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Malta People

    Population: 381,603 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 20% (male 40,058; female 37,810)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 130,282; female 128,390)
    65 years and over: 12% (male 18,996; female 26,067) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.49% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 11.02 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.37 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 1.24 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 7.42 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 77.76 years
    male: 75.43 years
    female: 80.23 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.63 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Maltese (singular and plural)
    adjective: Maltese

    Ethnic groups: Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians, with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock)

    Religions: Roman Catholic 98%

    Languages: Maltese (official), English (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 10 and over can read and write
    total population: 88%
    male: 88%
    female: 88% (1985)

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