United Arab Emirates People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

9,856,612 (July 2021 est.)

note: the UN estimated the country's total population was 9,771,000 as of mid-year 2019; immigrants make up 87.9% of the total population, according to UN data (2019)

country comparison to the world: 92

Nationality

noun: Emirati(s)

adjective: Emirati

Ethnic groups

Emirati 11.6%, South Asian 59.4% (includes Indian 38.2%, Bangladeshi 9.5%, Pakistani 9.4%, other 2.3%), Egyptian 10.2%, Filipino 6.1%, other 12.8% (2015 est.)

Languages

Arabic (official), English, Hindi, Malayam, Urdu, Pashto, Tagalog, Persian

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Religions

Muslim (official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha'i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15% (2005 est.)

note: data represent the total population; as of 2019, immigrants make up about 87.9% of the total population, according to UN data

Age structure

0-14 years: 14.45% (male 745,492/female 698,330)

15-24 years: 7.94% (male 431,751/female 361,804)

25-54 years: 68.03% (male 5,204,618/female 1,592,987)

55-64 years: 7.68% (male 658,892/female 108,850)

65 years and over: 1.9% (male 146,221/female 43,138) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 19.2

youth dependency ratio: 17.7

elderly dependency ratio: 1.5

potential support ratio: 66.4 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 38.4 years

male: 40.4 years

female: 31.5 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 63

Population growth rate

0.62% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 150

Birth rate

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

country comparison to the world: 180

Death rate

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

country comparison to the world: 228

Net migration rate

-3.18 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 181

Population distribution

population is heavily concentrated to the northeast on the Musandam Peninsula; the three largest emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah - are home to nearly 85% of the population

Urbanization

urban population: 87.3% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 1.5% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

2.921 million Dubai, 1.737 million Sharjah, 1.512 million ABU DHABI (capital) (2021)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.19 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 3.27 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 6.05 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 3.39 male(s)/female

total population: 2.56 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

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

country comparison to the world: 180

Infant mortality rate

total: 5.25 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 5.82 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 4.65 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 175

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 79.37 years

male: 78.04 years

female: 80.78 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 61

Total fertility rate

1.65 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 178

Drinking water source

improved: total: 100% of population

unimproved: total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

4.2% (2018)

Physicians density

2.53 physicians/1,000 population (2018)

Hospital bed density

1.4 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

improved: total: 98.6% of population

unimproved: total: 1.4% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.1% (2020)

country comparison to the world: 133

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS - deaths

100 country comparison to the world: 61

Major infectious diseases

note: widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring throughout UAE; as of 6 April 2021, UAE has reported a total of 472,148 cases of COVID-19 or 4,773.8 cumulative cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population with 15.29 cumulative deaths per 100,000 population; as of 23 February 2021, 35.2% of the population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

31.7% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 20

Education expenditures

N/A

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 93.8%

male: 93.1%

female: 95.8% (2015)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 14 years

male: 14 years

female: 15 years (2017)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 7.2%

male: 4.9%

female: 15% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 155

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