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Ireland:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
4,156,119 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
60.3 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 20.9% (male 448,333/female 418,476)
15-64 years: 67.3% (male 1,400,222/female 1,398,194)
65 years and over: 11.8% (male 218,459/female 272,435) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 34.6 years
male: 33.9 years
female: 35.4 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.133% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
14.33 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
7.77 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.76 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 5.14 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.63 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.61 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 78.07 years
male: 75.44 years
female: 80.88 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.85 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
2,800 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 100 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
adjective: Irish
Ethnic groups
Definition
Irish 87.4%, other white 7.5%, Asian 1.3%, black 1.1%, mixed 1.1%, unspecified 1.6% (2006 census)
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 2.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.2% (2006 census)
Languages
Definition
English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)


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