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Government

Description of Polity Score: -10 to -9: strongly autocratic, -8 to -7 autocratic, -6 to -4 weakly autocratic, -3 to +3 anocratic, +4 to +6 weakly democratic, +7 to +8 democratic, +9 to +10 strongly democratic1 (strongly democratic)
Freedom House Political Rights Score, scaled from 1 most free to 7 least free2 1.0
Freedom House Civil Liberties Score, scaled from 1 most free to 7 least free2 1.0
Judicial Independence Composite Score, as average of scores for higher and lower courts3 3.2

Education

Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand The World
Adult Literacy Rate, in percentage of adult population4 --- 99.0 86.2
Net Primary School Enrollment Rate, in percentage of population of official school age5 --- 98.1 89.6
Net Secondary School Enrollment Rate, in percentage of population of official school age5 --- 92.2 65.1

Economic Measures

Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand The World
Gross Domestic Product, in billions of current U.S. Dollars5 --- 1,389.6 75,845.1
Imports, in million current-year U.S. dollars6 --- 302,224.0 20,150,355.0
Exports, in million current-year U.S. dollars6 --- 294,473.1 20,790,015.7
Economic Freedom Index, scaled from 0 min to 100 max7 --- 82.4 62.9
Human Development Index8 --- 0.9 0.7
2013 Gender Inequality Index (GII)9 --- --- 0.4
Gross National Income per capita, in current international dollars5 --- 41,915.0 16,101.0

Military Measures

Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand The World
Composite Index of National Capability, in fraction of 110 --- 0.0040801 0.005162584
2012 Military expenditure (% of GDP)5 --- 3.1 ---

Demographic and Health Measures

Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand The World
Total Population11 --- 27,883,624.0 7,335,774,068.0
Life Expectancy from birth, in years5 --- 82.0 71.9
2012 Net Migration Rate (migrants per 1,000 population)5 --- --- ---
Urban Percentage of Total Population6 --- 89.0 54.3
Urban Population Growth, by percentage6 --- 1.6 2.0
Fertility Rate, in total births per woman6 --- 1.9 2.5
Infant Mortality Rate, in deaths per 1000 live births6 --- 3.3 30.5
HIV Prevalence, in percentage of population ages 15-49 with HIV6 --- --- 0.8


Sources

1.  The Center for Systemic Peace (CSP) is engaged in innovative research on the problem of political violence within the structural context of the dynamic global system. The Center supports scientific research and quantitative analysis in many issue areas related to the fundamental problems of violence in both human relations and societal-systemic development processes. The Center continually monitors political behavior in each of the world's major states and reports on emerging issues and persisting conditions related to the problems of political violence and "state failure." A dataset with these and other international measures can be downloaded from here. Used with permission.

2.  Freedom House is an independent non-governmental organization that offers measures of the extent to which governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, belief and respect for the rights of minorities and women are guaranteed. A dataset with these and the other international measures highlighted on the country pages can be downloaded from this website. Used with permission.

3.  Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. V-Dem provides a multidimensional and disaggregated dataset that reflects the complexity of the concept of democracy as a system of rule that goes beyond simple presence of elections. The V-Dem project distinguishes between seven high-level principles of democracy: electoral, liberal, participatory, deliberative, egalitarian, majoritarian, and consensual, and collects data to measure these principles. A dataset with these and other international measures can be downloaded from here. Used with permission.

4.  The CIA's World Factbook was created as an annual summary and update to the now defunct National Intelligence Survey (NIS) studies. The first classified Factbook was published in August 1962, and the first unclassified version was published in June 1971. The NIS program was terminated in 1973 except for the Factbook, map, and gazetteer components. The 1975 Factbook was the first to be made available to the public with sales through the US Government Printing Office (GPO). The year 2010 marks the 67th year of the World Factbook and its predecessor programs. The maps and flags are also from the World Factbook, which is an open source.

5.  Relying on agencies from each country, as well as a synthesis of data from United Nations divisions, Eurostate Demographic statistics, the U.S. Census international database, and its own data collection, the World Bank's Open Data site offers free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.

6.  Relying on agencies from each country, as well as a synthesis of data from United Nations divisions, Eurostate Demographic statistics, the U.S. Census international database, and its own data collection, the World Bank's Open Data site offers free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.

7.  The Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom is a systematic, empirical measurement of economic freedom in countries throughout the world. A set of objective economic criteria are used to study and grade various countries for the annual publication of the Index of Economic Freedom. A dataset with these and the other international measures highlighted on the country pages can be downloaded from this website. Used with permission.

8.  The United Nations Human Development Reports provide data and statistical analysis in various areas of human development. The Human Development Report (HDR) presents two types of statistics: the human development indicator tables, which provide a global assessment of country achievements in different areas of human development, and thematic statistical analysis. A dataset with these and the other international measures highlighted on the country pages can be downloaded from this website. Used with permission.

9.  The 2013 Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality in achievements between women and men in three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labor market. It varies between zero (when women and men fare equally) and one (when men or women fare poorly compared to the other in all dimensions). The health dimension is measured by two indicators: maternal mortality ratio and the adolescent fertility rate. The empowerment dimension is also measured by two indicators: the share of parliamentary seats held by each sex and by secondary and higher education attainment levels. The labor dimension is measured by women’s participation in the work force. Source: The United Nations Human Development Reports provide data and statistical analysis in various areas of human development. The Human Development Report (HDR) presents two types of statistics: the human development indicator tables, which provide a global assessment of country achievements in different areas of human development, and thematic statistical analysis. A dataset with these and the other international measures highlighted on the country pages can be downloaded from this website. Used with permission.

10.  Military data is drawn from the National Material Capabilities (v4.0) dataset, which is a component of and hosted by the Correlates of War Project. The Correlates of War Project seeks to facilitate the collection, dissemination, and use of accurate and reliable quantitative data in international relations. Correlates of War data may be accessed through the above link. Used with permission.

11.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Demographics reports the estimates of religious demographics, both country by country and region by region. The RCS was created to fulfill the unmet need for a dataset on the religious dimensions of countries of the world, with the state-year as the unit of observation. It estimates populations and percentages of adherents of 100 religious denominations including second level subdivision within Christianity and Islam. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson the principal investigator of the World Christian Database and the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database.

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