Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Surveying Salvadoram households -- one third are children

El Salvador's government has released results of the 2011 Multiple Purpose Survey of Households.   This comprehensive survey offers a detailed statistical look at the circumstances of El Salvador's households.  It's valuable information, and over the next several blog posts, I am going to explore many of the statistics it provides.  You can download the entire report (all 506 pages) at this link.

Today we'll look at some of the demographic statistics in the report.  One thing it makes clear -- El Salvador's population is young.   The population in 2011 is 6.2 million.   Of those 6.2 million, 2 million are under the age of 16.   1.47 million are between 10 and 20 years old.

There are more females than males in El Salvador.  3.25 million women and 2.96 million men.

With 6.2 million people, the population density is 295 people per square kilometer, the highest density in Latin America (for a non-island country; Grenada, Barbados and Haiti have higher densities)

62% of the population lives in urban areas.









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