Area Database (v44)

GDL Area Profile Report

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Yemen

This GDL Area Profile Report provides an overview of the major social and economic characteristics of the region or country. The figures are derived from the most recent national household survey available at the Global Data Lab. These and many other indicators can also be downloaded freely from the GDL Area Database. Further information on the indicators is available at the bottom of this report and at the GDL website.

Level of development Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
International Wealth Index (IWI) value1 59.9 0.35 9 / 40 ( 4 ) 2023
Poverty Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Percentage poor households (IWI value under 70) 67.1 0.56 30 / 38 ( 7 ) 2023
Percentage poorer households (IWI value under 50) 30.1 -0.96 31 / 40 ( 6 ) 2023
Percentage poorest households (IWI value under 35) 10.9 -1.51 28 / 38 ( 6 ) 2023
Education Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Mean years education population aged 20+ 6.06 0.11 10 / 41 ( 4 ) 2023
Mean years education of women aged 20+ 4.38 0.12 3 / 41 ( 2 ) 2023
Mean years education of men aged 20+ 7.86 0.11 14 / 41 ( 5 ) 2023
Educational attendance Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Educational attendance children aged 6-8 (%) 60.4 -0.77 6 / 37 ( 2 ) 2023
Educational attendance children aged 9-11 (%) 83.2 -0.40 6 / 37 ( 3 ) 2023
Educational attendance children aged 12-14 (%) 74.6 -0.39 4 / 37 ( 2 ) 2023
Educational attendance children aged 15-17 (%) 53.9 -0.26 6 / 37 ( 2 ) 2023
Educational attendance children aged 18-20 (%) 26.3 -0.07 4 / 37 ( 2 ) 2023
Educational attendance children aged 21-23 (%) 15.0 -0.45 12 / 37 ( 3 ) 2023
Position of women Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Total fertility rate 4.46 -0.13 19 / 20 ( 7 ) 2013
Mean age difference partners (husband-wife) 5.50 -0.06 35 / 38 ( 7 ) 2023
Mean age at first marriage of women aged 20-50 18.8 0.11 5 / 35 ( 2 ) 2023
Mean age at first birth of women aged 20-50 20.4 0.08 4 / 35 ( 4 ) 2023
Percentage of women in 50+ population 50.6 0.03 14 / 41 ( 3 ) 2023
Patrilocality Index (positive values patrilocal) 3.07 0.10 31 / 36 ( 10 ) 2023
Position of children Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Infant mortality rate 40.7 -0.62 29 / 35 ( 7 ) 2023
Under five mortality rate 48.2 -0.93 27 / 35 ( 6 ) 2023
Percentage stunted children 46.3 - 31 / 31 ( 10 ) 2013
Percentage wasted children 16.5 - 29 / 31 ( 10 ) 2013
Percentage underweight children 39.6 - 30 / 31 ( 10 ) 2013
Percentage overweight children 3.30 - 6 / 31 ( 2 ) 2013
Asset ownership Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Percentage households with a TV 51.8 -1.51 10 / 36 ( 4 ) 2023
Percentage households with a refrigerator 17.6 -2.22 3 / 35 ( 3 ) 2023
Percentage households with a washing machine 23.5 -1.19 7 / 30 ( 4 ) 2023
Percentage households with a motorbike 15.9 0.32 16 / 36 ( 7 ) 2023
Percentage households with a computer 5.18 - 3 / 38 ( 2 ) 2023
Access to public services Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Percentage of households with electricity 84.7 0.90 8 / 36 ( 5 ) 2023
Percentage households with a phone 95.9 1.51 25 / 37 ( 8 ) 2023
Percentage households with internet access 48.0 - 11 / 24 ( 7 ) 2023
Population Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Total area population in millions 25.1 0.64 24 / 41 ( 8 ) 2013
Share of national population living in area 100 0.00 1 / 1 ( 11 ) 2023
Average household size 6.55 -0.21 32 / 38 ( 9 ) 2023
Percentage population in urban areas 30.5 -0.04 11 / 40 ( 2 ) 2023
Demographic window phase 1 0 2023
Dependency ratio 81.0 -0.51 37 / 40 ( 7 ) 2023
Quality of housing Value Trend Continent rank LMIC decile Year
Percentage households with three or more sleeping rooms 36.4 0.75 22 / 37 ( 8 ) 2023
Percentage households cooking on wood, straw, grass, dung etc. 53.1 1.75 19 / 29 ( 6 ) 2023

Meaning of the menu items: Value: Indicator value in GDL Area Database. Trend: Average yearly change in indicator value since preceding survey. National rank: Within-country rank on indicator (1 is highest value within country). Continent rank: Within continent rank on indicator (continents are America, Africa, Asia/Pacific and (Eastern) Europe). LMIC decile: Decile position on indicator among 1300+ regions within 125+ low and middle income countries.

The indicators presented in this GDL Profile Report are created by aggregating to the sub-national and national level from representative household surveys. Detailed information on the data and methods used is available here and in Smits (2016).

1 The International Wealth Index (IWI) is an asset-based index that measures the economic situation of households in LMICs on the basis of their ownership of assets, housing quality and access to public services. IWI runs from 0 to 100, with 0 meaning none of the assets and lowest quality housing and services and 100 all assets and highest quality housing and services (Smits & Steendijk, 2015).

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