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Swaziland People

    Population: 985,335 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 46% (male 227,675; female 228,733)
    15-64 years: 51% (male 243,853; female 259,950)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 9,866; female 15,258) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.91% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 40.8 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 21.72 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 101.87 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 38.11 years
    male: 36.86 years
    female: 39.4 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.92 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Swazi(s)
    adjective: Swazi

    Ethnic groups: African 97%, European 3%

    Religions: Christian 60%, indigenous beliefs 40%

    Languages: English (official, government business conducted in English), siSwati (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 76.7%
    male: 78%
    female: 75.6% (1995 est.)

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