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IRELAND

The majority of the people of Ireland are Celtic. There is a small English minority. The overwhelming majority of the people of Ireland are Roman Catholic. There is a small Anglican minority. Ireland has traditionally had a large net migration, as thousands every year left Ireland for the new world. In recent years that trend has been reversed.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
3,883,159 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 21.3% (male 425,366; female 403,268)
15-64 years: 67.3% (male 1,307,469; female 1,305,038)
65 years and over: 11.4% (male 191,927; female 250,091) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
1.07% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
14.62 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
8.01 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
4.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
5.43 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 77.17 years
female: 80.12 years (2002 est.)
male: 74.41 years
Total fertility rate:
1.9 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
2,200 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
less than 100 (1999 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
adjective: Irish
Ethnic groups:
Celtic, English
Religions:
Roman Catholic 91.6%, Church of Ireland 2.5%, other 5.9% (1998)
Languages:
English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98% (1981 est.)
male: NA%
female: NA%