EGYPT's People

Population:

76,117,421 (July 2004 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 33.4% (male 13,038,369; female 12,418,254)
15-64 years: 62.2% (male 23,953,949; female 23,419,418)
65 years and over: 4.3% (male 1,407,248; female 1,880,183) (2004 est.)

Median age:

Total: 23.4 years
male: 23 years
female: 23.8 years (2004 est.)

Population growth rate:

1.83% (2004 est.)

Birth rate:

23.84 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Death rate:

5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Net migration rate:

-0.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Sex ratio:

At birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

Total: 33.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 33.12 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
male: 34.64 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:

Total population: 70.71 years
male: 68.22 years
female: 73.31 years (2004 est.)

Total fertility rate:

2.95 children born/woman (2004 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

Less than 0.1% (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

8,000 (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

NA

Nationality:

noun: Egyptian(s)
adjective: Egyptian

Ethnic groups:

Eastern Hermetic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%

Religions:

Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%

Languages:

Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

Literacy:

Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.7%
male: 68.3%
female: 46.9% (2003 est.)

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