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Zimbabwe    People Top of Page
Population: 11,365,366

note:  estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  38.68% (male 2,223,332; female 2,172,479)

15-64 years:  57.69% (male 3,319,982; female 3,236,286)

65 years and over:  3.63% (male 208,785; female 204,502) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.15% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 24.68 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 23.22 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)

note:  there is a small but steady flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa in search of better paid employment
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.02 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1.03 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  1.02 male(s)/female

total population:  1.02 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 62.61 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  37.13 years

male:  38.51 years

female:  35.7 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.28 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 25.06% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 1.5 million (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 160,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Zimbabwean(s)

adjective:  Zimbabwean
Ethnic groups: African 98% (Shona 71%, Ndebele 16%, other 11%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1%
Religions: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
Languages: English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write English

total population:  85%

male:  90%

female:  80% (1995 est.)

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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