Cameroon Population  

BACK TO THE FRONT PAGE
BASIC INFO.
ECONOMY
GEOGRAPHY
GOVERNMENT
HISTORY
HUMAN RIGHTS
LINKS
NEWS
PEOPLE
shadow 
 

CAMEROON

Cameroon is made up of various ethnic groups. The largest group is the Cameroon highlanders who comprise 31% of the population. Other major groups are the Equatorial Bantu (19%), Kirdi (11%) Fulani (10%) Northwestern Bantu (9%), and the balance other groups. English and French are both the official languages of Cameroon.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
16184,748
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: 42.1% (male 3,443,505; female 3,367,571)
15-64 years: 54.5% (male 4,431,524; female 4,392,155)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 253,242; female 296,751) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
2.36% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
35.66 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
12.08 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
NA migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
68.79 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 54.36 years
female: 55.23 years (2002 est.)
male: 53.51 years
Total fertility rate:
4.72 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
7.73% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
540,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
52,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Cameroonian(s)
adjective: Cameroonian
Ethnic groups:
Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
Religions:
indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
Languages:
24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.4%
male: 75%
female: 52.1% (1995 est.)