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Jordan Demographics Profile

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Population
10,820,644 (July 2020 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: 33.05% (male 1,837,696/female 1,738,935)
15-24 years: 19.77% (male 1,126,567/female 1,012,812)
25-54 years: 38.39% (male 2,250,328/female 1,903,996)
55-64 years: 5.11% (male 290,633/female 262,827)
65 years and over: 3.67% (male 194,464/female 202,386) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 58.2
youth dependency ratio: 52
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3
potential support ratio: 16 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 23.5 years
male: 23.9 years
female: 22.9 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
1.4% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
23 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
3.4 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
-11.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 91.4% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 2.43% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
2.148 million AMMAN (capital) (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female
total population: 111.3 male(s)/female (2020 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: 12.8 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 13.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 75.5 years
male: 74 years
female: 77.1 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
3.04 children born/woman (2020 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: 100% of population
rural: 97.7% of population
total: 98.9% of population
unimproved: urban: 0% of population
rural: 2.2% of population
total: 1.1% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 98.6% of population
rural: 96.6% of population
total: 98.5% of population
unimproved: urban: 1.4% of population
rural: 3.7% of population
total: 1.5% of population (2017 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: 98.2%
male: 98.6%
female: 97.8% (2018)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 11 years
male: 11 years
female: 11 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
8.1% (2017)
Physicians density
2.32 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
1.5 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
35.5% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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