Demographics of Belgium

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Demographics of Belgium, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

Demographic data from the CIA World Factbook

Population

10,364,390 (July 2005 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 16.9% (male 892,995/female 855,177)
15-64 years: 65.7% (male 3,435,282/female 3,373,917)
65 years and over: 17.4% (male 745,178/female 1,061,839) (2005 est.)

Median age

Total: 40.55 years
Male: 39.29 years
Female: 41.81 years (2005 est.)

Population growth rate

0.15% (2005 est.)

Birth rate

10.48 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Death rate

10.22 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Net migration rate

1.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Sex ratio

At birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
Total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

Infant mortality rate

Total: 4.68 deaths/1,000 live births
Male: 5.27 deaths/1,000 live births
Female: 4.06 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total population: 78.62 years
Male: 75.44 years
Female: 81.94 years (2005 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.64 children born/woman (2005 est.)

Nationality

Noun: Belgian(s)
Adjective: Belgian

Ethnic groups

Fleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%

Religions

Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%

Languages

Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)

Literacy

Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 98%
Male: NA%
Female: NA%

Reference

Template:CIA WFB 2005

See also

es:Demografía de Bélgica fr:Démographie de la Belgique