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Jordan


    • Population:
      4,100,709 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        44% (female 884,462; male 930,266)

        15-64 years:
        53% (female 1,058,060; male 1,119,347)

        65 years and over:
        3% (female 53,709; male 54,865) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.69% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      37.32 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      4.02 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -6.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      32.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        72.27 years

        male:
        70.43 years

        female:
        74.21 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      5.25 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Jordanian(s)

        adjective:
        Jordanian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%

    • Religions:
      Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 8%

    • Languages:
      Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1991)

        total population:
        83%

        male:
        91%

        female:
        75%

    • Labor force:
      600,000 (1992)

        by occupation:
        industry 11.4%, commerce, restaurants, and hotels 10.5%, construction 10.0%, transport and communications 8.7%, agriculture 7.4%, other services 52.0% (1992)






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