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    Western Samoa People - 1989

      Population: 181,984 (July 1989), growth rate 2.2% (1989)

      Birth rate: 34 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 7 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: - 5 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 48 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 64 years male, 69 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 4.8 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Western Samoan(s); adjective--Western Samoan

      Ethnic divisions: Samoan; about 7% Euronesians (persons of European and Polynesian blood), 0.4% Europeans

      Religion: 99.7% Christian (about half of population associated with the London Missionary Society; includes Congregational, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Latter Day Saints, Seventh-Day Adventist)

      Language: Samoan (Polynesian), English

      Literacy: 90%

      Labor force: 37,000; 22,000 employed in agriculture (1983 est.)

      Organized labor: Public Service Association (PSA)

      NOTE: The information regarding Western Samoa on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Western Samoa People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Western Samoa People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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