Jordan People - 2023


SOURCE: 2023 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

11,086,716 (2023 est.)

note: increased estimate reflects revised assumptions about the net migration rate due to the increased flow of Syrian refugees

Nationality

noun: Jordanian(s)

adjective: Jordanian

Ethnic groups

Jordanian 69.3%, Syrian 13.3%, Palestinian 6.7%, Egyptian 6.7%, Iraqi 1.4%, other 2.6% (2015 est.)

note: data represent population by self-identified nationality in national census

Languages

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

major-language sample(s):
كتاب حقائق العالم، المصدر الذي لا يمكن الاستغناء عنه للمعلومات الأساسية (Arabic)

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Religions

Muslim 97.1% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.1% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <0.1%, folk <0.1%, other <0.1%, unaffiliated <0.1% (2020 est.)

MENA religious affiliation

Age structure

0-14 years: 31.42% (male 1,788,882/female 1,694,417)

15-64 years: 64.53% (male 3,802,074/female 3,352,680)

65 years and over: 4.05% (2023 est.) (male 218,218/female 230,445)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 57.1

youth dependency ratio: 51.2

elderly dependency ratio: 5.8

potential support ratio: 17.1 (2021 est.)

Median age

total: 23.5 years

male: 23.9 years

female: 22.9 years (2020 est.)

Population growth rate

0.79% (2023 est.)

Birth rate

22.37 births/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Death rate

3.47 deaths/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Net migration rate

-10.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Population distribution

population heavily concentrated in the west, and particularly the northwest, in and around the capital of Amman; a sizeable, but smaller population is located in the southwest along the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba

Urbanization

urban population: 92% of total population (2023)

rate of urbanization: 0.98% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

total population growth rate v. urban population growth rate, 2000-2030

Major urban areas - population

2.232 million AMMAN (capital) (2023)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.13 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female

total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2023 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth

24.6 years (2017/18 est.)

note: data represents median age at first birth among women 25-49

Maternal mortality ratio

41 deaths/100,000 live births (2020 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 13.56 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 14.66 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 12.39 deaths/1,000 live births (2023 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 76.26 years

male: 74.77 years

female: 77.84 years (2023 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.91 children born/woman (2023 est.)

Gross reproduction rate

1.41 (2023 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

51.8% (2017/18)

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 99.2% of population

rural: 97.9% of population

total: 99.1% of population

unimproved: urban: 0.8% of population

rural: 2.1% of population

total: 0.9% of population (2020 est.)

Current health expenditure

7.5% of GDP (2020)

Physicians density

2.66 physicians/1,000 population (2019)

Hospital bed density

1.5 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 98.8% of population

rural: 97.8% of population

total: 98.7% of population

unimproved: urban: 1.2% of population

rural: 2.2% of population

total: 1.3% of population (2020 est.)

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

35.5% (2016)

Alcohol consumption per capita

total: 0.25 liters of pure alcohol (2019 est.)

beer: 0.06 liters of pure alcohol (2019 est.)

wine: 0 liters of pure alcohol (2019 est.)

spirits: 0.19 liters of pure alcohol (2019 est.)

other alcohols: 0 liters of pure alcohol (2019 est.)

Tobacco use

total: 34.8% (2020 est.)

male: 56.8% (2020 est.)

female: 12.8% (2020 est.)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

3% (2012)

Currently married women (ages 15-49)

55.6% (2023 est.)

Child marriage

women married by age 15: 1.5%

women married by age 18: 9.7%

men married by age 18: 0.1% (2018 est.)

Education expenditures

3.2% of GDP (2021 est.)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 98.4%

male: 98.7%

female: 98.4% (2021)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 11 years

male: 10 years

female: 11 years (2020)

Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24)

total: 40.5%

male: 37.4%

female: 53.8% (2021 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Jordan on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jordan 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jordan 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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