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Greece Demographics Profile 2014

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Population10,775,557 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 14.1% (male 781,151/female 735,444)
15-24 years: 9.8% (male 537,849/female 515,359)
25-54 years: 43.2% (male 2,321,709/female 2,337,502)
55-64 years: 12.7% (male 670,270/female 694,399)
65 years and over: 20.2% (male 954,605/female 1,227,269) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 52.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 30.5 %
potential support ratio: 3.3 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 43.5 years
male: 42.4 years
female: 44.6 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.01% (2014 est.)
Birth rate8.8 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate11 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate2.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 61.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.63% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationATHENS (capital) 3.414 million; Thessaloniki 883,000 (2011)
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: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth31.2 (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.78 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.24 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.28 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.3 years
male: 77.71 years
female: 83.06 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate1.41 children born/woman (2014 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: 99.4% of population
total: 99.8% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0.6% of population
total: 0.2% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 99.4% of population
rural: 97.5% of population
total: 98.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.6% of population
rural: 2.5% of population
total: 1.4% of population (2012 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: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2007)
Education expenditures4.1% of GDP (2005)
Maternal mortality rate3 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density6.04 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 August 23, 2014