"Table Title:Table 1  Summary of Key Statistics



Population
Mid-year population in 1981 was 5183400.
Sex ratio in 1981 was 1087 males per 1000 females.
Percentage of population aged 0-14 in 1981 was 24.6%.
Percentage of population aged 15-64 in 1981 was 68.7%.
Percentage of population aged 65 and over in 1981 was 6.6%.
Overall dependency ratio in 1981 was 455.
Median age in 1981 was 26.3 years.
Fertility
Number of live births in 1981 was 86751.
Crude birth rate in 1981 was 16.8 per 1000 population.
Total fertility rate in 1981 was 1933 live births per 1000 women.
Mortality
Number of deaths in 1981 was 24832.
Crude death rate in 1981 was 4.8 per 1000 population.
Infant mortality rate in 1981 was 9.7 per 1000 live births.
Expectation of life at birth for male in 1981 was 72.3 years.
Expectation of life at birth for female in 1981 was 78.5 years.
Marriage and divorces
Number of marriages in 1981 was 50756.
Crude marriage rate in 1981 was 8.4 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for male in 1981 was 16.1 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for female in 1981 was 17.5 per 1000 population.
Number of divorce decrees in 1981 was 2060.
Crude divorce rate in 1981 was 0.4 per 1000 population.

Population
Mid-year population in 1986 was 5524600.
Sex ratio in 1986 was 1062 males per 1000 females.
Percentage of population aged 0-14 in 1986 was 23.1%.
Percentage of population aged 15-64 in 1986 was 69.3%.
Percentage of population aged 65 and over in 1986 was 7.7%.
Overall dependency ratio in 1986 was 443.
Median age in 1986 was 28.8 years.
Fertility
Number of live births in 1986 was 71620.
Crude birth rate in 1986 was 13.0 per 1000 population.
Total fertility rate in 1986 was 1367 live births per 1000 women.
Mortality
Number of deaths in 1986 was 25912.
Crude death rate in 1986 was 4.7 per 1000 population.
Infant mortality rate in 1986 was 7.7 per 1000 live births.
Expectation of life at birth for male in 1986 was 74.1 years.
Expectation of life at birth for female in 1986 was 79.4 years.
Marriage and divorces
Number of marriages in 1986 was 43280.
Crude marriage rate in 1986 was 6.8 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for male in 1986 was 13.2 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for female in 1986 was 14.0 per 1000 population.
Number of divorce decrees in 1986 was 4257.
Crude divorce rate in 1986 was 0.8 per 1000 population.

Population
Mid-year population in 1991 was 5752000.
Sex ratio in 1991 was 1044 males per 1000 females.
Percentage of population aged 0-14 in 1991 was 20.8%.
Percentage of population aged 15-64 in 1991 was 70.4%.
Percentage of population aged 65 and over in 1991 was 8.7%.
Overall dependency ratio in 1991 was 420.
Median age in 1991 was 31.6 years.
Fertility
Number of live births in 1991 was 68281.
Crude birth rate in 1991 was 12.0 per 1000 population.
Total fertility rate in 1991 was 1281 live births per 1000 women.
Mortality
Number of deaths in 1991 was 28429.
Crude death rate in 1991 was 5.0 per 1000 population.
Infant mortality rate in 1991 was 6.4 per 1000 live births.
Expectation of life at birth for male in 1991 was 75.2 years.
Expectation of life at birth for female in 1991 was 80.7 years.
Marriage and divorces
Number of marriages in 1991 was 42568.
Crude marriage rate in 1991 was 6.9 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for male in 1991 was 13.6 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for female in 1991 was 14.1 per 1000 population.
Number of divorce decrees in 1991 was 6295.
Crude divorce rate in 1991 was 1.1 per 1000 population.

Population
Mid-year population in 1996 was 6435500.
Sex ratio in 1996 was 1001 males per 1000 females.
Percentage of population aged 0-14 in 1996 was 18.7%.
Percentage of population aged 15-64 in 1996 was 71.1%.
Percentage of population aged 65 and over in 1996 was 10.2%.
Overall dependency ratio in 1996 was 406.
Median age in 1996 was 34.2 years.
Fertility
Number of live births in 1996 was 63291.
Crude birth rate in 1996 was 9.9 per 1000 population.
Total fertility rate in 1996 was 1166 live births per 1000 women.
Mortality
Number of deaths in 1996 was 32176.
Crude death rate in 1996 was 5.0 per 1000 population.
Infant mortality rate in 1996 was 4.1 per 1000 live births.
Expectation of life at birth for male in 1996 was 76.7 years.
Expectation of life at birth for female in 1996 was 82.7 years.
Marriage and divorces
Number of marriages in 1996 was 37045.
Crude marriage rate in 1996 was 5.5 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for male in 1996 was 11.0 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for female in 1996 was 11.0 per 1000 population.
Number of divorce decrees in 1996 was 9473.
Crude divorce rate in 1996 was 1.5 per 1000 population.

Population
Mid-year population in 2001 was 6724900.
Sex ratio in 2001 was 956 males per 1000 females.
Percentage of population aged 0-14 in 2001 was 16.4%.
Percentage of population aged 15-64 in 2001 was 72.4%.
Percentage of population aged 65 and over in 2001 was 11.2%.
Overall dependency ratio in 2001 was 382.
Median age in 2001 was 36.8 years.
Fertility
Number of live births in 2001 was 48219.
Crude birth rate in 2001 was 7.2 per 1000 population.
Total fertility rate in 2001 was 927 live births per 1000 women.
Mortality
Number of deaths in 2001 was 33378.
Crude death rate in 2001 was 5.0 per 1000 population.
Infant mortality rate in 2001 was 2.6 per 1000 live births.
Expectation of life at birth for male in 2001 was 78.4 years.
Expectation of life at birth for female in 2001 was 84.6 years.
Marriage and divorces
Number of marriages in 2001 was 32825.
Crude marriage rate in 2001 was 4.8 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for male in 2001 was 9.9 per 1000 population.
Crude marriage rate for female in 2001 was 9.5 per 1000 population.
Number of divorce decrees in 2001 was 13425.
Crude divorce rate in 2001 was 2.0 per 1000 population.

Notes:
1.  The population figures from 1981 to 1995 are compiled based on the 
    ˇ§extended de factoˇ¨ method and those from 1996 onwards are compiled
     based on the ˇ§resident populationˇ¨ method.

2.  Overall dependency ratio is the number of persons aged under 15 and
     those aged 65 and over per 1 000 persons aged between 15 and 64.

3.  All fertility rates used and presented in this table are compiled using
     a population denominator which has excluded female foreign domestic
     helpers.

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