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Demographics of Turkey

Demographics of Turkey
1961 2007
CountryRepublic of Turkey
Caption1961 2007
Size Of Population72,586,256
(2009 est.)
Growth1.45% (2009 est.)
Birth18.66 births/1,000
population (2009 est.)
Death6.02 deaths/1,000
population (2008 est.)
Life73.7 years (2009)
Life Male71.5 years (2009)
Life Female76.1 years (2009)
Fertility1.92 children born/woman (2006 est.)
Age 0-14 Years25.5% (male 9,133,226; female 8,800,070)
Age 15-64 Years67.7% (male 24,218,277; female 23,456,761)
Age 65 Years6.8% (male 2,198,073; female 2,607,551) (2006 est.)
Sr Total Mf Ratio1.02 male(s)/female
Sr At Birth1.05 male(s)/female (2006 est.)
Sr Under 151.04 male(s)/female
Sr 15-64 Years1.03 male(s)/female
Sr 65 Years Over0.84 male(s)/female
Nationnoun: Turk(s) adjective: Turkish
Major EthnicTurks
Minor EthnicKurds, Lazs, Azerbaijanis, Zazas, Chechens, Circassians, Arabs, Albanians, Tatars, Armenians, Greeks
OfficialTurkish
SpokenTurkish, Kurdish, Neo-Aramaic Laz, Georgian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Pontic, Zazaki, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Kabardian, Armenian, Ladino

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of Turkey, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

As of 2010, the population of Turkey is estimated to be 73.7 million with a growth rate of 1.21% per annum (2009 figure). The population is relatively young with 26.6% falling in the 0-14 age bracket.


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