East Timor Facts

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Population: 1,154,625
Age structure:
0-14 years: 34.7% (male 199,237/female 192,900)

15-64 years: 61.9% (male 356,772/female 344,103)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 18,403/female 20,197) (2010 est.)

Median age:
male: 22.2 years
female: 22.2years (2010 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.999% (2010 est.)

Birth rate:
25.93births/1,000 population (2010 est.)

Death rate:
5.93 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 39.32 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 45.19 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 33.15 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)

total: 40.65 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 46.72 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 34.28 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 67.61 years

male: 65.23 years
female: 70.11 years (2010 est.)

total population: 67.27 years
male: 64.92 years
female: 69.75 years (2009 est.)

Ethnic groups:
Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority

Religions: Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1% (2005)

Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English
note: there are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by significant numbers of people

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6%  (2002)

Climate:tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry seasons

Natural Resources:gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble

Agriculture -products:
coffee, rice, corn, cassava, sweet potatoes, soybeans, cabbage, mangoes, bananas, vanilla, coconut
Labour force:
414,200 (2007)

Unemployment rate:
20% (2006 est.)

note: data are for rural areas, unemployment rises to more than 40% among urban youth
Population below poverty line:
42% (2003 est.)
Telephones - mobile in use:
116,000 (2009)