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Demographics of East Timor

Demographics of East Timor
from the CIA World Factbook 2002

Population: 952,618 (July 2002 est.)
note: other estimates range as low as 800,000 (2002 est.)

Age structure: NA

Population growth rate: 7.26% (2002 est.)

Birth rate: 28.07 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Death rate: 6.52 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Net migration rate: 51.07 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Sex ratio: NA

Infant mortality rate: 51.99 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 64.85 years
male: 62.64 years
female: 67.17 years (2002 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.88 children born/woman (2002 est.)

HIV/AIDS:
adult prevalence rate: NA
people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
deaths: NA

Nationality:
noun: Timorese
adjective: Timorese

Ethnic groups: Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan[?], small Chinese minority

Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, Muslim 4%, Protestant 3%, Hindu 0.5%, Buddhist, Animist[?] (1992 est.)

Languages: Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Bahasa Indonesia, English
note: there are a total of about 16 indigenous languages, of which Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by significant numbers of people

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48% (2001)
male: NA%
female: NA%



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