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World > Asia > Timor-Leste > People (Facts)

Timor-Leste - People (Facts)
Population: 1,084,971
note: other estimates range as low as 800,000 (July 2007 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 35.7% (male 196,825/female 190,454)
15-64 years: 61.1% (male 337,816/female 325,094)
65 years and over: 3.2% (male 16,823/female 17,959) (2007 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.059% (2007 est.)
Birth rate: 26.77 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Death rate: 6.19 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.033 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.039 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.937 male(s)/female
total population: 1.034 male(s)/female (2007 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 44.46 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 50.47 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 38.14 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 66.6 years
male: 64.28 years
female: 69.04 years (2007 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.45 children born/woman (2007 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun: Timorese
adjective: Timorese
Ethnic groups: Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority
Religions: Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1% (2005)
Languages: Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English
note: there are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by significant numbers of people
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6%
male: NA
female: NA (2002)


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