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Denmark Demographics Profile 2018

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Population5,605,948 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 16.41% (male 472,106/female 447,997)
15-24 years: 13.08% (male 374,379/female 358,927)
25-54 years: 38.76% (male 1,080,118/female 1,092,503)
55-64 years: 12.52% (male 349,091/female 352,903)
65 years and over: 19.23% (male 483,519/female 594,405) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 56
youth dependency ratio: 26.3
elderly dependency ratio: 29.7
potential support ratio: 3.4 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 42.2 years
male: 41.2 years
female: 43.2 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate0.22% (2017 est.)
Birth rate10.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate10.3 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate2.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 88% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.58% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationCOPENHAGEN (capital) 1.268 million (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth29.1 years (2015 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 79.5 years
male: 77.1 years
female: 82.1 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.73 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: 99.6% of population
rural: 99.6% of population
total: 99.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 0.4% of population
total: 0.4% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Dane(s)
adjective: Danish
Ethnic groupsDanish (includes Greenlandic (who are predominantly Inuit) and Faroese) 86.7%, Turkish 1.1%, other 12.2% (largest groups are Polish, Syrian, German, Iraqi, and Romanian)
note: data represent population by ancestry (2017 est.)
ReligionsEvangelical Lutheran (official) 76%, Muslim 4%, other (denominations of less than 1% each, includes Roman Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Serbian Orthodox Christian, Jewish, Baptist, and Buddhist) 20% (2017 est.)
LanguagesDanish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
note: English is the predominant second language
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 19 years
male: 18 years
female: 20 years (2014)
Education expenditures8.6% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate6 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures10.8% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density3.65 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
Hospital bed density3.5 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate19.7% (2016)

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

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