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Philippines


    • Population:
      73,265,584 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        38% (female 13,841,552; male 14,214,234)

        15-64 years:
        58% (female 21,603,818; male 20,923,307)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 1,425,706; male 1,256,967) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.23% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -1.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        65.65 years

        male:
        63.16 years

        female:
        68.25 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Filipino(s)

        adjective:
        Philippine

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Christian Malay 91.5%, Muslim Malay 4%, Chinese 1.5%, other 3%

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Buddhist and other 3%

    • Languages:
      Pilipino (official; based on Tagalog), English (official)

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

        total population:
        94%

        male:
        94%

        female:
        93%

    • Labor force:
      24.12 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 46%, industry and commerce 16%, services 18.5%, government 10%, other 9.5% (1989)






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