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Ireland People

    Population: 3,632,944 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 21% (male 399,379; female 377,366)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 1,232,072; female 1,213,364)
    65 years and over: 12% (male 174,519; female 236,244) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.38% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 13.58 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.43 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 5.94 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 76.39 years
    male: 73.64 years
    female: 79.32 years (1999 est.)

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

    Nationality:
    noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(men), Irish (collective plural)
    adjective: Irish

    Ethnic groups: Celtic, English

    Religions: Roman Catholic 92%, Anglican 3%, Islamic 0.11%, Jehovah's Witness 0.1%, Jewish 0.04%, other 4.75% (1991)

    Languages: English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 98% (1981 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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