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Demographic facts


Nationality:

noun: Slovak(s)
adjective: Slovak

Ethnic groups:

Slovak 85.8%, Hungarian 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Ruthenian/Ukrainian 1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

Languages:

Slovak (official) 83.9%, Hungarian 10.7%, Roma 1.8%, Ukrainian 1%, other or unspecified 2.6% (2001 census)

Religions:

Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13% (2001 census)

Population:

5,483,088 (July 2012 est.) (country comparison to the world: 113)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 15.6% (male 437,755/female 417,797)
15-64 years: 71.6% (male 1,955,031/female 1,965,554)
65 years and over: 12.8% (male 262,363/female 438,538) (2011 est.)

Median age:

total: 38 years
male: 36.5 years
female: 39.5 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:

0.104% (2012 est.) (country comparison to the world: 182)

Birth rate:

10.38 births/1,000 population (2012 est.) (country comparison to the world: 183)

Death rate:

9.64 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.) (country comparison to the world: 57)

Net migration rate:

0.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.) (country comparison to the world: 68)

Urbanization:

urban population: 55% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:

BRATISLAVA (capital) 428,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.6 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:

6 deaths/100,000 live births (2010) (country comparison to the world: 171)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 6.47 deaths/1,000 live births (country comparison to the world: 168)
male: 7.54 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 76.03 years (country comparison to the world: 80)
male: 72.14 years
female: 80.12 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:

1.38 children born/woman (2012 est.) (country comparison to the world: 205)

Health expenditures:

8.5% of GDP (2009) (country comparison to the world: 46)

Physicians density:

3 physicians/1,000 population (2007)

Hospital bed density:

6.56 beds/1,000 population (2008)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

less than 0.1% (2009 est.) (country comparison to the world: 153)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

fewer than 500 (2009 est.) (country comparison to the world: 152)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

fewer than 100 (2009 est.) (country comparison to the world: 131)

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:

14.3% (2002) (country comparison to the world: 39)

Education expenditures:

3.6% of GDP (2007) (country comparison to the world: 114)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.6% (2004)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 16 years (2008)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:

total: 27.3% (country comparison to the world: 18)
male: 27.9%
female: 26.6% (2009)