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Palau: People & Society#

Population21,186 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.37% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 20.5% (male 2,239/female 2,101)
15-24 years: 17.4% (male 1,835/female 1,855)
25-54 years: 46.4% (male 5,985/female 3,842)
55-64 years: 8.6% (male 642/female 1,188)
65 years and over: 6.8% (male 410/female 1,089) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.56 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.4 male(s)/female
total population: 1.12 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate10.95 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate7.93 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsPalauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 72.5%, Carolinian 1%, other Micronesian 2.4%, Filipino 16.3%, Chinese 1.6%, Vietnamese 1.6%, other Asian 3.4%, white 0.9%, other 0.3% (2005 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 11.46 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 13.01 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.81 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesPalauan (official on most islands) 66.6%, Carolinian 0.7%, other Micronesian 0.7%, English (official) 15.5%, Filipino 10.8%, Chinese 1.8%, other Asian 2.6%, other 1.3%
note: Sonsoral (Sonsoralese and English are official), Tobi (Tobi and English are official), and Angaur (Angaur, Japanese, and English are official) (2005 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 72.6 years
male: 69.43 years
female: 75.96 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92%
male: 93%
female: 90% (1980 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Palauan(s)
adjective: Palauan
Net migration rate0.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 49.4%, Protestant 30.9% (includes Protestant (general) 23.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 5.3%, and other Protestant 2.5%), Modekngei 8.7% (indigenous to Palau), Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other 8.8%, none or unspecified 1.1% (2005 est.)
Total fertility rate1.71 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 33 years
male: 32.5 years
female: 34.2 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 14 years
male: 13 years
female: 15 years (2000)
Education expenditures7.3% of GDP (2002)
Urbanizationurban population: 84.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.67% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 97% of population
rural: 86% of population
total: 95.3% of population
unimproved: urban: 3% of population
rural: 14% of population
total: 4.7% of population (2011 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved: urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Major urban areas - populationMELEKEOK (capital) 1,000 (2011)
Health expenditures10.6% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density1.38 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density4.8 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate48.9% (2008)
Contraceptive prevalence rate32.8%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2003)