1.1 Demographics and Socioeconomic Indicators
The total population of Saudi Arabia in 2010 was 27,136,977 with an annual
population growth rate of 3.2%
. The annual GDP growth rate is 4.15 %
The GDP per capita was US$ 20,327 (at the current exchange ratei ).
31.97 % of the population is under 15 years of age, and 2.83 % of the population is over 65 years of age.
The urban population currently stands at 85% of the total population.
The fertility rate in Saudi Arabia is 2.98 births per woman.
The adult literacy rate for the population over 15 years is 88%.
1.2 Mortality and Causes of Death
The life expectancy at birth is 72.6 and 74.9 years for men and women
The infant mortality rate (i.e. children under 1 year) is 16.9/1,000 live births.
For children under the age of 5, the mortality rate is 19.5/1,000 live births.
The maternal mortality rate is 1.4/10,000 live births.
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