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Korea, South People

    Population: 46,884,800 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 22% (male 5,504,333; female 4,874,974)
    15-64 years: 71% (male 16,949,807; female 16,432,951)
    65 years and over: 7% (male 1,192,688; female 1,930,047) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 15.95 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.68 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.13 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.13 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 7.57 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 74.3 years
    male: 70.75 years
    female: 78.32 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.79 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Korean(s)
    adjective: Korean

    Ethnic groups: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

    Religions: Christianity 49%, Buddhism 47%, Confucianism 3%, pervasive folk religion (shamanism), Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way), and other 1%

    Languages: Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 98%
    male: 99.3%
    female: 96.7% (1995 est.)

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