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    Kuwait People 2000

      Population: 1,973,572
      note: includes 1,159,913 non-nationals (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 29.36% (male 295,102; female 284,327)
      15-64 years: 68.32% (male 860,318; female 488,004)
      65 years and over: 2.32% (male 29,544; female 16,277) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 3.44% (2000 est.)
      note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates

      Birth rate: 22.04 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 2.45 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 14.77 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.76 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.82 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.5 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 11.55 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 76.08 years
      male: 75.27 years
      female: 76.92 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.26 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Kuwaiti(s)
      adjective: Kuwaiti

      Ethnic groups: Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%

      Religions: Muslim 85% (Sunni 45%, Shi'a 40%), Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other 15%

      Languages: Arabic (official), English widely spoken

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 78.6%
      male: 82.2%
      female: 74.9% (1995 est.)

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