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Indonesia People

    Population: 216,108,345 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 30% (male 33,367,287; female 32,411,786)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 70,541,893; female 70,866,972)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 3,936,415; female 4,983,992) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.46% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 22.78 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.14 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 57.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 62.92 years
    male: 60.67 years
    female: 65.29 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.57 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Indonesian(s)
    adjective: Indonesian

    Ethnic groups: Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, other 26%

    Religions: Muslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1% (1998)

    Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 83.8%
    male: 89.6%
    female: 78% (1995 est.)

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