STATISTICS ON SWAZILAND
Swaziland has a population of approximately 1.19 million people.
GDI: $1.25 USD for 81% of the population
Life expectancy at birth, total is 47.9 years
Infant Mortality Rate per 1,000 live births is 55.1
Literacy Rate: 83%
Unemployment rate (50%)
Primary School Enrollment is 83%
High school enrollment – male : 31% – female:29%
Average schooling years is 7
Adult literacy rate 86.9% (aged 15 and above)
Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world at 25%.
Rate of infection in people aged between 15- 49 is estimated at 25% (31% women and 20% men)
UNAIDS estimates that 180,000 people in Swaziland live with HIV/AIDS.
25.9% of adults between the ages of 15-49 have AIDS.
14,000 children between 0-14 years also have AIDS
AIDS kills 7,000 people every year in Swaziland.
As a result there are 130,000 AIDS orphans (single and double) in Swaziland.
120.000 children are vulnerable.
There are more than 1500 child headed households
And 561,000 people are under the age of 18.