United Arab Emirates Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
9,701,315 (July 2018 est.)

note: the UN estimated the country's total population was 9,400,145 as of mid-year 2017; immigrants make up more than 88% of the total population, according to UN data (2017)

Age structure
0-14 years: 14.39% (male 724,904 /female 671,524)
15-24 years: 7.64% (male 408,376 /female 332,986)
25-54 years: 70.45% (male 5,297,201 /female 1,537,300)
55-64 years: 6.05% (male 499,579 /female 87,037)
65 years and over: 1.47% (male 106,739 /female 35,669) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 17.4 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 16.2 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 1.2 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 83.4 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 37.2 years (2018 est.)
male: 39 years
female: 31.1 years
Population growth rate
1.44% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
9.8 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
1.7 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
6.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 86.8% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 1.71% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
2.833 million Dubai, 1.629 million Sharjah, 1.452 million ABU DHABI (capital) (2019)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.23 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 3.45 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 5.74 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 2.99 male(s)/female
total population: 2.64 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 5.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 78.7 years (2018 est.)
male: 77.3 years
female: 80.1 years
Total fertility rate
1.73 children born/woman (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 99.6% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 99.6% of population
unimproved: urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0.4% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 98% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 95.2% of population (2015 est.)
total: 97.6% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 2% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 4.8% of population (2015 est.)
total: 2.4% of population (2015 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; about 85% of the population consists of noncitizens

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 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 14 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2016)
Education expenditures
NA
Maternal mortality rate
3 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
3.5% (2015)
Physicians density
2.39 physicians/1,000 population (2016)
Hospital bed density
1.2 beds/1,000 population (2013)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
31.7% (2016)

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

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