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Greece Demographics Profile 2016

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Population10,773,253 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 13.93% (male 772,973/female 727,720)
15-24 years: 9.68% (male 533,112/female 510,133)
25-54 years: 42.71% (male 2,291,355/female 2,309,664)
55-64 years: 13% (male 686,182/female 713,821)
65 years and over: 20.68% (male 975,819/female 1,252,474) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 56.2%
youth dependency ratio: 22.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 33.4%
potential support ratio: 3% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 44.2 years
male: 43.1 years
female: 45.3 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate-0.03% (2016 est.)
Birth rate8.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate11.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate2.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 78% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.47% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationATHENS (capital) 3.052 million (2015)
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: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 0.78 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth31.2 (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.5 years
male: 77.9 years
female: 83.3 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.42 children born/woman (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.26% (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS16,200 (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths300 (2015 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 99.2% of population
rural: 98.1% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.8% of population
rural: 1.9% of population
total: 1% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Greek(s)
adjective: Greek
Ethnic groupspopulation: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7% (2001 census)
note: data represent citizenship, since Greece does not collect data on ethnicity
ReligionsGreek Orthodox (official) 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%
LanguagesGreek (official) 99%, other (includes English and French) 1%
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.7%
male: 98.5%
female: 96.9% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 17 years
male: 17 years
female: 17 years (2013)
Education expenditures4.1% of GDP (2005)
Maternal mortality rate3 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures8.1% of GDP (2014)
Hospital bed density4.8 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate25.1% (2014)

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

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