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With more than 212 million people pacjed into the teeming islands of Indonesia, it is the 4th most populated country in the world. Nor is it slowing down- every year the birth rate rises by 1.5%.

On Java especially the population has reach frightening heights and is ranked as one of the most densly populated regions of the world with over 850 people per sq km.

Population: 212 941 810 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 31% (male 33 311 867; female 32 361 468)
15-64 years: 65% (male 69 215 722; female 69 578 527)
65 years and over: 4% (male 3 744 314; female 4 729 912) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.49% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 23.1 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 8.22 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 59.23 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 62.49 years
male: 60.28 years
female: 64.81 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.61 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:
noun: Indonesian(s)
adjective: Indonesian

Ethnic groups: Javanese 45% Sundanese 14% Madurese 7.5% coastal Malays 7.5% other 26%

Religions: Muslim 87% Protestant 6% Roman Catholic 3% Hindu 2% Buddhist 1% other 1% (1985)

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official modified form of Malay) English Dutch local dialects the most widely spoken of which is Javanese

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.8%
male: 89.6%
female: 78% (1995 est.)

 


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