CAIRO, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Egypt saw its population growing 23.7 percent within a decade, said the country's official census authority on Monday to mark the World Population Day.
The Egyptian population jumped from 72.8 million in 2006 to 90.1 million at the beginning of 2016, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics said in a statement.
Almost one third of the Egyptian population are under 15 years old, while the elderly (65 years of age upwards) make up four percent of the total population, the census agency said.
The fertility rate of Egyptian women is around three children, contributing to the growing number of young people, according to another report issued by the agency recently.
This year's World Population Day focuses on providing safety, education and opportunity for teenage girls.
The number of people worldwide will increase from 7.3 billion to 8.5 billion in 2030, according to the United Nations Population Fund. Enditem