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Fiji People

    Population: 812,918 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 33% (male 138,796; female 133,428)
    15-64 years: 63% (male 257,130; female 256,834)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 12,527; female 14,203) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.28% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 22.76 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.21 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -3.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 16.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 66.59 years
    male: 64.19 years
    female: 69.11 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.7 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Fijian(s)
    adjective: Fijian

    Ethnic groups: Fijian 51%, Indian 44%, European, other Pacific Islanders, overseas Chinese, and other 5% (1998 est.)

    Religions: Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, other 2%
    note: Fijians are mainly Christian, Indians are Hindu, and there is a Muslim minority (1986)

    Languages: English (official), Fijian, Hindustani

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 91.6%
    male: 93.8%
    female: 89.3% (1995 est.)

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