People in Djibouti

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Population: 440 727 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 43% (male 94 399; female 94 154)

15-64 years: 55% (male 127 190; female 113 582)

65 years and over: 2% (male 5 877; female 5 525) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.51% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 41.75 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 14.69 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -11.91 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: 1.11 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.06 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 102.4 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 51.07 years

male: 49.06 years

female: 53.15 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 5.94 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Djiboutian(s)

adjective: Djiboutian

Ethnic groups: Somali 60% Afar 35% French Arab Ethiopian and Italian 5%

Religions: Muslim 94% Christian 6%

Languages: French (official) Arabic (official) Somali Afar

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 46.2%

male: 60.3%

female: 31.7% (1995 est.)

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