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Fiji


    • Population:
      772,891 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        36% (female 136,570; male 142,581)

        15-64 years:
        61% (female 235,491; male 235,411)

        65 years and over:
        3% (female 11,943; male 10,895) (July 1995 est.)

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

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -5.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        65.42 years

        male:
        63.13 years

        female:
        67.82 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Fijian(s)

        adjective:
        Fijian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Fijian 49%, Indian 46%, European, other Pacific Islanders, overseas Chinese, and other 5%

    • Religions:
      Christian 52% (Methodist 37%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 38%, Muslim 8%, other 2%

        note:
        Fijians are mainly Christian, Indians are Hindu, and there is a Muslim minority (1986)

    • Languages:
      English (official), Fijian, Hindustani

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1986)

        total population:
        87%

        male:
        90%

        female:
        84%

    • Labor force:
      235,000

        by occupation:
        subsistence agriculture 67%, wage earners 18%, salary earners 15% (1987)






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