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Netherlands Antilles (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) People

    Population: 207,827 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 26% (male 27,160; female 26,149)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 65,781; female 73,054)
    65 years and over: 7% (male 6,538; female 9,145) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.01% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 17.11 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.58 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.43 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: 0.9 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 12.59 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 74.25 years
    male: 72.19 years
    female: 76.41 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.09 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Netherlands Antillean(s)
    adjective: Netherlands Antillean

    Ethnic groups: mixed black 85%, Carib Amerindian, white, East Asian

    Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Seventh-Day Adventist

    Languages: Dutch (official), Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) predominates, English widely spoken, Spanish

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 98%
    male: 98%
    female: 99% (1981 est.)

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