People and Society in Poland

Nationality
noun:
Pole(s)
adjective:
Polish
Ethnic groups
Polish 96.7%, German 0.4%, Belarusian 0.1%, Ukrainian 0.1%, other and unspecified 2.7% (2002 census)
Languages
Polish (official) 97.8%, other and unspecified 2.2% (2002 census)
Religions
Roman Catholic 89.8% [about 75% practicing], Eastern Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, other 0.3%, unspecified 8.3% (2002)
Population
38,415,284 (July 2012 est.)
rank:
33
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Age structure
0-14 years:
14.7% (male 2,910,324/female 2,748,546)
15-64 years:
71.6% (male 13,698,363/female 13,834,779)
65 years and over:
13.7% (male 2,004,550/female 3,245,026) (2011 est.)
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Median age
total:
38.8 years
male:
37.2 years
female:
40.6 years (2012 est.)
Population growth rate
-0.075% (2012 est.)
rank:
198
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Birth rate
9.96 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
193
Death rate
10.24 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
rank:
48
Net migration rate
-0.47 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
137
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Urbanization
urban population:
61% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization:
-0.1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - population
WARSAW (capital) 1.71 million; Krakow 756,000 (2009)
Sex ratio
at birth:
1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years:
1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years:
0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over:
0.62 male(s)/female
total population:
0.94 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
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Maternal mortality rate
5 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
rank:
175
Infant mortality rate
total:
6.42 deaths/1,000 live births
rank:
169
male:
7.12 deaths/1,000 live births
female:
5.67 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population:
76.25 years
rank:
77
male:
72.31 years
female:
80.43 years (2012 est.)
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Total fertility rate
1.31 children born/woman (2012 est.)
rank:
209
Health expenditures
7.1% of GDP (2009)
rank:
75
Physicians density
2.144 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density
6.62 beds/1,000 population (2008)
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HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.1%; note - no country specific models provided (2009 est.)
rank:
148
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
27,000 (2009 est.)
rank:
70
HIV/AIDS - deaths
fewer than 200 (2009 est.)
rank:
109
Major infectious diseases
degree of risk:
intermediate
food or waterborne diseases:
bacterial diarrhea
vectorborne disease:
tickborne encephalitis
highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
18% (2001)
rank:
24
Education expenditures
4.9% of GDP (2007)
rank:
63
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Literacy
definition:
age 15 and over can read and write
total population:
99.5%
male:
99.7%
female:
99.4% (2010 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total:
15 years
male:
15 years
female:
16 years (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total:
20.7%
rank:
52
male:
20.2%
female:
21.2% (2009)
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