Syria

    Religious Affiliation
    Chart source: Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, 2010
    Total Population
    18,284,407 1
    Urban
    54.20% 1
    Rural
    45.80% 1
    Immigrants as % of Population
    4.7% 2
    Level of Public Corruption
    173 (1=lowest, 176=highest corruption) 4
    Gender Equality in the Economy, Health, Education and Politics
    142 (1=most equal, 144=least equal) 7
    Fertility Rate
    2.90 births per adult woman 5
    Children Who Do Not Live to Age 5
    1.30% 5
    Life Expectancy at Birth
    70 years 5
    Adult Literacy Rate
    85.53% 5
    Internet Users
    28% 5
    Population Living Below US$1.90 per Day
    1.7% 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
    192,000
    Baptized Catholics as % of Total Population
    1.02
    Baptisms per Year (Under age 7)
    1,559
    Baptisms per Year (Over age 7)
    95
    First Communions per Year
    1,732
    Confirmations per Year
    1,655
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Primary Schools
    5,247
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Secondary Schools
    2,570
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Higher Education
    194
    Church Marriages per Year
    775
    Church Marriages in Which Both Spouses are Catholics
    466
    Priests
    214
    Women Religious (Nuns & Sisters)
    247
    Catholics per Priest
    897
    Parishes
    200
    Catholic Hospitals
    9
    Homes for Aged, Handicapped, Invalids
    17
    • 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.