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Jamaica Demographics Profile 2004

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Population

2,713,130 (July 2004 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 28.2% (male 390,966; female 372,961)
15-64 years: 65% (male 883,053; female 880,296)
65 years and over: 6.9% (male 82,788; female 103,066) (2004 est.)

Median age

total: 26.8 years
male: 26.2 years
female: 27.6 years (2004 est.)

Population growth rate

0.66% (2004 est.)

Birth rate

16.94 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Death rate

5.4 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Net migration rate

-4.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 12.81 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 13.82 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 11.75 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 76.07 years
male: 74.04 years
female: 78.21 years (2004 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.98 children born/woman (2004 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

1.2% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

22,000 (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths

900 (2003 est.)

Nationality

noun: Jamaican(s)
adjective: Jamaican

Ethnic groups

black 90.9%, East Indian 1.3%, white 0.2%, Chinese 0.2%, mixed 7.3%, other 0.1%

Religions

Protestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Baptist 8.8%, Anglican 5.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Brethren 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other including some spiritual cults 34.7%

Languages

English, patois English

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: 91.6% (2003 est.)


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


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