Eritrea

    Religious Affiliation
    Chart source: Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, 2010
    Total Population
    5,187,948 1
    Urban
    40.10% 1
    Rural
    59.90% 1
    Immigrants as % of Population
    0.3% 2
    Homicides
    7.46 per 100,000 people (global median 6.9) 3
    Level of Public Corruption
    164 (1=lowest, 176=highest corruption) 4
    Fertility Rate
    4.21 births per adult woman 5
    Children Who Do Not Live to Age 5
    4.70% 5
    Life Expectancy at Birth
    64 years 5
    Adult Literacy Rate
    71.60% 5
    Internet Users
    1% 5
    Gross National Income per Capita
    US$480 5

    These statistics are derived from the Vatican's official publication, Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2020 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2022). The numbers may differ from data reported by other sources on this site.

    Baptized Catholics
    169,000
    Baptized Catholics as % of Total Population
    3.88
    Baptisms per Year (Under age 7)
    3,492
    Baptisms per Year (Over age 7)
    210
    First Communions per Year
    2,068
    Confirmations per Year
    2,075
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Primary Schools
    13,930
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Secondary Schools
    6,250
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Higher Education
    300
    Church Marriages per Year
    411
    Church Marriages in Which Both Spouses are Catholics
    361
    Priests
    517
    Women Religious (Nuns & Sisters)
    859
    Catholics per Priest
    327
    Parishes
    155
    Mission Stations (no resident priests)
    70
    Catholic Hospitals
    9
    • 1 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2018). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2018 Revision, Online Edition.
    • 2 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 revision.
    • 3 United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Homicide Statistics 2015.
    • 4 Transparency International, Corruption Perceptions Index 2016.
    • 5 UNICEF, State of the World's Children, 2016.
    • 6 Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2020 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2022).
    • 7 World Economic Forum, The Global Gender Gap Report, 2016.