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People ::Pakistan

People

Pakistan's population is approximately 162,419,946 according to a July 2005 estimate.  The Indus River Valley region is where the majority of Pakistan's population lives. Most people are between the ages of 15-64 (56.3% - male 46,759,333 / female 44,685,828).  The median age of Pakistanis is 19.58 years and the population is growing at a rate of 2.03% (2005 est.).

The ratio of male to female is pretty much even, except for a slight decline in the over 65 age bracket, in which there are slightly more women than men. (.93 male/female).

Pakistanís calendar features a great many Muslim religious festivals. Others are in memory of National Heroes or to commemorate political events in the nationís recent history. Muslim festivals are celebrated according to Muslim (Lunar) Calendar and may occur some 10 days earlier each successive Christian Year. There are several folk festivals held regularly in every part of the country.

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Population:
184,404,791 (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 6
Age structure:
0-14 years: 36.7% (male 33,037,943/female 31,092,572)
15-64 years: 59.1% (male 53,658,173/female 49,500,786)
65 years and over: 4.2% (male 3,495,350/female 3,793,734) (2010 est.)
Median age:
total: 21.2 years
male: 21.2 years
female: 21.2 years (2010 est.)
Population growth rate:
1.589% (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 77
Birth rate:
25.3 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 62
Death rate:
7.06 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130
Net migration rate:
-2.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 179
Urbanization:
urban population: 36% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 3% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.92 male(s)/female
total population: 1.07 male(s)/female (2010 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 65.32 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 27
male: 68.59 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 61.89 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 65.63 years
country comparison to the world: 166
male: 63.84 years
female: 67.5 years (2010 est.)
Total fertility rate:
3.28 children born/woman (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 53
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
96,000 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 47
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
5,100 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 44
Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
animal contact disease: rabies
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)
Nationality:
noun: Pakistani(s)
adjective: Pakistani
Ethnic groups:
Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28%
Religions:
Muslim 95% (Sunni 75%, Shia 20%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 5%
Languages:
Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 49.9%
male: 63%
female: 36% (2005 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 7 years
male: 8 years
female: 6 years (2008)
Education expenditures:
2.9% of GDP (2008)
country comparison to the world:153

 


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