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Gabon


    • Population:
      1,155,749 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        34% (female 193,859; male 194,761)

        15-64 years:
        61% (female 347,839; male 359,997)

        65 years and over:
        5% (female 30,218; male 29,075) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.46% (1995 est.)

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

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

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

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        55.14 years

        male:
        52.31 years

        female:
        58.06 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Gabonese (singular and plural)

        adjective:
        Gabonese

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Bantu tribes including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Eshira, Bapounou, Bateke), other Africans and Europeans 100,000, including 27,000 French

    • Religions:
      Christian 55%-75%, Muslim less than 1%, animist

    • Languages:
      French (official), Fang, Myene, Bateke, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        61%

        male:
        74%

        female:
        48%

    • Labor force:
      120,000 salaried

        by occupation:
        agriculture 65.0%, industry and commerce 30.0%, services 2.5%, government 2.5%






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