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Curacao Demographics Profile 2017

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Population149,035 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 20.17% (male 15,327/female 14,733)
15-24 years: 14.46% (male 11,239/female 10,314)
25-54 years: 37.24% (male 27,132/female 28,370)
55-64 years: 13.49% (male 8,706/female 11,396)
65 years and over: 14.64% (male 8,993/female 12,825) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 51.1
youth dependency ratio: 28.7
elderly dependency ratio: 22.4
potential support ratio: 4.5 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 36 years
male: 33.3 years
female: 39.8 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.42% (2016 est.)
Birth rate13.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate8.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 89.3% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 2.04% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationWILLEMSTAD (capital) 145,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.76 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 7.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 8.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 78.3 years
male: 76 years
female: 80.7 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.06 children born/woman (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Major infectious diseasesnote: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Nationalitynoun: Curacaoan
adjective: Curacaoan; Dutch
Ethnic groupsAfro-Caribbean majority; Dutch, French, Latin American, East Asian, South Asian, Jewish minorities
ReligionsRoman Catholic 72.8%, Pentecostal 6.6%, Protestant 3.2%, Adventist 3%, Jehovah's Witness 2%, Evangelical 1.9%, other 3.8%, none 6%, unspecified 0.6% (2011 est.)
LanguagesPapiamento (official) (a creole language that is a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English, and, to a lesser extent, French, as well as elements of African languages and the language of the Arawak) 81.2%, Dutch (official) 8%, Spanish 4%, English (official) 2.9%, other 3.9% (2001 census)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 18 years
male: 18 years
female: 19 years (2013)
Education expenditures4.9% of GDP (2013)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017