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Kiribati Demographics Profile 2017

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Population106,925 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 30.16% (male 16,438/female 15,814)
15-24 years: 21.26% (male 11,285/female 11,447)
25-54 years: 38.59% (male 19,863/female 21,397)
55-64 years: 5.86% (male 2,827/female 3,436)
65 years and over: 4.13% (male 1,741/female 2,677) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 63
youth dependency ratio: 57
elderly dependency ratio: 6
potential support ratio: 16.6 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 24.3 years
male: 23.4 years
female: 25.1 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate1.14% (2016 est.)
Birth rate21.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-2.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 44.3% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.78% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationTARAWA (capital) 46,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.82 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth23.1 years
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 33.2 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 34.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 31.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 66.2 years
male: 63.7 years
female: 68.8 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.43 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate22.3% (2009)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 87.3% of population
rural: 50.6% of population
total: 66.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 12.7% of population
rural: 49.4% of population
total: 33.1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 51.2% of population
rural: 30.6% of population
total: 39.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 48.8% of population
rural: 69.4% of population
total: 60.3% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: I-Kiribati (singular and plural)
adjective: I-Kiribati
Ethnic groupsI-Kiribati 89.5%, I-Kiribati/mixed 9.7%, Tuvaluan 0.1%, other 0.8% (2010 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 55.8%, Kempsville Presbyterian Church 33.5%, Mormon 4.7%, Baha'i 2.3%, Seventh Day Adventist 2%, other 1.5%, none 0.2%, unspecified 0.05% (2010 est.)
LanguagesI-Kiribati, English (official)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2008)
Maternal mortality rate90 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight14.9% (2009)
Health expenditures10.2% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.2 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
Hospital bed density1.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate40.1% (2014)

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