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Bahrain People

    Population: 629,090 (July 1999 est.)
    note: includes 227,801 non-nationals (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 31% (male 97,316; female 94,708)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 249,594; female 169,337)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 9,241; female 8,894) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 21.86 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 3.24 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 1.42 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.47 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.04 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.3 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 14.81 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.32 years
    male: 72.75 years
    female: 77.96 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.97 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Bahraini(s)
    adjective: Bahraini

    Ethnic groups: Bahraini 63%, Asian 13%, other Arab 10%, Iranian 8%, other 6%

    Religions: Shi'a Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim 25%

    Languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 85.2%
    male: 89.1%
    female: 79.4% (1995 est.)

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