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Albania


    • Population:
      3,413,904 (July 1995 est.)

        note:
        IMF, working with Albanian government figures, estimates the population at 3,120,000 in 1993 and that the population has fallen since 1990

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        32% (female 520,186; male 563,953)

        15-64 years:
        62% (female 1,026,321; male 1,104,371)

        65 years and over:
        6% (female 112,252; male 86,821) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.16% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -4.88 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        73.81 years

        male:
        70.83 years

        female:
        77.02 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Albanian(s)

        adjective:
        Albanian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Albanian 95%, Greeks 3%, other 2% (Vlachs, Gypsies, Serbs, and Bulgarians) (1989 est.)

    • Religions:
      Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%

        note:
        all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice

    • Languages:
      Albanian (Tosk is the official dialect), Greek

    • Literacy:
      age 9 and over can read and write (1955)

        total population:
        72%

        male:
        80%

        female:
        63%

    • Labor force:
      1.5 million (1987)

        by occupation:
        agriculture 60%, industry and commerce 40% (1986)






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