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Pakistan's People

Population: 159,196,336 (July 2004 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 40.2% (male 32,919,441; female 31,058,929) 15-64 years: 55.8% (male 45,381,469; female 43,377,613) 65 years and over: 4.1% (male 3,123,594; female 3,335,290) (2004 est.)

Median age:
total: 19.4 years
                    male: 19.2 years
                    female: 19.5 years (2004 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.98% (2004 est.)

Birth rate:
31.22 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Death rate:
8.67 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male (s)/female
                    under 15 years: 1.06 male (s)/female
                    15-64 years: 1.05 male (s)/female
                    65 years and over: 0.94 male (s)/female

Total population: 1.05 male (s)/female (2004 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 74.43 deaths/1,000 live births
                    male: 74.84 deaths/1,000 live births
                    female: 74 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 62.61 years
                    male: 61.69 years
                    female: 63.58 years (2004 est.)

Total fertility rate:
4.29 children born/woman (2004 est.)

Nationality:
noun: Pakistani (s) adjective: Pakistani

Ethnic groups:

Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun (Pathan), Baloch, Muhajir (immigrants from India at the time of partition and their descendants)

Religions:
Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%

Languages:
Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official and lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45.7% male: 59.8% female: 30.6% (2003 est.)

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