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Belarus Demographics Profile 2018

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Population9,549,747 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 15.78% (male 774,995/female 732,191)
15-24 years: 10.29% (male 505,420/female 477,123)
25-54 years: 44.76% (male 2,104,170/female 2,170,515)
55-64 years: 14.21% (male 599,630/female 757,744)
65 years and over: 14.95% (male 457,766/female 970,193) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 43.8
youth dependency ratio: 23.2
elderly dependency ratio: 20.6
potential support ratio: 4.9 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 40 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 43.1 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate-0.22% (2017 est.)
Birth rate10.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate13.2 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate0.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 77.4% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: -0.04% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationMINSK (capital) 1.915 million (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.79 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.46 male(s)/female
total population: 0.87 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth25.7 years (2014 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 73 years
male: 67.5 years
female: 78.8 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.48 children born/woman (2017 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate63.1% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.4% (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS19,000 (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths<200 (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 99.9% of population
rural: 99.1% of population
total: 99.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.1% of population
rural: 0.9% of population
total: 0.3% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 94.1% of population
rural: 95.2% of population
total: 94.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 5.9% of population
rural: 4.8% of population
total: 5.7% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Belarusian(s)
adjective: Belarusian
Ethnic groupsBelarusian 83.7%, Russian 8.3%, Polish 3.1%, Ukrainian 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.9% (2009 est.)
ReligionsOrthodox 48.3%, Catholic 7.1%, other 3.5%, non-believers 41.1% (2011 est.)
LanguagesRussian (official) 70.2%, Belarusian (official) 23.4%, other 3.1% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities), unspecified 3.3% (2009 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2015)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 54,218
percentage: 5% (2005 est.)
Education expenditures4.9% of GDP (2015)
Maternal mortality rate4 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures5.7% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density4.07 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density11.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate24.5% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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