People and Society in Belgium

Nationality
noun:
Belgian(s)
adjective:
Belgian
Ethnic groups
Fleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%
Languages
Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
Religions
Roman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25%
Population
10,438,353 (July 2012 est.)
rank:
82
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Age structure
0-14 years:
15.9% (male 846,706/female 812,486)
15-64 years:
66.1% (male 3,475,404/female 3,416,060)
65 years and over:
18% (male 783,895/female 1,096,926) (2011 est.)
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Median age
total:
42.6 years
male:
41.2 years
female:
43.9 years (2012 est.)
Population growth rate
0.061% (2012 est.)
rank:
184
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Birth rate
10.03 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
191
Death rate
10.63 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
rank:
45
Net migration rate
1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
50
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Urbanization
urban population:
97% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization:
0.4% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - population
BRUSSELS (capital) 1.892 million; Antwerp 961,000 (2009)
Sex ratio
at birth:
1.04 male(s)/female
under 15 years:
1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years:
1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over:
0.72 male(s)/female
total population:
0.96 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
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Maternal mortality rate
8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
rank:
158
Infant mortality rate
total:
4.28 deaths/1,000 live births
rank:
193
male:
4.79 deaths/1,000 live births
female:
3.74 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population:
79.65 years
rank:
38
male:
76.49 years
female:
82.95 years (2012 est.)
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Total fertility rate
1.65 children born/woman (2012 est.)
rank:
174
Health expenditures
11.8% of GDP (2009)
rank:
12
Physicians density
2.987 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density
6.6 beds/1,000 population (2009)
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HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.2% (2009 est.)
rank:
105
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
14,000 (2009 est.)
rank:
86
HIV/AIDS - deaths
fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
rank:
147
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
10.8% (2001)
rank:
54
Education expenditures
6% of GDP (2007)
rank:
29
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Literacy
definition:
age 15 and over can read and write
total population:
99%
male:
99%
female:
99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total:
16 years
male:
16 years
female:
16 years (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total:
21.9%
rank:
46
male:
21.5%
female:
22.5% (2009)
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