People in Guyana

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Population: 707 954 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 31% (male 112 339; female 108 095)

15-64 years: 64% (male 228 719; female 226 309)

65 years and over: 5% (male 14 652; female 17 840) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: -0.47% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 18.49 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 8.72 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -14.45 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: 1.01 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 48.67 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 62.34 years

male: 59.5 years

female: 65.32 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.12 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Guyanese (singular and plural)

adjective: Guyanese

Ethnic groups: East Indian 49% black 32% mixed 12% Amerindian 6% white and Chinese 1%

Religions: Christian 57% Hindu 33% Muslim 9% other 1%

Languages: English Amerindian dialects

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school

total population: 98.1%

male: 98.6%

female: 97.5% (1995 est.)

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