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Gaza Strip


    • Population:
      813,322 (July 1995 est.)

        note:
        in addition, there are 4,800 Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip (August 1994 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        52% (female 205,192; male 215,158)

        15-64 years:
        45% (female 185,748; male 183,886)

        65 years and over:
        3% (female 13,106; male 10,232) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      4.55% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      50.24 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      4.75 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      30.6 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        71.09 years

        male:
        69.56 years

        female:
        72.69 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      7.74 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        NA

        adjective:
        NA

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Palestinian Arab and other 99.4%, Jewish 0.6%

    • Religions:
      Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 98.7%, Christian 0.7%, Jewish 0.6%

    • Languages:
      Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers), English (widely understood)

    • Literacy:
      NA%

    • Labor force:
      NA

        by occupation:
        construction 33.4%, agriculture 20.0%, commerce, restaurants, and hotels 14.9%, industry 10.0%, other services 21.7% (1991)

        note:
        excluding Jewish settlers






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