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New Caledonia People 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population:
227,436 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 26.8% (male 31,191/female 29,870)
15-64 years: 65.8% (male 75,189/female 74,552)
65 years and over: 7.3% (male 7,681/female 8,953) (2009 est.)

Median age:
total: 28.7 years
male: 28.2 years
female: 29.2 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.136% (2009 est.)

Birth rate:
17.04 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Death rate:
5.64 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate:
NA
note: there has been steady emigration from Wallis and Futuna to New Caledonia (2009 est.)

Urbanization:
urban population: 65% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 2.1% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 7.05 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 7.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.36 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.98 years
male: 71.99 years
female: 78.12 years (2009 est.)


See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


See also: Health Performance

Total fertility rate:
2.18 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA

Nationality:
noun: New Caledonian(s)
adjective: New Caledonian

Ethnic groups:
Melanesian 44.1%, European 34.1%, Wallisian & Futunian 9%, Tahitian 2.6%, Indonesian 2.5%, Vietnamese 1.4%, Ni-Vanuatu 1.1%, other 5.2% (1996 census)

Religions:
Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%

Languages:
French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.8%
female: 95.5% (1996 census)


NOTE: The information regarding New Caledonia on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of New Caledonia People 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about New Caledonia People 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.



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