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Brunei People

    Population: 322,982 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 33% (male 54,154; female 51,766)
    15-64 years: 63% (male 106,492; female 95,921)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 7,945; female 6,704) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.38% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 24.69 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.21 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 4.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.19 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.09 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 22.83 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 71.84 years
    male: 70.35 years
    female: 73.42 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.33 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Bruneian(s)
    adjective: Bruneian

    Ethnic groups: Malay 64%, Chinese 20%, other 16%

    Religions: Muslim (official) 63%, Buddhism 14%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs and other 15% (1981)

    Languages: Malay (official), English, Chinese

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 88.2%
    male: 92.6%
    female: 83.4% (1995 est.)

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