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Vanuatu People

    Population: 189,036 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 39% (male 37,040; female 35,760)
    15-64 years: 58% (male 56,649; female 53,799)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 3,125; female 2,663) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.02% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 28.49 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.26 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: 1.05 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.17 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 59.58 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 61.44 years
    male: 59.41 years
    female: 63.57 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.61 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Ni-Vanuatu (singular and plural)
    adjective: Ni-Vanuatu

    Ethnic groups: indigenous Melanesian 94%, French 4%, Vietnamese, Chinese, Pacific Islanders

    Religions: Presbyterian 36.7%, Anglican 15%, Catholic 15%, indigenous beliefs 7.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6.2%, Church of Christ 3.8%, other 15.7%

    Languages: English (official), French (official), pidgin (known as Bislama or Bichelama)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 53%
    male: 57%
    female: 48% (1979 est.)

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