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Sweden People

    Population: 8,911,296 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 19% (male 856,819; female 812,958)
    15-64 years: 64% (male 2,896,383; female 2,802,571)
    65 years and over: 17% (male 651,549; female 891,016) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.29% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 12 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.77 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 1.68 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 3.91 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 79.29 years
    male: 76.61 years
    female: 82.11 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.83 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Swede(s)
    adjective: Swedish

    Ethnic groups: white, Lapp (Sami), foreign-born or first-generation immigrants 12% (Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks)

    Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 94%, Roman Catholic 1.5%, Pentecostal 1%, other 3.5% (1987)

    Languages: Swedish
    note: small Lapp- and Finnish-speaking minorities

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99% (1979 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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