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Kiribati Demographics Profile 2018

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Population108,145 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 29.68% (male 16,360/female 15,734)
15-24 years: 21.07% (male 11,282/female 11,503)
25-54 years: 38.98% (male 20,300/female 21,860)
55-64 years: 6.04% (male 2,942/female 3,590)
65 years and over: 4.23% (male 1,802/female 2,772) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 63
youth dependency ratio: 57
elderly dependency ratio: 6
potential support ratio: 16.6 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 24.6 years
male: 23.8 years
female: 25.5 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate1.13% (2017 est.)
Birth rate21.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate7 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate-2.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 44.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.9% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationTARAWA (capital) 46,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.82 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth23.1 years
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 32.1 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 33.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 30.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 66.5 years
male: 64 years
female: 69.1 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate2.39 children born/woman (2017 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate22.3% (2009)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 87.3% of population
rural: 50.6% of population
total: 66.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 12.7% of population
rural: 49.4% of population
total: 33.1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 51.2% of population
rural: 30.6% of population
total: 39.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 48.8% of population
rural: 69.4% of population
total: 60.3% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: I-Kiribati (singular and plural)
adjective: I-Kiribati
Ethnic groupsI-Kiribati 96.2%, I-Kiribati/mixed 1.8%, Tuvaluan 0.2%, other 1.8% (2015 est.)
ReligionsRoman 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.)
LanguagesI-Kiribati, English (official)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2008)
Maternal mortality rate90 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight14.9% (2009)
Health expenditures10.2% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.2 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
Hospital bed density1.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate46% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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