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Haiti


    • Population:
      6,539,983 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        46% (female 1,490,939; male 1,535,607)

        15-64 years:
        50% (female 1,692,032; male 1,557,568)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 133,291; male 130,546) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.5% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -4.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        44.77 years

        male:
        43.04 years

        female:
        46.59 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Haitian(s)

        adjective:
        Haitian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      black 95%, mulatto and European 5%

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 80% (of which an overwhelming majority also practice Voodoo), Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3% (1982)

    • Languages:
      French (official) 10%, Creole

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1982)

        total population:
        35%

        male:
        37%

        female:
        32%

    • Labor force:
      2.3 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 66%, services 25%, industry 9%

        note:
        shortage of skilled labor, unskilled labor abundant (1982)






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