Population of Belarus 2017

Population

Current population of Belarus is 9,549,747 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Belarusian(s)
adjective: Belarusian

Ethnic Groups

Belarusian 83.7%, Russian 8.3%, Polish 3.1%, Ukrainian 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.9% (2009 est.)

Languages

Russian (official) 70.2%, Belarusian (official) 23.4%, other 3.1% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities), unspecified 3.3% (2009 est.)

Religions

Orthodox 48.3%, Catholic 7.1%, other 3.5%, non-believers 41.1% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 15.78% (male 774,995/female 732,191)
15-24 years: 10.29% (male 505,420/female 477,123)
25-54 years: 44.76% (male 2,104,170/female 2,170,515)
55-64 years: 14.21% (male 599,630/female 757,744)
65 years and over: 14.95% (male 457,766/female 970,193) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 43.8
youth dependency ratio: 23.2
elderly dependency ratio: 20.6
potential support ratio: 4.9 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 39.8 years
male: 36.8 years
female: 42.9 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.2% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country, with urban areas attracting larger and denser populations

Urbanization

urban population: 77.4% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: -0.04% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

MINSK (capital) 1.915 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.79 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.46 male(s)/female
total population: 0.87 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

25.7 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 72.7 years
male: 67.2 years
female: 78.6 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.48 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

63.1% (2012)

Health Expenditures

5.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

4.07 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

11.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.9% of population
rural: 99.1% of population
total: 99.7% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.1% of population
rural: 0.9% of population
total: 0.3% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 94.1% of population
rural: 95.2% of population
total: 94.3% of population

unimproved
urban: 5.9% of population
rural: 4.8% of population
total: 5.7% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.4% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

19,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<200 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

25.2% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

1.3% (2005)

Education Expenditures

4.9% of GDP (2015)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 16 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2015)

Child Labor – Children Ages 5-14

total number: 54,218
percentage: 5% (2005 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 12.5%
male: 12.4%
female: 12.6% (2009 est.)