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Italy Demographics Profile 2002

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Population

57,715,625 (July 2002 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 14.1% (male 4,198,569; female 3,954,159)
15-64 years: 67.3% (male 19,334,208; female 19,492,048)
65 years and over: 18.6% (male 4,436,073; female 6,300,568) (2002 est.)

Population growth rate

0.05% (2002 est.)

Birth rate

8.93 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Death rate

10.13 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Net migration rate

1.73 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

Infant mortality rate

5.76 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 79.25 years
male: 76.08 years
female: 82.63 years (2002 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.19 children born/woman (2002 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.35% (1999 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

95,000 (1999 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths

1,000 (1999 est.)

Nationality

noun: Italian(s)
adjective: Italian

Ethnic groups

Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)

Religions

predominately Roman Catholic with mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community

Languages

Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98% (1998)
male: NA%
female: NA%


Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of May 15, 2007


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