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    Papua New Guinea People 2000

      Population: 4,926,984 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 39% (male 972,289; female 940,049)
      15-64 years: 58% (male 1,470,158; female 1,365,523)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 84,942; female 94,023) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 2.47% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 32.68 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 8 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

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

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.9 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 59.89 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 63.1 years
      male: 61.05 years
      female: 65.26 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 4.38 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Papua New Guinean(s)
      adjective: Papua New Guinean

      Ethnic groups: Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian

      Religions: Roman Catholic 22%, Lutheran 16%, Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society 8%, Anglican 5%, Evangelical Alliance 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant 10%, indigenous beliefs 34%

      Languages: English spoken by 1%-2%, pidgin English widespread, Motu spoken in Papua region
      note: 715 indigenous languages

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 72.2%
      male: 81%
      female: 62.7% (1995 est.)

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