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Italy


    • Population:
      58,261,971 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        15% (female 4,352,325; male 4,603,083)

        15-64 years:
        68% (female 19,969,086; male 19,874,528)

        65 years and over:
        17% (female 5,630,747; male 3,832,202) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      0.21% (1995 est.)

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

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

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

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        77.85 years

        male:
        74.67 years

        female:
        81.23 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Italian(s)

        adjective:
        Italian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south), Sicilians, Sardinians

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 98%, other 2%

    • Languages:
      Italian, German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

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

        total population:
        97%

        male:
        98%

        female:
        96%

    • Labor force:
      23.988 million

        by occupation:
        services 58%, industry 32.2%, agriculture 9.8% (1988)






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