CAIRO: Egypt’s population on Saturday reached 89.110 million, compared to76.1 million in 2009 according to a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on occasion of the World Population Day.
The figure indicates that Egypt’s population has grown by 2.720 million in one year.
Cairo governorate registered the largest population of 9.3 million while South Sinai governorate is the least populated with 167,000 people only, according to the report.
“People under 15 years of age made up almost a third of the population (31.3 percent) while elderly people aged 65 and over made up 4.3 percent,” according to the report.
The report showed an increase in average of life expectancy at birth among males from 66.5 years in 2006 to 70.1 while females’ life expectancy increased from 69.1 years in 2006 to 72.9 in 2015.
The report also referred to ‘health services improvement’ indications after spotting a decrease in infant mortality rate from 24.5 children per thousand live births in 2008 to 22 children per thousand live births in 2014.
According to a report issued by CAPMAS in 2014, 26.3 percent of Egyptians live under the poverty line.
The 2014 report also said that the average illiteracy percentage (for those aged over 10 years) reached 25.3%; 33.1% for females compared to 17.8% for males.
According to CAPMAS, the world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.