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    United Kingdom People 2000

      Population: 59,511,464 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 19% (male 5,816,313; female 5,519,479)
      15-64 years: 65% (male 19,622,152; female 19,228,938)
      65 years and over: 16% (male 3,864,612; female 5,459,970) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.25% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 11.76 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 10.38 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 1.07 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 5.63 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 77.66 years
      male: 74.97 years
      female: 80.49 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.74 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Briton(s), British (collective plural)
      adjective: British

      Ethnic groups: English 81.5%, Scottish 9.6%, Irish 2.4%, Welsh 1.9%, Ulster 1.8%, West Indian, Indian, Pakistani, and other 2.8%

      Religions: Anglican 27 million, Roman Catholic 9 million, Muslim 1 million, Presbyterian 800,000, Methodist 760,000, Sikh 400,000, Hindu 350,000, Jewish 300,000 (1991 est.)

      Languages: English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
      total population: 99% (1978 est.)
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

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