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Faroe Islands: People & Society#

Population growth rate0.49% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 20.3% (male 5,251/female 4,877)
15-24 years: 15.3% (male 3,942/female 3,701)
25-54 years: 36.8% (male 9,958/female 8,445)
55-64 years: 15.8% (male 3,035/female 2,859)
65 years and over: 15.4% (male 3,819/female 4,060) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female
total population: 1.09 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate13.57 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate8.71 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsScandinavian
Infant mortality ratetotal: 5.71 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.97 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.43 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesFaroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.11 years
male: 77.61 years
female: 82.79 years (2014 est.)
LiteracyNA; note - probably 99%, the same as Denmark proper
Nationalitynoun: Faroese (singular and plural)
adjective: Faroese
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Population49,947 (July 2014 est.)
ReligionsEvangelical Lutheran 83.8%, other and unspecified 16.2% (2006 census)
Total fertility rate2.38 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 37.7 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 38.4 years (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 40% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.9% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 9.4%
male: 6.9%
female: 12.5% (2005)