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Population in Uruguay
 
 
 

General

Uruguay had a tiny population upon its independence in 1828 and welcomed thousands of predominantly Italian and Spanish immigrants, but the country has not experienced large influxes of new arrivals since the aftermath of World War II. More recent immigrants include Peruvians and Arabs. However, economic crises in the early 1980s and 2002 also triggered waves of emigration, but since 2002 more than 70% of Uruguayan emigrants have selected the US and Spain as destinations because of better job prospects.

The population of Uruguay in 2005 was estimated by the United Nations at 3,419,000, which placed it at number 127 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In 2005, approximately 13% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 24% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 94 males for every 100 females in the country. According to the UN, the annual population rate of change for 2005-10 was expected to be 0.6%, a rate the government viewed as too low, presenting challenges for economic development. The projected population for the year 2025 was 3,831,000. The population density was 19 per km² (50 per mi²), about double that of South America as a whole.

The UN estimated that 93% of the population lived in urban areas in 2005, and that urban areas were growing at an annual rate of 0.82%. The capital city, Montevideo, had a population of 1,341,000 in that year.

Overview

Population : 3,324,460 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure : 0-14 years: 21.4% (male 361,589/female 349,257)

15-24 years: 16% (male 269,649/female 262,582)

25-54 years: 38.8% (male 635,252/female 655,518)

55-64 years: 9.9% (male 155,192/female 174,976)

65 years and over: 13.9% (male 183,450/female 276,995) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratios   total dependency ratio: 56.2 %

youth dependency ratio: 34.1 %

elderly dependency ratio: 22 %

potential support ratio: 4.5 (2013)
Median age : total: 34.1 years

male: 32.4 years

female: 35.7 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate : 0.25% (2013 est.)
Birth rate : 13.28 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate : 9.52 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate : -1.26 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanisation : urban population: 92% of total population (2010)

rate of urbanisation: 0.4% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - population : Montevideo (capital) 1.633 million (2009)
Sex ratio : at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 0.97 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.89 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.66 male(s)/female

total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Maternal mortality rate : 29 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Infant mortality rate : total: 9.2 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 10.2 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 8.17 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birth : total population: 76.61 years

male: 73.47 years

female: 79.86 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate : 1.86 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate : 77%

note: percent of women aged 15-50 (2004)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate : 0.7% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS : 13,200 (2012)
HIV/AIDS - deaths : NA
Health expenditures : 8% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density : 3.74 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density : 3 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Drinking water source : improved:

urban: 100% of population

rural: 97.6% of population

total: 99.8% of population

unimproved:

urban: 0% of population

rural: 2.4% of population

total: 0.2% of population (2011 est.)
Sanitation facility access : improved:

urban: 99% of population

rural: 97.8% of population

total: 98.9% of population

unimproved:

urban: 1% of population

rural: 2.2% of population

total: 1.1% of population (2011 est.)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate : 24.8% (2008)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight : 6% (2004)
Nationality : noun: Uruguayan(s)

adjective: Uruguayan
Ethnic groups : white 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, Amerindian (practically non-existent)
Religions : Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, non-denominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1% (2006)
Languages : Spanish (official), Portunol, Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)
Literacy : definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 98.1%

male: 97.6%

female: 98.5% (2010 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) : total: 16 years

male: 14 years

female: 17 years (2010)
Education expenditures : 2.9% of GDP (2006)
Child labour - children ages 5-14 : total number: 51,879

percentage: 7 % (2006 est.)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 : total: 18.5%

male: 14.7%

female: 23.6% (2012)

 

 

 
 

 



 


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