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West Bank:
People

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Population
Definition - World rank and map
2,611,904
note: in addition, there are about 187,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and fewer than 177,000 in East Jerusalem (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
463.1 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 41.9% (male 560,604/female 533,590)
15-64 years: 54.8% (male 732,930/female 697,411)
65 years and over: 3.3% (male 37,015/female 50,354) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 18.7 years
male: 18.6 years
female: 18.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.919% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
30.35 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.79 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.63 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
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: 0.74 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 18.21 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 20.09 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 16.21 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 73.65 years
male: 71.85 years
female: 75.56 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.06 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: NA
adjective: NA
Ethnic groups
Definition
Palestinian Arab and other 83%, Jewish 17%
Religions
Definition
Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%
Languages
Definition
Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.4%
male: 96.7%
female: 88% (2004 est.)


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