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Namibia PEOPLE 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Namibia PEOPLE 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 15, 2013

Nationality:
noun: Namibian(s)
adjective: Namibian

Ethnic groups:
black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%
note: about 50% of the population belong to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups include Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2%, Tswana 0.5%

Languages:
English (official) 7%, Afrikaans (common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population), German 32%, indigenous languages (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama) 1%

Religions:
Christian 80% to 90% (at least 50% Lutheran), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%

Population:
2,165,828 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 143
note: estimates for this country explicitly 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: 33.4% (male 365,100/female 358,278)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 23.1% (male 252,382/female 246,947)
25-54 years: 34.6% (male 387,704/female 361,525)
55-64 years: 4.8% (male 46,673/female 56,456)
65 years and over: 4.2% (male 39,813/female 50,950) (2012 est.)

Median age:
total: 22.1 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 22.1 years
female: 22.1 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.817% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 133
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
21.11 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 81
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
13.09 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 20
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 70
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 38% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 3.3% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:
WINDHOEK (capital) 342,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
200 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 55
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 45.61 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 50
male: 48.76 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 42.36 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 52.17 years
country comparison to the world: 211
male: 52.47 years
female: 51.86 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.41 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 91
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
5.9% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 109
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
0.374 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
2.67 beds/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 60% of population
rural: 17% of population
total: 33% of population
unimproved:
urban: 40% of population
rural: 83% of population
total: 67% of population

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
13.1% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 7
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
180,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 30
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
6,700 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 32
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: malaria
water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2009)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
17.5% (2007)
country comparison to the world: 43
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
6.4% of GDP (2008)
country comparison to the world: 23
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.8%
male: 89%
female: 88.5% (2010 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 12 years (2008) youth ages 15-24:, youth ages 15-24:
total: 41.7%
country comparison to the world: 7
male: 36.7%
female: 47.1% (2004)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Namibia 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 Namibia PEOPLE 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Namibia 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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