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Kuwait People
Population:
2,257,549
note: includes 1,291,354 non-nationals (July 2004 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 27.5% (male 316,237; female 304,671)
15-64 years: 69.8% (male 1,007,298; female 569,128)
65 years and over: 2.7% (male 38,408; female 21,807) (2004 est.)
Median age:
total: 25.9 years
male: 28.2 years
female: 22 years (2004 est.)
Population growth rate:
3.36%
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2004 est.)
Birth rate:
21.85 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate:
2.44 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Net migration rate:
14.18 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.77 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.76 male(s)/female
total population: 1.52 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 10.26 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 11.27 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.22 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 76.84 years
male: 75.86 years
female: 77.86 years (2004 est.)
Total fertility rate:
3.03 children born/woman (2004 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.12% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
Nationality:
noun: Kuwaiti(s)
adjective: Kuwaiti
Religions:
Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shi'a 30%), Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other 15%
Languages:
Arabic (official), English widely spoken
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.5%
male: 85.1%
female: 81.7% (2003 est.)
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