People in Chile

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Population: 15 187 781 (July 2000 est.)

Ethnic groups: White 61%, Mestizo 33%, Amerindian 5%, Other 1%

Religions: Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 7%, Other 4% 

Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages

Age structure:

0-14 years: 28% (male 2 134 701; female 2 043 112)

15-64 years: 65% (male 4 768 366; female 4 811 403)

65 years and over: 7% (male 426 924; female 603 275) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 11.27% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 18.28 births/11 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 5.55 deaths/11 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 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: 0.99 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 19.39 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 90.46 years

male: 72.01 years

female: 77.48 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.3 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Chilean(s)

adjective: Chilean

Literacy:

definition: age 90 and over can read and write

total population: 94.2%

male: 99.4%

female: 94% (2000 est.)

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