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United Arab Emirates PEOPLE 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United Arab Emirates PEOPLE 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 23, 2014

Nationality:
noun: Emirati(s)
adjective: Emirati

Ethnic groups:
Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)

Languages:
Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Religions:
Muslim (Islam; 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.)

Population:
5,628,805
country comparison to the world: 113
note: estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net immigration of non-citizens than previous estimates; the United Arab Emirates' National Bureau of Statistics estimated the country's total population to have been 8,264,070 in 2010, based on census data; immigrants make up more than 80% of the total population, according to UN data (2013) (July 2014 est.)
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 20.7% (male 597,476/female 570,275)
15-24 years: 13.7% (male 457,647/female 311,673)
25-54 years: 61.5% (male 2,639,018/female 820,915)
55-64 years: 3.1% (male 132,718/female 43,624)
65 years and over: 1% (male 35,071/female 20,388) (2014 est.)
population pyramid:
population pyramid

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 19.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 18.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 0.5 %
potential support ratio: 182.8 (2014 est.)

Median age:
total: 30.3 years
male: 32 years
female: 25 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate:
2.71% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 21
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
15.54 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
1.99 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 224
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
13.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 10
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 84.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.52% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
ABU DHABI (capital) 942,000; Dubai 1.978 million; Sharjah 983,000 (2011)

Sex ratio:
at 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: 3.22 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 2.19 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.77 male(s)/female
total population: 2.19 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
12 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 146
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 10.92 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 133
male: 12.73 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.01 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 77.09 years
country comparison to the world: 70
male: 74.49 years
female: 79.83 years (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 89
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
3.3% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 178
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
1.93 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
1.9 beds/1,000 population (2008)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

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 (2012 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 98% of population
rural: 95.2% of population
total: 97.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 4.8% of population
total: 2.5% of population (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.2% (2001 est.)
country comparison to the world: 113
[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:
32.7% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 22
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
NA
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 89.5%
female: 91.5% (2005 est.)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 12.1%
country comparison to the world: 99
male: 7.9%
female: 21.8% (2008)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates PEOPLE 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Arab Emirates 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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