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Demographics of United Arab Emirates

The total population of United Arab Emirates is 9,541,615 people. People in United Arab Emirates speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of United Arab Emirates is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for United Arab Emirates is 0.4874. The median age is approximately 30.3 years. Life expectancy in United Arab Emirates is 76. The female fertility rate in United Arab Emirates is 1.8. Around 33% of the population of United Arab Emirates are obese. The ethnic diversity is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for United Arab Emirates is 0.6252. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution and advancement of people in United Arab Emirates see the sections below.

Population

In United Arab Emirates, the population density is 99 people per square kilometer (258 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of United Arab Emirates is 9,541,615 people. United Arab Emirates has approximately 8,095,126 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in United Arab Emirates represent 3.4 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in United Arab Emirates represent 83.7 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of United Arab Emirates is rather diverse 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 United Arab Emirates is 0.6252. This means that there is a relatively high number of unique ethnic groups in United Arab Emirates. 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 United Arab Emirates on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 30.3 years. The median age for men is 32, while the median age for women is 25.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.05; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 2.74; sex ratio over 64 - 1.82; total sex ratio - 2.19. 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 United Arab Emirates is Islam, the followers of which comprise 76.9% of all religious believers in the country. Islam (Arabic: الإسلام‎) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Quran, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allāh), and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, Arabic سنة, composed of accounts called hadith, Arabic حديث) of Muhammad, considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim. Besides Islam, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in United Arab Emirates are Hinduism, folk religions. The religious diversity of United Arab Emirates is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in United Arab Emirates. The index of religious fractionalization in United Arab Emirates is 0.331. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.

General development

United Arab Emirates is considered to be a developing 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 developing nation, United Arab Emirates may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In United Arab Emirates, 85 in every 100 people use internet. United Arab Emirates has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.827. United Arab Emirates has a high HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life while providing substantial aid and assistance to citizens with lower living standards. The migration rate in United Arab Emirates is 12.36%. In United Arab Emirates, 19.5% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in United Arab Emirates is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.

Language

People in United Arab Emirates speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of United Arab Emirates is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in United Arab Emirates. The index of linguistic fractionalization in United Arab Emirates is 0.4874. This means that there are a few major languages spoken in United Arab Emirates. 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.