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Maldives Demographics Profile 2014

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Population393,595 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 21% (male 42,154/female 40,490)
15-24 years: 23.4% (male 53,760/female 38,385)
25-54 years: 46.5% (male 107,703/female 75,360)
55-64 years: 4.8% (male 9,782/female 9,180)
65 years and over: 4.3% (male 7,974/female 8,807) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 50 %
youth dependency ratio: 42.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4 %
potential support ratio: 13.6 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 27.1 years
male: 27.3 years
female: 26.7 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate-0.09% (2014 est.)
Birth rate15.59 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate3.84 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate-12.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 41.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 3.91% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationMALE (capital) 132,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.4 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.43 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.29 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
total population: 1.34 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth23.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 24.59 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 27.01 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 22.04 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 75.15 years
male: 72.86 years
female: 77.55 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate1.76 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate34.7% (2009)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 97.9% of population
total: 98.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 2.1% of population
total: 1.4% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 97.5% of population
rural: 99.6% of population
total: 98.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.5% of population
rural: 0.4% of population
total: 1.3% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Maldivian(s)
adjective: Maldivian
Ethnic groupsSouth Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs
ReligionsSunni Muslim (official)
LanguagesDhivehi (official, dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English (spoken by most government officials)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 98.4%
female: 98.4% (2006 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 13 years (2003)
Education expenditures6.8% of GDP (2011)
Maternal mortality rate60 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight17.8% (2009)
Health expenditures8.5% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density1.6 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Hospital bed density4.3 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate12.9% (2008)

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