Demographics of Mali
The total population of Mali is 19,107,706 people. People in Mali speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Mali is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Mali is 0.8388. The median age is approximately 16 years. Life expectancy in Mali is 57. The female fertility rate in Mali is 5.9. Around 4% of the population of Mali are obese. The ethnic diversity is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Mali is 0.6906. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Mali see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.
In Mali, the population density is 11.6 people per square kilometer (30 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of Mali is 19,107,706 people. Mali has approximately 195,553 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Mali represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Mali represent 1.3 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Mali 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 Mali is 0.6906. This means that there is a relatively high number of unique ethnic groups in Mali. 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 Mali on median age and gender distribution at various ages.
The median age is approximately 16 years. The median age for men is 15.4, while the median age for women is 16.7.
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 - 1.02; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.99; sex ratio over 64 - 0.64; total sex ratio - 0.99. 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 Mali is Islam, the followers of which comprise 92.4% 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 Mali are Christianity, folk religions. The religious diversity of Mali is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Mali. The index of religious fractionalization in Mali is 0.182. This score means that within the country there is one major with a few other minor beliefs.
Mali 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, Mali 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 Mali, 2.17 in every 100 people use internet. Mali has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.407. Mali 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. The migration rate in Mali is -2.26%. In Mali, 43.6% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Mali 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 Mali speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Mali is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Mali. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Mali is 0.8388. This means that several major languages within Mali co-exist together. There are several additional minor languages. 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.