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    Tonga People 2000

      Population: 102,321 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 41.52% (male 21,633; female 20,850)
      15-64 years: 54.43% (male 27,419; female 28,274)
      65 years and over: 4.05% (male 1,877; female 2,268) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.91% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 24.92 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 5.86 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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: 0.83 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 14.45 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 67.94 years
      male: 65.54 years
      female: 70.45 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.2 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Tongan(s)
      adjective: Tongan

      Ethnic groups: Polynesian, Europeans about 300

      Religions: Christian (Free Wesleyan Church claims over 30,000 adherents)

      Languages: Tongan, English

      Literacy:
      definition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
      total population: 98.5%
      male: 98.4%
      female: 98.7% (1996 est.)

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