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Yemen Demographics Profile 2014

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Population26,052,966 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 41.7% (male 5,523,744/female 5,336,795)
15-24 years: 21.1% (male 2,789,510/female 2,709,263)
25-54 years: 30.9% (male 4,106,917/female 3,933,852)
55-64 years: 3.7% (male 450,185/female 515,255)
65 years and over: 2.6% (male 320,426/female 367,019) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 74.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 69 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.1 %
potential support ratio: 19.7 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 18.6 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 18.7 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate2.72% (2014 est.)
Birth rate31.02 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate6.45 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate2.61 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 32.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 4.78% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationSANAA (capital) 2.419 million; Aden 784,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.9 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 50.41 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 54.71 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 45.88 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 64.83 years
male: 62.72 years
female: 67.04 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate4.09 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate27.7% (2006)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS18,800 (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths800 (2012 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 72% of population
rural: 46.5% of population
total: 54.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 28% of population
rural: 53.5% of population
total: 45.1% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 92.5% of population
rural: 34.1% of population
total: 53.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 7.5% of population
rural: 65.9% of population
total: 46.7% of population (2012 est.)
Major infectious diseasesdegree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2013)
Nationalitynoun: Yemeni(s)
adjective: Yemeni
Ethnic groupspredominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans
ReligionsMuslim 99.1% (official; virtually all are citizens, an estimated 65% are Sunni and 35% are Shia), other 0.9% (includes Jewish, Baha'i, Hindu, and Christian; many are refugees or temporary foreign residents) (2010 est.)
LanguagesArabic (official)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 65.3%
male: 82.1%
female: 48.5% (2011 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 9 years
male: 11 years
female: 8 years (2011)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 1,334,288
percentage: 23 % (2006 est.)
Education expenditures5.2% of GDP (2008)
Maternal mortality rate200 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight43.1% (2003)
Health expenditures5.5% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density0.2 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density0.7 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate14.5% (2008)

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