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Definitions

  • Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • Age distribution > Total dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant persons out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant person is a person aged 0-14 and those over 65 years old.
  • Birth rate: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
  • Death rate: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
  • Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people: Total number of divorces in given year by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Mother's mean age at first birth: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Population > Population growth, past and future: Population growth rate (percentage).
  • Population growth: Percentage by which country's population either has increased or is estimated to increase. Countries with a decrease in population are signified by a negative percentage. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Population growth rate: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total: Number of people aged 15-64.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total: Number of people aged 0-4.
  • Obesity > Adult obesity rate: This entry gives the percent of a country's population considered to be obese. Obesity is defined as an adult having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater to or equal to 30.0. BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight in kg and dividing it by the person's squared height in meters.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-59: Percentage of total pouplation aged 15-59.
  • Population in 2015: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections.
  • 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
  • Divorce rate: Divorce rate per 1,000 people
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sanitation facility access > Unimproved > Rural: This entry is derived from People > Sanitation facility access > Unimproved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved sanitation facilities available to segments of the population of a country. improved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush to a piped sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine; pit latrine with slab; or a composting toilet. unimproved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush not piped to a sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; pit latrine without a slab or open pit; bucket; hanging toilet or hanging latrine; shared facilities of any type; no facilities; or bush or field.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Charity > World Giving Index: 2011.
  • Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total: This entry is derived from People > Unemployment, youth ages 15-24, which gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total per thousand people: Number of people aged 80 years and older. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Childless women, aged 40-44: Proportion of women who have not given birth by age 40-44.
  • Children under the age of 5 years underweight: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Females: Singulate mean age at marriage.
  • Number of under-five deaths: Number of under-five deaths. Number of children dying before reaching age five.
  • Number of infant deaths: Number of infant deaths. Number of infants dying before reaching one year of age.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 urban population: Total number of males living in urban areas by country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.
  • Population in largest city > Per capita: Population in largest city is the urban population living in the countryÂ’s largest metropolitan area. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Infant mortality rate > Male: This entry is derived from People > Infant mortality rate, which gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
  • Drinking water source > Unimproved > Urban: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Unimproved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country.improved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection. unimproved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: unprotected dug well; unprotected spring; cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals or irrigation channels; or bottled water.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 65 years and over > From total: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants: Portion of immigrants in Canada.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Volunteered time: VT.

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  • 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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  • Drinking water source > Unimproved > Rural: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Unimproved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country.improved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection. unimproved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: unprotected dug well; unprotected spring; cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals or irrigation channels; or bottled water.
  • Urban population > Per capita: Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults: Mortality rate, adult, male (per 1,000 male adults). Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages.
  • Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index: The probability that two individuals selected at random from a country will be from different ethnic groups, 0 meaning that each individual in this country is from the same ethnic group. For a discussion of what constitutes an ethnic group, please refer to Fearon (see citation).
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Percent of population of African descent: Percentage of each country's population that is of African descent. These numbers include people mixed with African descent as well.
  • Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia: Modified Non-Return Rate.
  • Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million: Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2000 had a population of more than one million people.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage: Percentage of all married women aged 15-49 who report using any type of contraceptive.
  • Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom: Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, condom, percentage.
  • 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.
  • Urban and rural population > Rural gender ratio: Women per 100 men, rural population.
  • Urban and rural population > Urban gender ratio: Women per 100 men amongst urban population.
  • 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 > 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 per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Age structure > 0-14 years > 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.
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent: DM.

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

  • 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)
  • Future population > Males per thousand people: UN estimates of male population in 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens: Visa requirement.

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

  • International migrant stock, total per 1000: International migrant stock, total. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • International migrant stock, total: International migrant stock, total. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.
  • 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).
  • Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent: HS.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 60: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Male population > Age 25-29: Male population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000: Female population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000: Female population - Age 10-14, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Total population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Female population - Age 15-19, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 15-19 per 1000: Male 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 25-29: Female population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000: Male population - Age 20-24, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures > % of population, average 1990-2009: Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures (% of population, average 1990-2009). Droughts, floods and extreme temperatures is the annual average percentage of the population that is affected by natural disasters classified as either droughts, floods, or extreme temperature events. A drought is an extended period of time characterized by a deficiency in a region's water supply that is the result of constantly below average precipitation. A drought can lead to losses to agriculture, affect inland navigation and hydropower plants, and cause a lack of drinking water and famine. A flood is a significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or coastal region. Extreme temperature events are either cold waves or heat waves. A cold wave can be both a prolonged period of excessively cold weather and the sudden invasion of very cold air over a large area. Along with frost it can cause damage to agriculture, infrastructure, and property. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot and sometimes also humid weather relative to normal climate patterns of a certain region. Population affected is the number of people injured, left homeless or requiring immediate assistance during a period of emergency resulting from a natural disaster; it can also include displaced or evacuated people. Average percentage of population affected is calculated by dividing the sum of total affected for the period stated by the sum of the annual population figures for the period stated.
  • 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.
  • 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 15-19: Total population - Age 15-19, 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.
  • 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
  • Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total: Female population - Age 55-59 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 65-69: Female population - Age 65-69, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total: Male population - Age 30-34 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million > Per capita: Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2000 had a population of more than one million people. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Female population > Age 70-74: Female population - Age 70-74, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 60-64: Female population - Age 60-64, 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.
  • Density and urbanisation > Population in the largest city > % of urban population: Population in largest city is the percentage of a country's urban population living in that country's largest metropolitan area.
  • 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.
  • Completeness of total death reporting > % of reported total deaths to estimated total deaths: Completeness of total death reporting (% of reported total deaths to estimated total deaths). Completeness of total death reporting is the number of total deaths reported by national statistics authorities to the United Nations Statistics Division's Demography Yearbook divided by the number of total deaths estimated by the United Nations Population Division.
  • Female population > Age 25-29 per 1000: Female population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total: Female population - Age 45-49 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Male population > Age 55-59: Male population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005
  • Population ages 65 and above > % of total: Population ages 65 and above is the percentage of the total population that is 65 or older.
  • Net migration per million: Net migration. Net migration is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens. Data are five-year estimates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male: 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 > % of total 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.
  • 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.
  • Total Population > Male per 1000: Total Population - Male, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Gender ratio > Aged over 65 > Women per 100 men: Female/male ratio at age x.
  • Total population > Age 30-34 per 1000: Total population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total population > Age 55-59 per 1000: Total population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population per thousand people:

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

    . Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female population > Age 55-59: Female population - Age 55-59, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total: Female population - Age 30-34 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total: Female population - Age 25-29 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total: Female population - Age 20-24 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 30-34: Female population - Age 30-34, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 35-39: Female population - Age 35-39, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total: Female population - Age 40-44 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total: Female population - Age 35-39 - % of the total, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total population > Age 25-29: Total population - Age 25-29, as of April 26, 2005
  • Total Population > Female per 1000: Total Population - Female, as of April 26, 2005. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Panama United States HISTORY
Age distribution > Median age 47.68 years
Ranked 60th. 7% more than United States
44.38 years
Ranked 117th.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 14.81%
Ranked 136th.
16.71%
Ranked 62nd. 13% more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 929,862
Ranked 116th.
77.19 million
Ranked 4th. 83 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 10.31%
Ranked 139th.
11.22%
Ranked 80th. 9% more than Panama

Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 81.03%
Ranked 68th. 6% more than United States
76.73%
Ranked 93th.

Birth rate 18.91 births/1,000 population
Ranked 96th. 38% more than United States
13.66 births/1,000 population
Ranked 147th.

Death rate 4.73 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 195th.
8.39 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 88th. 77% more than Panama

Ethnic groups mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Amerindian 6% white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate)
Gender > Female population 3.15 million
Ranked 115th.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 73 times more than Panama

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 0.974
Ranked 66th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Panama

Mother's mean age at first birth 21.1
Ranked 1st.
25
Ranked 5th. 18% more than Panama
Population 3.56 million
Ranked 131st.
316.67 million
Ranked 3rd. 89 times more than Panama

Population > Population growth, past and future -0.116
Ranked 101st.
0.122
Ranked 53th.

Population growth -0.116%
Ranked 101st.
0.122%
Ranked 53th.

Population growth rate 1.38%
Ranked 88th. 53% more than United States
0.9%
Ranked 124th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 646,848
Ranked 116th.
51.86 million
Ranked 4th. 80 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 35.77%
Ranked 60th. 11% more than United States
32.24%
Ranked 107th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 3.47 million
Ranked 116th.
261.45 million
Ranked 4th. 75 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 304,656
Ranked 117th.
25.57 million
Ranked 4th. 84 times more than Panama

Obesity > Adult obesity rate 25.4%
Ranked 52nd.
33%
Ranked 16th. 30% more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 49.42%
Ranked 133th.
51.06%
Ranked 99th. 3% more than Panama

Population in 2015 3,774 thousand
Ranked 129th.
325,723 thousand
Ranked 3rd. 86 times more than Panama
Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 4.9
Ranked 175th.
8.07
Ranked 88th. 65% more than Panama

Total fertility rate 2.4 children born/woman
Ranked 85th. 17% more than United States
2.06 children born/woman
Ranked 116th.

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 29.95%
Ranked 64th. 12% more than United States
26.71%
Ranked 104th.

Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.57
Ranked 93th. 16% more than United States
0.49
Ranked 133th.

Age structure > 0-14 years 27.7%
Ranked 96th. 39% more than United States
20%
Ranked 156th.

Gender > Male population 3.13 million
Ranked 115th.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 74 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 2.25 million
Ranked 115th.
148.96 million
Ranked 3rd. 66 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 55.24%
Ranked 129th.
56.58%
Ranked 104th. 2% more than Panama

Age structure > 65 years and over 7.6%
Ranked 98th.
13.9%
Ranked 51st. 83% more than Panama

Nationality > Noun Panamanian(s) American(s)
Divorce rate 0.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 20th.
4.95 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Panama
Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 54.21%
Ranked 65th. 15% more than United States
47.21%
Ranked 101st.

Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 4.85%
Ranked 135th.
5.53%
Ranked 57th. 14% more than Panama

Physicians density 1.5 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 2nd.
2.42 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 17th. 61% more than Panama

Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces 3,583
Ranked 56th.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 245 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 1.88 million
Ranked 113th.
123.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 66 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 3.1 million
Ranked 116th.
235.92 million
Ranked 4th. 76 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total 828,537
Ranked 106th.
51.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 62 times more than Panama

Cities > Urban population 68,577
Ranked 118th.
84,460
Ranked 54th. 23% more than Panama

Abortion > Abortion rate 0.0
Ranked 3rd.
20.8 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 3rd.
Nationality > Adjective Panamanian American
Sex ratio > Total population 1.02 male(s)/female
Ranked 50th. 5% more than United States
0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 143th.

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent 9.96%
Ranked 137th.
11.17%
Ranked 64th. 12% more than Panama

Sex ratio > At birth 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 136th. The same as United States
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 94th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages 12,981
Ranked 65th.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 163 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 13.2%
Ranked 62nd. 18% more than United States
11.18%
Ranked 93th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people 3.53
Ranked 81st.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 93% more than Panama

Gender > Sex ratio at birth 1.05
Ranked 120th. The same as United States
1.05
Ranked 132nd.

Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Total 625,206
Ranked 116th.
51.62 million
Ranked 4th. 83 times more than Panama

Migration > Net migration rate -0.53 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 105th.
2.92 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 29th.

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 21.1
Ranked 1st.
25
Ranked 5th. 18% more than Panama
Future population change -7,305.8
Ranked 117th.
563,170
Ranked 12th.

Urban population 2.29 million
Ranked 117th.
239.5 million
Ranked 3rd. 105 times more than Panama

Urbanization in 2015 61.7%
Ranked 85th.
81%
Ranked 37th. 31% more than Panama
Migration > Net migration > Per capita 2,475.63 per 1 million people
Ranked 68th.
19,148.45 per 1 million people
Ranked 34th. 8 times more than Panama

Median age > Total 28 years
Ranked 119th.
37.2 years
Ranked 61st. 33% more than Panama

Life expectancy at birth > Total population 78.13 years
Ranked 55th.
78.62 years
Ranked 50th. 1% more than Panama

Urban and rural > Urban population 2.26 million
Ranked 59th.
249.25 million
Ranked 2nd. 110 times more than Panama

Projected population growth 47.54%
Ranked 74th. 5% more than United States
45.31%
Ranked 78th.
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Women 21.6
Ranked 32nd.
26.9
Ranked 5th. 25% more than Panama
Age structure > 15-64 years 64.5%
Ranked 137th.
66.5%
Ranked 101st. 3% more than Panama

Literacy > Total population 94.1%
Ranked 108th.
99%
Ranked 35th. 5% more than Panama

Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio 43.9%
Ranked 88th. 49% more than United States
29.4%
Ranked 138th.
Marriage > Years being single before marriage > Men 25.3
Ranked 30th.
28.8
Ranked 6th. 14% more than Panama
Age distribution > Child dependency ratio 26.82%
Ranked 124th.
29.52%
Ranked 37th. 10% more than Panama

Gender > Women aged 15-49 1.16 million
Ranked 116th.
89.8 million
Ranked 4th. 77 times more than Panama

Percentage living in urban areas 57%
Ranked 104th.
80%
Ranked 42nd. 40% more than Panama
Migration > Net migration 8,000
Ranked 69th.
5.68 million
Ranked 2nd. 709 times more than Panama

Marriage > Minimum legal age > With parental consent > For Women 14 13
Population > CIA Factbook 3.31 million
Ranked 135th.
303.82 million
Ranked 4th. 92 times more than Panama

Teenage pregancy rate 81.95
Ranked 41st. 2 times more than United States
34.96
Ranked 99th.

Gender empowerment 0.475
Ranked 48th.
0.757
Ranked 11th. 59% more than Panama
Population density 45.72
Ranked 132nd. 38% more than United States
33.22
Ranked 145th.

Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 138th. The same as United States
1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 118th.

Percentage living in rural areas. 43%
Ranked 100th. 2 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 156th.
Infant mortality rate > Total 11.01 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 137th. 87% more than United States
5.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 173th.

Age structure > 25-54 years 40%
Ranked 119th.
40.2%
Ranked 117th. 1% more than Panama
Urban and rural > Rural population 1.24 million
Ranked 59th.
59.49 million
Ranked 5th. 48 times more than Panama

Gender > Global Gender Gap Index 0.716
Ranked 37th.
0.739
Ranked 23th. 3% more than Panama

Age structure > 15-24 years 17.4%
Ranked 121st. 27% more than United States
13.7%
Ranked 169th.
Gender > Gender inequality index 0.503
Ranked 40th. 96% more than United States
0.256
Ranked 103th.
Urban and rural > Urban population per thousand people 615.19
Ranked 42nd.
805.79
Ranked 17th. 31% more than Panama

Rural population 943,598.6
Ranked 131st.
56.91 million
Ranked 9th. 60 times more than Panama

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin 105
Ranked 125th.
2,368
Ranked 68th. 23 times more than Panama

Migration > Foreign worker salaries 229.4 million
Ranked 54th.
48.31 billion
Ranked 2nd. 211 times more than Panama

Fertility > Fertility rate, total > Births per woman 2.52
Ranked 85th. 33% more than United States
1.89
Ranked 134th.

Age structure > 55-64 years 7.3%
Ranked 116th.
12.3%
Ranked 43th. 68% more than Panama
Marriage > Minimum legal age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 100th. 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 494.77
Ranked 152nd.
513.11
Ranked 32nd. 4% more than Panama

Future population > Males 2.25 million
Ranked 125th.
180.46 million
Ranked 3rd. 80 times more than Panama

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 13 years
Ranked 97th.
17 years
Ranked 7th. 31% more than Panama

Fertility > Birth rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 20.07
Ranked 98th. 58% more than United States
12.7
Ranked 144th.

Sex ratio > 15-64 years 1.02
Ranked 72nd. 2% more than United States
1
Ranked 105th.

Child labor > Children ages 5-14 per million people 11.72
Ranked 1st. 140 times more than United States
0.0838
Ranked 10th.
Dependency ratios > Total dependency ratio 55.1%
Ranked 85th. 9% more than United States
50.4%
Ranked 119th.
Population density > People per sq. km of land area 50.31 sq. km
Ranked 138th. 48% more than United States
34.06 sq. km
Ranked 158th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total per thousand people 639.16
Ranked 111th.
677.3
Ranked 56th. 6% more than Panama

Drinking water source > Improved > Total 93% of population
Ranked 64th.
99% of population
Ranked 12th. 6% more than Panama
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total per thousand people 173.2
Ranked 115th. 22% more than United States
142.08
Ranked 154th.

Marriage > Percent married > All > Female > Aged 15-19 22%
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
5.9%
Ranked 14th.

Life expectancy at birth > Female 81.04 years
Ranked 56th.
81.17 years
Ranked 53th. About the same as Panama

Hospital bed density 2.4 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 42nd.
3 beds/1,000 population
Ranked 37th. 25% more than Panama

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method 52.2%
Ranked 9th.
76.4%
Ranked 4th. 46% more than Panama

Contraceptive prevalence rate 52.2%
Ranked 3rd.
76.4%
Ranked 16th. 46% more than Panama
Dependency ratios > Potential support ratio 8.9
Ranked 123th. 85% more than United States
4.8
Ranked 158th.
Urban and rural > Rural population per thousand people 337.6
Ranked 46th. 76% more than United States
192.33
Ranked 67th.

Urbanization 57
Ranked 106th.
77
Ranked 44th. 35% more than Panama
Dependency ratios > Elderly dependency ratio 11.2%
Ranked 74th.
21%
Ranked 37th. 88% more than Panama
Sex ratio > 65 years and over 0.86 male(s)/female
Ranked 65th. 12% more than United States
0.77 male(s)/female
Ranked 132nd.

Fertility > Mortality rate, infant > Per 1,000 live births 15.9
Ranked 96th. 3 times more than United States
6
Ranked 149th.

Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total per thousand people 96.86
Ranked 80th.
186.84
Ranked 39th. 93% more than Panama

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 16,923
Ranked 49th.
275,461
Ranked 10th. 16 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total per thousand people 293.18
Ranked 89th. 46% more than United States
200.26
Ranked 139th.

Population in largest city 1.22 million
Ranked 91st.
18.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Panama

Population, total 3.8 million
Ranked 129th.
313.91 million
Ranked 4th. 83 times more than Panama

Gender ratio > Whole population 98.2%
Ranked 151st.
103.3%
Ranked 65th. 5% more than Panama

Literacy > Female 93.5%
Ranked 35th.
99%
Ranked 15th. 6% more than Panama
Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita 5.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 29th. 6 times more than United States
0.92 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.

Life expectancy at birth > Male 75.35 years
Ranked 59th.
76.19 years
Ranked 48th. 1% more than Panama

Net migration 28,575
Ranked 50th.
5 million
Ranked 1st. 175 times more than Panama

Persons per room 1.6
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than United States
0.5
Ranked 60th.
Marriage > Percent married > All > Male > Aged 15-19 4.8%
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than United States
4.2%
Ranked 5th.

Maternal mortality rate 92 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 79th. 4 times more than United States
21 deaths/100,000 live births
Ranked 135th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total None None
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male None None
Urban and rural > Female rural population 595,530
Ranked 53th.
29.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 49 times more than Panama

Population > CIA Factbook per capita 0.931
Ranked 174th.
0.999
Ranked 94th. 7% more than Panama

Sanitation facility access > Unimproved > Rural 49% of population
Ranked 63th. 49 times more than United States
1% of population
Ranked 153th.

Immigration > Cultural Diversity Index 0.168
Ranked 102nd.
0.271
Ranked 78th. 61% more than Panama
Fertility > Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 79.74
Ranked 41st. 2 times more than United States
32.73
Ranked 105th.

Languages Spanish (official), English 14% 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 100.15
Ranked 92nd. 52% more than United States
66.08
Ranked 135th.

Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total per thousand people 609.96
Ranked 98th.
622.34
Ranked 81st. 2% more than Panama

Rural population per 1000 280.34
Ranked 138th. 46% more than United States
192.58
Ranked 157th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Minimum legal marrying age > With parental consent > For Women 14 13
Future population > Females 2.24 million
Ranked 125th.
185.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 83 times more than Panama

Fertility > Number of maternal deaths 65
Ranked 102nd.
880
Ranked 45th. 14 times more than Panama

Charity > World Giving Index 71
Ranked 9th. 71 times more than United States
1
Ranked 59th.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Total 14.6%
Ranked 83th.
17.3%
Ranked 71st. 18% more than Panama

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total 13 years
Ranked 97th.
17 years
Ranked 7th. 31% more than Panama
Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total per thousand people 15.13
Ranked 72nd.
36.67
Ranked 30th. 2 times more than Panama

Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Women 21.9
Ranked 6th. 8 times more than United States
2.8
Ranked 13th.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Female 12.4%
Ranked 48th.
15.7%
Ranked 43th. 27% more than Panama

Gender > Male population per thousand people 505.23
Ranked 41st. 2% more than United States
496.34
Ranked 103th.

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Marriage, divorce and children > Childless women, aged 40-44 5%
Ranked 12th.
18%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Panama

Children under the age of 5 years underweight 3.9%
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than United States
1.3%
Ranked 14th.

Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Females 21.9 years
Ranked 21st.
26.3 years
Ranked 8th. 20% more than Panama
Education expenditures 4.1% of GDP
Ranked 18th.
5.4% of GDP
Ranked 36th. 32% more than Panama

Number of under-five deaths 1,000
Ranked 134th.
29,000
Ranked 43th. 29 times more than Panama

Number of infant deaths 1,000
Ranked 127th.
25,000
Ranked 39th. 25 times more than Panama

GDP per capita > Current US$ $9,534.41
Ranked 64th.
$51,748.56
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than Panama

Cities > Urban population per thousand people 2.01e-05
Ranked 84th. 76 times more than United States
2.64e-07
Ranked 214th.

Density and urbanisation > Urban population 2.56 million
Ranked 109th.
251.75 million
Ranked 4th. 98 times more than Panama

Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total per thousand people 67.66
Ranked 82nd.
131.88
Ranked 41st. 95% more than Panama

Immigration > Refugees and asylum seekers > Natives per Refugee 200
Ranked 123th.
1,200
Ranked 79th. 6 times more than Panama
Urbanization > Rate of urbanization None None
Infant mortality rate > Female 10.21 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 131st. 96% more than United States
5.22 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 172nd.

Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories 26 Jan 1990 16 Feb 1995
Age structure > 15-64 years > From total 63.8%
Ranked 126th.
67.1%
Ranked 75th. 5% more than Panama

Gender ratio > Babies 95.8%
Ranked 92nd. 1% more than United States
95.2%
Ranked 116th.

Urban population per 1000 679.72
Ranked 58th.
810.44
Ranked 33th. 19% more than Panama

Urban and rural > Male urban population 1.12 million
Ranked 52nd.
121.7 million
Ranked 1st. 109 times more than Panama

Urban and rural > Male rural population 646,188
Ranked 53th.
30.08 million
Ranked 3rd. 47 times more than Panama

Urban and rural > Female urban population 1.14 million
Ranked 52nd.
127.55 million
Ranked 1st. 112 times more than Panama

Median age > Both sexes 27.2
Ranked 117th.
36.9
Ranked 3rd. 36% more than Panama
Age structure > 65 years and over > Males 102,937
Ranked 122nd.
16.26 million
Ranked 4th. 158 times more than Panama

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 499,254
Ranked 119th.
31.26 million
Ranked 6th. 63 times more than Panama

Urbanization > Urban population 75 None
Major cities > Population PANAMA CITY (capital) 1.346 million New York-Newark 19.3 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.675 million; Chicago 9.134 million; Miami 5.699 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.421 million
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Total 13 years
Ranked 92nd.
16 years
Ranked 22nd. 23% more than Panama

Population in largest city > Per capita 0.376 per capita
Ranked 8th. 6 times more than United States
0.063 per capita
Ranked 105th.

Infant mortality rate > Male 11.77 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 138th. 80% more than United States
6.55 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 169th.

Literacy > Male 94.7%
Ranked 116th.
99%
Ranked 44th. 5% more than Panama

Drinking water source > Unimproved > Urban 3% of population
Ranked 88th.
0.0
Ranked 140th.
Sanitation facility access > Improved > Total 69% of population
Ranked 92nd.
100% of population
Ranked 3rd. 45% more than Panama

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 > Male 11.2%
Ranked 95th.
18.7%
Ranked 52nd. 67% more than Panama

Number of infant deaths per 1000 0.263
Ranked 97th. 3 times more than United States
0.0796
Ranked 117th.

Total Population per capita 0.948
Ranked 170th.
1.01
Ranked 94th. 7% more than Panama
Gender ratio > Urban population 105%
Ranked 29th.
105.2%
Ranked 27th. About the same as Panama

Age structure > 65 years and over > From total 6.7%
Ranked 93th.
12.7%
Ranked 49th. 90% more than Panama

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000 140.5
Ranked 103th. 37% more than United States
102.79
Ranked 142nd.

Immigration > Nationality compositions of Canada, share of immigrants 0.0
Ranked 192nd.
4%
Ranked 6th.
Charity > World Giving Index > Volunteered time 23%
Ranked 47th.
42%
Ranked 7th. 83% more than Panama
Gender ratio > Aged over 60 > Women per 100 men 105.3
Ranked 167th.
129.9
Ranked 64th. 23% more than Panama

Gender ratio > Aged over 80 > Women per 100 men 121
Ranked 174th.
186.6
Ranked 57th. 54% more than Panama

Religions Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15% 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%
Drinking water source > Unimproved > Rural 17% of population
Ranked 76th. 3 times more than United States
6% of population
Ranked 116th.
Urban population > Per capita 0.708 per capita
Ranked 56th.
0.808 per capita
Ranked 33th. 14% more than Panama

Mortality rate, adult, male > Per 1,000 male adults 155.88
Ranked 115th. 16% more than United States
134.94
Ranked 138th.

Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index 0.507
Ranked 74th. 3% more than United States
0.491
Ranked 78th.
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Percent of population of African descent 14%
Ranked 19th. 3% more than United States
13.6%
Ranked 3rd.
Immigration > Visa overstay rate > Australia 0.0
Ranked 179th.
0.51
Ranked 124th.

Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million 1.22 million
Ranked 92nd.
128.33 million
Ranked 2nd. 106 times more than Panama

Gender development 0.784
Ranked 49th.
0.937
Ranked 4th. 20% more than Panama
Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 52.2%
Ranked 9th.
76.4%
Ranked 4th. 46% more than Panama

Marriage, divorce and children > Contraception use among married women > Condom 3.1%
Ranked 13th.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Panama

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Male 13 years
Ranked 90th.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 23% more than Panama
Median age > Male 27.6 years
Ranked 120th.
35.9 years
Ranked 61st. 30% more than Panama

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 14 years
Ranked 25th.
18 years
Ranked 7th. 29% more than Panama

Marriage, divorce and children > Teen marriage rate > Men 5.3
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than United States
1.5
Ranked 3rd.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Female 14 years
Ranked 24th.
18 years
Ranked 7th. 29% more than Panama
Density and urbanisation > Rural population 898,013.48
Ranked 128th.
55.26 million
Ranked 10th. 62 times more than Panama

Urban and rural population > Rural gender ratio 90.1
Ranked 56th.
99
Ranked 37th. 10% more than Panama

Urban and rural population > Urban gender ratio 105
Ranked 29th.
105.2
Ranked 27th. About the same as Panama

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females 117,832
Ranked 128th.
22.43 million
Ranked 4th. 190 times more than Panama

Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000 293.66
Ranked 145th.
335.95
Ranked 61st. 14% more than Panama

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females per 1000 33.16
Ranked 94th.
73.75
Ranked 44th. 2 times more than Panama

Age structure > 0-14 years > From total 29.6%
Ranked 100th. 47% more than United States
20.1%
Ranked 157th.

Charity > World Giving Index > Donated money, percent 35%
Ranked 37th.
57%
Ranked 13th. 63% more than Panama
Female population > Age 15-19 144,196
Ranked 131st.
10.45 million
Ranked 4th. 72 times more than Panama
Median age > Female 28.4 years
Ranked 117th.
38.5 years
Ranked 58th. 36% more than Panama

Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters 39,408.79
Ranked 17th. 4 times more than United States
9,044
Ranked 51st.

Cities > Rate of urbanization 2.7%
Ranked 67th. 2 times more than United States
1.3%
Ranked 137th.
Sanitation facility access > Improved > Urban 75% of population
Ranked 131st.
100% of population
Ranked 15th. 33% more than Panama

Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin > Per capita 33.54 per 1 million people
Ranked 124th. 5 times more than United States
7.03 per 1 million people
Ranked 153th.

Gender > Women aged 15-49 per thousand people 258.42
Ranked 73th. 7% more than United States
241.41
Ranked 133th.

Fertility > Mortality rate, under-5, male > Per 1,000 live births 20.5
Ranked 95th. 3 times more than United States
7.8
Ranked 149th.

Future population > Males per thousand people 480.83
Ranked 132nd.
501
Ranked 73th. 4% more than Panama
Immigration > Visas > Visa requirements for > British citizens Visa not required Visa Waiver Program
International migrant stock, total per 1000 32.9
Ranked 115th.
138.41
Ranked 46th. 4 times more than Panama

International migrant stock, total 121,003
Ranked 120th.
42.81 million
Ranked 2nd. 354 times more than Panama

Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted 160
Ranked 68th. 9 times more than United States
17
Ranked 135th.
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population 11,000
Ranked 32nd.
8.3 million
Ranked 1st. 755 times more than Panama
Fertility > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in: rate varies by country 410
Ranked 104th.
2,400
Ranked 49th. 6 times more than Panama

Immigration > Ethnic Fractionalization Index per million people 0.156
Ranked 27th. 92 times more than United States
0.00169
Ranked 140th.
Fertility > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 60
Ranked 58th. 15% more than United States
52
Ranked 83th.
Widows > Proportion of age group > All > Men > Aged 30 to 39 0.3%
Ranked 17th.
0.4%
Ranked 13th. 33% more than Panama

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females 479,242
Ranked 119th.
29.89 million
Ranked 6th. 62 times more than Panama

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males per 1000 28.97
Ranked 81st.
53.48
Ranked 43th. 85% more than Panama

Immigration > Nationality compositions of > Canada 2,760
Ranked 127th.
250,535
Ranked 7th. 91 times more than Panama
Charity > World Giving Index > Helped a stranger, percent 40%
Ranked 96th.
71%
Ranked 3rd. 78% more than Panama
Total Population > Female 1.58 million
Ranked 132nd.
151.78 million
Ranked 3rd. 96 times more than Panama
Migration > International migrant stock > Total 102,243
Ranked 118th.
39.27 million
Ranked 2nd. 384 times more than Panama

Marriage, divorce and children > Years spent single before marriage > Males 25.8 years
Ranked 16th.
28.6 years
Ranked 8th. 11% more than Panama
Future population > Females per thousand people 473.09
Ranked 167th.
516.35
Ranked 57th. 9% more than Panama
Women > Maternal mortality ratio > Reported 70
Ranked 84th. 9 times more than United States
8
Ranked 132nd.
Gender > Gender ratio aged over 80 121
Ranked 174th.
186.6
Ranked 57th. 54% more than Panama

Gender > Gender ratio aged over 65 107.6
Ranked 169th.
138
Ranked 60th. 28% more than Panama

Gender ratio > Aged over 60 105.3%
Ranked 167th.
129.9%
Ranked 64th. 23% more than Panama

Male population > Age 25-29 133,238
Ranked 132nd.
10.34 million
Ranked 4th. 78 times more than Panama
Female population > Age 30-34 per 1000 36.62
Ranked 86th. 12% more than United States
32.69
Ranked 139th.
Female population > Age 10-14 per 1000 44.55
Ranked 115th. 31% more than United States
33.92
Ranked 150th.
Total population > Age 15-19 per 1000 87.76
Ranked 124th. 21% more than United States
72.63
Ranked 156th.
Female population > Age 15-19 per 1000 42.84
Ranked 127th. 21% more than United States
35.37
Ranked 156th.
Male population > Age 15-19 per 1000 44.92
Ranked 121st. 21% more than United States
37.27
Ranked 155th.
Total population > Age 10-14 per 1000 90.85
Ranked 113th. 31% more than United States
69.51
Ranked 151st.
Female population > Age 25-29 128,018
Ranked 131st.
10.02 million
Ranked 4th. 78 times more than Panama
Age structure > 15-64 years > Males per 1000 300.25
Ranked 143th.
334.85
Ranked 68th. 12% more than Panama

Male population > Age 20-24 per 1000 41.83
Ranked 123th. 15% more than United States
36.39
Ranked 154th.
Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures > % of population, average 1990-2009 0.196%
Ranked 89th.
0.214%
Ranked 87th. 9% more than Panama
Urban and rural > Female urban population per thousand people 310.82
Ranked 39th.
412.36
Ranked 12th. 33% more than Panama

Population growth > Annual % 1.75%
Ranked 70th. 82% more than United States
0.96%
Ranked 122nd.

Labor participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15+ 81.9%
Ranked 34th. 18% more than United States
69.3%
Ranked 131st.

Total population > Age 15-19 295,405
Ranked 130th.
21.46 million
Ranked 4th. 73 times more than Panama
Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 17,262
Ranked 55th.
264,763
Ranked 12th. 15 times more than Panama

Total population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 9.26
Ranked 119th. 29% more than United States
7.19
Ranked 176th.
Total population 3.19 million
Ranked 131st.
298.44 million
Ranked 3rd. 94 times more than Panama
Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 1.8
Ranked 98th.
3.12
Ranked 34th. 73% more than Panama
Female population > Age 65-69 35,795
Ranked 134th.
5.54 million
Ranked 3rd. 155 times more than Panama
Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 3.96
Ranked 59th. 20% more than United States
3.29
Ranked 160th.
Population in urban agglomerations > More than 1 million > Per capita 0.376 per capita
Ranked 16th.
0.433 per capita
Ranked 12th. 15% more than Panama

Female population > Age 70-74 27,127
Ranked 133th.
4.7 million
Ranked 3rd. 173 times more than Panama
Female population > Age 60-64 47,068
Ranked 129th.
7.06 million
Ranked 3rd. 150 times more than Panama
Male population > Age 80-84 per 1000 5.35
Ranked 60th.
7.24
Ranked 34th. 35% more than Panama
Density and urbanisation > Population in the largest city > % of urban population 52.67%
Ranked 11th. 7 times more than United States
7.67%
Ranked 109th.

GDP per capita > Constant 2000 US$ $7,460.41
Ranked 60th.
$45,335.90
Ranked 10th. 6 times more than Panama

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 97.48%
Ranked 28th.
98.1%
Ranked 49th. 1% more than Panama

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 97.82%
Ranked 29th. About the same as United States
97.56%
Ranked 49th.

Completeness of total death reporting > % of reported total deaths to estimated total deaths 89.82%
Ranked 40th.
97.54%
Ranked 37th. 9% more than Panama

Female population > Age 25-29 per 1000 38.03
Ranked 113th. 12% more than United States
33.92
Ranked 155th.
Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 2.56
Ranked 125th.
3.86
Ranked 27th. 51% more than Panama
Male population > Age 55-59 56,400
Ranked 129th.
8.75 million
Ranked 3rd. 155 times more than Panama
Population ages 65 and above > % of total 5.99%
Ranked 79th.
12.31%
Ranked 38th. 2 times more than Panama

Net migration per million 7,515.23
Ranked 53th.
15,927.93
Ranked 30th. 2 times more than Panama

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 13 years
Ranked 86th.
15 years
Ranked 32nd. 15% more than Panama

Density and urbanisation > Rural population > % of total population 26%
Ranked 145th. 44% more than United States
18%
Ranked 160th.

GNI per capita growth > Annual % 7.26%
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than United States
1.66%
Ranked 61st.

Total Population > Male per 1000 479.04
Ranked 149th.
496.29
Ranked 104th. 4% more than Panama
Gender ratio > Aged over 65 > Women per 100 men 107.6
Ranked 169th.
138
Ranked 60th. 28% more than Panama

Total population > Age 30-34 per 1000 74.2
Ranked 84th. 12% more than United States
65.96
Ranked 145th.
Total population > Age 55-59 per 1000 33.8
Ranked 91st.
61.13
Ranked 34th. 81% more than Panama
Immigration > Destination countries of nationalities and ethnic groups > Jews > Enlarged Jewish population per thousand people 2.89
Ranked 18th.
26.44
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Panama
Female population > Age 55-59 57,369
Ranked 132nd.
9.31 million
Ranked 3rd. 162 times more than Panama
Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 3.86
Ranked 58th. 19% more than United States
3.24
Ranked 150th.
Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 4.01
Ranked 81st. 19% more than United States
3.36
Ranked 185th.
Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 4.22
Ranked 129th. 23% more than United States
3.42
Ranked 180th.
Female population > Age 30-34 123,245
Ranked 129th.
9.66 million
Ranked 4th. 78 times more than Panama
Female population > Age 35-39 114,067
Ranked 126th.
10.49 million
Ranked 3rd. 92 times more than Panama
Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 3.15
Ranked 115th.
3.77
Ranked 57th. 20% more than Panama
Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 3.57
Ranked 82nd. 2% more than United States
3.51
Ranked 91st.
Total population > Age 25-29 261,256
Ranked 132nd.
20.36 million
Ranked 4th. 78 times more than Panama
Total Population > Female per 1000 469.08
Ranked 170th.
513.62
Ranked 87th. 9% more than Panama

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