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Papua New Guinea People

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Population: 5,049,055 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  38.7% (male 993,248; female 960,647)

15-64 years:  57.63% (male 1,507,064; female 1,402,666)

65 years and over:  3.67% (male 87,779; female 97,651) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.43% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 32.15 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 7.88 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.03 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1.07 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.9 male(s)/female

total population:  1.05 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 58.21 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  63.46 years

male:  61.39 years

female:  65.64 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 4.3 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.22% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 5,400 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 450 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Papua New Guinean(s)

adjective:  Papua New Guinean
Ethnic groups: Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian
Religions: Roman Catholic 22%, Lutheran 16%, Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society 8%, Anglican 5%, Evangelical Alliance 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant 10%, indigenous beliefs 34%
Languages: English spoken by 1%-2%, pidgin English widespread, Motu spoken in Papua region

note:  715 indigenous languages
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  72.2%

male:  81%

female:  62.7% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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