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    Fiji People 2000

      Population: 832,494 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 33% (male 141,779; female 136,212)
      15-64 years: 63% (male 263,127; female 262,686)
      65 years and over: 4% (male 13,405; female 15,285) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.41% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 23.48 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 5.78 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -3.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 14.45 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 67.94 years
      male: 65.54 years
      female: 70.45 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.89 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Fijian(s)
      adjective: Fijian

      Ethnic groups: Fijian 51% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 44%, European, other Pacific Islanders, overseas Chinese, and other 5% (1998 est.)

      Religions: Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, other 2%
      note: Fijians are mainly Christian, Indians are Hindu, and there is a Muslim minority (1986)

      Languages: English (official), Fijian, Hindustani

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 91.6%
      male: 93.8%
      female: 89.3% (1995 est.)

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