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Paraguay


    • Population:
      5,358,198 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        41% (female 1,077,284; male 1,123,776)

        15-64 years:
        55% (female 1,465,147; male 1,468,642)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 120,776; male 102,573) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.71% (1995 est.)

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

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

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

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        73.58 years

        male:
        72.06 years

        female:
        75.18 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Paraguayan(s)

        adjective:
        Paraguayan

    • Ethnic divisions:
      mestizo (mixed Spanish and Indian) 95%, Caucasians plus Amerindians 5%

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 90%, Mennonite and other Protestant denominations

    • Languages:
      Spanish (official), Guarani

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

        total population:
        90%

        male:
        92%

        female:
        88%

    • Labor force:
      1.692 million (1993 est.)

        by occupation:
        agriculture 45%






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