Taiwan Demographics

What is the population of Taiwan?

Population 23,603,049
Population Growth Rate 0.27%
Nationality Noun Chinese/Taiwanese (singular and plural)
Nationality Adjective Chinese/Taiwanese
Ethnic Groups Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, mainland Chinese 14%, aborigine 2%
Languages Spoken Chinese: Mandarin (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects

Taiwan Health Information

What are the health conditions in Taiwan?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.83
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 4.12
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 4.96
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 4.55
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.11

Taiwan Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Taiwan?

Life Expectancy at Birth 79 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 83 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 76 Years
Median Age 38 Years
Median Age - female 39 Years
Median Age - male 38 Years

Taiwan Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Taiwan median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 9
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.83
Median Age 38 Years
Median Age - female 39 Years
Median Age - male 38 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population .91
Population Growth Rate 0.27%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.07
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .99
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.07
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female 1
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .89

Taiwan Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Taiwan?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Health facilities in Taiwan are adequate for routine and emergency medical treatment. Physicians are well trained and many have studied in the United States and speak English. State of the art medical equipment is available at many clinics and hospitals. Hospitals’ nursing services provide medication dispensing and wound care but generally not the daily patient maintenance functions found in U.S. hospitals. Taiwan regulations require ambulances to have emergency equipment and supplies and to be staffed by trained medical personnel (dial 119). For information on specific clinics and hospitals, please refer to AIT's website.

You can find good information on vaccinations and other health precautions on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747), fax 1-888-CDC-FAXX (1-888-232-3299), or via the CDC’s website : http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/taiwan.htm Or Taiwan's CDC: http://www.cdc.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=5

Taiwan Education

What is school like in Taiwan?

Literacy - total population 96.1%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write

Taiwan Literacy

Can people in Taiwan read?

Literacy - total population 96.1%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Chinese: Mandarin (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects

Taiwan Crime

Is Taiwan a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Although the overall violent crime rate in Taiwan is low, you should avoid high crime areas, namely areas where massage parlors, barbershops, and nightclubs operate as covers for prostitution and are often run by criminals. In contrast to these illegal fronts, ordinary barbershops and other legitimate businesses prominently advertise their services, and you can see the interiors through storefront windows. Illicit establishments generally do not advertise, and casual passersby cannot view their interiors. Several U.S. citizens have been assaulted in these establishments and in the areas near bar and nightclub districts. Taiwan’s public buses and subway are generally considered safe, but passengers in taxis – particularly women - should exercise caution when traveling alone in taxis late at night. In several parts of Taiwan, incidents of purse snatching by thieves on motorcycles have been reported. You should keep a photocopy of your passport, other identification, and credit cards in a safe place.

Don't buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, but you may also be breaking local law.

The emergency telephone number for Taiwan services (ambulance, fire, police) is 119. The number for police is 110. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault may call 113. Taiwan Police also offers a 24 hour telephone line for foreigners in English: 0800-024-111.

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