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Cote d'Ivoire PEOPLE 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Cote d'Ivoire PEOPLE 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Population:
24,184,810
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 54
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Nationality:
noun: Ivoirian(s)
adjective: Ivoirian

Ethnic groups:
Akan 28.8%, Voltaique or Gur 16.1%, Northern Mande 14.5%, Kru 8.5%, Southern Mande 6.9%, unspecified 0.9%, non-Ivoirian 42.3% (2014 est.)

Languages:
French (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken

Religions:
Muslim 42.9%, Catholic 17.2%, Evangelical 11.8%, Methodist 1.7%, other Christian 3.2%, animist 3.6%, other religion 0.5%, none 19.1%
note: the majority of foreign migrant workers are Muslim (72.7%) and Christian (17.7%) (2014 est.)

Demographic profile:
Cote d’Ivoire’s population is likely to continue growing for the foreseeable future because almost 60% of the populace is younger than 25, the total fertility rate is holding steady at about 3.5 children per woman, and contraceptive use is under 20%. The country will need to improve education, health care, and gender equality in order to turn its large and growing youth cohort into human capital. Even prior to 2010 unrest that shuttered schools for months, access to education was poor, especially for women. As of 2015, only 53% of men and 33% of women were literate. The lack of educational attainment contributes to Cote d’Ivoire’s high rates of unskilled labor, adolescent pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS prevalence. Following its independence in 1960, Cote d’Ivoire’s stability and the blossoming of its labor-intensive cocoa and coffee industries in the southwest made it an attractive destination for migrants from other parts of the country and its neighbors, particularly Burkina Faso. The HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY administration continued the French colonial policy of encouraging labor immigration by offering liberal land ownership laws. Foreigners from West Africa, Europe (mainly France), and Lebanon composed about 25% of the population by 1998. Ongoing economic decline since the 1980s and the power struggle after HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY’s death in 1993 ushered in the politics of “Ivoirite,” institutionalizing an Ivoirian identity that further marginalized northern Ivoirians and scapegoated immigrants. The hostile Muslim north-Christian south divide snowballed into a 2002 civil war, pushing tens of thousands of foreign migrants, Liberian refugees, and Ivoirians to flee to war-torn Liberia or other regional countries and more than a million people to be internally displaced. Subsequently, violence following the contested 2010 presidential election prompted some 250,000 people to seek refuge in Liberia and other neighboring countries and again internally displaced as many as a million people. By July 2012, the majority had returned home, but ongoing inter-communal tension and armed conflict continue to force people from their homes.

Age structure:
0-14 years: 36.97% (male 4,508,541/female 4,431,979)
[see also: Age structure - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 20.91% (male 2,549,588/female 2,508,317)
[see also: Age structure - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 34.58% (male 4,272,294/female 4,090,997)
[see also: Age structure - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 4.04% (male 490,918/female 486,702)
[see also: Age structure - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 3.5% (male 403,757/female 441,717) (2017 est.)

population pyramid:
A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. The male and female populations are broken down into 5-year age groups represented as horizontal bars along the vertical axis, with the youngest age groups at the bottom and the oldest at the top. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility, mortality, and international migration trends.

For additional information, please see the entry for Population pyramid on the Definitions and Notes page under the References tab.

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 83.8
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 78.5
[see also: Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio country ranks ]
elderly dependency ratio: 5.3
[see also: Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio country ranks ]
potential support ratio: 18.9 (2015 est.)
[see also: Dependency ratios - potential support ratio country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 20.9 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 21 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 20.9 years (2017 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 187

Population growth rate:
1.84% (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 55
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
27.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 45
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 53
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 79
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Population distribution:
the population is primarily located in the forested south, with the highest concentration of people residing in and around the cities on the Atlantic coast; most of the northern savanna remains sparsely populated with higher concentrations located along transportation corridors

Urbanization:
urban population: 55.5% of total population (2017)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 3.39% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Major urban areas - population:
YAMOUSSOUKRO (capital) 259,000 (2014); ABIDJAN (seat of government) 4.86 million; Bouake 762,000 (2015)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
[see also: Sex ratio - total population country ranks ]

Mother's mean age at first birth:
19.8 years
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011/12 est.)

Maternal mortality ratio:
645 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 12
[see also: Maternal mortality ratio country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 55.8 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 61.5 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 49.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 21

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 59 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total population country ranks ]
male: 57.8 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 60.2 years (2017 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 207
[See also: Healthy Life Expectancy ]
[See also: Health Performance ]

Total fertility rate:
3.38 children born/woman (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 45
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
18.2% (2011/12)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
5.7% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 113
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
0.14 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved: urban: 93.1% of population rural: 68.8% of population total: 81.9% of population
unimproved: urban: 6.9% of population rural: 31.2% of population total: 18.1% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved: urban: 32.8% of population rural: 10.3% of population total: 22.5% of population
unimproved: urban: 67.2% of population rural: 89.7% of population total: 77.5% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
2.7% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 22
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
460,000 (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 15
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
25,000 (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 11
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
animal contact disease: rabies
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis (2016)

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
10.3% (2016)
country comparison to the world: 139
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
15.7% (2012)
country comparison to the world: 43
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
4.7% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 89

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
[see also: Literacy - total population country ranks ]
male: 53.1%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 32.5% (2015 est.)
[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 9 years
[see also: School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total country ranks ]
male: 10 years
[see also: School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male country ranks ]
female: 8 years (2015)


[see also: School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Cote d'Ivoire on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cote d'Ivoire PEOPLE 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cote d'Ivoire PEOPLE 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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