Demographics of the United Arab Emirates


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This article is about the demographic features of the population of the United Arab Emirates, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

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Population

Population growth in the United Arab Emirates is among the highest in world, mostly due to immigration. According to census data there was a sevenfold increase between 1975 and 2005.[1]

Emirate census 1975 census 1985 census 1995 census 2005
Abu Dhabi 211,812 566,036 942,463 1,399,484
Dubai 183,187 370,788 689,420 1,321,453
Sharjah 78,790 228,317 402,792 793,573
Ajman 16,690 54,546 121,491 206,997
Umm Al-Quwain 6,908 19,285 35,361 49,159
Ras Al-Khaimah 43,845 96,578 143,334 210,063
Fujairah 16,655 43,753 76,180 125,698
Total 557,887 1,379,303 2,411,041 4,106,427

8,190,000 (2010 National Bureau of Statistics est.)[2] 4,975,593 (according the CIA World Fact Book) note: estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net immigration of non-citizens than previous estimates (July 2010 est.)

Ethnic groups

Emiri (Emirati) 19%, (Baloch)Balooshi other Arab, Somali, Iranian, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan) 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)

Languages

Arabic (official), Persian, English, Balochi, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Somali, Malayalam, French

Religions

===December 31, 1975 census===[2] ===Library of Congress – Federal Research Division COUNTRY PROFILE: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES===[3]

Religion Men Women Total
Muslims 337,231 157,094 494,325
Christians 20,902 10,629 31,531
Other 28,290 3,735 32,025
Unknown 4 2 6
Total 386,427 171,460 557,887

Local observers estimate that approximately 55% of the foreign population are Muslim, 25% are Hindu, 10% are Christian, 5% are Buddhist, and 5% (most of whom reside in Dubai and Abu Dhabi) belongs to other religions, including Parsi, Baha'i, and Sikh.[4]

Ministry report data - 2003[5]

80% - Muslim

9% - Christian

10% - Other (Hindu, Buddhist) %

CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.[6]

Age structure

0-14 years: 20.4% (male 500,928/female 478,388)
15-64 years: 78.7% (male 2,768,030/female 1,008,404)
65 years and over: 0.9% (male 27,601/female 15,140)
note: 73.9% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2010 est.)

Population growth rate

3.282% (2011 est.)

Birth rate

15.98 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)

Death rate

2.08 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)

Net migration rate

19 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 2.75 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.8 male(s)/female
total population: 2.2 male(s)/female (2010 est.)

Infant mortality rate

12.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)

Life expectancy at birth


total population: 76.33 years
male: 73.75 years
female: 79.01 years (2010 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.4 children born/woman (2011 est.)

Nationality


noun: Emirian(s) (Emirati)
adjective: Emirian (Emirati)

Literacy


definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77.9%
male: 76.1%
female: 81.7% (2003 est.)

References

  1. ^ UAE in numbers
  2. ^ Annuaire démographique des Nations-Unies 1983, Département des affaires économiques et sociales internationales, New York, 1985
  3. ^ lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles/UAE.pdf
  4. ^ United Arab Emirates
  5. ^ [1] International Religious Freedom Report 2007 - UAE
  6. ^ The World Factbook - United Arab Emirates

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