Uruguay Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Uruguay population 2017

During 2017 Uruguay population is projected to increased by 11 587 people and reach 3 460 181 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 17 657. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 6 070 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Uruguay to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Uruguay population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Uruguay will be increased by 32 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Uruguay 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Uruguay was estimated to be 3 448 594 people. This is an increase of 0.34 % (11 548 people) compared to population of 3 437 046 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 17 598. Due to external migration, the population declined by 6 049. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.933 (933 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Uruguay population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Uruguay population density

Uruguay population density is 19.6 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Uruguay divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Uruguay. The total area of Uruguay is 176 220 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Uruguay age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Uruguay had the following population age distribution:

22.2 64.1 13.7

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Uruguay population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Uruguay age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Uruguay is 56 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Uruguay must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Uruguay is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Uruguay is 34.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Uruguay is 21.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Uruguay age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Uruguay is 76.2 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 73.1 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 79.5 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2 640 487 persons or 98.43% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Uruguay are able to read and write. Accordingly about 42 244 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.12% (1 250 744 persons). 23 926 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98.7% (1 389 742 persons). 18 319 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.51% and 99.33% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.92%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Uruguay population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Uruguay historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Uruguay population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19512 249 924N/A %
19522 273 8031.06 %
19532 299 7361.14 %
19542 327 6261.21 %
19552 357 3061.28 %
19562 388 5341.32 %
19572 420 9991.36 %
19582 454 3251.38 %
19592 488 0841.38 %
19602 521 8341.36 %
19612 555 1711.32 %
19622 587 7891.28 %
19632 619 5081.23 %
19642 650 2581.17 %
19652 679 9611.12 %
19662 708 7051.07 %
19672 736 4841.03 %
19682 762 4320.95 %
19692 784 9080.81 %
19702 802 4220.63 %
19712 814 0340.41 %
19722 819 8530.21 %
19732 821 7610.07 %
19742 823 0770.05 %
19752 827 1210.14 %
19762 835 8040.31 %
19772 849 2720.47 %
19782 866 5390.61 %
19792 885 9960.68 %
19802 905 8980.69 %
19812 925 4060.67 %
19822 944 6590.66 %
19832 963 8710.65 %
19842 983 0550.65 %
19853 002 2780.64 %
19863 021 4700.64 %
19873 040 4970.63 %
19883 059 5280.63 %
19893 079 0400.64 %
19903 099 4860.66 %
19913 121 0180.69 %
19923 143 4510.72 %
19933 166 5050.73 %
19943 189 8800.74 %
19953 213 2060.73 %
19963 236 4230.72 %
19973 259 5270.71 %
19983 281 5740.68 %
19993 300 7260.58 %
20003 315 2800.44 %
20013 324 1740.27 %
20023 327 4380.10 %
20033 326 704-0.02 %
20043 324 867-0.06 %
20053 324 852-0.00 %
20063 328 3250.10 %
20073 335 3960.21 %
20083 345 2910.30 %
20093 356 7970.34 %
20103 368 5880.35 %
20113 380 0120.34 %
20123 391 1820.33 %
20133 402 3610.33 %
20143 413 7430.33 %
20153 425 5360.35 %
20163 437 0460.34 %
20173 448 5940.34 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.