People in Jamaica

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Population:  2,731,832 (July 2005 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 27.5% (male 385,099/female 367,398)
 lesbians
15-64 years: 65.6% (male 897,953/female 893,509)
 
65 years and over: 6.9% (male 83,632/female 104,241) (2005 est.)

Population growth rate:  0.71% (2005 est.)

Birth rate:  16.56 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Death rate:  5.37 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Net migration rate:  -4.07 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
lesbians
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
 
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
 
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
 
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 12.36 deaths/1,000 live births
 
male: 13.35 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 11.32 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 76.29 years
 
male: 74.23 years
 
female: 78.45 years (2005 est.)

Total fertility rate:  1.95 children born/woman (2005 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 1.2% (2003 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Jamaican(s)
 
adjective: Jamaican

Ethnic groups:  black 90.9%, East Indian 1.3%, white 0.2%, Chinese 0.2%, mixed 7.3%, other 0.1%

Religions: Protestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Baptist 8.8%, Anglican 5.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Brethren 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other including some spiritual cults 34.7%

Languages:  English, patois English

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: 91.6% (2003 est.)

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