United Arab Emirates Demographics Profile

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Population
9,992,083 (July 2020 est.)

note: the UN estimated the country's total population was 9,771,000 as of mid-year 2019; immigrants make up 87.9% of the total population, according to UN data (2019)

Age structure
0-14 years: 14.45% (male 745,492/female 698,330)
15-24 years: 7.94% (male 431,751/female 361,804)
25-54 years: 68.03% (male 5,204,618/female 1,592,987)
55-64 years: 7.68% (male 658,892/female 108,850)
65 years and over: 1.9% (male 146,221/female 43,138) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 19.2
youth dependency ratio: 17.7
elderly dependency ratio: 1.5
potential support ratio: 66.4 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 38.4 years
male: 40.4 years
female: 31.5 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
1.49% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
9.5 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
2 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
7.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 87% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 1.71% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
2.878 million Dubai, 1.685 million Sharjah, 1.483 million ABU DHABI (capital) (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.19 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 3.27 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 6.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 3.39 male(s)/female
total population: 256.2 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 5.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 79 years
male: 77.6 years
female: 80.5 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
1.73 children born/woman (2020 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Drinking water source
improved: total: 100% of population
unimproved: total: 0% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: total: 98.6% of population
unimproved: total: 1.4% of population (2017 est.)
Nationality
noun: Emirati(s)
adjective: Emirati
Ethnic groups
Emirati 11.6%, South Asian 59.4% (includes Indian 38.2%, Bangladeshi 9.5%, Pakistani 9.4%, other 2.3%), Egyptian 10.2%, Filipino 6.1%, other 12.8% (2015 est.)
Religions
Muslim (official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha'i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15% (2005 est.)

note: data represent the total population; as of 2019, immigrants make up about 87.9% of the total population, according to UN data

Languages
Arabic (official), English, Hindi, Malayam, Urdu, Pashto, Tagalog, Persian
Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.8%
male: 93.1%
female: 95.8% (2015)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 14 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2017)
Education expenditures
NA
Maternal mortality rate
3 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
3.3% (2017)
Physicians density
2.44 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
1.4 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
31.7% (2016)

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

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