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Martinique


    • Population:
      394,787 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        23% (female 44,960; male 46,512)

        15-64 years:
        67% (female 134,439; male 130,642)

        65 years and over:
        10% (female 22,058; male 16,176) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.1% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        78.67 years

        male:
        75.94 years

        female:
        81.53 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Martiniquais (singular and plural)

        adjective:
        Martiniquais

    • Ethnic divisions:
      African and African-Caucasian-Indian mixture 90%, Caucasian 5%, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese less than 5%

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 5%

    • Languages:
      French, Creole patois

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

        total population:
        93%

        male:
        92%

        female:
        93%

    • Labor force:
      100,000

        by occupation:
        service industry 31.7%, construction and public works 29.4%, agriculture 13.1%, industry 7.3%, fisheries 2.2%, other 16.3%






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