The People of Western Sahara

The People of Western Sahara

Sahrawi, Sahrawian, Sahraouian People

Population: 405,210 note: estimate is based on projections by age, sex, fertility, mortality, and migration; fertility and mortality are based on data from neighboring countries (July 2009 est.)

Age structure: 0-14 years: 44.9% (male 92,428/female 89,570) 15-64 years: 52.8% (male 105,191/female 108,803) 65 years and over: 2.3% (male 3,881/female 5,337) (2009 est.)

Median age: total: 17.3 years male: 16.8 years female: 17.8 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.829% NA (2009 est.)

Death rate: 11.74 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate:

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 69.66 deaths/1,000 live births male: 69.84 deaths/1,000 live births female: 69.47 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 54.32 years male: 52 years female: 56.73 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate: NA 5.61 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA

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

HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA

Nationality: noun: Sahrawi(s), Sahraoui(s) adjective: Sahrawi, Sahrawian, Sahraouian

Ethnic groups: Arab, Berber

Religions: Muslim

Languages: Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic

Literacy: NA

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