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Kuwait PEOPLE 2015
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Nationality:
noun: Kuwaiti(s)
adjective: Kuwaiti

Ethnic groups:
Kuwaiti 31.3%, other Arab 27.9%, Asian 37.8%, African 1.9%, other 1.1% (includes European, North American, South American, and Australian) (2013 est.)

Languages:
Arabic (official), English widely spoken

Religions:
Muslim (official) 76.7%, Christian 17.3%, other and unspecified 5.9%
note: represents the total population; about 69% of the population consists of immigrants (2013 est.)

Population:
2,742,711
country comparison to the world: 141
note: Kuwait's Public Authority for Civil Information estimates the country's total population to be 3,996,899 for 2014, with immigrants accounting for almost 69% (July 2014 est.)
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 25.4% (male 363,001/female 334,851)
15-24 years: 15.3% (male 230,628/female 188,892)
25-54 years: 52.3% (male 910,832/female 524,690)
55-64 years: 4.7% (male 73,816/female 54,678)
65 years and over: 2.1% (male 29,312/female 32,011) (2014 est.) population pyramid:

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 37.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 33.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 3.3 %
potential support ratio: 30.4 (2014 est.)

Median age:
total: 28.9 years
male: 30.1 years
female: 26.8 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.7%
country comparison to the world: 73
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2014 est.)
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
20.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 84
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
2.16 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 223
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-1.11 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 151
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 98.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.42% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
KUWAIT (capital) 2.406 million (2011)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.22 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.74 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.42 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female
total population: 1.43 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
14 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 145
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 7.51 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 159
male: 7.26 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.76 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 77.64 years
country comparison to the world: 64
male: 76.37 years
female: 78.96 years (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.53 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 79
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
2.7% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 182
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
1.79 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
2 beds/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 99% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 1% of population (2012 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
0% of population
0% of population
0% of population (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (2001 est.)
country comparison to the world: 155
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
42% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 10
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
2.2% (2012)
country comparison to the world: 120
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
3.8% of GDP (2006)
country comparison to the world: 116
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
male: 95%
female: 91.8% (2008 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2004)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 11.3%
country comparison to the world: 103
male: 11.8%
female: 10% (2005)


NOTE: The information regarding Kuwait on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kuwait PEOPLE 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kuwait PEOPLE 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.



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