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Lithuania: People & Society#

Population3,505,738
note: Statistics Lithuania (the national statistical agency of Lithuania) estimates the country's total population at the start of 2013 to be 2,971,905, which takes into account the findings of Lithuania's 2011 census and the high rate of net outmigration since the country joined the EU in 2004 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate-0.29% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 13.5% (male 243,001/female 230,674)
15-24 years: 12.5% (male 224,584/female 214,184)
25-54 years: 44.7% (male 782,238/female 785,521)
55-64 years: 12.2% (male 193,374/female 235,595)
65 years and over: 16.8% (male 207,222/female 389,345) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.89 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.53 male(s)/female
total population: 0.89 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate9.36 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate11.55 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsLithuanian 84.1%, Polish 6.6%, Russian 5.8%, Belarusian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.2% (2011 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 7.14 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.78 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesLithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other 0.9%, unspecified 3.5% (2011 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 75.98 years
male: 71.2 years
female: 81.02 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.7% (2011 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Lithuanian(s)
adjective: Lithuanian
Net migration rate-0.73 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%, other (including Sunni Muslim, Jewish, Greek Catholic, and Karaite) 0.8%, none 6.1%, unspecified 10.1% (2011 est.)
Total fertility rate1.29 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS1,200 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Median agetotal: 41.2 years
male: 38.5 years
female: 43.7 years (2014 est.)
Major infectious diseasesdegree of risk: intermediate
vectorborne diseases: tickborne encephalitis (2013)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2011)
Education expenditures5.4% of GDP (2010)
Urbanizationurban population: 67.1% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: -0.27% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 99.3% of population
rural: 88.9% of population
total: 95.9% of population
unimproved: urban: 0.7% of population
rural: 11.1% of population
total: 4.1% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 98.7% of population
rural: 85.4% of population
total: 94.3% of population
unimproved: urban: 1.3% of population
rural: 14.6% of population
total: 5.7% of population (2012 est.)
Major urban areas - populationVILNIUS (capital) 546,000 (2011)
Maternal mortality rate8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures7% of GDP (2010)
Physicians density3.64 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density6.8 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate27.6% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 26.4%
male: 29.9%
female: 21.8% (2012)
Mother's mean age at first birth26.7 (2011 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate62.9%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2006)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 44.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 22.7 %
potential support ratio: 4.4 (2014 est.)