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Australia People

    Population: 18,783,551 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 21% (male 2,023,569; female 1,926,901)
    15-64 years: 66% (male 6,317,045; female 6,172,735)
    65 years and over: 13% (male 1,022,485; female 1,320,816) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.9% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 13.21 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.9 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 2.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 5.11 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 80.14 years
    male: 77.22 years
    female: 83.23 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.81 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Australian(s)
    adjective: Australian

    Ethnic groups: Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%

    Religions: Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%, non-Christian 11%

    Languages: English, native languages

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 100%
    male: 100%
    female: 100% (1980 est.)

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