Population and health of Sierra Leone

Total population: 5,485,998 (July 2012est.)

Average population growth: 2.277%

Urban population: 2,354,361

Urban growth rate: 3.3% annual rate of change

Rural Population: 31,311,637

Rural growth rate: 1.9%

Population density of 83.74 humans per square kilometers

Health (2012 estimate)

Life expectancy

Male: 54.08 years

Female: 59.11 years

Infant mortality: 74.95 deaths/1,000 live births

Male: 85.37 deaths/1,000 live births

Female: 67.66 deaths/1,000 live births

HIV prevalence: 1.6%

Literacy level

Male: 46.9%

Female: 24.4%

Age and gender structure (2012 estimate)

Age (years)per%No of MalesNo of FemaleTotal
0-1441.8114109111555422296633
15-2419.25096265418991051525
25-5431.28226718865781709249
55-644.1100540126376226916
65 years and over:3.788127113548221675

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