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Philippines Demographics Profile

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Population
109,180,815 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 32.42% (male 18,060,976/female 17,331,781)
15-24 years: 19.16% (male 10,680,325/female 10,243,047)
25-54 years: 37.37% (male 20,777,741/female 20,027,153)
55-64 years: 6.18% (male 3,116,485/female 3,633,301)
65 years and over: 4.86% (male 2,155,840/female 3,154,166) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 55.2
youth dependency ratio: 46.6
elderly dependency ratio: 8.6
potential support ratio: 11.7 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 24.1 years
male: 23.6 years
female: 24.6 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
1.52% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
22.9 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
6 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
-1.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 47.4% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 1.99% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
13.923 million MANILA (capital), 1.825 million Davao, 980,000 Cebu City, 917,000 Zamboanga, 881,000 Antipolo, 753,000 Cagayan de Oro City (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.86 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.68 male(s)/female
total population: 100.7 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
22.8 years (2017 est.)

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

Infant mortality rate
total: 20 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 17 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 70 years
male: 66.5 years
female: 73.8 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
2.92 children born/woman (2020 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
54.1% (2017)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.1% (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
97,000 (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
1,600 (2019 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 97.7% of population
rural: 92.7% of population
total: 95.4% of population
unimproved: urban: 2.3% of population
rural: 7.3% of population
total: 4.6% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 95% of population
rural: 88.2% of population
total: 91.4% of population
unimproved: urban: 5% of population
rural: 11.8% of population
total: 8.6% of population (2017 est.)
Major infectious diseases
degree of risk: high (2020)
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
water contact diseases: leptospirosis
note - on 8 October 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Travel Health Notice regarding a polio outbreak in the Philippines; CDC recommends that all travelers to the Philippines be vaccinated fully against polio; before traveling to the Philippines, adults who completed their routine polio vaccine series as children should receive a single, lifetime adult booster dose of polio vaccine
Nationality
noun: Filipino(s)
adjective: Philippine
Ethnic groups
Tagalog 24.4%, Bisaya/Binisaya 11.4%, Cebuano 9.9%, Ilocano 8.8%, Hiligaynon/Ilonggo 8.4%, Bikol/Bicol 6.8%, Waray 4%, other local ethnicity 26.1%, other foreign ethnicity .1% (2010 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 80.6%, Protestant 8.2% (includes Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches 2.7%, National Council of Churches in the Philippines 1.2%, other Protestant 4.3%), other Christian 3.4%, Muslim 5.6%, tribal religions .2%, other 1.9%, none .1% (2010 est.)
Languages
unspecified Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan
Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.2%
male: 98.1%
female: 98.2% (2015)
People - note
one of only two predominantly Christian nations in Southeast Asia, the other being Timor-Leste
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 15 years (2017)
Education expenditures
2.7% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate
121 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
19.1% (2018)
Health expenditures
4.4% (2017)
Physicians density
0.6 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
1 beds/1,000 population (2014)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
6.4% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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