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Tajikistan


    • Population:
      6,155,474 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        43% (female 1,303,627; male 1,340,086)

        15-64 years:
        53% (female 1,612,429; male 1,624,379)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 157,841; male 117,112) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.6% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -1.44 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        69.03 years

        male:
        66.11 years

        female:
        72.1 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Tajik(s)

        adjective:
        Tajik

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Tajik 64.9%, Uzbek 25%, Russian 3.5% (declining because of emigration), other 6.6%

    • Religions:
      Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 5%

    • Languages:
      Tajik (official), Russian widely used in government and business

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1989)

        total population:
        98%

        male:
        99%

        female:
        97%

    • Labor force:
      1.95 million (1992)

        by occupation:
        agriculture and forestry 43%, government and services 24%, industry 14%, trade and communications 11%, construction 8% (1990)






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