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Cyprus Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
1,237,088 (July 2018 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 15.64% (male 99,390 /female 94,053)
15-24 years: 13.25% (male 89,265 /female 74,607)
25-54 years: 47.11% (male 308,190 /female 274,632)
55-64 years: 11.62% (male 68,952 /female 74,842)
65 years and over: 12.38% (male 66,209 /female 86,948) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 42.3 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 24 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 18.3 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 5.5 (2015 est.)

note: data represent the whole country

Median age
total: 37.2 years (2018 est.)
male: 35.9 years
female: 38.7 years
Population growth rate
1.27% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
11.2 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
6.8 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
8.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 66.8% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 0.75% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
269,000 NICOSIA (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.2 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.12 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
28.8 years (2014 est.)

note: data represent only government-controlled areas

Infant mortality rate
total: 7.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.2 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 79 years (2018 est.)
male: 76.2 years
female: 81.9 years
Total fertility rate
1.47 children born/woman (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.1% (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
<1000 (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<100 (2017 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: 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 (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 100% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 100% of population (2015 est.)
total: 100% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 0% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 0% of population (2015 est.)
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Nationality
noun: Cypriot(s)
adjective: Cypriot
Ethnic groups
Greek 98.8%, other 1% (includes Maronite, Armenian, Turkish-Cypriot), unspecified 0.2% (2011 est.)

note: data represent only the Cypriot citizens in the government-controlled area of Cyprus

Religions
Orthodox Christian 89.1%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Protestant/Anglican 2%, Muslim 1.8%, Buddhist 1%, other (includes Maronite, Armenian Church, Hindu) 1.4%, unknown 1.1%, none/atheist 0.6% (2011 est.)

note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus

Languages
Greek (official) 80.9%, Turkish (official) 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filipino 1.1%, other 4.3%, unspecified 0.6% (2011 est.)

note: data represent only the southern government-controlled area of Cyprus

Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.5%
female: 98.7% (2015 est.)
People - note
demographic data for Cyprus represent the population of the government-controlled area and the area administered by Turkish Cypriots, unless otherwise indicated
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2015)
Education expenditures
6.4% of GDP (2015)
Maternal mortality rate
6 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
6.9% (2016)
Physicians density
1.95 physicians/1,000 population (2016)
Hospital bed density
3.4 beds/1,000 population (2013)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
21.8% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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