Definition of per capita in English:

per capita

(also per caput)

adjective & adverb

  • For each person; in relation to people taken individually:

    [as adverb] ‘the state had fewer banks per capita than elsewhere’
    ‘lower than average per capita spending’

Origin

Late 17th century: Latin, literally by heads.

Pronunciation:

per capita

/pəː ˈkapɪtə/