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United Arab Emirates People

    Population: 2,344,402 (July 1999 est.)
    note: includes 1,576,589 non-nationals (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 31% (male 368,844; female 353,183)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 1,015,690; female 558,902)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 32,935; female 14,848) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.78% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 18.86 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 3.13 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 2.03 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: 1.82 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 2.22 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.53 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 14.1 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.24 years
    male: 73.83 years
    female: 76.72 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.5 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Emirian(s)
    adjective: Emirian

    Ethnic groups: Emiri 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
    note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)

    Religions: Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 4%

    Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 79.2%
    male: 78.9%
    female: 79.8% (1995 est.)

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