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Zimbabwe


    • Population:
      11,139,961 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        47% (female 2,588,193; male 2,617,485)

        15-64 years:
        51% (female 2,915,697; male 2,723,511)

        65 years and over:
        2% (female 151,635; male 143,440) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.78% (1995 est.)

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

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

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

        note:
        following the settlement of hostilities in Mozambique in 1992, refugees from the fighting there began to return to their homes; this process continues at a lesser rate in 1995; there is a small but steady flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa in search of better paid employment

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        41.35 years

        male:
        39.73 years

        female:
        43.01 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Zimbabwean(s)

        adjective:
        Zimbabwean

    • Ethnic divisions:
      African 98% (Shona 71%, Ndebele 16%, other 11%), white 1%, mixed and Asian 1%

    • Religions:
      syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%

    • Languages:
      English (official), Shona, Sindebele

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

        total population:
        78%

        male:
        84%

        female:
        72%

    • Labor force:
      3.1 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 74%, transport and services 16%, mining, manufacturing, construction 10% (1987)






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