 52nd.
99
Ranked 37th. 4% more than Norway

Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000 317.98
Ranked 109th.
335.95
Ranked 61st. 6% more than Norway

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females 399,003
Ranked 72nd.
22.43 million
Ranked 4th. 56 times more than Norway

Age structure > 0-14 years > From total 18.8%
Ranked 166th.
20.1%
Ranked 157th. 7% more than Norway

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females per 1000 83.68
Ranked 35th. 13% more than United States
73.75
Ranked 44th.

Female population > Age 15-19 147,654
Ranked 128th.
10.45 million
Ranked 4th. 71 times more than Norway
Median age > Female 41.4 years
Ranked 44th. 8% more than United States
38.5 years
Ranked 58th.

Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters 77,123.6
Ranked 9th. 9 times more than United States
9,044
Ranked 51st.

Cities > Rate of urbanization 0.7%
Ranked 171st.
1.3%
Ranked 137th. 86% more than Norway
Sanitation facility access > Improved > Urban 100% of population
Ranked 39th. The same as United States
100% of population
Ranked 15th.

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin > Per capita 0.861 per 1 million people
Ranked 173th.
7.03 per 1 million people
Ranked 153th. 8 times more than Norway

Gender > Women aged 15-49 per thousand people 232.57
Ranked 153th.
241.41
Ranked 133th. 4% more than Norway

Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, male > Per 1,000 live births 3.1
Ranked 190th.
7.8
Ranked 149th. 3 times more than Norway

Disabled persons earning capacity 88%
Ranked 7th. 24% more than United States
71%
Ranked 13th.
Future population > Males per thousand people 486.92
Ranked 116th.
501
Ranked 73th. 3% more than Norway
Marriage, divorce and children > Marriageable age > Notes url= http://www.lovdata.no/all/hl-19910704-047.html#1 |title=LOV 1991-07-04 nr 47: Lov om ekteskap |publisher=Lovdata.no |date= |accessdate=2008-10-27}}</ref> 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
Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens Visa not required Visa Waiver Program
Marriage, divorce and children > Sperm donation laws > Children per donor 8 children No enforced national limit - guidelines recommend 25 births per population of 850,000
International migrant stock, total 485,444
Ranked 66th.
42.81 million
Ranked 2nd. 88 times more than Norway

International migrant stock, total per 1000 99.29
Ranked 68th.
138.41
Ranked 46th. 39% more than Norway

Migration > Asylum Seekers per million 3.28
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than United States
0.303
Ranked 21st.
Male population > Age 95-99 per million 244.85
Ranked 19th.
336.27
Ranked 7th. 37% more than Norway
Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted 16
Ranked 140th.
17
Ranked 135th. 6% more than Norway
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population 2,000
Ranked 55th.
8.3 million
Ranked 1st. 4150 times more than Norway
Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in: rate varies by country 7,900
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than United States
2,400
Ranked 49th.

Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index per million people 0.0215
Ranked 98th. 13 times more than United States
0.00169
Ranked 140th.
Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 223
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
52
Ranked 83th.
Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39 0.1%
Ranked 4th.
0.4%
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than Norway

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females 426,166
Ranked 125th.
29.89 million
Ranked 6th. 70 times more than Norway

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000 62.32
Ranked 25th. 17% more than United States
53.48
Ranked 43th.

Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Canada 5,245
Ranked 112th.
250,535
Ranked 7th. 48 times more than Norway
Male population > Age 90-94 per million 1,438.37
Ranked 10th. 1% more than United States
1,417.61
Ranked 11th.
Total Population > Female 2.32 million
Ranked 118th.
151.78 million
Ranked 3rd. 65 times more than Norway
Migration > International migrant stock > Total 370,578
Ranked 74th.
39.27 million
Ranked 2nd. 106 times more than Norway

Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Males 33.7 years
Ranked 1st. 18% more than United States
28.6 years
Ranked 8th.
Future population > Females per thousand people 491.86
Ranked 135th.
516.35
Ranked 57th. 5% more than Norway
Women > Maternal mortality ratio > Reported 6
Ranked 142nd.
8
Ranked 132nd. 33% more than Norway
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 125.7%
Ranked 81st.
129.9%
Ranked 64th. 3% more than Norway

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 80 192.5
Ranked 51st. 3% more than United States
186.6
Ranked 57th.

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 65 136.4
Ranked 65th.
138
Ranked 60th. 1% more than Norway

International migration > Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the native-born women 2.99%
Ranked 21st.
4.77%
Ranked 12th. 60% more than Norway
Migration > New citizenships per million 2.12 thousand
Ranked 12th.
3.18 thousand
Ranked 7th. 50% more than Norway
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > High educatio 84.61%
Ranked 1st. 7% more than United States
78.83%
Ranked 8th.
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of native-born population > Intermadiate e 80.42%
Ranked 5th. 12% more than United States
71.65%
Ranked 12th.
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Low education 49.09%
Ranked 12th.
62.29%
Ranked 5th. 27% more than Norway
Total population > Evolution of the population > Total fertility rates 1.9 Number of children born t
Ranked 7th.
2.1 Number of children born t
Ranked 3rd. 10% more than Norway
International migration > Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Intermadiate 68.49%
Ranked 8th.
71.63%
Ranked 4th. 5% more than Norway
Oldest people > By nation of death or current residence > Born 21 December 1876 24 September 1880
Total population > Age 100-104 596
Ranked 31st.
78,265
Ranked 1st. 131 times more than Norway
Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000 34.67
Ranked 116th. 6% more than United States
32.69
Ranked 139th.
Male population > Age 15-19 per 1000 33.37
Ranked 168th.
37.27
Ranked 155th. 12% more than Norway
Male population > Age 25-29 140,428
Ranked 126th.
10.34 million
Ranked 4th. 74 times more than Norway
Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000 65.31
Ranked 168th.
72.63
Ranked 156th. 11% more than Norway
Total population > Age 10-14 per 1000 67.45
Ranked 154th.
69.51
Ranked 151st. 3% more than Norway
Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000 32.87
Ranked 154th.
33.92
Ranked 150th. 3% more than Norway
Female population > Age 25-29 136,872
Ranked 126th.
10.02 million
Ranked 4th. 73 times more than Norway
Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000 31.94
Ranked 169th.
35.37
Ranked 156th. 11% more than Norway
Migration > Asylum Seekers > 1980-89 23.9
Ranked 13th.
395.8
Ranked 2nd. 17 times more than Norway
Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 3.05
Ranked 208th.
3.46
Ranked 185th. 13% more than Norway
Male population > Age 95-99 > % of the total 0.02
Ranked 19th.
0.03
Ranked 17th. 50% more than Norway
Amateur radio operator > Demographics of amateur radio operators > Year of > Report 2000 2000
Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 7.65
Ranked 58th. 9% more than United States
7.05
Ranked 97th.
Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 2.99
Ranked 33th. 22% more than United States
2.46
Ranked 48th.
Male population > Age 40-44 172,469
Ranked 100th.
11.11 million
Ranked 3rd. 64 times more than Norway
Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 3.25
Ranked 45th. 14% more than United States
2.85
Ranked 57th.
Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 3.9
Ranked 46th. 12% more than United States
3.48
Ranked 62nd.
Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000 29.86
Ranked 187th.
36.39
Ranked 154th. 22% more than Norway
Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures > % of population, average 1990-2009 0.0068%
Ranked 140th.
0.214%
Ranked 87th. 32 times more than Norway
Urban and rural > Female urban population per thousand people 390.93
Ranked 14th.
412.36
Ranked 12th. 5% more than Norway

Population growth > Annual % 0.68%
Ranked 138th.
0.96%
Ranked 122nd. 41% more than Norway

Male population > Age 35-39 178,696
Ranked 108th.
10.54 million
Ranked 3rd. 59 times more than Norway
Female population > Age 85-89 per 1000 10.2
Ranked 4th. 36% more than United States
7.48
Ranked 21st.
Labor participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15+ 69.5%
Ranked 130th. About the same as United States
69.3%
Ranked 131st.

Total population > Age 10-14 311,864
Ranked 127th.
20.54 million
Ranked 4th. 66 times more than Norway
Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 40,691
Ranked 44th.
264,763
Ranked 12th. 7 times more than Norway

Rural population growth > Annual % -0.46%
Ranked 148th.
-0.82%
Ranked 160th. 78% more than Norway

Total population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 6.55
Ranked 191st.
7.19
Ranked 176th. 10% more than Norway
Total population 4.61 million
Ranked 116th.
298.44 million
Ranked 3rd. 65 times more than Norway
Total population > Age 95-99 > % of the total 0.12
Ranked 15th.
0.15
Ranked 10th. 25% more than Norway
Migration > Asylum seekers acceptance rates > 1980-89 62.7%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than United States
26.8%
Ranked 12th.
Population ages 0-14 > % of total 19.57%
Ranked 140th.
20.77%
Ranked 136th. 6% more than Norway

Urban population growth > Annual % 1.02%
Ranked 143th.
1.36%
Ranked 119th. 33% more than Norway

Female population > Age 50-54 150,770
Ranked 98th.
10.47 million
Ranked 3rd. 69 times more than Norway
Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 3.27
Ranked 48th.
3.51
Ranked 31st. 7% more than Norway
Disbility benefit recipients 9.2%
Ranked 1st. 96% more than United States
4.7%
Ranked 10th.
Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 2.74
Ranked 15th. 27% more than United States
2.16
Ranked 45th.
Male population > Age 80-84 per 1000 9.38
Ranked 19th. 30% more than United States
7.24
Ranked 34th.
Migration > Asylum Seekers > Per $ GDP 8.09e-05 per $1 million
Ranked 7th. 11 times more than United States
7.35e-06 per $1 million
Ranked 25th.
Dynamics > Death rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 8.75
Ranked 77th. 8% more than United States
8.09
Ranked 88th.

Female population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 3.2
Ranked 190th.
3.5
Ranked 178th. 9% more than Norway
Male population > Age 30-34 162,524
Ranked 119th.
9.83 million
Ranked 4th. 61 times more than Norway
Total population > Age 90-94 25,977
Ranked 27th.
1.49 million
Ranked 1st. 57 times more than Norway
GDP per capita > Constant 2000 US$ $65,656.95
Ranked 3rd. 45% more than United States
$45,335.90
Ranked 10th.

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 98.03%
Ranked 47th.
98.1%
Ranked 49th. The same as Norway

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 97.3%
Ranked 50th.
97.56%
Ranked 49th. About the same as Norway

Households with more than 5 people 8%
Ranked 9th.
10%
Ranked 4th. 25% more than Norway
Labor force, female > % of total labor force 47.15%
Ranked 45th. 2% more than United States
46.3%
Ranked 60th.

Male population > Age 30-34 per 1000 35.15
Ranked 116th. 6% more than United States
33.27
Ranked 146th.
Total population > Age 90-94 per 1000 5.62
Ranked 8th. 12% more than United States
5.03
Ranked 13th.
Refugee population by country or territory of origin per 1000 0.00141
Ranked 186th.
0.0121
Ranked 157th. 9 times more than Norway

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 18 years
Ranked 8th. 6% more than United States
17 years
Ranked 11th.
GNI per capita growth > Annual % 3.32%
Ranked 38th. Twice as much as United States
1.66%
Ranked 61st.

HIV/AIDS > People living with HIV/AIDS 4,000
Ranked 118th.
1.2 million
Ranked 8th. 300 times more than Norway

Health expenditures 9.1% of GDP
Ranked 39th.
17.9% of GDP
Ranked 3rd. 97% more than Norway

Total population > Age 100-104 per million 128.91
Ranked 21st.
264.84
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Norway
Total population > Age 85-89 per 1000 14.92
Ranked 5th. 32% more than United States
11.27
Ranked 20th.
Total population > Age 70-74 per 1000 32.37
Ranked 42nd. 12% more than United States
28.83
Ranked 49th.

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