People in Botswana

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Population: 1 448 454 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 42% (male 310 253; female 302 960)

15-64 years: 54% (male 370 925; female 409 941)

65 years and over: 4% (male 20 637; female 33 738) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.11% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 32.02 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 20.89 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.61 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 59.29 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 40.09 years

male: 39.46 years

female: 40.75 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 4.03 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Motswana (singular) Batswana (plural)

adjective: Motswana (singular) Batswana (plural)

Ethnic groups: Batswana 95% Kalanga Basarwa and Kgalagadi 4% white 1%

Religions: indigenous beliefs 50% Christian 50%

Languages: English (official) Setswana

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 69.8%

male: 80.5%

female: 59.9% (1995 est.)

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