Belarus Population

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BELARUS

The majority (77.9%) of the people of Belarus are of Byelorussian ethnic background. 13.2% are Russian, 4.1% are Polish and 2.9% are Ukrainian and 1.9% belong to other ethnic backgrounds. Byelorusian is the official language of the country.
POPULATION GRAPH

 Population 10,335,382 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:

0-14 years: 17.3% (male 914,579; female 876,346)
15-64 years: 68.6% (male 3,443,859; female 3,643,628)
65 years and over: 14.1% (male 482,624; female 974,346) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
-0.14% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:

9.86 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:

13.99 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:

2.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.5 male(s)/female
total population: 0.88 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
14.12 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 68.28 years
female: 74.56 years (2002 est.)
male: 62.3 years
Total fertility rate:

1.31 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.28% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

14,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:

400 (1999 est.)
Nationality:

noun: Belarusian(s)
adjective: Belarusian
Ethnic groups:

Belarusian 81.2%, Russian 11.4%, Polish, Ukrainian, and other 7.4%
Religions:

Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)
Languages:

Belarusian, Russian, other
Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: 97% (1989 est.)