Demographics of Albania

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Demographics of Albania, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

This articles is about the demographics of the People of Albania. Most statistics are estimates from the CIA World Factbook publication as there are no available official statistics.

Demographic data from the CIA World Factbook


3,563,112 (July 2005 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 25.6% (male 476,989/female 434,298)
15-64 years: 65.8% (male 1,199,964/female 1,144,886)
65 years and over: 8.6% (male 141,559/female 165,416) (2005 est.)

Median age

Total: 28.52 years
Male: 27.95 years
Female: 29.1 years (2005 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.52% (2005 est.)

Birth Rate

15.08 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Death Rate

5.12 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-4.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Sex Ratio

At birth: 1.1 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
Total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

Total: 21.52 deaths/1,000 live births
Male: 21.96 deaths/1,000 live births
Female: 21.03 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

Total population: 77.24 years
Male: 74.6 years
Female: 80.15 years (2005 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.04 children born/woman (2005 est.)


Adult prevalence rate: less than 0.01% (1999 est.)
People living with HIV/AIDS: less than 100 (2000 est.)
Deaths: less than 100 (1999 est.)


Noun: Albanian(s)
Adjective: Albanian

Ethnic Groups

Albanians: 95%
Greeks: 3%
Other: 2% (Aromanians, Gypsies, Jevgjit, Serbs, and Macedonian Slavs) (1989 est.)


No religious statistics gathered since 1943.

A rough estimate of today's situation, after the passing of communism, based on random polls, shows:

Atheist / Agnostic 60%

Roman Catholic 10%

Albanian Orthodox 10%

Muslim 10%

Other 10%

Old statistics of the pre-1945 period:

Muslim 70%

Albanian Orthodox 20%

Roman Catholic 10%

Note: all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice


Albanian (Tosk is the official dialect)
Greek (Spoken by the Greek minority of southern Albania)


Definition: age 9 and over can read and write
Total population: 86.5%
Male: 93.3%
Female: 79.5% (2003 est.)

Labor Force

1.09 million (not including 352,000 emigrant workers) (2004 est.)


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