People in Libya

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Population: 5 690 727 (July 1998 est.)

note: includes 144 363 non-nationals (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 48% (male 1 399 354; female 1 351 442)

15-64 years: 49% (male 1 412 067; female 1 361 372)

65 years and over: 3% (male 81 711; female 84 781) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.68% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 43.95 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 7.15 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

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

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 55.81 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 65.44 years

male: 63.21 years

female: 67.78 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 6.18 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Libyan(s)

adjective: Libyan

Ethnic groups: Berber and Arab 97% Greeks Maltese Italians Egyptians Pakistanis Turks Indians Tunisians

Religions: Sunni Muslim 97%

Languages: Arabic Italian English all are widely understood in the major cities

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 76.2%

male: 87.9%

female: 63% (1995 est.)

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