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Demographics of Burundi

The total population of Burundi is 11,216,450 people. People in Burundi speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Burundi is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Burundi is 0.2977. The median age is approximately 17 years. Life expectancy in Burundi is 56. The female fertility rate in Burundi is 6.2. Around 3% of the population of Burundi are obese. The ethnic diversity is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Burundi is 0.2951. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Burundi see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Burundi, the population density is 343 people per square kilometer (892 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Burundi is 11,216,450 people. Burundi has approximately 254,477 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Burundi represent 0.2 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Burundi represent 2.5 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Burundi is 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 Burundi is 0.2951. This means that a certain diversity is present in Burundi, although all people can still be divided into a relatively small number of major ethnic groups. 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 Burundi on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 17 years. The median age for men is 16.7, while the median age for women is 17.2.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.03. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.01; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.97; sex ratio over 64 - 0.67; total sex ratio - 0.98. 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 Burundi is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 91.5% 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 some followers of folk religions in Burundi. The religious diversity of Burundi is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Burundi. The index of religious fractionalization in Burundi is 0.5158. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within Burundi.

General development

Burundi 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, Burundi 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 Burundi, 1.22 in every 100 people use internet. Burundi has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.389. Burundi has a lower medium HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will struggle to attain a desirable life due to flawed economic and social systems. In Burundi, 65% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Burundi is very high when compared with other nations. This situation is indicative of a variety of alarming economic and political factors. It is not advisable to make any investments in countries with this level of poverty.

Language

People in Burundi speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Burundi is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Burundi. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Burundi is 0.2977. This means that there are a few major languages spoken in Burundi. 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.