Demographics of Chile

  • demographics of chile
    pirámide de población - chile 2014.svg
    population pyramid of chile, 2014
    population17,094,270 (2010)[1]
    growth rate0.9% (2010)
    birth rate14.7 births/1,000 population (2010)
    death rate5.7 deaths/1,000 population (2010)
    life expectancy79.57 years
     • male76.26 years
     • female82.96 years (2010)
    fertility rate1.89 children born/woman (2010)
    infant mortality rate7.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2010)[2]
    age structure
    0–14 years23.2% (male 1,966,017/female 1,877,963)
    15–64 years67.8% (male 5,625,963/female 5,628,146)
    65 and over9.1% (male 627,746/female 875,872) (2010)
    sex ratio
    total0.98 male(s)/female (2010)
    at birth1.05 male(s)/female
    under 151.05 male(s)/female
    15–64 years1 male(s)/female
    65 and over0.72 male(s)/female
    nationality
    nationalitychilean
    major ethniceuropean and mestizo 87.2%[3]
    minor ethnicmapuche 10.2%, other indigenous groups 2.6% (2017 census)
    language
    officialspanish (de facto)

    this article is about the demographic features of chile, including population density, ethnicity, economic status and other aspects of the population.

    chile's 2017 census reported a population of 17,574,003 people. its rate of population growth has been decreasing since 1990, due to a declining birth rate.[4] by 2050 the population is expected to reach approximately 20.2 million people.[5] about 85% of the country's population lives in urban areas, with 40% living in greater santiago. the largest agglomerations according to the 2002 census are greater santiago with 5.6 million people, greater concepción with 861,000 and greater valparaíso with 824,000.[6]

  • population
  • ancestry and ethnic structure
  • languages
  • religion
  • vital statistics
  • 2012 census
  • largest cities
  • graphs and maps
  • references

Demographics of Chile
Pirámide de población - Chile 2014.svg
Population pyramid of Chile, 2014
Population17,094,270 (2010)[1]
Growth rate0.9% (2010)
Birth rate14.7 births/1,000 population (2010)
Death rate5.7 deaths/1,000 population (2010)
Life expectancy79.57 years
 • male76.26 years
 • female82.96 years (2010)
Fertility rate1.89 children born/woman (2010)
Infant mortality rate7.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2010)[2]
Age structure
0–14 years23.2% (male 1,966,017/female 1,877,963)
15–64 years67.8% (male 5,625,963/female 5,628,146)
65 and over9.1% (male 627,746/female 875,872) (2010)
Sex ratio
Total0.98 male(s)/female (2010)
At birth1.05 male(s)/female
Under 151.05 male(s)/female
15–64 years1 male(s)/female
65 and over0.72 male(s)/female
Nationality
NationalityChilean
Major ethnicEuropean and Mestizo 87.2%[3]
Minor ethnicMapuche 10.2%, other indigenous groups 2.6% (2017 census)
Language
OfficialSpanish (de facto)

This article is about the demographic features of Chile, including population density, ethnicity, economic status and other aspects of the population.

Chile's 2017 census reported a population of 17,574,003 people. Its rate of population growth has been decreasing since 1990, due to a declining birth rate.[4] By 2050 the population is expected to reach approximately 20.2 million people.[5] About 85% of the country's population lives in urban areas, with 40% living in Greater Santiago. The largest agglomerations according to the 2002 census are Greater Santiago with 5.6 million people, Greater Concepción with 861,000 and Greater Valparaíso with 824,000.[6]