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Jordan Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
10,458,413 (July 2018 est.)

note: increased estimate reflects revised assumptions about the net migration rate due to the increased flow of Syrian refugees

Age structure
0-14 years: 34.14% (male 1,835,094 /female 1,735,773)
15-24 years: 19.98% (male 1,114,783 /female 975,086)
25-54 years: 37.72% (male 2,137,424 /female 1,807,573)
55-64 years: 4.64% (male 253,029 /female 232,652)
65 years and over: 3.51% (male 180,652 /female 186,347) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 66.1 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 59.8 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 16 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 22.8 years (2018 est.)
male: 23.2 years
female: 22.3 years
Population growth rate
2.02% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
23.6 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
3.4 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 91.2% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 2.43% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
2.109 million AMMAN (capital) (2019)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.14 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/female
total population: 1.12 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
24.8 years (2017/18 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 30-34

Infant mortality rate
total: 13.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 14.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 75 years (2018 est.)
male: 73.6 years
female: 76.6 years
Total fertility rate
3.14 children born/woman (2018 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
51.8% (2017/18)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
<.1% (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
<500 (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<100 (2018 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 97.8% of population
rural: 92.3% of population
total: 96.9% of population
unimproved: urban: 2.2% of population
rural: 7.7% of population
total: 3.1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 98.6% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 98.9% of population (2015 est.)
total: 98.6% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 1.4% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 1.1% of population (2015 est.)
total: 1.4% of population (2015 est.)
Nationality
noun: Jordanian(s)
adjective: Jordanian
Ethnic groups
Jordanian 69.3%, Syrian 13.3%, Palestinian 6.7%, Egyptian 6.7%, Iraqi 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes Armenian, Circassian) (2015 est.)

note: data represent population by self-identified nationality

Religions
Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <0.1, folk <0.1, unaffiliated <0.1, other <0.1 (2010 est.)
Languages
Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)
Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97.7%
female: 92.9% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2012)
Education expenditures
3.6% of GDP (2017)
Maternal mortality rate
46 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
3% (2012)
Health expenditures
6.9% (2015)
Physicians density
2.34 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
1.4 beds/1,000 population (2015)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
35.5% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019

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