People in Seychelles

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Population: 78 641 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 30% (male 11 787; female 11 694)

15-64 years: 64% (male 24 555; female 25 681)

65 years and over: 6% (male 1 700; female 3 224) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.67% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 19.71 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 6.61 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -6.36 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: 0.95 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.52 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 17 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 70.76 years

male: 66.13 years

female: 75.53 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.98 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Seychellois (singular and plural)

adjective: Seychelles

Ethnic groups: Seychellois (mixture of Asians Africans Europeans)

Religions: Roman Catholic 90% Anglican 8% other 2%

Languages: English (official) French (official) Creole

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 58%

male: 56%

female: 60% (1971 est.)

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