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Singapore People

    Population: 3,531,600 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 21% (male 387,786; female 364,018)
    15-64 years: 72% (male 1,265,291; female 1,268,458)
    65 years and over: 7% (male 109,418; female 136,629) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.15% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 13.38 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 4.69 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 2.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 3.84 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.84 years
    male: 75.79 years
    female: 82.14 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.47 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Singaporean(s)
    adjective: Singapore

    Ethnic groups: Chinese 76.4%, Malay 14.9%, Indian 6.4%, other 2.3%

    Religions: Buddhist (Chinese), Muslim (Malays), Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Taoist, Confucianist

    Languages: Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official), English (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 91.1%
    male: 95.9%
    female: 86.3% (1995 est.)

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