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Belgium People 2008


Population: 10,403,951 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 16.3% (male 864,287/female 828,435) 15-64 years: 66.3% (male 3,476,802/female 3,416,383) 65 years and over: 17.5% (male 751,745/female 1,066,299) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 41.4 years male: 40.2 years female: 42.7 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.106% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 10.22 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 10.38 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: 1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 4.5 deaths/1,000 live births male: 5.06 deaths/1,000 live births female: 3.92 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.07 years male: 75.9 years female: 82.38 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.65 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.2% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 10,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 100 (2003 est.)
Nationality: noun: Belgian(s) adjective: Belgian
Ethnic groups: Fleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%
Religions: Roman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25%
Languages: Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 99% male: 99% female: 99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 16 years male: 16 years female: 16 years (2006)
Education expenditures: 6% of GDP (2004)

NOTE: The information regarding Belgium on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belgium People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belgium People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.