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British Virgin Islands (overseas territory of the UK) People

    Population: 19,156 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 21% (male 2,012; female 1,965)
    15-64 years: 74% (male 7,300; female 6,896)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 539; female 444) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.37% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 15.92 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 4.65 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 12.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.21 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 22.17 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.13 years
    male: 74.37 years
    female: 75.92 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.71 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: British Virgin Islander(s)
    adjective: British Virgin Islander

    Ethnic groups: black 90%, white, Asian

    Religions: Protestant 86% (Methodist 45%, Anglican 21%, Church of God 7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 2%), Roman Catholic 6%, none 2%, other 6% (1981)

    Languages: English (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 97.8% (1991 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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