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Norway Demographics Profile 2013

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Population4,722,701 (July 2013 est.)
note: Norway's national statistical agency estimated the national population to be approximately 5.08 million as of 1 July 2013
Age structure0-14 years: 17.5% (male 421,440/female 404,161)
15-24 years: 13.4% (male 322,413/female 309,906)
25-54 years: 39.8% (male 950,047/female 931,000)
55-64 years: 12.5% (male 296,759/female 292,777)
65 years and over: 16.8% (male 350,812/female 443,386) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 52.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 28.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 24.1 %
potential support ratio: 4.1 (2013)
Median agetotal: 40.6 years
male: 39.7 years
female: 41.4 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.33% (2013 est.)
Birth rate10.8 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate9.21 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate1.68 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 79% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationOSLO (capital) 875,000 (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth28.4 (2011 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.47 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.79 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.13 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.44 years
male: 77.76 years
female: 83.27 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate1.77 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate88.4%
note: percent of women aged 20-44 (2005)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS4,000 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Norwegian(s)
adjective: Norwegian
Ethnic groupsNorwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)
ReligionsChurch of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% (2004)
LanguagesBokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
note: Sami is official in six municipalities
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100%
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 18 years
male: 17 years
female: 18 years (2010)
Education expenditures7.3% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate7 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9.1% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density4.076 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density3.3 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate21.5% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013