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Cote d'Ivoire Demographics Profile 2016

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Population23,740,424
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 37.45% (male 4,483,215/female 4,407,595)
15-24 years: 20.93% (male 2,504,188/female 2,463,970)
25-54 years: 34.05% (male 4,133,975/female 3,950,734)
55-64 years: 4.15% (male 493,722/female 491,230)
65 years and over: 3.42% (male 389,551/female 422,244) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 83.5%
youth dependency ratio: 77.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6%
potential support ratio: 18% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 20.7 years
male: 20.8 years
female: 20.6 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate1.88% (2016 est.)
Birth rate28.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate9.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 54.2% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 3.69% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationYAMOUSSOUKRO (capital) 259,000 (2014); ABIDJAN (seat of government) 4.86 million; Bouake 762,000 (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female
total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth19.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011/12 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 57.2 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 63.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 51.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 58.7 years
male: 57.5 years
female: 59.9 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate3.46 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate18.2% (2011/12)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate3.17% (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS464,700 (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths25,100 (2015 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 93.1% of population
rural: 68.8% of population
total: 81.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 6.9% of population
rural: 31.2% of population
total: 18.1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 32.8% of population
rural: 10.3% of population
total: 22.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 67.2% of population
rural: 89.7% of population
total: 77.5% of population (2015 est.)
Major infectious diseasesdegree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
animal contact disease: rabies
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis (2016)
Nationalitynoun: Ivoirian(s)
adjective: Ivoirian
Ethnic groupsAkan 32.1%, Voltaique or Gur 15%, Northern Mande 12.4%, Krou 9.8%, Southern Mande 9%, other 21.2% (includes European and Lebanese descent), unspecified 0.5% (2011-12 est.)
ReligionsMuslim 40.2%, Catholic 19.4%, Evangelical 19.3%, Methodist 2.5%, other Christian 4.5%, animist or no religion 12.8%, other religion/unspecified 1.4% (2011-12 est.)
note: the majority of foreign migrant workers are Muslim (72%) and Christian (18%) (2014 est.)
LanguagesFrench (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
male: 53.1%
female: 32.5% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 9 years
male: 10 years
female: 8 years (2014)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 1,796,802
percentage: 35% (2006 est.)
Education expenditures4.7% of GDP (2014)
Maternal mortality rate645 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight15.7% (2012)
Health expenditures5.7% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.14 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density0.4 beds/1,000 population (2006)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate8% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016

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