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United Kingdom Demographics Profile 2014

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Population63,742,977 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 17.3% (male 5,660,891/female 5,380,448)
15-24 years: 12.6% (male 4,116,859/female 3,945,146)
25-54 years: 41% (male 13,299,731/female 12,843,937)
55-64 years: 11.5% (male 3,621,110/female 3,702,717)
65 years and over: 17.5% (male 4,990,024/female 6,182,114) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 54.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.6 %
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 40.4 years
male: 39.2 years
female: 41.6 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.54% (2014 est.)
Birth rate12.22 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate9.34 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate2.56 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 79.6% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.76% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationLONDON (capital) 9.005 million; Birmingham 2.272 million; Manchester 2.213 million; West Yorkshire 1.625 million; Glasgow 1.137 million; Newcastle upon Tyne 874,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth27.8
note: data refer to England and Wales (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.44 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.86 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.42 years
male: 78.26 years
female: 82.69 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate1.9 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate84%
note: percent of women aged 16-49 (2008/09)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS85,000 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 1,000 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Briton(s), British (collective plural)
adjective: British
Ethnic groupswhite 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7% (2011 est.)
ReligionsChristian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, none 25.7%, unspecified 7.2% (2011 est.)
LanguagesEnglish
note: the following are recognized regional languages: Scots (about 30% of the population of Scotland), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland), Welsh (about 20% of the population of Wales), Irish (about 10% of the population of Northern Ireland), Cornish (some 2,000 to 3,000 in Cornwall) (2012)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2011)
Education expenditures6.2% of GDP (2010)
Maternal mortality rate12 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9.3% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density2.77 physicians/1,000 population (2011)
Hospital bed density3 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate26.9% (2008)
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014