Bangladesh Demographics Profile 2012

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Bangladesh Demographics Profile 2012

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Population

158,570,535 (July 2011 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 34.3% (male 27,551,594/female 26,776,647)

15-64 years: 61.1% (male 45,956,431/female 50,891,519)

65 years and over: 4.7% (male 3,616,225/female 3,778,119) (2011 est.)

Median age

total: 23.3 years

male: 22.7 years

female: 23.7 years (2011 est.)

Population growth rate

1.566% (2011 est.)

Birth rate

22.98 births/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Death rate

5.75 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.)

Net migration rate

-1.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 28% of total population (2010)

rate of urbanization: 3.1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.89 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female

total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 50.73 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 53.23 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 48.13 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 69.75 years

male: 67.93 years

female: 71.65 years (2011 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.6 children born/woman (2011 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

less than 0.1% (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

6,300 (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths

fewer than 200 (2009 est.)

Major infectious diseases

degree of risk: high

food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever

vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria are high risks in some locations

water contact disease: leptospirosis

animal contact disease: rabies

note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)

Nationality

noun: Bangladeshi(s)

adjective: Bangladeshi

Ethnic groups

Bengali 98%, other 2% (includes tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims) (1998)

Religions

Muslim 89.5%, Hindu 9.6%, other 0.9% (2004)

Languages

Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 47.9%

male: 54%

female: 41.4% (2001 Census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 8 years

male: 8 years

female: 8 years (2007)

Education expenditures

2.4% of GDP (2008)

Maternal mortality rate

340 deaths/100,000 live births (2008)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

41.3% (2007)

Health expenditures

3.4% of GDP (2009)

Physicians density

0.295 physicians/1,000 population (2007)

Hospital bed density

0.4 beds/1,000 population (2005)

* Bangladesh is the 7th most populous country in the world.

* The population has reached 142.319 million with a density of 964 per square kilometer according to the preliminary results of the 5th Population and Housing Census 2011.

* The annual population growth rate is 1.34 percent according to the preliminary results of the 5th Population and Housing Census 2011.

* At the current population growth rate, the population will be over 208 million by 2025. In 2050, the population will be over 231 million.

* 40 percent of the population is under the age of 15.

* Life expectancy is 67 years according to the World Bank Development Indicators Database, 2011.

* In Bangladesh, 65 infants out of every 1,000 die. 88 out of 1,000 children under five years of age die (3Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Care Survey 2010).

* 51 percent of pregnant women receive no antenatal care from a trained...
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