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Kuwait Demographics Profile 2013

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Population2,695,316 (July 2013 est.)
note: includes 1,291,354 non-nationals
Age structure0-14 years: 25.6% (male 358,415/female 330,467)
15-24 years: 15.4% (male 228,147/female 187,035)
25-54 years: 52.3% (male 896,693/female 514,196)
55-64 years: 4.5% (male 70,863/female 51,660)
65 years and over: 2.1% (male 27,995/female 29,845) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 37.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 34 %
elderly dependency ratio: 3.2 %
potential support ratio: 31.3 (2013)
Median agetotal: 28.8 years
male: 30 years
female: 26.6 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate1.79%
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2013 est.)
Birth rate20.61 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate2.14 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate-0.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 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) 2.23 million (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.22 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.75 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.4 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female
total population: 1.43 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 7.68 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 7.41 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.95 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.46 years
male: 76.24 years
female: 78.75 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate2.56 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate52% (1999)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA (2007 est.)
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 (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Kuwaiti(s)
adjective: Kuwaiti
Ethnic groupsKuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%
ReligionsMuslim (official) 85% (Sunni 70%, Shia 30%), other (includes Christian, Hindu, Parsi) 15%
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: 14 years
male: 13 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 underweight1.7% (2009)
Health expenditures2.7% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density1.793 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 February 21, 2013