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Morocco Demographics Profile 2016

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Population33,655,786 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 26.08% (male 4,459,511/female 4,319,538)
15-24 years: 17.22% (male 2,882,145/female 2,913,917)
25-54 years: 42.24% (male 6,874,144/female 7,341,892)
55-64 years: 7.89% (male 1,318,302/female 1,337,192)
65 years and over: 6.56% (male 995,620/female 1,213,525) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 50.1%
youth dependency ratio: 40.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 9.3%
potential support ratio: 10.8% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 28.9 years
male: 28.3 years
female: 29.5 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.99% (2016 est.)
Birth rate18 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate4.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-3.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 60.2% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 2.26% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationCasablanca 3.515 million; RABAT (capital) 1.967 million; Fes 1.172 million; Marrakech 1.134 million; Tangier 982,000 (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 0.82 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 22.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 26.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 76.9 years
male: 73.8 years
female: 80.1 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.12 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate67.4% (2010/11)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.12% (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS24,300 (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths900 (2015 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 98.7% of population
rural: 65.3% of population
total: 85.4% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1.3% of population
rural: 34.7% of population
total: 14.6% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 84.1% of population
rural: 65.5% of population
total: 76.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 15.9% of population
rural: 34.5% of population
total: 23.3% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Moroccan(s)
adjective: Moroccan
Ethnic groupsArab-Berber 99%, other 1%
ReligionsMuslim 99% (official; virtually all Sunni, <0.1% Shia), other 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, and Baha'i); note - Jewish about 6,000 (2010 est.)
LanguagesArabic (official), Berber languages (Tamazight (official), Tachelhit, Tarifit), French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.5%
male: 78.6%
female: 58.8% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 12 years
male: 13 years
female: 12 years (2012)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 500,960
percentage: 8% (2007 est.)
Education expenditures5.3% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate121 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight3.1% (2011)
Health expenditures5.9% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.62 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density0.9 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate21.7% (2014)

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

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