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Timor-Leste PEOPLE 2013
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Nationality:
noun: Timorese
adjective: Timorese

Ethnic groups:
Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority

Languages:
Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English
note: there are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by a significant portion of the population

Religions:
Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1% (2005)

Population:
1,143,667
country comparison to the world: 159
note: other estimates range as low as 800,000 (July 2012 est.)
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 43% (male 252,874/female 238,865)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 19.6% (male 112,722/female 111,060)
25-54 years: 29.2% (male 162,256/female 171,838)
55-64 years: 4.7% (male 27,594/female 26,093)
65 years and over: 3.5% (male 19,719/female 20,646) (2012 est.)

Median age:
total: 22.8 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 22.8 years
female: 22.9 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:
2.49% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 30
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
35.2 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 27
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
6.4 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 152
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 108
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 28% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 5% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:
DILI (capital) 166,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
300 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 37
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 41.4 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 56
male: 44.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 38 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 68.27 years
country comparison to the world: 157
male: 65.85 years
female: 70.81 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
5.32 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 16
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
12.3% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 8
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
0.1 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 76% of population
rural: 40% of population
total: 50% of population
unimproved:
urban: 24% of population
rural: 60% of population
total: 50% of population

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: chikungunya, dengue fever and malaria (2009)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
40.6% (2002)
country comparison to the world: 4
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
16.8% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 1
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6%
male: NA
female: NA (2002)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 11 years (2004)


NOTE: The information regarding Timor-Leste on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Timor-Leste PEOPLE 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Timor-Leste PEOPLE 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.



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