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Thailand People

    Population: 60,609,046 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 24% (male 7,364,411; female 7,095,428)
    15-64 years: 70% (male 20,878,602; female 21,493,735)
    65 years and over: 6% (male 1,664,113; female 2,112,757) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.93% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 16.46 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.16 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 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: 0.97 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 29.54 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 69.21 years
    male: 65.58 years
    female: 73.01 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.82 children born/woman (1999 est.)

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

    Ethnic groups: Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%

    Religions: Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6% (1991)

    Languages: Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 93.8%
    male: 96%
    female: 91.6% (1995 est.)

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