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Kuwait Demographics Profile 2016

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Population2,832,776 (July 2016 est.)
note: Kuwait's Public Authority for Civil Information estimates the country's total population to be 4,183,658 for 2015, with immigrants accounting more than 69%
Age structure0-14 years: 25.18% (male 371,021/female 342,362)
15-24 years: 15.16% (male 236,012/female 193,303)
25-54 years: 52.28% (male 936,604/female 544,378)
55-64 years: 4.95% (male 79,551/female 60,602)
65 years and over: 2.43% (male 32,096/female 36,847) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 32.1%
youth dependency ratio: 29.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 2.6%
potential support ratio: 38.4% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 29.2 years
male: 30.3 years
female: 27.2 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate1.53% (2016 est.)
Birth rate19.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate2.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 98.3% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 3.63% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationKUWAIT (capital) 2.779 million (2015)
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: 1.72 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.31 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 0.87 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 7.1 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 78 years
male: 76.6 years
female: 79.4 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.44 children born/woman (2016 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 (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
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 (2015 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: 96.3%
male: 96.5%
female: 95.8% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 14 years (2013)
Education expenditures3.8% of GDP (2006)
Maternal mortality rate4 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight3% (2014)
Health expenditures3% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density1.79 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density2.2 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate38.3% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016

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