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North Korea: People & Society#

Population24,851,627 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.53% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 21.5% (male 2,709,580/female 2,628,456)
15-24 years: 16.3% (male 2,041,861/female 1,997,413)
25-54 years: 44% (male 5,465,889/female 5,456,850)
55-64 years: 9.7% (male 1,007,667/female 1,127,455)
65 years and over: 9.5% (male 826,175/female 1,590,281) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.51 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate14.51 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate9.18 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsracially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese
Infant mortality ratetotal: 24.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 27.18 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 21.68 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesKorean
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 69.81 years
male: 65.96 years
female: 73.86 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (2008 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Korean(s)
adjective: Korean
Net migration rate-0.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Religionstraditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom
Total fertility rate1.98 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 33.4 years
male: 31.8 years
female: 35 years (2014 est.)
Education expendituresNA
Urbanizationurban population: 60.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.63% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 98.9% of population
rural: 96.9% of population
total: 98.1% of population
unimproved: urban: 1.1% of population
rural: 3.1% of population
total: 1.9% of population (2011 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 87.9% of population
rural: 72.5% of population
total: 81.8% of population
unimproved: urban: 12.1% of population
rural: 27.5% of population
total: 18.2% of population (2011 est.)
Major urban areas - populationPYONGYANG (capital) 2.843 million (2011)
Maternal mortality rate81 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight18.8% (2009)
Physicians density3.29 physicians/1,000 population (2003)
Hospital bed density13.2 beds/1,000 population (2002)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate3.9% (2008)
Contraceptive prevalence rate68.6% (2002)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 45.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 31.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 13.7 %
potential support ratio: 7.3 (2013)