Population of United Arab Emirates 2017

Population

Current population of United Arab Emirates is 6,072,475 people (July 2017 est.).

note: the UN estimated the country’s total population was 9,400,145 as of mid-year 2017; immigrants make up about 88% of the total population, according to 2015 UNdata (2016)

Nationality

noun: Emirati(s)
adjective: Emirati

Ethnic Groups

Emirati 11.6%, South Asian 59.4% (includes Indian 38.2%, Bangladeshi 9.5%, Pakistani 9.4%, other 2.3%), Egyptian 10.2%, Philippine 6.1%, other 12.8% (2015 est.)

Languages

Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Religions

Muslim (official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha’i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15%

note: represents the total population; about 85% of the population consists of noncitizens (2005 est.)
religious affiliation:

Age Structure

0-14 years: 21.01% (male 652,718/female 622,850)
15-24 years: 13.51% (male 487,558/female 332,829)
25-54 years: 61.14% (male 2,828,731/female 884,233)
55-64 years: 3.27% (male 147,429/female 51,097)
65 years and over: 1.07% (male 40,226/female 24,804) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 17.4
youth dependency ratio: 16.2
elderly dependency ratio: 1.2
potential support ratio: 83.4 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 30.3 years
male: 32.1 years
female: 25.1 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

2.4% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

population is heavily concentrated to the northeast on the Musandam Peninsula; the three largest emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah – are home to nearly 85% of the population

Urbanization

urban population: 86.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 2.32% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

Dubai 2.415 million; Sharjah 1.279 million; ABU DHABI (capital) 1.145 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.47 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 3.2 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 2.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.69 male(s)/female
total population: 2.18 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 10.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 12 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 77.5 years
male: 74.8 years
female: 80.2 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.32 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

3.6% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

1.56 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

1.1 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.6% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 99.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0.4% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 98% of population
rural: 95.2% of population
total: 97.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 2% of population
rural: 4.8% of population
total: 2.4% 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

34.5% (2014)

Education Expenditures

NA

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.8%
male: 93.1%
female: 95.8% (2015 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 12.1%
male: 7.9%
female: 21.8% (2008 est.)