People in Tunisia

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Population: 9 380 404 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 32% (male 1 526 743; female 1 433 503)

15-64 years: 63% (male 2 933 487; female 2 947 189)

65 years and over: 5% (male 275 411; female 264 071) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.43% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 20.07 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 5.06 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -0.73 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.04 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 32.64 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 73.1 years

male: 71.72 years

female: 74.58 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.44 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Tunisian(s)

adjective: Tunisian

Ethnic groups: Arab 98% European 1% Jewish and other 1%

Religions: Muslim 98% Christian 1% Jewish and other 1%

Languages: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce) French (commerce)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 66.7%

male: 78.6%

female: 54.6% (1995 est.)

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