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Italy Demographics Profile 2014

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Population61,680,122 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 13.8% (male 4,340,943/female 4,154,547)
15-24 years: 9.8% (male 3,046,202/female 3,028,190)
25-54 years: 43% (male 13,107,098/female 13,405,812)
55-64 years: 12.4% (male 3,703,329/female 3,942,261)
65 years and over: 21% (male 5,548,047/female 7,403,693) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 55 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 33.3 %
potential support ratio: 3 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 44.5 years
male: 43.3 years
female: 45.6 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.3% (2014 est.)
Birth rate8.84 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate10.1 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate4.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 68.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.49% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationROME (capital) 3.298 million; Milan 2.909 million; Naples 2.373 million; Turin 1.613 million; Palermo 915,000; Bergamo 784,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth30.3 (2011 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.31 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.51 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 82.03 years
male: 79.4 years
female: 84.82 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate1.42 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.3% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS140,000 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 1,000 (2009 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 (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Italian(s)
adjective: Italian
Ethnic groupsItalian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)
ReligionsChristian 80% (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehovah's Witnesses and Protestants), Muslim (about 800,000 to 1 million), Atheist and Agnostic 20%
LanguagesItalian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German-speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99.2%
female: 98.7% (2011 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2011)
Education expenditures4.5% of GDP (2010)
Maternal mortality rate4 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9.5% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.8 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density3.5 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate19.8% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on June 30, 2015

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