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Sierra Leone People 2011
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Sierra Leone People 2011
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 11, 2011

Population:
5,245,695 (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 113
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 41.7% (male 1,060,463/female 1,081,333)
[see also: Age structure - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 54.7% (male 1,344,650/female 1,461,203)
[see also: Age structure - 15-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 3.6% (male 83,595/female 100,894) (2010 est.)
[see also: Age structure - 65 years and over country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 19 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 18.6 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 19.5 years (2010 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]

Population growth rate:
2.216% (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 38
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
38.79 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 15
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
11.97 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 31
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-4.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population
country comparison to the world: 199
note: refugees currently in surrounding countries are slowly returning (2010 est.)
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 38% of total population (2008)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 2.9% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - under 15 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2010 est.)
[see also: Sex ratio - total population country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 80.16 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 13
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 89.06 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 70.99 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 55.69 years
country comparison to the world: 198
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total population country ranks ]
male: 53.27 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 58.18 years (2010 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]

Total fertility rate:
4.97 children born/woman (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.7% (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 37
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
55,000 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 62
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
3,300 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 54
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
aerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa fever (2009)

Nationality:
noun: Sierra Leonean(s)
adjective: Sierra Leonean

Ethnic groups:
Temne 35%, Mende 31%, Limba 8%, Kono 5%, Kriole 2% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century; also known as Krio), Mandingo 2%, Loko 2%, other 15% (includes refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, and small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians) (2008 census)

Religions:
Muslim 60%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs 30%

Languages:
English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population: 35.1%
[see also: Literacy - total population country ranks ]
male: 46.9%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 24.4% (2004 est.)
[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 7 years
male: 9 years
female: 6 years (2001)

Education expenditures:
3.8% of GDP (2005)
country comparison to the world: 114
[see also: Education expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Sierra Leone on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sierra Leone People 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sierra Leone People 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.






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