Gaza Strip Demographics Profile 2013

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Population1,763,387 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 43.5% (male 394,108/female 372,897)
15-24 years: 20.9% (male 188,626/female 179,529)
25-54 years: 29.6% (male 268,122/female 254,630)
55-64 years: 3.4% (male 29,682/female 29,933)
65 years and over: 2.6% (male 18,701/female 27,159) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 75.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 70.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2 %
potential support ratio: 19.2
note: data represents the Palestinian Territories (2013)
Median agetotal: 18.1 years
male: 17.9 years
female: 18.2 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate3.01% (2013 est.)
Birth rate33.27 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate3.15 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 74.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 3.1% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.68 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 16 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 17.07 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.86 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 74.4 years
male: 72.69 years
female: 76.21 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate4.41 children born/woman (2013 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Nationalitynoun: NA
adjective: NA
Ethnic groupsPalestinian Arab
ReligionsMuslim (predominantly Sunni) 99.3%, Christian 0.7%
LanguagesArabic, Hebrew (spoken by many Palestinians), English (widely understood)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.3%
male: 97.9%
female: 92.6%
note: estimates are for the Palestinian Territories (2011 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 14 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2006)
Education expendituresNA
Maternal mortality rate64 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013