Population of Italy 2017

Population

Current population of Italy is 62,137,802 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Italian(s)
adjective: Italian

Ethnic Groups

Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)

Languages

Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d’Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

Religions

Christian 80% (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Protestants), Muslim (about 800,000 to 1 million), atheist and agnostic 20%

Age Structure

0-14 years: 13.65% (male 4,334,457/female 4,146,726)
15-24 years: 9.66% (male 3,008,228/female 2,996,854)
25-54 years: 42.16% (male 12,933,634/female 13,265,541)
55-64 years: 12.99% (male 3,914,061/female 4,159,859)
65 years and over: 21.53% (male 5,758,197/female 7,620,245) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 56.5
youth dependency ratio: 21.5
elderly dependency ratio: 35.1
potential support ratio: 2.9 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 45.1 years
male: 44 years
female: 46.2 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.2% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

despite a distinctive pattern with an industrial north and an agrarian south, a fairly even population distribution exists throughout most of the country, with coastal areas, the Po River Valley, and urban centers (particularly Milan, Rome, and Naples), attracting larger and denser populations

Urbanization

urban population: 69% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.39% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

ROME (capital) 3.718 million; Milan 3.099 million; Naples 2.202 million; Turin 1.765 million; Palermo 853,000; Bergamo 840,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

30.7 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 82.2 years
male: 79.6 years
female: 85 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.44 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

9.2% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3.95 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

3.4 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: 99.5% of population
rural: 99.6% of population
total: 99.5% of population

unimproved:
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 0.4% of population
total: 0.5% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.3% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

130,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

23.7% (2014)

Education Expenditures

4.2% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.2%
male: 99.4%
female: 99% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 42.7%
male: 41.3%
female: 44.7% (2014 est.)