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Population: 315 292 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 33% (male 53 219; female 50 906)

15-64 years: 63% (male 103 949; female 93 370)

65 years and over: 4% (male 7 569; female 6 279) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.44% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 24.92 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 5.17 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 4.61 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.11 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.21 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 23.3 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 71.69 years

male: 70.17 years

female: 73.29 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.35 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Bruneian(s)

adjective: Bruneian

Ethnic groups: Malay 64% Chinese 20% other 16%

Religions: Muslim (official) 63% Buddhism 14% Christian 8% indigenous beliefs and other 15% (1981)

Languages: Malay (official) English Chinese

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 88.2%

male: 92.6%

female: 83.4% (1995 est.)

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