People in Saudi Arabia

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Population: 20 785 955 (July 1998 est.)

note: includes 5 244 058 non-nationals (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 43% (male 4 547 971; female 4 398 628)

15-64 years: 55% (male 6 738 820; female 4 591 477)

65 years and over: 2% (male 268 136; female 240 923) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.41% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 37.63 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 5.02 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 1.44 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.46 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.11 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 41.34 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 70.03 years

male: 68.19 years

female: 71.96 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 6.38 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Saudi(s)

adjective: Saudi or Saudi Arabian

Ethnic groups: Arab 90% Afro-Asian 10%

Religions: Muslim 100%

Languages: Arabic

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 62.8%

male: 71.5%

female: 50.2% (1995 est.)

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