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Denmark Demographics Profile 2013

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Population5,556,452 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 17.2% (male 489,845/female 465,189)
15-24 years: 13% (male 367,927/female 352,872)
25-54 years: 39.3% (male 1,091,525/female 1,094,584)
55-64 years: 12.5% (male 344,484/female 348,596)
65 years and over: 18% (male 446,476/female 554,954) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 55 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.7 %
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2013)
Median agetotal: 41.4 years
male: 40.5 years
female: 42.3 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.23% (2013 est.)
Birth rate10.2 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate10.21 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate2.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 86.9% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.5% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationCOPENHAGEN (capital) 1.206 million (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth29.1 (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.14 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.21 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.07 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 78.94 years
male: 76.54 years
female: 81.47 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate1.73 children born/woman (2013 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS5,300 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Dane(s)
adjective: Danish
Ethnic groupsScandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, Somali
ReligionsEvangelical Lutheran (official) 95%, other Christian (includes Protestant and Roman Catholic) 3%, Muslim 2%
LanguagesDanish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
note: English is the predominant second language
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 18 years (2010)
Education expenditures8.7% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate12 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures11.2% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.419 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Hospital bed density3.5 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate18.2% (2008)
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013