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Samoa Demographics Profile 2017

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Population198,926
note: prior estimates used official net migration data by sex, but a highly unusual pattern for 1993 lead to a significant imbalance in the sex ratios (more men and fewer women) and a seeming reduction in the female population; the revised total was calculated using a 1993 number that was an average of the 1992 and 1994 migration figures (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 32.04% (male 32,893/female 30,847)
15-24 years: 19.89% (male 20,302/female 19,258)
25-54 years: 35.95% (male 36,889/female 34,631)
55-64 years: 6.52% (male 6,602/female 6,364)
65 years and over: 5.6% (male 4,843/female 6,297) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 74
youth dependency ratio: 64.9
elderly dependency ratio: 9.1
potential support ratio: 11 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 23.9 years
male: 23.7 years
female: 24.2 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.59% (2016 est.)
Birth rate20.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-9.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 19.1% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: -0.24% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationAPIA (capital) 37,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth23.6 years
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 19 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 15.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 73.7 years
male: 70.8 years
female: 76.8 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.77 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate26.9% (2014)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 97.5% of population
rural: 99.3% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.5% of population
rural: 0.7% of population
total: 1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 93.3% of population
rural: 91.1% of population
total: 91.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 6.7% of population
rural: 8.9% of population
total: 8.5% of population (2015 est.)
Major infectious diseasesnote: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Nationalitynoun: Samoan(s)
adjective: Samoan
Ethnic groupsSamoan 92.6%, Euronesians (persons of European and Polynesian blood) 7%, Europeans 0.4% (2001 census)
ReligionsProtestant 57.4% (Congregationalist 31.8%, Methodist 13.7%, Assembly of God 8%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.9%), Roman Catholic 19.4%, Mormon 15.2%, Worship Centre 1.7%, other Christian 5.5%, other 0.7%, none 0.1%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)
LanguagesSamoan (Polynesian) (official), English
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99.1%
female: 98.8% (2015 est.)
Education expenditures5.1% of GDP (2008)
Maternal mortality rate51 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures7.2% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.46 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate41.6% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017