Moldova People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

3,323,875 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 133

Nationality

noun: Moldovan(s)

adjective: Moldovan

Ethnic groups

Moldovan 75.1%, Romanian 7%, Ukrainian 6.6%, Gagauz 4.6%, Russian 4.1%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 0.8% (2014 est.)

Languages

Moldovan/Romanian 80.2% (official) (56.7% identify their mother tongue as Moldovan, which is virtually the same as Romanian; 23.5% identify Romanian as their mother tongue), Russian 9.7%, Gagauz 4.2% (a Turkish language), Ukrainian 3.9%, Bulgarian 1.5%, Romani 0.3%, other 0.2% (2014 est.); note - data represent mother tongue

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Religions

Orthodox 90.1%, other Christian 2.6%, other 0.1%, agnostic <.1 atheist unspecified est.>

Age structure

0-14 years: 18.31% (male 317,243/female 298,673)

15-24 years: 11.27% (male 196,874/female 182,456)

25-54 years: 43.13% (male 738,103/female 712,892)

55-64 years: 13.26% (male 205,693/female 240,555)

65 years and over: 14.03% (male 186,949/female 285,058) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 39.6

youth dependency ratio: 22.2

elderly dependency ratio: 17.4

potential support ratio: 5.7 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 37.7 years

male: 36.2 years

female: 39.5 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 68

Population growth rate

-1.1% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 232

Birth rate

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

country comparison to the world: 185

Death rate

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

country comparison to the world: 12

Net migration rate

-8.95 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 220

Population distribution

pockets of agglomeration exist throughout the country, the largest being in the center of the country around the capital of Chisinau, followed by Tiraspol and Balti

Urbanization

urban population: 43% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 0.09% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

494,000 CHISINAU (capital) (2021)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

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

15-24 years: 1.08 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.86 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.66 male(s)/female

total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth

25.2 years (2019 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

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

country comparison to the world: 125

Infant mortality rate

total: 11.83 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 13.8 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 9.73 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 122

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 72.16 years

male: 68.3 years

female: 76.26 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 158

Total fertility rate

1.58 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 189

Contraceptive prevalence rate

56% (2020)

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 98.5% of population

rural: 84.6% of population

total: 90.5% of population

unimproved: urban: 1.5% of population

rural: 15.4% of population

total: 9.5% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

6.6% (2018)

Physicians density

3.21 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Hospital bed density

5.8 beds/1,000 population (2013)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 98.3% of population

rural: 78.9% of population

total: 87.2% of population

unimproved: urban: 1.7% of population

rural: 21.1% of population

total: 12.8% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.8% (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 53

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

14,000 (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 94

HIV/AIDS - deaths

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

18.9% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 115

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

2.2% (2012)

country comparison to the world: 106

Education expenditures

5.4% of GDP (2018)

country comparison to the world: 40

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 99.4%

male: 99.7%

female: 99.1% (2015)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 11 years

male: 11 years

female: 12 years (2019)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 10.4%

male: 11.1%

female: 9.4% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 121

NOTE: The information regarding Moldova 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 Moldova 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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