United Arab Emirates Demographics Profile 2013

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Population5,473,972 (July 2013 est.)
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
Age structure0-14 years: 20.6% (male 577,599/female 551,346)
15-24 years: 13.8% (male 449,258/female 306,410)
25-54 years: 61.5% (male 2,570,054/female 798,070)
55-64 years: 3.1% (male 127,569/female 40,996)
65 years and over: 1% (male 33,481/female 19,189) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 18.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 18.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 0.5 %
potential support ratio: 201.7 (2013)
Median agetotal: 30.3 years
male: 32 years
female: 25 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate2.87% (2013 est.)
Birth rate15.65 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate2.01 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate15.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 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) 666,000 (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.46 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 3.23 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 3.19 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.77 male(s)/female
total population: 2.19 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 11.25 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 13.12 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.28 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 76.91 years
male: 74.31 years
female: 79.63 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate2.37 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate27.5% (1995)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 98% of population
rural: 95% of population
total: 98% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 5% of population
total: 2% of population (2010 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) 96% (Shia 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%
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.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2009)
Education expenditures1.1% of GDP (2004)
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 February 21, 2013