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New Caledonia:
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Population
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224,824 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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12.1 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 27.3% (male 31,376/female 30,064)
15-64 years: 65.6% (male 74,064/female 73,369)
65 years and over: 7.1% (male 7,377/female 8,574) (2008 est.)
Median Age
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total: 28.4 years
male: 28 years
female: 28.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
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1.175% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
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17.39 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
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5.64 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
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NA
note: there has been steady emigration from Wallis and Futuna to New Caledonia (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
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total: 7.19 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 7.85 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 74.75 years
male: 71.76 years
female: 77.88 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
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2.21 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
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NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
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NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: New Caledonian(s)
adjective: New Caledonian
Ethnic groups
Definition
Melanesian 42.5%, European 37.1%, Wallisian 8.4%, Polynesian 3.8%, Indonesian 3.6%, Vietnamese 1.6%, other 3%
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%
Languages
Definition
French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.8%
female: 95.5% (1996 census)


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