People in Senegal

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Population: 9 723 149 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 48% (male 2 331 388; female 2 343 654)

15-64 years: 49% (male 2 273 200; female 2 504 063)

65 years and over: 3% (male 132 671; female 138 173) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.33% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 44.38 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 11.05 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: 0.99 male(s)/female

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

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

Infant mortality rate: 61.2 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 57.37 years

male: 54.55 years

female: 60.28 years (1998 est.)

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

Nationality:

noun: Senegalese (singular and plural)

adjective: Senegalese

Ethnic groups: Wolof 36% Fulani 17% Serer 17% Toucouleur 9% Diola 9% Mandingo 9% European and Lebanese 1% other 2%

Religions: Muslim 92% indigenous beliefs 6% Christian 2% (mostly Roman Catholic)

Languages: French (official) Wolof Pulaar Diola Mandingo

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 33.1%

male: 43%

female: 23.2% (1995 est.)

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