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AUSTRALIA

  KUWAIT   QATAR   UAE
                 
Population:   20,090,437 (July 2005 est.)   2,335,648
note: includes 1,291,354 non-nationals (July 2005 est.)
  863,051 (July 2005 est.)   2,563,212
note: includes an estimated 1,606,079 non-nationals; the 17 December 1995 census presents a total population figure of 2,377,453, and there are estimates of 3.44 million for 2002 (July 2005 est.)
                 
Age structure:   0-14 years: 19.8% (male 2,038,809/female 1,943,563)
15-64 years: 67.2% (male 6,815,600/female 6,695,189)
65 years and over: 12.9% (male 1,145,274/female 1,452,002) (2005 est.)
  0-14 years: 27.2% (male 323,382/female 311,700)
15-64 years: 70.1% (male 1,045,589/female 591,243)
65 years and over: 2.7% (male 40,439/female 23,295) (2005 est.)
  0-14 years: 23.7% (male 104,453/female 100,295)
15-64 years: 72.9% (male 437,118/female 191,830)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 21,599/female 7,756) (2005 est.)
  0-14 years: 25.3% (male 331,269; female 317,977)
15-64 years: 71.1% (male 1,115,826; female 707,058)

65 years and over: 3.6% (male 66,404; female 24,678) (2005 est.)
                 
Median age:   Total: 36.56 years
Male: 35.74 years
Female: 37.4 years (2005 est.)
  Total: 25.86 years
Male: 28.05 years
Female: 22.12 years (2005 est.)
  Total: 31.57 years
Male: 36.87 years
Female: 22.33 years (2005 est.)
  Total: 27.9 years
Male: 35.2 years

Female: 22.9 years (2005 est.)
                 
Population growth
rate:
  0.87% (2005 est.)   3.44%
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2005 est.)
  2.61% (2005 est.)  

1.54% (2005 est.)

                 
Birth rate:   12.26 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)   21.88 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)   15.54 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)  

18.78 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

                 
Death rate:   7.44 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)   2.42 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)   4.61 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)   4.26 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)<
                 
Net migration
rate:
  3.91 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)   14.96 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)   15.17 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)   0.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
                 
Sex ratio:   At birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
  at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.77 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.74 male(s)/female
total population: 1.52 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
  at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 2.28 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 2.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1.88 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
 

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.58 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 2.691 male(s)/female

total population: 1.442 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

                 
Life expectancy
at birth:
  Total population: 80.39 years
Male: 77.52 years
Female: 83.4 years (2005 est.)
  Total population: 77.03 years
Male: 76.01 years
Female: 78.1 years (2005 est.)
  Total population: 73.67 years
Male: 71.15 years
Female: 76.32 years (2005 est.)
  Total population: 75.24 years
Male: 72.73 years

Female: 77.87 years (2005 est.)
                 
Total fertility rate:   1.76 children born/woman (2005 est.)   2.97 children born/woman (2005 est.)   2.87 children born/woman (2005 est.)   2.94 children born/woman (2005 est.)
                 
Ethnic groups:   Caucasian 90%, Asian 7%, Aboriginal and other 3%   Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%   Arab 40%, Pakistani 18%, Indian 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%  

Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)

note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)

                 
Languages:   English 79.1%, Chinese 2.1%, Italian 1.9%, other 11.1%, unspecified 5.8% (2001 Census)   Arabic (official), English widely spoken   Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language   Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu