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Ireland People

Ireland    People Top of Page
Population: 3,840,838 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  21.57% (male 425,328; female 403,204)

15-64 years:  67.08% (male 1,290,002; female 1,286,312)

65 years and over:  11.35% (male 188,868; female 247,124) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.12% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 14.57 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 8.07 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 4.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.07 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.76 male(s)/female

total population:  0.98 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 5.53 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  76.99 years

male:  74.23 years

female:  79.93 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.9 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.1% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 2,200 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 100 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)

adjective:  Irish
Ethnic groups: Celtic, English
Religions: Roman Catholic 91.6%, Church of Ireland 2.5%, other 5.9% (1998)
Languages: English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  98% (1981 est.)

male:  NA%

female:  NA%


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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