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Niger People
Population:
11,360,538 (July 2004 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 47.5% (male 2,749,039; female 2,643,479)
15-64 years: 50.4% (male 2,799,125; female 2,925,133)
65 years and over: 2.1% (male 128,101; female 115,661) (2004 est.)
Median age:
total: 16.2 years
male: 15.7 years
female: 16.7 years (2004 est.)
Population growth rate:
2.67% (2004 est.)
Birth rate:
48.91 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate:
21.51 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Net migration rate:
-0.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.11 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 122.66 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 118.24 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
male: 126.96 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 42.18 years
male: 42.38 years
female: 41.97 years (2004 est.)
Total fertility rate:
6.83 children born/woman (2004 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.2% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
70,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
4,800 (2003 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Nigerien(s)
adjective: Nigerien
Ethnic groups:
Hausa 56%, Djerma 22%, Fula 8.5%, Tuareg 8%, Beri Beri (Kanouri) 4.3%, Arab, Toubou, and Gourmantche 1.2%, about 1,200 French expatriates
Religions:
Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christian
Languages:
French (official), Hausa, Djerma
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 17.6%
male: 25.8%
female: 9.7% (2003 est.)
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