Population of Cyprus 2017

Population

Current population of Cyprus is 1,221,549 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Cypriot(s)
adjective: Cypriot

Ethnic Groups

Greek 98.8%, other 1% (includes Maronite, Armenian, Turkish-Cypriot), unspecified 0.2%

note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 est.)

Languages

Greek (official) 80.9%, Turkish (official) 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filipino 1.1%, other 4.3%, unspecified 0.6%

note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 est.)

Religions

Orthodox Christian 89.1%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Protestant/Anglican 2%, Muslim 1.8%, Buddhist 1%, other (includes Maronite, Armenian Church, Hindu) 1.4%, unknown 1.1%, none/atheist 0.6%

note: data represent only the government-controlled area of Cyprus (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 15.6% (male 97,955/female 92,648)
15-24 years: 13.81% (male 91,846/female 76,853)
25-54 years: 47.04% (male 303,297/female 271,364)
55-64 years: 11.45% (male 67,053/female 72,854)
65 years and over: 12.09% (male 63,870/female 83,809) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 42.3
youth dependency ratio: 24
elderly dependency ratio: 18.3
potential support ratio: 5.5

note: data represent the whole country (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 36.4 years
male: 35.1 years
female: 38 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.3% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

population concentrated in central Nicosia and in the major cities of the south: Paphos, Limassol, and Larnaca

Urbanization

urban population: 66.8% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.84% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

NICOSIA (capital) 251,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.19 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

28.8 years

note: data represent only government-controlled areas (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 8.1 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 9.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 78.7 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 81.6 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.47 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

7.4% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.5 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

3.5 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

24.5% (2014)

Education Expenditures

604% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.5%
female: 98.7% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2015)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 32.8%
male: 34.7%
female: 31.1% (2015 est.)
People –
note:
demographic data for Cyprus represent the population of the government-controlled area and the area administered by Turkish Cypriots, unless otherwise indicated