People in French Guiana

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Population: 162 547 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 31% (male 26 003; female 24 840)

15-64 years: 64% (male 56 034; female 47 250)

65 years and over: 5% (male 4 245; female 4 175) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.4% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 23.73 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 4.53 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 14.76 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.19 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 13.48 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 76.34 years

male: 73.12 years

female: 79.71 years (1998 est.)

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

Nationality:

noun: French Guianese (singular and plural)

adjective: French Guianese

Ethnic groups: black or mulatto 66% white 12% East Indian Chinese Amerindian 12% other 10%

Religions: Roman Catholic

Languages: French

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 83%

male: 84%

female: 82% (1982 est.)

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