United Arab Emirates Demographics Profile 2018

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Population6,072,475 (July 2017 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 2015 UN data (2017)
Age structure0-14 years: 21.01% (male 652,718/female 622,850)
15-24 years: 13.51% (male 487,558/female 332,829)
25-54 years: 61.14% (male 2,828,731/female 884,233)
55-64 years: 3.27% (male 147,429/female 51,097)
65 years and over: 1.07% (male 40,226/female 24,804) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 17.4
youth dependency ratio: 16.2
elderly dependency ratio: 1.2
potential support ratio: 83.4 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 30.3 years
male: 32.1 years
female: 25 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate2.37% (2017 est.)
Birth rate15.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate1.9 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate10.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 86.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 2.32% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationDubai 2.415 million; Sharjah 1.279 million; ABU DHABI (capital) 1.145 million (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.47 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 3.2 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 2.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.69 male(s)/female
total population: 2.18 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 10 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 11.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.7 years
male: 75 years
female: 80.4 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate2.32 children born/woman (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
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 accessimproved:
urban: 98% of population
rural: 95.2% of population
total: 97.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 4.8% of population
total: 2.4% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Emirati(s)
adjective: Emirati
Ethnic groupsEmirati 11.6%, South Asian 59.4% (includes Indian 38.2%, Bangladeshi 9.5%, Pakistani 9.4%, other 2.3%), Egyptian 10.2%, Philippine 6.1%, other 12.8% (2015 est.)
ReligionsMuslim (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%
note: represents the total population; about 85% of the population consists of noncitizens (2005 est.)
LanguagesArabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.8%
male: 93.1%
female: 95.8% (2015 est.)
Education expendituresNA
Maternal mortality rate6 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures3.6% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density1.56 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density1.1 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate31.7% (2016)

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

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