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Cyprus Demographics Profile 2018

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Population1,221,549 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 15.6% (male 97,955/female 92,648)
15-24 years: 13.81% (male 91,846/female 76,853)
25-54 years: 47.04% (male 303,297/female 271,364)
55-64 years: 11.45% (male 67,053/female 72,854)
65 years and over: 12.09% (male 63,870/female 83,809) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 42.3
youth dependency ratio: 24
elderly dependency ratio: 18.3
potential support ratio: 5.5
note: data represent the whole country (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 36.8 years
male: 35.5 years
female: 38.3 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate1.32% (2017 est.)
Birth rate11.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate6.8 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate8.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 66.8% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.84% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationNICOSIA (capital) 251,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.19 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth28.8 years
note: data represent only government-controlled areas (2014 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 7.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 9.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 78.8 years
male: 76 years
female: 81.8 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.47 children born/woman (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
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 accessimproved:
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.)
Nationalitynoun: Cypriot(s)
adjective: Cypriot
Ethnic groupsGreek 98.8%, other 1% (includes Maronite, Armenian, Turkish-Cypriot), unspecified 0.2%
note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 est.)
ReligionsOrthodox 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%
note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 est.)
LanguagesGreek (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%
note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.5%
female: 98.7% (2015 est.)
People - notedemographic 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 expenditures6.4% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate7 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures7.4% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density2.5 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density3.5 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate21.8% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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