Burma People 2013


Burma People 2013

Page last updated on February 5, 2013

noun: Burmese (singular and plural)
adjective: Burmese

Ethnic groups:
Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%

Burmese (official)
note: minority ethnic groups have their own languages

Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%

54,584,650 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24
note: estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 27.1% (male 7,534,762/female 7,250,582)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 18.8% (male 5,198,588/female 5,078,286)
25-54 years: 42.5% (male 11,513,896/female 11,679,972)
55-64 years: 6.5% (male 1,673,039/female 1,868,857)
65 years and over: 5.1% (male 1,213,487/female 1,573,181) (2012 est.)

Median age:
total: 27.2 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 26.7 years
female: 27.8 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.07% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 108
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Birth rate:
19.11 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 98
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
8.1 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 92
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

urban population: 34% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 2.9% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:
RANGOON (capital) 4.259 million; Mandalay 1.009 million; Nay Pyi Taw 992,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
200 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 52
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 47.74 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 46
male: 54.51 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 40.57 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 65.24 years
country comparison to the world: 168
male: 62.91 years
female: 67.71 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.23 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
2% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 188
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
0.457 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
0.6 beds/1,000 population (2006)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Sanitation facility access:

urban: 86% of population
rural: 79% of population
total: 81% of population
urban: 14% of population
rural: 21% of population
total: 19% of population

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.6% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 62
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
240,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
18,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 17
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
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)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
29.6% (2003)
country comparison to the world: 19
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.9%
male: 93.9%
female: 86.4% (2006 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 9 years (2007)

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Burma on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burma People 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burma People 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order

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