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Yemen Demographics Profile 2013

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Population25,408,288 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 42% (male 5,433,121/female 5,235,891)
15-24 years: 21.1% (male 2,720,793/female 2,640,652)
25-54 years: 30.6% (male 3,974,091/female 3,797,543)
55-64 years: 3.7% (male 446,293/female 490,628)
65 years and over: 2.6% (male 315,141/female 354,135) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 75.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 70.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.1 %
potential support ratio: 19.8 (2013)
Median agetotal: 18.5 years
male: 18.4 years
female: 18.6 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate2.5% (2013 est.)
Birth rate31.63 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate6.64 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 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) 2.229 million (2009)
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: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.9 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth19.2
note: Median age at first birth among women 25-29 (1997 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 51.93 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 56.33 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 47.31 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 64.47 years
male: 62.39 years
female: 66.65 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate4.27 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate27.7% (2006)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS12,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 72% of population
rural: 47% of population
total: 55% of population
unimproved:
urban: 28% of population
rural: 53% of population
total: 45% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 93% of population
rural: 34% of population
total: 53% of population
unimproved:
urban: 7% of population
rural: 66% of population
total: 47% of population (2010 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 (Islam - official) including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shia), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu
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: 7 years (2005)
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 density0.197 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 February 21, 2013