Population and health

Total population: 22,005,222 (July 2012 est.)

Average population growth rate: 2.68% (2012 est.)

Urban population: 30% of total population (2010)

Urban growth rate: 3.9% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Rural Population: 70% of total population (2010)

Population density of Madagascar: 36.65 humans per square kilometer (2011)

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Health

Life expectancy

Male: 61.97 years
Female: 66.1 years (2012 est.)                                                                                                               

HIV prevalence: 0.2% (2009 est.)

Literacy

Male: 67.4%
Female: 61.6% (2010)

Population Structure

Age (years) per%                No of Males No of Females  Total
0-14 41.4 4,593,719 4,515,993 9,109,712
15-24 20.6 2,268,344 2,258,449 4,526,793
25-54 30.8 3,397,077 3,391,042 6,788,119
55-64 4.1 424,997 468,933 893,930
65 years and over 3.1 311,810 374,858 686,668

 

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