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


CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.



4,613,414 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 15.5% (male 359,739/female 336,978)
15-64 years: 70.1% (male 1,590,923/female 1,564,665)
65 years and over: 14.4% (male 265,637/female 381,034) (2006 est.)

Median age

Total: 39.8 years
Male: 38.7 years
Female: 41 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate

0.339% (2009 est.)

Birth rate

8.85 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Death rate

8.63 deaths/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Net migration rate

3.17 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Sex ratio

At birth: 1.07
Under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
Total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2009 est)

Infant mortality rate

Total: 9.1 deaths/1,000 live births
Male: 10.44 deaths/1,000 live births
Female: 7.67 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total population: 78.5 years
Male: 74.92 years
Female: 82.34 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.25 children born/woman (2009 est.)


Adult prevalence rate: less than 0.1% (2007 est.)
People living with HIV/AIDS: 900 (2007 est.)
Deaths: 100 (2001 est.)


Noun: Bosnian(s), Herzegovinian(s)
Adjective: Bosnian, Herzegovinian

Ethnic groups

Bosniak 48%, Serb 37%, Croat 14%, other 1% (2005) note: Bosniak has replaced Muslim as an ethnic term in part to avoid confusion with the religious term Muslim - an adherent of Islam.


Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 14% [1]


Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian all co-official and mutually understandable among all 3 ethnolingual groups. Croatian is written in the Latin alphabet, whereas Bosnian and Serbian can be written in both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets, although in Bosnian Latin script is preferred (Cyrillic is viewed as a Serbian mark, but is tolerated in an effort to present Bosnian as the sole language of Bosnia and Herzegovina).


Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 94.6%
Male: 98.4%
Female: 91.1% (2000 est.)

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2009 edition".

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