Burma Population  

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BURMA

Sixty-Eight percent of the population of Burma are Burman. The Shan make up 9% of the population; The Karen 7%, the Rakhine 4%, Chinese make up 3%, the Mon 2%, Indian 2%, and other 5%. The language of Burma is Burmese.
POPULATION GRAPH

Population:
42,238,224
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 28.6% (male 6,158,039; female 5,905,314)
15-64 years: 66.6% (male 13,976,047; female 14,162,467)
65 years and over: 4.8% (male 905,476; female 1,130,881) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
0.56% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
19.65 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:

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

-1.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
72.11 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 55.41 years
female: 57.07 years (2002 est.)
male: 53.85 years
Total fertility rate:
2.23 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.99% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
530,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
48,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Burmese (singular and plural)
adjective: Burmese
Ethnic groups:
Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
Religions:
Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%
Languages:
Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.1%
male: 88.7%
female: 77.7% (1995 est.)
note: these are official statistics; estimates of functional literacy are likely closer to 30% (1999 est.)