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Taiwan


    • Population:
      21,500,583 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        24% (female 2,543,134; male 2,665,878)

        15-64 years:
        68% (female 7,191,964; male 7,482,814)

        65 years and over:
        8% (female 734,535; male 882,258) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      0.93% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -0.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        75.47 years

        male:
        72.17 years

        female:
        78.93 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Chinese (singular and plural)

        adjective:
        Chinese

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Taiwanese 84%, mainland Chinese 14%, aborigine 2%

    • Religions:
      mixture of Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%

    • Languages:
      Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1980)

        total population:
        86%

        male:
        93%

        female:
        79%

    • Labor force:
      7.9 million

        by occupation:
        industry and commerce 53%, services 22%, agriculture 15.6%, civil administration 7% (1989)






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