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Kiribati Demographics Profile

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Population
111,796 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 28.47% (male 16,223/female 15,604)
15-24 years: 20.24% (male 11,171/female 11,459)
25-54 years: 40.05% (male 21,530/female 23,249)
55-64 years: 6.65% (male 3,350/female 4,084)
65 years and over: 4.59% (male 2,004/female 3,122) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 67
youth dependency ratio: 60
elderly dependency ratio: 7
potential support ratio: 14.2 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 25.7 years
male: 24.8 years
female: 26.6 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
1.09% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
20.5 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
6.9 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
-2.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 55.6% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 3.19% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
64,000 TARAWA (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.82 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.64 male(s)/female
total population: 94.4 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
23.1 years (2009 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Infant mortality rate
total: 29.2 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 30.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 27.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 67.5 years
male: 65 years
female: 70.2 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
2.25 children born/woman (2020 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Drinking water source
improved: total: 71.6% of population
unimproved: total: 28.4% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: total: 61.1% of population
unimproved: total: 38.9% of population (2017 est.)
Major infectious diseases
degree of risk: high (2020)
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea
vectorborne diseases: malaria
Nationality
noun: I-Kiribati (singular and plural)
adjective: I-Kiribati
Ethnic groups
I-Kiribati 96.2%, I-Kiribati/mixed 1.8%, Tuvaluan 0.2%, other 1.8% (2015 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 57.3%, Kiribati Uniting Church 31.3%, Mormon 5.3%, Baha'i 2.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.9%, other 2.1% (2015 est.)
Languages
I-Kiribati, English (official)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2008)
Education expenditures
NA
Maternal mortality rate
92 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
14.9% (2009)
Health expenditures
10.8% (2017)
Physicians density
0.2 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
Hospital bed density
1.9 beds/1,000 population (2016)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
46% (2016)

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