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Demographics of Brunei Darussalam

The total population of Brunei Darussalam is 434,076 people. People in Brunei Darussalam speak the Malay language. The linguistic diversity of Brunei Darussalam is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Brunei Darussalam is 0.3438. The median age is approximately 29.3 years. Life expectancy in Brunei Darussalam is 77. The female fertility rate in Brunei Darussalam is 1.6. Around 8% of the population of Brunei Darussalam are obese. The ethnic diversity is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Brunei Darussalam is 0.5416. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Brunei Darussalam see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Brunei Darussalam, the population density is 68 people per square kilometer (177 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of Brunei Darussalam is 434,076 people. Brunei Darussalam has approximately 206,173 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Brunei Darussalam represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Brunei Darussalam represent 49.3 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Brunei Darussalam 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 Brunei Darussalam is 0.5416. This means that there is a relatively high number of unique ethnic groups in Brunei Darussalam. 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 Brunei Darussalam on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 29.3 years. The median age for men is 28.9, while the median age for women is 29.6.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.047. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.06; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.99; sex ratio over 64 - 0.94; total sex ratio - 1. 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 Brunei Darussalam is Islam, the followers of which comprise 75.1% 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 Brunei Darussalam are Islam, Hinduism, folk religions. The religious diversity of Brunei Darussalam is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Brunei Darussalam. The index of religious fractionalization in Brunei Darussalam is 0.4404. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.

General development

Brunei Darussalam 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, Brunei Darussalam 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 Brunei Darussalam, 60.27 in every 100 people use internet. Brunei Darussalam has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.852. Brunei Darussalam 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 Brunei Darussalam is 2.43%. In Brunei Darussalam, 5% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Brunei Darussalam is low, indicating that it has a stable economy. Investors should consider Brunei Darussalam to be a safe location for investments and other financial ventures.

Language

People in Brunei Darussalam speak the Malay language. The linguistic diversity of Brunei Darussalam is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Brunei Darussalam. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Brunei Darussalam is 0.3438. This means that there are a few major languages spoken in Brunei Darussalam. 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.