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West Bank PEOPLE 2016
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SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











West Bank PEOPLE 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Nationality:
noun: NA
adjective: NA

Ethnic groups:
Palestinian Arab and other 83%, Jewish 17%

Languages:
Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)

Religions:
Muslim 80.0 - 85.0% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 12.0 - 14.0%, Christian 1.0 - 2.5% (mainly Greek Orthodox), other, unaffiliated, unspecified <1.0%
note: the proportion of Christians continues to fall mainly as a result of the growth of the Muslim population but also because of the migration and the declining birth rate of the Christian population (2012 est.)
religious affiliation: religious affiliation

Population:
2,785,366 (represents Palestinian population only) (July 2014 est.)
note: approximately 356,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank; approximately 200,000 Israeli settlers live in East Jerusalem (2013) (July 2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 142
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 33.09% (male 473,108/female 448,612)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 21.52% (male 307,020/female 292,465)
[see also: Age structure 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 36.96% (male 529,094/female 500,375)
[see also: Age structure 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 4.57% (male 64,093/female 63,289)
[see also: Age structure 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 3.85% (male 45,303/female 62,007) (2015 est.)
[see also: Age structure 65 years and over country ranks ]
population pyramid: population pyramid
A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. The male and female populations are broken down into 5-year age groups represented as horizontal bars along the vertical axis, with the youngest age groups at the bottom and the oldest at the top. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility, mortality, and international migration trends.

For additional information, please see the entry for Population pyramid on the Definitions and Notes page under the References tab.

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 76%
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 70.8%
[see also: Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio country ranks ]
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2%
[see also: Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio country ranks ]
potential support ratio: 19.2%
[see also: Dependency ratios - potential support ratio country ranks ]
note: data represents the Gaza and the West Bank (2015 est.)

Median age:
total: 22.7 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 22.6 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 22.9 years (2015 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]

Population growth rate:
1.95% (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 51
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
22.99 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 67
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
3.5 deaths/1,000 population (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 216
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 111
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 75.3% of total population (2015)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 2.81% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]
note: data represents Gaza Strip and West Bank

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2015 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth:
20
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2004 est.)
[see also: Mother's mean age at first birth country ranks ]

Maternal mortality rate:
45 deaths/100,000 live births
note: data represents Gaza Strip and West Bank (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 95
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 13.08 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 14.7 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 11.37 deaths/1,000 live births (2015 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 115

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 75.91 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total country ranks ]
male: 73.79 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 78.17 years (2015 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 92

Total fertility rate:
2.76 children born/woman (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 66
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
52.5% (includes Gaza Strip and West Bank) (2010)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Physicians density:
1.3 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
1.2 beds/1,000 population (2010)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved: urban: 50.7% of population rural: 81.5% of population total: 58.4% of population
[see also: Drinking water source - Improved - total country ranks ]
unimproved: urban: 49.3% of population rural: 18.5% of population total: 41.6% of population
note: includes Gaza and the West Bank (2015 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved: urban: 93% of population rural: 90.2% of population total: 92.3% of population
[see also: Sanitation facility access - Total Improved country ranks ]
unimproved: urban: 7% of population rural: 9.8% of population total: 7.7% of population
[see also: Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved country ranks ]
note: includes Gaza and the West Bank (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.5%
[see also: Literacy - total country ranks ]
male: 98.4%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 94.5%
[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]
notes: estimates are for Gaza and West Bank (2015 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 13 years
[see also: School life expectancy - total country ranks ]
male: 12 years
[see also: School life expectancy - male country ranks ]
female: 14 years
[see also: School life expectancy - female country ranks ]
note: data represents Gaza and West Bank (2013)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 41%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total country ranks ]
male: 37%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male country ranks ]
female: 64.7%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female country ranks ]
note: includes Gaza Strip (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 15

NOTE: The information regarding West Bank on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of West Bank PEOPLE 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank PEOPLE 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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