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Qatar People

    Population: 723,542 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 27% (male 99,232; female 95,421)
    15-64 years: 71% (male 367,213; female 145,925)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 11,047; female 4,704) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.62% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 16.75 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 3.57 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 23.03 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: 2.52 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 2.35 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 17.25 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 74.23 years
    male: 71.7 years
    female: 76.89 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.42 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Qatari(s)
    adjective: Qatari

    Ethnic groups: Arab 40%, Pakistani 18%, Indian 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%

    Religions: Muslim 95%

    Languages: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 79.4%
    male: 79.2%
    female: 79.9% (1995 est.)

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