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Portugal People

    Population: 9,918,040 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 17% (male 866,115; female 820,438)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 3,283,345; female 3,428,427)
    65 years and over: 15% (male 619,086; female 900,629) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -0.13% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 10.49 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.25 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.51 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: 0.96 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.73 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.88 years
    male: 72.51 years
    female: 79.46 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.34 children born/woman (1999 est.)

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

    Ethnic groups: homogeneous Mediterranean stock; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000

    Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant denominations 1%, other 2%

    Languages: Portuguese

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 85%
    male: 89%
    female: 82% (1990 est.)

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