Population of Jordan 2017

Population

Current population of Jordan is 10,248,069 people (July 2017 est.).

note: increased estimate reflects revised assumptions about the net migration rate due to the increased flow of Syrian refugees (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Jordanian(s)
adjective: Jordanian

Ethnic Groups

Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%

Languages

Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)

Religions

Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <0.1, folk religionist <0.1, unaffiliated <0.1, other <0.1 (2010 est.)
religious affiliation:

Age Structure

0-14 years: 34.68% (male 1,827,554/female 1,726,691)
15-24 years: 20.07% (male 1,103,042/female 953,704)
25-54 years: 37.36% (male 2,073,211/female 1,755,290)
55-64 years: 4.44% (male 236,435/female 218,469)
65 years and over: 3.45% (male 174,470/female 179,203) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 66.1
youth dependency ratio: 59.8
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2
potential support ratio: 16 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 22.3 years
male: 21.9 years
female: 22.7 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

2.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

population heavily concentrated in the west, and particularly the northwest, in and around the capital of Amman; a sizeable, but smaller population is located in the southwest along the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba

Urbanization

urban population: 84.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.26% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

AMMAN (capital) 1.155 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

24.7 years

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 14.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 15.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 13.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 74.6 years
male: 73.2 years
female: 76.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

3.19 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

61.2% (2012)

Health Expenditures

7.5% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.65 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

1.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 97.8% of population
rural: 92.3% of population
total: 96.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.2% of population
rural: 7.7% of population
total: 3.1% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 98.6% of population
rural: 98.9% of population
total: 98.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 1.4% of population
rural: 1.1% of population
total: 1.4% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

<500 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<100 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

28.1% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

3% (2012)

Education Expenditures

NA

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97.7%
female: 92.9% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2012)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 29.3%
male: 25.2%
female: 48.8% (2012 est.)