People in Swaziland

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Population: 966 462 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 46% (male 223 649; female 224 782)

15-64 years: 51% (male 238 547; female 255 137)

65 years and over: 3% (male 9 625; female 14 722) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.96% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 41 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 21.4 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: 0.93 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 103.37 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 38.53 years

male: 37.31 years

female: 39.79 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 5.96 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Swazi(s)

adjective: Swazi

Ethnic groups: African 97% European 3%

Religions: Christian 60% indigenous beliefs 40%

Languages: English (official government business conducted in English) siSwati (official)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 76.7%

male: 78%

female: 75.6% (1995 est.)

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