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Greece Demographics Profile 2013

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Population10,772,967 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 14.1% (male 783,710/female 737,850)
15-24 years: 9.8% (male 541,603/female 519,170)
25-54 years: 43.5% (male 2,334,949/female 2,349,421)
55-64 years: 12.5% (male 661,324/female 684,639)
65 years and over: 20.1% (male 945,277/female 1,215,024) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 52.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 29.9 %
potential support ratio: 3.3 (2013)
Median agetotal: 43.2 years
male: 42.1 years
female: 44.3 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.04% (2013 est.)
Birth rate8.94 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate10.9 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate2.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 61% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.6% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationATHENS (capital) 3.252 million; Thessaloniki 834,000 (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth29.2 (2007 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.85 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.33 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.18 years
male: 77.59 years
female: 82.93 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate1.4 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate76.2%
note: percent of women aged 16-45 (2001)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS8,800 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 500 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 0% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 99% of population
rural: 97% of population
total: 98% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1% of population
rural: 3% of population
total: 2% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Greek(s)
adjective: Greek
Ethnic groupspopulation: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7% (2001 census)
note: percents 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: 97.3%
male: 98.4%
female: 96.3% (2011 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 16 years (2007)
Education expenditures4.1% of GDP (2005)
Maternal mortality rate3 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density6.043 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density4.9 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate20.1% (2008)

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