The People of Italy

The People of Italy

Italian People

Population: 58,126,212 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure: 0-14 years: 13.5% (male 4,056,156/female 3,814,070) 15-64 years: 66.3% (male 19,530,696/female 18,981,084) 65 years and over: 20.2% (male 4,903,762/female 6,840,444) (2009 est.)

Median age: total: 43.3 years male: 41.8 years female: 44.8 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate: -0.047% (2009 est.)

Death rate: 10.61 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate: 2.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 5.51 deaths/1,000 live births male: 6.07 deaths/1,000 live births female: 4.91 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80.2 years male: 77.26 years female: 83.33 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.31 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.4% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 150,000 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths: 1,900 (2007 est.)

Nationality: noun: Italian(s) adjective: Italian

Ethnic groups: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)

Religions: Roman Catholic 90% (approximately; about one-third practicing), other 10% (includes mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community)

Languages: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 98.4% male: 98.8% female: 98% (2001 census)

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