The total population of Bolivia for the year 2009 was recorded at 9.86 million.
The gender ratio in the country is balanced i.e. there are about 99.5 males for every 100 females in the country.
(Source: UN, worldbank.org)
In 2009, the population in Bolivia below 14 years old accounted for 36.2% of the total population. In the same year, 7.7% women and 6.4% men (% of total population) were aged 60 years and above.
The country’s crude birth rate in 2008 was 27 per 1,000 people.
(Source: World Bank)
The mortality rate of infants (per 1,000 live births) registered at 45.6 in the year 2010.
Average life expectancy rate
The life expectancy in the period 2005-2010 for males and females was recorded at 63.4 years and 67.7 years respectively.
Migration and Urbnisation
International migrant stock till mid 2010 was recorded at 145,800 individuals or 1.5% of the entire population.
The country’s urban population growth rate from 2005 to 2010 was 2.5% and the rural population growth rate in the same period was 0.4%. The total population growth rate was 1.8%.
There are about 40 ethnic groups in Bolivia classified on the basis of linguistic groups. The major ethnic groups in the country are Quechua and Aymara. Other ethnic groups include mestizo and Europeans.
Human Development Index
The country ranks 95th out of 182 countries on the Human Development Index 2010 conducted by the United Nations. The HDI provides a composite measure of three dimensions of human development: living a long and healthy life (measured by life expectancy), being educated (measured by adult literacy and gross enrolment in education).