People in Saint Lucia

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Population: 152 335 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 34% (male 26 261; female 25 747)

15-64 years: 60% (male 45 182; female 46 956)

65 years and over: 6% (male 3 095; female 5 094) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.11% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 22.48 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 5.64 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -5.7 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.61 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 16.95 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 71.58 years

male: 67.94 years

female: 75.48 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.35 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Saint Lucian(s)

adjective: Saint Lucian

Ethnic groups: black 90% mixed 6% East Indian 3% white 1%

Religions: Roman Catholic 90% Protestant 7% Anglican 3%

Languages: English (official) French patois

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school

total population: 67%

male: 65%

female: 69% (1980 est.)

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