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    Switzerland People 2000

      Population: 7,262,372 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 17% (male 637,782; female 605,626)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 2,498,540; female 2,421,802)
      65 years and over: 15% (male 444,627; female 653,995) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.3% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 10.4 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 8.75 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 1.38 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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: 0.68 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 4.53 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 79.6 years
      male: 76.73 years
      female: 82.63 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.47 children born/woman (2000 est.)

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

      Ethnic groups: German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%

      Religions: Roman Catholic 46.1%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, none 8.9% (1990)

      Languages: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 19.2%, Italian (official) 7.6%, Romansch 0.6%, other 8.9%

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 99% (1980 est.)
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

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