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Demographics of Aruba

The total population of Aruba is 105,670 people. People in Aruba speak the Dutch, and Papiamento languages. The linguistic diversity of Aruba is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Aruba is 0.3889. The median age is approximately 38.8 years. Life expectancy in Aruba is 75.21. The female fertility rate in Aruba is 1.68. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for Aruba is 0. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Aruba see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Aruba, the population density is 575.21 people per square kilometer (1496 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be very densely. The total population of Aruba is 105,670 people. Aruba has approximately 36,114 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Aruba represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Aruba represent 34.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Aruba is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Aruba is 0. This means that the people living in Aruba are somewhat fractionalized. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Aruba on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 38.8 years. The median age for men is 36.9, while the median age for women is 40.6.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.021. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.01; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.92; sex ratio over 64 - 0.66; total sex ratio - 0.9. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Aruba is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 91.9% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Aruba are Islam, Buddhism, folk religions, Judaism. The religious diversity of Aruba is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Aruba. The index of religious fractionalization in Aruba is 0.4107. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.

General development

Aruba is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, Aruba is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. In Aruba, 74 in every 100 people use internet. Aruba has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.879. Aruba has a very high HDI score. This indicates that nearly all citizens are able to attain a desirable life because of social and economic support; citizens with a low standard of living receive aid and support and have the opportunity to advance in society. The migration rate in Aruba is 8.92%.

Language

People in Aruba speak the Dutch, and Papiamento languages. The linguistic diversity of Aruba is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Aruba. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Aruba is 0.3889. This means that there are a few major languages spoken in Aruba. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.