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Azerbaijan


    • Population:
      7,789,886 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        33% (female 1,241,952; male 1,315,313)

        15-64 years:
        61% (female 2,437,810; male 2,307,496)

        65 years and over:
        6% (female 303,926; male 183,389) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.32% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -2.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        71.09 years

        male:
        67.4 years

        female:
        74.97 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Azerbaijani(s)

        adjective:
        Azerbaijani

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Azeri 90%, Dagestani Peoples 3.2%, Russian 2.5%, Armenian 2.3%, other 2% (1995 est.)

        note:
        almost all Armenians live in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region

    • Religions:
      Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8% (1995 est.)

        note:
        religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; actual practicing adherents are much lower

    • Languages:
      Azeri 89%, Russian 3%, Armenian 2%, other 6% (1995 est.)

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

        total population:
        97%

        male:
        99%

        female:
        96%

    • Labor force:
      2.789 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture and forestry 32%, industry and construction 26%, other 42% (1990)






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