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Kuwait Demographics Profile 2014

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Population2,742,711
note: Kuwait's Public Authority for Civil Information estimates the country's total population to be 3,996,899 for 2014, with immigrants accounting for almost 69% (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 25.4% (male 363,001/female 334,851)
15-24 years: 15.3% (male 230,628/female 188,892)
25-54 years: 52.3% (male 910,832/female 524,690)
55-64 years: 4.7% (male 73,816/female 54,678)
65 years and over: 2.2% (male 29,312/female 32,011) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 37.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 33.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 3.3 %
potential support ratio: 30.4 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 28.9 years
male: 30.1 years
female: 26.8 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate1.7%
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2014 est.)
Birth rate20.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate2.16 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate-1.11 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 98.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.42% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationKUWAIT (capital) 2.406 million (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.22 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.74 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.42 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female
total population: 1.43 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 7.51 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 7.26 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.76 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.64 years
male: 76.37 years
female: 78.96 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate2.53 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 99% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 1% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

0% of population
0% of population
0% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Kuwaiti(s)
adjective: Kuwaiti
Ethnic groupsKuwaiti 31.3%, other Arab 27.9%, Asian 37.8%, African 1.9%, other 1.1% (includes European, North American, South American, and Australian) (2013 est.)
ReligionsMuslim (official) 76.7%, Christian 17.3%, other and unspecified 5.9%
note: represents the total population; about 69% of the population consists of immigrants (2013 est.)
LanguagesArabic (official), English widely spoken
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
male: 95%
female: 91.8% (2008 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2004)
Education expenditures3.8% of GDP (2006)
Maternal mortality rate14 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight2.2% (2012)
Health expenditures2.7% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density1.79 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density2 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate42% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014