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    Ireland People 2000

      Population: 3,797,257 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 21.85% (male 425,795; female 403,777)
      15-64 years: 66.83% (male 1,271,367; female 1,266,150)
      65 years and over: 11.33% (male 185,913; female 244,255) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.16% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 14.51 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 8.14 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 5.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 5.62 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 76.81 years
      male: 74.06 years
      female: 79.74 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.91 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
      adjective: Irish

      Ethnic groups: Celtic, English

      Religions: Roman Catholic 91.6%, Church of Ireland 2.5%, other 5.9% (1998)

      Languages: English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 98% (1981 est.)
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

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