Demographics
 
 
 

Population
6.343 million (July 2009 est.)

Age Structure
0-14 years: 31.3% (male 1,014,183/female 973,538)
15-64 years: 64.5% (male 2,183,638/female 1,904,420)
65 years and over: 4.2% (male 128,759/female 138,410) (2009 est.)

Median Age

total: 24.3 years
male: 25 years
female: 23.6 years (2009 est.)

Population Growth Rate
2.264% (2009 est.)

Languages

Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.9%
male: 95.1%
female: 84.7% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 13 years (2006)