The People of Zimbabwe

[Source of Information: Zimbabwe homepage, which appears taken from CIA World Factbook]

Population: 11,139,961 (July 1995 est.)

Age structure:

Population growth rate: 1.78% (1995 est.)

Birth rate: 36.35 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

Death rate: 18.54 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

Net migration rate: NA migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.) note: following the settlement of hostilities in Mozambique in 1992, refugees from the fighting there began to return to their homes; this process continues at a lesser rate in 1995; there is a small but steady flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa in search of better paid employment

Infant mortality rate: 72.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

Total fertility rate: 4.93 children born/woman (1995 est.)


Ethnic divisions:


Languages: English (official), Shona, Sindebele

Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write (1982)

Labor force: 3.1 million by occupation: agriculture 74%, transport and services 16%, mining, manufacturing, construction 10% (1987)
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