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Bhutan PEOPLE 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bhutan PEOPLE 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 31, 2014

Nationality:
noun: Bhutanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Bhutanese

Ethnic groups:
Bhote 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35% (includes Lhotsampas - one of several Nepalese ethnic groups), indigenous or migrant tribes 15%

Languages:
Sharchhopka 28%, Dzongkha (official) 24%, Lhotshamkha 22%, other 26%

Religions:
Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%

Population:
725,296 (July 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 166
note: the Factbook population estimate is consistent with the first modern census of Bhutan, conducted in 2005; previous Factbook population estimates for this country, which were on the order of three times the total population reported here, were based on Bhutanese government publications that did not include the census
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 27.8% (male 102,991/female 98,730)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 20.6% (male 76,202/female 73,273)
25-54 years: 39.9% (male 155,216/female 134,363)
55-64 years: 5.7% (male 22,295/female 19,285)
65 years and over: 5.9% (male 22,546/female 20,395) (2013 est.)

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 48.9 %
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 41.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1 %
potential support ratio: 14 (2013)

Median age:
total: 25.7 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 26.3 years
female: 25.1 years (2013 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.15% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 102
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
18.43 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 105
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
6.88 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 138
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 80
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 35.6% of total population (2011)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 3.65% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
THIMPHU (capital) 99,000 (2011)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.16 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.16 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.11 male(s)/female
total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2013 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
180 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 59
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 39.97 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 57
male: 40.52 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 39.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 68.44 years
country comparison to the world: 159
male: 67.54 years
female: 69.38 years (2013 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.07 children born/woman (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 118
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
65.6% (2010)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
4.1% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 162
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
0.07 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
1.8 beds/1,000 population (2011)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 99.7% of population
rural: 95.8% of population
total: 97.2% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.3% of population
rural: 4.2% of population
total: 2.8% of population (2011 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 73.9% of population
rural: 29.3% of population
total: 45.2% of population
unimproved:
urban: 26.1% of population
rural: 70.7% of population
total: 54.8% of population (2011 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.2% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 95
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
fewer than 1,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 144
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria (2013)

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
5.3% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 154
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
12.7% (2010)
country comparison to the world: 59
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
4.7% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 83
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.8%
male: 65%
female: 38.7% (2005 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 12 years (2011)

Child labor - children ages 5-14:
total number: 25,801
[see also: Child labor - children ages 5-14 - total number country ranks ]
percentage: 18 % (2010 est.)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 7.2%
country comparison to the world: 127
male: 7.3%
female: 7.2% (2012)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Bhutan on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bhutan PEOPLE 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bhutan PEOPLE 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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