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Taiwan People

    Population: 22,113,250 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 22% (male 2,515,398; female 2,338,506)
    15-64 years: 70% (male 7,825,953; female 7,574,836)
    65 years and over: 8% (male 989,040; female 869,517) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.93% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 14.63 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.32 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.14 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.01 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 77.49 years
    male: 74.38 years
    female: 80.85 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.77 children born/woman (1999 est.)

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

    Ethnic groups: Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, mainland Chinese 14%, aborigine 2%

    Religions: mixture of Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%

    Languages: Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 94% (1998 est.)
    male: 93% (1980 est.)
    female: 79% (1980 est.)

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