Demographics of East Timor
The total population of East Timor is 1,324,094 people. People in East Timor speak the Portuguese language. The linguistic diversity of East Timor is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for East Timor is 0.5261. The median age is approximately 18.5 years. Life expectancy in East Timor is 66. The female fertility rate in East Timor is 5.7. Around 3% of the population of East Timor are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for East Timor is 0. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in East Timor see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.
In East Timor, the population density is 71 people per square kilometer (185 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of East Timor is 1,324,094 people. East Timor has approximately 11,565 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in East Timor represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in East Timor represent 1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of East Timor 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 East Timor is 0. This means that the people living in East Timor 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 East Timor on median age and gender distribution at various ages.
The median age is approximately 18.5 years. The median age for men is 17.9, while the median age for women is 19.1.
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 - 1.03; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.04; sex ratio over 64 - 0.91; total sex ratio - 1.03. 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.
The majority religion of East Timor is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 99.6% 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. The religious diversity of East Timor is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in East Timor. The index of religious fractionalization in East Timor is 0.4254. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.
East Timor 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, East Timor 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 East Timor, 0.92 in every 100 people use internet. The migration rate in East Timor is -3.86%. In East Timor, 42% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in East Timor 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.
People in East Timor speak the Portuguese language. The linguistic diversity of East Timor is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in East Timor. The index of linguistic fractionalization in East Timor is 0.5261. This means that there are several major languages spoken in East Timor. 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.