SOCIAL INDICATORS
LESS POPULOUS COUNTRIES

The indicators used to construct the league tables in The Progress of Nations 1997 include: access to sanitation; per cent reduction in under-5 mortality, 1980-1995; and women at top levels of government. Using the same indicators, the following table shows the progress of those countries with populations of less than 1 million. The regional standing of these less populous countries can be assessed by comparing the figures given here with the relevant league tables. In addition, basic social indicators, also provided in this table, can be compared with the Statistical Profiles on the following pages.

 
League tables
Access to
sanitation
% reduction
in under-5
mortality rate
19801995
Women
at top
levels of
government
% 1996
Total
population
(thousands)
1995
Population
under 18
(thousands)
1995
Annual no.
of births
(thousands)
1995
Annual no. of
under-5 deaths
(thousands)
1995
Under-5
mortality
rate
1995
GNP
per capita
($)
1995
% of
under-5 children
underweight
198194
Primary school
enrolment
(%) a/
198494
Maternal
mortality
rate b/
1990
Total
fertility
rate
1995
Antigua and Barbuda 96 0 66 24 2 0.0 22 6770 10 1.7
Bahamas 85 20 19 279 96 5 0.1 28 11940 94 100 2.0
Bahrain 100 52 0 557 203 12 0.2 20 7840 100 60 3.2
Barbados 100 65 31 261 73 3 0.0 10 6560 5 78 43 1.7
Belize 57 29 0 213 105 7 0.3 40 2630 97 3.9
British Virgin Islands 100 19 7 0 0.0 28 8500
Brunei Darussalam 99 56 0 293 116 6 0.1 10 14240 90 60 2.9
Cape Verde 24 23 13 386 187 12 0.9 73 960 19 100 3.7
Comoros 99 39 6 612 327 25 2.5 100 470 51 950 5.8
Cook Islands 100 18 19 8 1 0.0 28 1550
Cyprus 98 50 8 745 224 12 0.1 10 10380 96 5 2.3
Djibouti 90 21 0 601 285 23 3.6 158 780 23 32 570 5.6
Dominica 99 18 71 25 2 0.0 21 2990 5 2.4
Equatorial Guinea 34 28 5 400 197 16 2.8 175 380 820 5.7
Fiji 100 40 5 784 327 18 0.5 25 2440 99 90 2.9
Grenada 21 92 33 2 0.1 33 2980 2.8
Guyana 81 33 6 830 315 19 1.1 59 590 18 2.4
Iceland 41 15 269 78 4 0.0 5 24950 0 2.2
Kiribati 100 78 36 2 0.2 77 920 99 3.7
Luxembourg 43 29 407 86 5 0.0 9 41210 85 0 1.7
Maldives 66 37 6 254 135 10 0.8 77 990 39 60 6.8
Malta 98 32 0 367 98 5 0.1 12 7970 99 0 2.1
Marshall Islands 8 55 26 2 0.2 92 1680 100
Micronesia (Fed. States of) 100 0 123 57 4 0.1 28 1890 85 4.7
Montserrat 84 11 4 0 0.0 14 3330 100 2.3
Palau 96 10 10 17 8 1 0.0 35 790 100
Qatar 99 58 0 548 172 10 0.2 23 11600 81 3.9
Saint Kitts and Nevis 100 0 41 15 1 0.0 40 5170 2.5
Saint Lucia 9 142 51 3 0.1 22 3370 90 3.1
Saint Vincent/ Grenadines 98 20 112 40 3 0.1 23 2280 2.4
Samoa 94 8 165 75 4 0.2 54 1120 35 4.0
Sao Tome/Principe 11 0 133 70 6 0.5 81 350 17 4.8
Seychelles 54 33 73 39 3 0.1 20 6620 6 2.6
Solomon Islands 14 45 0 378 194 13 0.4 31 910 5.2
Suriname 54 39 0 427 172 10 0.3 32 880 2.5
Swaziland 70 29 0 857 430 32 3.4 107 1170 10 95 560 4.7
Tonga 99 98 42 2 0.0 24 1630 3.5
Turks and Caicos Islands 14 5 0 0.0 31 780
Tuvalu 87 27 10 4 0 0.0 56 650 98
Vanuatu 43 47 0 169 84 5 0.3 58 1200 20 74 280 4.5

a/ Enrolment is derived from net primary school enrolment rates as reported by UNESCO and national household survey reports of attendance at primary schools.

b/ Several of the maternal mortality rates vary substantially from government estimates. A review of these data will be part of a forthcoming revision of maternal mortality estimates.

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