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Abu Dhabi’s Birth Rate Is Increasing Substantially

Increasing by 46% over the last decade

Posted on

15 November 2018

Last updated on 15 November 2018

As the capital of the UAE welcomes new projects

It also welcomes expats who seek job opportunities in Abu Dhabi as well.

Therefore, the number of families that are based in Abu Dhabi are increasing year by year with the new opportunities for growth and jobs.

So much so that a report by the Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre recorded a substantial increase in birth rates in the emirate – 46% increase over the past 10 years.

In 2017, the total number of newborn rates in Abu Dhabi were recorded as the following:

  • UAE national babies – 29.6 babies per 1,000 people
  • Expat babies – 9.4 new babies per 1,000 people

Subsequently, the statistics centre also recorded a decrease in the mortality rate of 1.1 death per 1,000 people – the UAE’s death rate was 3,262 in 2017.

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This decrease in mortality rate proves a positive move in the UAE’s healthcare progress and living conditions as the World Health Organization records 6.8 deaths per 1,000 people.

The decrease is down by 12% from 2016 and raised the average life expectancy age in the UAE to be 78.2 years.

Abu Dhabi’s population

In 2016, the population in Abu Dhabi reached over 2,908,173 people – of those 551,535 were UAE nationals.

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And out of the entire Abu Dhabi population:

  • 51.24% were males
  • 48.76% were females

Healthcare in Abu Dhabi

The reason behind the increase in birth rates and the decrease in mortality rates is linked to the betterment in healthcare services in the capital.

Healthcare is continuously increasing in quality and services and aims to provide proper care for those in Abu Dhabi.

Other diseases, including malaria, polio and measles have also been eradicated from Abu Dhabi.

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