The People of The United Arab Emirates

The People of The United Arab Emirates

Emirati People

Population: 4,798,491 note: estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net inmigration of non-citizens than previous estimates (July 2009 est.)

Age structure: 0-14 years: 20.4% (male 500,928/female 478,388) 15-64 years: 78.7% (male 2,768,030/female 1,008,404) 65 years and over: 0.9% (male 27,601/female 15,140) note: 73.9% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2009 est.)

Median age: total: 30.1 years male: 32 years female: 24.7 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.689% (2009 est.)

Death rate: 2.13 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate: 22.98 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 2.74 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 1.82 male(s)/female total population: 2.19 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 12.7 deaths/1,000 live births male: 14.86 deaths/1,000 live births female: 10.44 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.11 years male: 73.56 years female: 78.78 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.42 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.18% (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA

HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA

Nationality: noun: Emirati(s) adjective: Emirati

Ethnic groups: Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982) note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)

Religions: Muslim 96% (Shia 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%

Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 77.9% male: 76.1% female: 81.7% (2003 est.)

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