Urban Peru Demographic

Demographic Indicator
Data

Population (mid-2009)*

27,903,000

Population growth rate (Rate of Natural Incr: birth rate minus death rate, expressed as a %)*

1.50%

Gender (2009 est.)**

50.2% male
49.8% female

Adult Literacy rate (% aged 15 and older ) 1995-2005***

General: 87.9%
Men: 93.7%
Female: 82.5%

Population below poverty line (Population living below the national poverty line (%), 2000-2006)***

53.10%

Age Distribution*

less than 15 yrs: 32%
15-65: 62%
65+: 6%

Education Levels (2005)***


Net Primary Enrollment: 96%
Net Secondary Enrollment: 70%

Urban population*

76%

Religion (2007 Census)**

Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified/none 2.9%

Ethnic groups**

Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black/Japanese/Chinese/others 3%

Languages

Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages

* = Population Reference Bureau
** = CIA World Factbook
*** = UNDP Human Development Report