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Taiwan PEOPLE 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Taiwan PEOPLE 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Population:
23,464,787 (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 55
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Nationality:
noun: Taiwan (singular and plural)
note: example - he or she is from Taiwan; they are from Taiwan
adjective: Taiwan (or Taiwanese)

Ethnic groups:
Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, mainland Chinese 14%, indigenous 2%

Languages:
Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects

Religions:
mixture of Buddhist and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%

Age structure:
0-14 years: 13.13% (male 1,588,679/female 1,493,419)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 13.17% (male 1,585,222/female 1,505,004)
[see also: Age structure 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 46.74% (male 5,477,446/female 5,490,829)
[see also: Age structure 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 13.89% (male 1,593,024/female 1,665,354)
[see also: Age structure 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 13.07% (male 1,408,367/female 1,657,443) (2016 est.)
[see also: Age structure 65 years and over country ranks ]
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: 40.2 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 39.5 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 40.9 years (2016 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 47

Population growth rate:
0.2% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 187
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
8.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 219
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 61
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Major urban areas - population:
TAIPEI (capital) 2.666 million; Kaohsiung 1.523 million; Taichung 1.225 million; Tainan 815,000 (2015)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.06 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 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 4.4 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 4.8 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 4 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 186

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 80.1 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total country ranks ]
male: 77 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 83.5 years (2016 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 40

Total fertility rate:
1.12 children born/woman (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 222
[see also: Total fertility rate 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 ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.5%
[see also: Literacy - total country ranks ]
male: 99.7%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 97.3% (2014 est.)


[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Taiwan on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Taiwan PEOPLE 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Taiwan PEOPLE 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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