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European Union People 2008


Population: 491,018,683 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 15.7% (male 37,208,905/female 35,254,445) 15-64 years: 67.2% (male 155,807,769/female 153,690,235) 65 years and over: 17.1% (male 32,592,595/female 46,273,197) (2008 est.)
Median age: note - see individual country entries of member states
Population growth rate: 0.11% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 10.25 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 10.39 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: 1.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.68 male(s)/female total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 6.38 deaths/1,000 live births male: 7.23 deaths/1,000 live births female: 5.49 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.32 years male: 74 years female: 80.84 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.5 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: note - see individual country entries of member states
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: note - see individual country entries of member states
HIV/AIDS - deaths: note - see individual country entries of member states
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish
Languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish note: only official languages are listed; German, the major language of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, is the most widely spoken mother tongue - over 19% of the EU population; English is the most widely spoken language - about 49% of the EU population is conversant with it (2007)

NOTE: The information regarding European Union 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 European Union People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about European Union People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.