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    Korea, South People 2000

      Population: 47,470,969 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 22% (male 5,471,520; female 4,867,688)
      15-64 years: 71% (male 17,155,401; female 16,662,227)
      65 years and over: 7% (male 1,274,943; female 2,039,190) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.93% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 15.12 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 5.85 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.13 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.12 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 7.85 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 74.43 years
      male: 70.75 years
      female: 78.54 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.72 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Korean(s)
      adjective: Korean

      Ethnic groups: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

      Religions: Christian 49%, Buddhist 47%, Confucianist 3%, Shamanist, Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way), and other 1%

      Languages: Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 98%
      male: 99.3%
      female: 96.7% (1995 est.)

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