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Faroe Islands PEOPLE 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Faroe Islands PEOPLE 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Population:
50,730 (July 2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 211
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Nationality:
noun: Faroese (singular and plural)
adjective: Faroese

Ethnic groups:
Faroese 88% (Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon descent), Danish 7.6%, other 4.4% (includes Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Filipino, Thai, British)
note: data represent respondents by country of birth (2017 est.)

Languages:
Faroese 93.8% (derived from Old Norse), Danish 3.2%, other 3% (2011 est.)

Religions:
Christian 89.3% (predominantly Evangelical Lutheran), other 0.7%, more than one religion 0.2%, none 3.8%, unspecified 6% (2011 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 19.89% (male 5,214/female 4,878)
[see also: Age structure - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 14.34% (male 3,738/female 3,538)
[see also: Age structure - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 37.31% (male 10,252/female 8,676)
[see also: Age structure - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 11.69% (male 3,054/female 2,878)
[see also: Age structure - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 16.76% (male 4,111/female 4,391) (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.

Median age:
total: 37.6 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 37.1 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 38.3 years (2017 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 66

Population growth rate:
0.55% (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 150
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
14.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 134
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
8.8 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 68
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 82
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Population distribution:
the island of Streymoy is by far the most populous with over 40% of the population; it has approximately twice as many inhabitants as Eysturoy, the second most populous island; seven of the inhabited islands have fewer than 100 people

Urbanization:
urban population: 42.4% of total population (2017)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 0.87% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Major urban areas - population:
TORSHAVN (capital) 21,000 (2014)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 1.08 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
[see also: Sex ratio - total population country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 5.4 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 5.7 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 5.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 173

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 80.5 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total population country ranks ]
male: 78 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 83.2 years (2017 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 38
[See also: Healthy Life Expectancy ]
[See also: Health Performance ]

Total fertility rate:
2.35 children born/woman (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 86
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Physicians density:
2.63 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
4.1 beds/1,000 population (2015)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Faroe Islands 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 Faroe Islands PEOPLE 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Islands PEOPLE 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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