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Switzerland People

    Population: 7,275,467 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 17% (male 639,970; female 611,876)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 2,509,988; female 2,417,580)
    65 years and over: 15% (male 444,482; female 651,571) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.2% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 10.53 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.06 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0.49 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: 0.68 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 4.87 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.99 years
    male: 75.83 years
    female: 82.32 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.46 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Swiss (singular and plural)
    adjective: Swiss

    Ethnic groups: German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 46.1%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, no religion 8.9% (1990)

    Languages: German 63.7%, French 19.2%, Italian 7.6%, Romansch 0.6%, other 8.9%

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99% (1980 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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