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Norway Demographics Profile 2018

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Population5,320,045 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 18% (male 490,915/female 466,515)
15-24 years: 12.58% (male 343,103/female 326,053)
25-54 years: 41.01% (male 1,125,334/female 1,056,330)
55-64 years: 11.71% (male 315,223/female 307,639)
65 years and over: 16.71% (male 409,057/female 479,876) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 52.1
youth dependency ratio: 27.3
elderly dependency ratio: 24.8
potential support ratio: 4
note: data include Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 39.2 years
male: 38.4 years
female: 40 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate1.01% (2017 est.)
Birth rate12.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate5.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 81% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.31% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
note: data include Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Major cities - populationOSLO (capital) 986,000 (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth28.9 years
note: data is calculated based on actual age at first births (2015 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 2.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 2.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.9 years
male: 79.8 years
female: 84 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.85 children born/woman (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 98% of population
rural: 98.3% of population
total: 98.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 1.7% of population
total: 1.9% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Norwegian(s)
adjective: Norwegian
Ethnic groupsNorwegian 83.2% (includes about 60,000 Sami), other European 8.3%, other 8.5% (2017 est.)
ReligionsChurch of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 71.5%, Roman Catholic 2.8%, other Christian 3.9%, Muslim 2.8%, other 2%, unspecified 7.5% (2016 est.)
LanguagesBokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
note: Sami is an official language in nine municipalities
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 18 years
male: 17 years
female: 18 years (2015)
Education expenditures7.4% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate5 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures9.7% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density4.42 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density3.85 beds/1,000 population (2014)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate23.1% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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