Population of Azerbaijan 2017

Population

Population: Current population of Azerbaijan is 9,961,396 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Azerbaijani(s)
adjective: Azerbaijani

Ethnic Groups

Azerbaijani 91.6%, Lezghin 2%, Russian 1.3%, Armenian 1.3%, Talysh 1.3%, other 2.4%

note: the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region is populated almost entirely by ethnic Armenians (2009 est.)

Languages

Azerbaijani (Azeri) (official) 92.5%, Russian 1.4%, Armenian 1.4%, other 4.7% (2009 est.)

Religions

Muslim 96.9% (predominantly Shia), Christian 3%, other <0.1, unaffiliated <0.1 (2010 est.)

note: religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; percentages for actual practicing adherents are much lower

Age Structure

0-14 years: 22.95% (male 1,220,356/female 1,065,514)
15-24 years: 14.84% (male 775,422/female 703,027)
25-54 years: 45.39% (male 2,219,613/female 2,302,356)
55-64 years: 10.17% (male 467,830/female 545,505)
65 years and over: 6.64% (male 253,679/female 408,094) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 40.2
youth dependency ratio: 32.1
elderly dependency ratio: 8
potential support ratio: 12.4 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 30.9 years
male: 29.3 years
female: 32.6 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.9% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

15.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

highest population density is found in the far eastern area of the county, in and around Baku; apart from smaller urbanized areas, the rest of the country has a fairly light and evenly distributed population

Urbanization

urban population: 55.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.38% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

BAKU (capital) 2.374 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.11 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.86 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

23.2 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

25 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 24.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 25.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 23.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 72.5 years
male: 69.5 years
female: 75.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.89 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

51.1% (2006)

Health Expenditures

6% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3.4 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

4.7 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 94.7% of population
rural: 77.8% of population
total: 87% of population

unimproved
urban: 5.3% of population
rural: 22.2% of population
total: 13% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 91.6% of population
rural: 86.6% of population
total: 89.3% of population

unimproved
urban: 8.4% of population
rural: 13.4% of population
total: 10.7% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.1% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

9,200 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<500 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

22.2% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

4.9% (2013)

Education Expenditures

2.6% of GDP (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.9%
female: 99.7% (2016 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 13 years (2014)

Child Labor – Children Ages 5-14

total number: 144,397
percentage: 7%

note: data represent children ages 5-17 (2005 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 13.4%
male: 11.4%
female: 15.8% (2015 est.)