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West Bank - People (Facts)
Population: 2,535,927
note: in addition, there are about 187,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and fewer than 177,000 in East Jerusalem (July 2004 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 42.4% (male 551,243/female 524,800)
15-64 years: 54.2% (male 704,209/female 670,382)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 36,175/female 49,118) (2007 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.985% (2007 est.)
Birth rate: 30.99 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Death rate: 3.85 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Net migration rate: 2.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.736 male(s)/female
total population: 1.038 male(s)/female (2007 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 18.67 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 20.59 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 16.64 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.46 years
male: 71.68 years
female: 75.35 years (2007 est.)
Total fertility rate: 4.17 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: NA
adjective: NA
Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arab and other 83%, Jewish 17%
Religions: Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%
Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.4%
male: 96.7%
female: 88% (2004 est.)


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