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Faroe Islands Demographics Profile 2018

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Population50,730 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 19.89% (male 5,214/female 4,878)
15-24 years: 14.34% (male 3,738/female 3,538)
25-54 years: 37.31% (male 10,252/female 8,676)
55-64 years: 11.69% (male 3,054/female 2,878)
65 years and over: 16.76% (male 4,111/female 4,391) (2017 est.)
Median agetotal: 37.6 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 38.3 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate0.55% (2017 est.)
Birth rate14.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate8.8 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 42.4% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.87% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationTORSHAVN (capital) 21,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
total population: 1.08 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 5.4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.5 years
male: 78 years
female: 83.2 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate2.35 children born/woman (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Nationalitynoun: Faroese (singular and plural)
adjective: Faroese
Ethnic groupsFaroese 88% (Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon descent), Danish 7.6%, other 4.4% (includes Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Filipino, Thai, British)
note: data represent respondents by country of birth (2011 est.)
ReligionsChristian 89.3% (predominantly Evangelical Lutheran), other 0.7%, more than one religion 0.2%, none 3.8%, unspecified 6% (2011 est.)
LanguagesFaroese 93.8% (derived from Old Norse), Danish 3.2%, other 3% (2011 est.)
Physicians density2.63 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density5.14 beds/1,000 population (2014)

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