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Belgium: People & Society#

Population10,449,361 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.05% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 15.6% (male 830,980/female 797,624)
15-24 years: 11.7% (male 624,486/female 598,904)
25-54 years: 40.4% (male 2,131,869/female 2,086,212)
55-64 years: 13.3% (male 690,395/female 704,284)
65 years and over: 19% (male 836,685/female 1,147,922) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate9.99 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate10.76 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsFleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.18 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.67 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.66 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesDutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 79.92 years
male: 76.76 years
female: 83.22 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Belgian(s)
adjective: Belgian
Net migration rate1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25%
Total fertility rate1.65 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS14,000 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Median agetotal: 43.1 years
male: 41.7 years
female: 44.4 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2011)
Education expenditures6.6% of GDP (2010)
Urbanizationurban population: 97.5% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.32% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: 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.)
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 - populationBRUSSELS (capital) 1.949 million; Antwerp 959,000 (2011)
Maternal mortality rate8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures10.6% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.78 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density6.5 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate22.1% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 19.8%
male: 20.4%
female: 19.8% (2012)
Mother's mean age at first birth28 (2010 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate70.4%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2010)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 54.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 26.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 28.4 %
potential support ratio: 3.5 (2014 est.)