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Jordan Demographics Profile 2017

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Population8,185,384
note: increased estimate reflects revised assumptions about the net migration rate due to the increased flow of Syrian refugees (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 35.04% (male 1,470,865/female 1,397,057)
15-24 years: 20.12% (male 842,202/female 804,557)
25-54 years: 36.44% (male 1,491,855/female 1,491,302)
55-64 years: 4.46% (male 177,720/female 187,181)
65 years and over: 3.94% (male 151,071/female 171,574) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 64.8
youth dependency ratio: 58.5
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2
potential support ratio: 16 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 22.3 years
male: 21.9 years
female: 22.7 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.83% (2016 est.)
Birth rate25.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate3.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-13.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 83.7% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 3.79% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationAMMAN (capital) 1.155 million (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth24.7 years
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 14.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 15.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 13.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 74.6 years
male: 73.2 years
female: 76.1 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate3.18 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate61.2% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 97.8% of population
rural: 92.3% of population
total: 96.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.2% of population
rural: 7.7% of population
total: 3.1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 98.6% of population
rural: 98.9% of population
total: 98.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1.4% of population
rural: 1.1% of population
total: 1.4% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Jordanian(s)
adjective: Jordanian
Ethnic groupsArab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
ReligionsMuslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <0.1, folk religionist <0.1, unaffiliated <0.1, other <0.1 (2010 est.)
LanguagesArabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97.7%
female: 92.9% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2012)
Education expendituresNA
Maternal mortality rate58 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight3% (2012)
Health expenditures7.5% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density2.65 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density1.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate28.1% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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