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Pakistan


    • Population:
      131,541,920 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        44% (female 28,033,354; male 29,777,818)

        15-64 years:
        52% (female 33,456,410; male 35,109,482)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 2,556,846; male 2,608,010) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.28% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -16.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        57.86 years

        male:
        57.18 years

        female:
        58.56 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Pakistani(s)

        adjective:
        Pakistani

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun (Pathan), Baloch, Muhajir (immigrants from India and their descendents)

    • Religions:
      Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%

    • Languages:
      Urdu (official), English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Punjabi 64%, Sindhi 12%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu 7%, Balochi and other 9%

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        35%

        male:
        47%

        female:
        21%

    • Labor force:
      36 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 46%, mining and manufacturing 18%, services 17%, other 19%

        note:
        extensive export of labor






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