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South Sudan PEOPLE 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











South Sudan PEOPLE 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 20, 2014

Nationality:
noun: South Sudanese (singular and plural)
adjective: South Sudanese

Ethnic groups:
Dinka 35.8%, Nuer 15.6%, Shilluk, Azande, Bari, Kakwa, Kuku, Murle, Mandari, Didinga, Ndogo, Bviri, Lndi, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi (2011 est.)

Languages:
English (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk

Religions:
animist, Christian

Population:
11,562,695 (July 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 75
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 45.8% (male 2,699,556/female 2,593,241)
15-24 years: 19.9% (male 1,210,962/female 1,084,810)
25-54 years: 29.1% (male 1,622,776/female 1,742,842)
55-64 years: 3.2% (male 198,106/female 166,664)
65 years and over: 2.1% (male 136,932/female 106,806) (2014 est.)
population pyramid:
population pyramid

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 82.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 76.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4 %
potential support ratio: 15.6 (2014 est.)

Median age:
total: 16.8 years
male: 16.6 years
female: 17 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate:
4.12% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 3
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
37.68 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 13
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
8.42 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 81
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
11.94 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 13
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 18% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 4.23% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
JUBA (capital) 269,000 (2011)

Maternal mortality rate:
2,054 deaths/100,000 live births (2006)
country comparison to the world: 1
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 68.16 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 16
male: 72.92 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 63.15 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate:
5.43 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 11
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
3.5% (2006)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Drinking water source:

63.4% of population
55% of population
56.5% of population
36.6% of population
45% of population
43.5% of population (2012 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 15.7% of population
rural: 7.3% of population
total: 8.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 84.3% of population
rural: 92.7% of population
total: 91.1% of population (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
2.7% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
153,800 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 33
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
12,900 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 22
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne disease: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: malaria, dengue fever, trypanosomiasis-Gambiense (African sleeping sickness)
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis
animal contact disease: rabies (2013)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
32.5% (2006)
country comparison to the world: 11
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 27%
male: 40%
female: 16% (2009)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding South Sudan 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 South Sudan PEOPLE 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Sudan PEOPLE 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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