Libya Population

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LIBYA

Libyans are primarily a mixture of Arabs and Berbers. Small Tebou and Touareg tribal groups in southern Libya are nomadic or semi-nomadic. Among foreign residents, the largest groups are Egyptians (estimates range from 400,000 to 1 million), Tunisians (40,000), Turks, Pakistanis, Indians, Sudanese, Moroccans, Jordanians, South Koreans, and Thais. Other foreign residents include 70,000 from Eastern Europe and 40,000 from Western Europe.
POPULATION GRAPH

Population:


6,173,579

note: includes 166,510 non-nationals (July 2008 est.)

Age structure:


0-14 years: 33.2% (male 1,046,400/female 1,002,148)
15-64 years: 62.6% (male 1,988,038/female 1,875,034)
65 years and over: 4.2% (male 128,386/female 133,573) (2008 est.)

Median age:


total: 23.6 years
male: 23.7 years
female: 23.5 years (2008 est.)

Population growth rate:


2.216% (2008 est.)

Birth rate:


25.62 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Death rate:


3.46 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate:


NA (2008 est.)

Sex ratio:


at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female
total population: 1.0275 male(s)/female (2008 est.)

Infant mortality rate:


total: 21.94 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 24.14 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 19.63 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:


total population: 77.07 years
male: 74.81 years
female: 79.44 years (2008 est.)

Total fertility rate:


3.15 children born/woman (2008 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:


0.3% (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:


10,000 (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:


NA

Nationality:


noun: Libyan(s)
adjective: Libyan

Ethnic groups:


Berber and Arab 97%, other 3% (includes Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians)

Religions:


Sunni Muslim 97%, other 3%

Languages:


Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities

Literacy:


definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.6%
male: 92.4%
female: 72% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):


total: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2003)