The People of Timor-Leste

The People of Timor-Leste

Timorese People

Population: 1,131,612 note: other estimates range as low as 800,000 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure: 0-14 years: 34.7% (male 199,237/female 192,900) 15-64 years: 61.9% (male 356,772/female 344,103) 65 years and over: 3.4% (male 18,403/female 20,197) (2009 est.)

Median age: total: 21.8 years male: 21.8 years female: 21.8 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.027% (2009 est.)

Death rate: 6.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate: NA (2009 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.91 male(s)/female total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 40.65 deaths/1,000 live births male: 46.72 deaths/1,000 live births female: 34.28 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 67.27 years male: 64.92 years female: 69.75 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.28 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA

HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA

Nationality: noun: Timorese adjective: Timorese

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

Religions: Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1% (2005)

Languages: Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English note: there are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by significant numbers of people

Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 58.6% male: NA female: NA (2002)

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