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Netherlands People

    Population: 15,807,641 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 18% (male 1,475,606; female 1,410,088)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 5,482,193; female 5,288,948)
    65 years and over: 14% (male 875,847; female 1,274,959) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.47% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 11.36 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.69 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 1.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 5.11 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.15 years
    male: 75.28 years
    female: 81.17 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.49 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Dutchman(men), Dutchwoman(women)
    adjective: Dutch

    Ethnic groups: Dutch 94%, Moroccans, Turks, and other 6% (1988)

    Religions: Roman Catholic 34%, Protestant 25%, Muslim 3%, other 2%, unaffiliated 36% (1991)

    Languages: Dutch

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99% (1979 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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