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United Kingdom Demographics Profile 2013

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Population63,395,574 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 17.3% (male 5,625,040/female 5,346,815)
15-24 years: 12.8% (male 4,158,813/female 3,986,831)
25-54 years: 41.1% (male 13,250,434/female 12,807,328)
55-64 years: 11.5% (male 3,589,345/female 3,680,392)
65 years and over: 17.3% (male 4,877,079/female 6,073,497) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 54 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 26.9 %
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2013)
Median agetotal: 40.3 years
male: 39.1 years
female: 41.4 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.55% (2013 est.)
Birth rate12.26 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate9.33 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate2.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 80% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.7% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationLONDON (capital) 8.615 million; Birmingham 2.296 million; Manchester 2.247 million; West Yorkshire 1.541 million; Glasgow 1.166 million (2009)
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: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth30 (2006 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.93 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.05 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.29 years
male: 78.16 years
female: 82.54 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate1.9 children born/woman (2013 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 (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Briton(s), British (collective plural)
adjective: British
Ethnic groupswhite (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001 census)
ReligionsChristian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1% (2001 census)
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: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2010)
Education expenditures5.6% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate12 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9.3% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density2.765 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 February 21, 2013