Sierra Leone Indicators

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Basic Indicators

 

Total population (thousands), 2008

5560

Population (thousands), 2008, under 18

2753

Population (thousands), 2008, under 5

947

Population annual growth rate (%), 2000–2008

3.4

% of population urbanized, 2008

38

 

 

Annual no. of births (thousands), 2008

223

Total fertility rate, 2008

5.2

 

 

Under-5 mortality rate ((‰), 2008

194

Infant mortality rate (under 1) (‰), 2008

123

Neonatal mortality rate, (‰), 2004

56

Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands), 2008

43

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2008

48

   

Economic Indicators

 

RNB par habitant ($EU), 2008

320

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1990–2008

0.6

Average annual rate of inflation (%), 1990–2008

18

% of population below international poverty line of US$1.25 per day, 1992–2007*

53

 

 

Number per 100 population , 2007, phones

13

Number per 100 population , 2007, Internet users

0

 

 

Health

 

% of population using improved drinking-water sources, 2006 total

53

% of population using improved drinking-water sources, 2006 urban

83

% of population using improved drinking-water sources, 2006 rural

32

% of population using improved sanitation facilities 2006 total

11

   

Estimated adult HIV prevalence rate (aged 15–49), 2007

0.7

Estimated number of people (all ages) living with HIV, 2007 (thousands), estimate

55

Mother–to–child transmission, Estimated number of women (aged 15+) living with HIV, 2007 (thousands)

30

Paediatric infections, Estimated number of children (aged 0–14) living with HIV, 2007 (thousands)

4

Prevention among young people, HIV prevalence among young people (aged 15–24), 2007, male

0.4

Prevention among young people, HIV prevalence among young people (aged 15–24), 2007, female

1.3

Orphans, Children (aged 0–17) orphaned by AIDS, 2007, estimate (thousands)

16

Orphans, Children (aged 0–17) orphaned due to all causes, 2007, estimate (thousands)

350

Contraceptive prevalence (%), 2003–2008*

8

Education

 

Youth (15–24 years) literacy rate, 2003–2007*, male

64

Youth (15–24 years) literacy rate, 2003–2007*, female

44

Total adult literacy rate (%), 2003–2008*

38

 

 

Primary school net enrolment/ attendance (%), 2003–2008*

69

Primary school enrolment ratio 2003–2008*, net, male

-

Primary school enrolment ratio 2003–2008*, net, female

-

Primary school attendance ratio 2003–2008*, net, male

69

Primary school attendance ratio 2003–2008*, net, female

69
   

Secondary school enrolment ratio 2003–2008*, net, male

21

Secondary school enrolment ratio 2003–2008*, net, female

17
   

Child Protection

 

Child labour (5–14 years) 1999–2008*, total

48

Child marriage 2000–2008*, total

56

Female genital mutilation/cutting 1997–2007*, women a (15–49 years) , total

94

Female genital mutilation/cutting 1997–2007*, daughters, total

35
   
 Sources: UNICEF