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Kuwait Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
2,916,467 (July 2017 est.) (July 2018 est.)

note: Kuwait's Public Authority for Civil Information estimates the country's total population to be 4,437,590 for 2017, with immigrants accounting for more than 69.5%

Age structure
0-14 years: 24.81% (male 376,652 /female 347,019)
15-24 years: 15.04% (male 240,638 /female 197,946)
25-54 years: 52.3% (male 961,205 /female 563,979)
55-64 years: 5.2% (male 85,146 /female 66,373)
65 years and over: 2.66% (male 35,117 /female 42,392) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 29.8 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 27.1 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 2.7 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 37.3 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 29.4 years (2018 est.)
male: 30.5 years
female: 27.6 years
Population growth rate
1.38% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
18.8 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
2.3 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
-2.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 100% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 1.78% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
3.052 million KUWAIT (capital) (2019)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.22 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.7 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.28 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 1.4 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 6.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 6.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 78.3 years (2018 est.)
male: 76.9 years
female: 79.8 years
Total fertility rate
2.35 children born/woman (2018 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: urban: 99% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved: urban: 1% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 100% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 100% of population (2015 est.)
total: 100% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 0% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 0% of population (2015 est.)
total: 0% of population (2015 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%
male: 96.7%
female: 94.8% (2017 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 14 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2013)
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
4% (2015)
Physicians density
2.58 physicians/1,000 population (2015)
Hospital bed density
2 beds/1,000 population (2014)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
37.9% (2016)

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

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