Population of Lebanon 2017

Population

Current population of Lebanon is 6,229,794 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Lebanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Lebanese

Ethnic Groups

Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%

note: many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendants of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians

Languages

Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

Religions

Muslim 54% (27% Sunni, 27% Shia), Christian 40.5% (includes 21% Maronite Catholic, 8% Greek Orthodox, 5% Greek Catholic, 6.5% other Christian), Druze 5.6%, very small numbers of Jews, Baha’is, Buddhists, Hindus, and Mormons

note: 18 religious sects recognized (2012 est.)
religious affiliation:

Age Structure

0-14 years: 24.09% (male 768,282/female 732,773)
15-24 years: 16.42% (male 523,380/female 499,582)
25-54 years: 44.79% (male 1,412,114/female 1,378,464)
55-64 years: 7.91% (male 232,198/female 260,685)
65 years and over: 6.78% (male 183,995/female 238,321) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 47.3
youth dependency ratio: 35.3
elderly dependency ratio: 12
potential support ratio: 8.3 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 29.9 years
male: 29.3 years
female: 30.5 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-1.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-20.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

the majority of the people live on or near the Mediterranean coast, and of these most live in and around the capital, Beirut; favorable growing conditions in the Bekaa Valley, on the southeastern side of the Lebanon Mountains, have attracted farmers and thus the area exhibits a smaller population density

Urbanization

urban population: 88% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: -0.57% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

BEIRUT (capital) 2.226 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.88 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 7.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 77.6 years
male: 76.3 years
female: 78.9 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.72 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

54.5% (2009)

Health Expenditures

6.4% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.38 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

3.5 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 99% of population

unimproved
urban: 1% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 1% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 80.7% of population
rural: 80.7% of population
total: 80.7% of population

unimproved
urban: 19.3% of population
rural: 19.3% of population
total: 19.3% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

2,200 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<100 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

30.8% (2014)

Education Expenditures

2.6% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
male: 96%
female: 91.8% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 11 years
male: 12 years
female: 11 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 22.1%
male: 22.3%
female: 21.6% (2007 est.)