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Demographics of Saudi Arabia

The total population of Saudi Arabia is 33,554,343 people. People in Saudi Arabia speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Saudi Arabia is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Saudi Arabia is 0.0949. The median age is approximately 26.4 years. Life expectancy in Saudi Arabia is 76. The female fertility rate in Saudi Arabia is 2.9. Around 33% of the population of Saudi Arabia are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for Saudi Arabia is 0.18. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Saudi Arabia see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Saudi Arabia, the population density is 14 people per square kilometer (36 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of Saudi Arabia is 33,554,343 people. Saudi Arabia has approximately 10,185,945 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Saudi Arabia represent 3.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Saudi Arabia represent 31.4 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia is 0.18. This means that the people living in Saudi Arabia are coming from a narrow group of ethnicities, all of which are related to one another. 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 Saudi Arabia on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 26.4 years. The median age for men is 27.3, while the median age for women is 25.3.

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 - 1.04; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.29; sex ratio over 64 - 1.06; total sex ratio - 1.18. 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 Saudi Arabia is Islam, the followers of which comprise 93% 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. The religious diversity of Saudi Arabia is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Saudi Arabia. The index of religious fractionalization in Saudi Arabia is 0.127. This score means that within the country there is one major with a few other minor beliefs.

General development

Saudi Arabia 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, Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia, 54 in every 100 people use internet. Saudi Arabia has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.836. Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia is -0.55%.

Language

People in Saudi Arabia speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Saudi Arabia is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Saudi Arabia. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Saudi Arabia is 0.0949. This means that within the country there is one major language and several 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.