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Kuwait:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
2,596,799
note: includes 1,291,354 non-nationals (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
145.7 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 26.6% (male 351,057/female 338,634)
15-64 years: 70.6% (male 1,172,460/female 659,927)
65 years and over: 2.9% (male 46,770/female 27,951) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 26.1 years
male: 28 years
female: 22.6 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.591%
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
21.9 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.37 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
16.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.78 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.67 male(s)/female
total population: 1.53 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 9.22 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.21 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 77.53 years
male: 76.38 years
female: 78.73 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.81 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.12% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: Kuwaiti(s)
adjective: Kuwaiti
Ethnic groups
Definition
Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%
Religions
Definition
Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shi'a 30%), other (includes Christian, Hindu, Parsi) 15%
Languages
Definition
Arabic (official), English widely spoken
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.3%
male: 94.4%
female: 91% (2005 census)


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