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Kuwait Demographics Profile

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Population
2,993,706 (July 2020 est.)

note: Kuwait's Public Authority for Civil Information estimates the country's total population to be 4,420,110 for 2019, with non-Kuwaitis accounting for nearly 70% of the population

Age structure
0-14 years: 24.29% (male 378,778/female 348,512)
15-24 years: 14.96% (male 245,354/female 202,642)
25-54 years: 52.39% (male 984,813/female 583,632)
55-64 years: 5.43% (male 90,583/female 72,026)
65 years and over: 2.92% (male 38,614/female 48,752) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 32.4
youth dependency ratio: 28.4
elderly dependency ratio: 4
potential support ratio: 24.9 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 29.7 years
male: 30.7 years
female: 27.9 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
1.27% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
18 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
2.3 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
-3.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 100% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 1.78% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
3.115 million KUWAIT (capital) (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.21 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.69 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.26 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 138.4 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 6.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 78.6 years
male: 77.2 years
female: 80.2 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
2.26 children born/woman (2020 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
<.1% (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
<1000 (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<100 (2018 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: total: 100% of population
unimproved: total: 0% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: total: 100% of population
unimproved: total: 0% of population (2017 est.)
Nationality
noun: Kuwaiti(s)
adjective: Kuwaiti
Ethnic groups
Kuwaiti 30.4%, other Arab 27.4%, Asian 40.3%, African 1%, other .9% (includes European, North American, South American, and Australian) (2018 est.)
Religions
Muslim (official) 74.6%, Christian 18.2%, other and unspecified 7.2% (2013 est.)

note: data represent the total population; about 69% of the population consists of immigrants

Languages
Arabic (official), English widely spoken
Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.1%
male: 96.7%
female: 94.9% (2018)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 16 years (2015)
Education expenditures
NA
Maternal mortality rate
12 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
3% (2014)
Health expenditures
5.3% (2017)
Physicians density
2.65 physicians/1,000 population (2015)
Hospital bed density
2 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
37.9% (2016)

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

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