A family- CC via Pixabay/ Alexas_Fotos
CAIRO – 15 May 2020: The number of households in Egypt reached about 24.7 million families as of the beginning of 2020, including 11 million families in urban areas and 13.7 million families in the countryside, announced the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization (CAPMAS) on the International Day of Families due on May 15.
The CAPMAS report showed that 34.1% of the family individuals are under 15 years, while 26.4% of individuals are at the age of 15-29. Also, 35.3% of family members aged between 30 and 64 years, while 4.1% for the elderly [over 65 years].
Egypt’s population has hit 100 million after the population clock at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), has shown the number as of early February 2020.
The population growth in Egypt is considered one of the highest rates among the countries around the world, due to high birth rates and high fertility rates, compared to lower death rates, which led to a population pyramid with a broad base of the population below the working age, which represents a burden to the society.