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Maldives Demographic Profile

Population

394,999 (July 2011 estimate)

Age structure

0-14 years: 21.5% (male 43,332/female 41,642)
15-64 years: 74.4% (male 177,365/female 116,552)
65 years and over: 4.1% (male 7,888/female 8,220) (2011 estimate)

Median age

total: 26.2 years
male: 26.8 years
female: 25.2 years (2011 estimate)

Population growth rate

-0.151% (2011 estimate)

Birth rate

14.83 births/1,000 population (2011 estimate)

Death rate

3.71 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 estimate)

Net migration rate

-12.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 estimate)

Urbanization

urban population: 40% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 4.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 estimate)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.57 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.98 male(s)/female
total population: 1.4 male(s)/female (2011 estimate)

Infant mortality rate

total: 27.45 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 29.93 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 24.84 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 estimate)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 74.45 years
male: 72.22 years
female: 76.8 years (2011 estimate)

Total fertility rate

1.81 children born/woman (2011 estimate)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

less than 0.1% (2009 estimate)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

fewer than 100 (2009 estimate)

HIV/AIDS - deaths

fewer than 100 (2009 estimate)

Nationality

noun: Maldivian(s)
adjective: Maldivian

Ethnic groups

South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs

Religions

Sunni Muslim

Languages

Dhivehi (official) (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.8%
male: 93%
female: 94.7% (2006 Census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 12 years
male: 13 years
female: 12 years (2006)

Education expenditures

8.1% of GDP (2008)

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