Population of Lithuania 2017

Population

Current population of Lithuania is 2,823,859 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Lithuanian(s)
adjective: Lithuanian

Ethnic Groups

Lithuanian 84.1%, Polish 6.6%, Russian 5.8%, Belarusian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.2% (2011 est.)

Languages

Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other 0.9%, unspecified 3.5% (2011 est.)

Religions

Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%, other (including Sunni Muslim, Jewish, GreekCatholic, and Karaite) 0.8%, none 6.1%, unspecified 10.1% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 15.01% (male 217,438/female 206,533)
15-24 years: 11.09% (male 161,965/female 151,197)
25-54 years: 40.05% (male 557,504/female 573,364)
55-64 years: 14.17% (male 177,157/female 223,110)
65 years and over: 19.67% (male 187,859/female 367,732) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 49.9
youth dependency ratio: 21.9
elderly dependency ratio: 28
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 43.4 years
male: 39.5 years
female: 46.7 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-1.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-6.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

fairly even population distribution throughout the country, but somewhat greater concentrations in the southern cities of Vilnius and Kaunas, and the western port of Klaipeda

Urbanization

urban population: 66.5% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: -0.34% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

VILNIUS (capital) 517,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.79 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.51 male(s)/female
total population: 0.86 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

27 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.8 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 74.9 years
male: 69.5 years
female: 80.6 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.59 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

6.6% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

4.33 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

7 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.7% of population
rural: 90.4% of population
total: 96.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.3% of population
rural: 9.6% of population
total: 3.4% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 97.2% of population
rural: 82.8% of population
total: 92.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.8% of population
rural: 17.2% of population
total: 7.6% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.2% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

2,900 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<200

Major Infectious Disease

degree of risk: intermediate
vectorborne diseases: tickborne encephalitis (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

27.5% (2014)

Education Expenditures

4.6% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

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

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

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

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 16.3%
male: 16%
female: 16.6% (2015 est.)