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Seychelles: People & Society#

Population91,650 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.87% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 20.9% (male 9,808/female 9,320)
15-24 years: 14.2% (male 6,827/female 6,190)
25-54 years: 49.4% (male 23,787/female 21,456)
55-64 years: 8.2% (male 3,915/female 3,632)
65 years and over: 7.3% (male 2,592/female 4,123) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.61 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate14.54 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate6.9 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsmixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab
Infant mortality ratetotal: 10.77 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 13.48 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.98 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesSeychellois Creole (official) 89.1%, English (official) 5.1%, French (official) 0.7%, other 3.8%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 74.25 years
male: 69.66 years
female: 78.98 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.8%
male: 91.4%
female: 92.3% (2011 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Seychellois (singular and plural)
adjective: Seychellois
Net migration rate1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 76.2%, Protestant 10.6% (Anglican 6.1%, Pentecoastal Assembly 1.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.2%, other Protestant 1.6), other Christian 2.4%, Hindu 2.4%, Muslim 1.6%, other non-Christian 1.1%, unspecified 4.8%, none 0.9% (2010 est.)
Total fertility rate1.88 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 33.9 years
male: 33.4 years
female: 34.5 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2011)
Education expenditures3.6% of GDP (2011)
Urbanizationurban population: 53.6% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.05% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 96.3% of population
rural: 96.3% of population
total: 96.3% of population
unimproved: urban: 3.7% of population
rural: 3.7% of population
total: 3.7% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 97.1% of population
rural: 97.1% of population
total: 97.1% of population
unimproved: urban: 2.9% of population
rural: 2.9% of population
total: 2.9% of population (2012 est.)
Major urban areas - populationVICTORIA (capital) 27,000 (2011)
Health expenditures3.8% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density1.51 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Hospital bed density3.6 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate23.9% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 20.3% (2002)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 42.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 31.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 11.1 %
potential support ratio: 9 (2014 est.)