Jordan People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

10,909,567 (July 2021 est.)

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

country comparison to the world: 85

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% (includes Armenian, Circassian) (2015 est.)

note: data represent population by self-identified nationality

Languages

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

printed major-language sample:
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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

Age structure

0-14 years: 33.05% (male 1,837,696/female 1,738,935)

15-24 years: 19.77% (male 1,126,567/female 1,012,812)

25-54 years: 38.39% (male 2,250,328/female 1,903,996)

55-64 years: 5.11% (male 290,633/female 262,827)

65 years and over: 3.67% (male 194,464/female 202,386) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 58.2

youth dependency ratio: 52

elderly dependency ratio: 6.3

potential support ratio: 16 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 23.5 years

male: 23.9 years

female: 22.9 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 175

Population growth rate

0.82% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 119

Birth rate

22.79 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 56

Death rate

3.44 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 221

Net migration rate

-11.17 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 224

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: 91.6% of total population (2021)

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

Major urban areas - population

2.182 million AMMAN (capital) (2021)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

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

15-24 years: 1.11 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.18 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 1.11 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female

total population: 1.11 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth

24.6 years (2017/18 est.)

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

Maternal mortality rate

46 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 96

Infant mortality rate

total: 14.25 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 15.43 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 13 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 109

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 75.75 years

male: 74.25 years

female: 77.35 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 115

Total fertility rate

3 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 50

Contraceptive prevalence rate

51.8% (2017/18)

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 97.7% of population

total: 98.9% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 2.2% of population

total: 1.1% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

7.8% (2018)

Physicians density

2.32 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Hospital bed density

1.5 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 98.6% of population

rural: 96.6% of population

total: 98.5% of population

unimproved: urban: 1.4% of population

rural: 3.7% of population

total: 1.5% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

<.1 est.>

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS - deaths

Major infectious diseases

note: widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring throughout Jordan; as of 6 April 2021, Jordan has reported a total of 639,444 cases of COVID-19 or 6,267.13 cumulative cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population with 71.38 cumulative deaths per 100,000 population; as of 7 April 2021, 4% of the population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

35.5% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 13

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

3% (2012)

country comparison to the world: 94

Education expenditures

3.1% of GDP (2019)

country comparison to the world: 130

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 98.2%

male: 98.6%

female: 97.8% (2018)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 11 years

male: 11 years

female: 11 years (2012)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 37.3%

male: 34.8%

female: 49.4% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 16

NOTE: The information regarding Jordan on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jordan 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jordan 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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