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Papua New Guinea People 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Papua New Guinea People 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Population:
6,057,263 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 36.9% (male 1,137,796/female 1,099,365)
15-64 years: 59% (male 1,836,272/female 1,735,298)
65 years and over: 4.1% (male 114,789/female 133,743) (2009 est.)

Median age:
total: 21.7 years
male: 21.8 years
female: 21.6 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:
2.069% (2009 est.)

Birth rate:
27.55 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Death rate:
6.96 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate:
NA (2009 est.)

Urbanization:
urban population: 12% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 1.9% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 45.23 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 49.17 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 41.09 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 66.34 years
male: 64.08 years
female: 68.72 years (2009 est.)


See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


See also: Health Performance

Total fertility rate:
3.62 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.5% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
54,000 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 1,000 (2007 est.)

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

Nationality:
noun: Papua New Guinean(s)
adjective: Papua New Guinean

Ethnic groups:
Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian

Religions:
Roman Catholic 27%, Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist 2.5%, other Protestant 8.9%, Bahai 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3% (2000 census)

Languages:
The three official languages are English, Tok Pisin, and Motu; there are approximately 860 other languages

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.3%
male: 63.4%
female: 50.9% (2000 census)

Education expenditures:
NA

People - note:
the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea is one of the most heterogeneous in the world; PNG has several thousand separate communities, most with only a few hundred people; divided by language, customs, and tradition, some of these communities have engaged in low-scale tribal conflict with their neighbors for millennia; the advent of modern weapons and modern migrants into urban areas has greatly magnified the impact of this lawlessness


NOTE: The information regarding Papua New Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Papua New Guinea People 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Papua New Guinea People 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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