Demographics of the United Arab Emirates

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Demographics of the United Arab Emirates, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

Population: 2,563,212
note: includes 1,606,079 non-nationals (July 2005 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 25.3% (male 331,269; female 317,977)
15-64 years: 71.1% (male 1,115,826; female 707,058)
65 years and over: 3.6% (male 66,404; female 24,678) (2005 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.54% (2005 est.)

Birth rate: 18.78 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Death rate: 4.26 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Net migration rate: 0.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.58 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 2.691 male(s)/female
total population: 1.442 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 14.51 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 75.24 years
male: 72.73 years
female: 77.87 years (2005 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.94 children born/woman (2005 est.)

Nationality:
noun: Emirian(s) (Emirati)
adjective: Emirian (Emirati)

Ethnic groups: Emiri (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)

Religions: Islam 96% (Shi'a 16%), Christianity, Hinduism, and other 4%

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

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77.9%
male: 76.1%
female: 81.7% (2003 est.)

See also : United Arab Emirates