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Belgium People

    Population: 10,182,034 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 17% (male 895,987; female 853,494)
    15-64 years: 66% (male 3,389,572; female 3,318,266)
    65 years and over: 17% (male 703,933; female 1,020,782) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.06% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 9.98 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.43 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 1.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.17 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 77.53 years
    male: 74.31 years
    female: 80.9 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.49 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Belgian(s)
    adjective: Belgian

    Ethnic groups: Fleming 55%, Walloon 33%, mixed or other 12%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%

    Languages: Flemish 56%, French 32%, German 1%, legally bilingual 11%

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99% (1980 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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