People in Qatar

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Population: 697 126 (July 1998 est.)

note: includes 516 508 non-nationals (July 1997 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 27% (male 97 317; female 93 532)

15-64 years: 71% (male 353 700; female 138 564)

65 years and over: 2% (male 9 731; female 4 282) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.82% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 16.97 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 3.53 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 24.76 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: 2.55 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 2.27 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 18.09 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 73.89 years

male: 71.38 years

female: 76.54 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.5 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Qatari(s)

adjective: Qatari

Ethnic groups: Arab 40% Pakistani 18% Indian 18% Iranian 10% other 14%

Religions: Muslim 95%

Languages: Arabic (official) English commonly used as a second language

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 79.4%

male: 79.2%

female: 79.9% (1995 est.)

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