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Fiji Demographics Profile 2017

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Population915,303 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 27.88% (male 130,414/female 124,774)
15-24 years: 16.42% (male 76,709/female 73,565)
25-54 years: 41.11% (male 192,605/female 183,681)
55-64 years: 8.29% (male 38,427/female 37,412)
65 years and over: 6.31% (male 26,534/female 31,182) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 52.8
youth dependency ratio: 43.9
elderly dependency ratio: 8.9
potential support ratio: 11.2 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 28.6 years
male: 28.4 years
female: 28.8 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.63% (2016 est.)
Birth rate19 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-6.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 53.7% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.45% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationSUVA (capital) 176,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 9.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 72.7 years
male: 70 years
female: 75.5 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.44 children born/woman (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.13% (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS700 (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2014 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 91.2% of population
total: 95.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 8.8% of population
total: 4.3% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 93.4% of population
rural: 88.4% of population
total: 91.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 6.6% of population
rural: 11.6% of population
total: 8.9% of population (2015 est.)
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: Fijian(s)
adjective: Fijian
Ethnic groupsiTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 37.5%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 4.5% (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese)
note: a 2010 law replaces 'Fijian' with 'iTuakei' when referring to the original and native settlers of Fiji (2007 est.)
ReligionsProtestant 45% (Methodist 34.6%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 3.9%, and Anglican 0.8%), Hindu 27.9%, other Christian 10.4%, Roman Catholic 9.1%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikh 0.3%, other 0.3%, none 0.8% (2007 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani
Education expenditures3.9% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate30 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures4.5% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.44 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density2 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate35.9% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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