United Arab Emirates Demographics Profile 2014

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Population5,628,805
note: estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net immigration of non-citizens than previous estimates; the United Arab Emirates' National Bureau of Statistics estimated the country's total population to have been 8,264,070 in 2010, based on census data; immigrants make up more than 80% of the total population, according to UN data (2013) (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 20.7% (male 597,476/female 570,275)
15-24 years: 13.7% (male 457,647/female 311,673)
25-54 years: 61.5% (male 2,639,018/female 820,915)
55-64 years: 3.1% (male 132,718/female 43,624)
65 years and over: 1% (male 35,071/female 20,388) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 19.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 18.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 0.5 %
potential support ratio: 182.8 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 30.3 years
male: 32 years
female: 25 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate2.71% (2014 est.)
Birth rate15.54 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate1.99 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate13.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 84.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.52% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationABU DHABI (capital) 942,000; Dubai 1.978 million; Sharjah 983,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.47 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 3.22 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 2.19 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.77 male(s)/female
total population: 2.19 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 10.92 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 12.73 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.01 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.09 years
male: 74.49 years
female: 79.83 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate2.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 99.6% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 99.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0.4% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 98% of population
rural: 95.2% of population
total: 97.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 4.8% of population
total: 2.5% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Emirati(s)
adjective: Emirati
Ethnic groupsEmirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)
ReligionsMuslim (Islam; official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha'i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15%
note: represents the total population; about 85% of the population consists of noncitizens (2005 est.)
LanguagesArabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 89.5%
female: 91.5% (2005 est.)
Education expendituresNA
Maternal mortality rate12 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures3.3% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density1.93 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Hospital bed density1.9 beds/1,000 population (2008)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate32.7% (2008)

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