People in Comoros

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Population: 545 528 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 43% (male 116 345; female 115 886)

15-64 years: 54% (male 146 655; female 150 612)

65 years and over: 3% (male 7 644; female 8 386) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.1% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 40.52 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 9.52 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 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.91 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 84.54 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 60.36 years

male: 57.95 years

female: 62.84 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 5.48 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Comoran(s)

adjective: Comoran

Ethnic groups: Antalote Cafre Makoa Oimatsaha Sakalava

Religions: Sunni Muslim 86% Roman Catholic 14%

Languages: Arabic (official) French (official) Comoran (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 57.3%

male: 64.2%

female: 50.4% (1995 est.)

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