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Fiji People 2008


Population: 931,741 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 30.6% (male 145,430/female 139,498) 15-64 years: 64.8% (male 302,460/female 301,344) 65 years and over: 4.6% (male 19,413/female 23,596) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 25.2 years male: 24.7 years female: 25.7 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.388% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 22.15 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 5.66 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: -2.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 11.88 deaths/1,000 live births male: 13.07 deaths/1,000 live births female: 10.63 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 70.44 years male: 67.9 years female: 73.1 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.68 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.1% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 600 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 200 (2003 est.)
Nationality: noun: Fijian(s) adjective: Fijian
Ethnic groups: Fijian 57.3% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 37.6%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 3.9% (European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese) (2007 census)
Religions: Christian 53% (Methodist 34.5%, Roman Catholic 7.2%, Assembly of God 3.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 2.6%, other 4.9%), Hindu 34% (Sanatan 25%, Arya Samaj 1.2%, other 7.8%), Muslim 7% (Sunni 4.2%. other 2.8%), other or unspecified 5.6%, none 0.3% (1996 census)
Languages: English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 93.7% male: 95.5% female: 91.9% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 13 years male: 13 years female: 13 years (2005)
Education expenditures: 6.5% of GDP (2004)

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