POPULATION                                          
(Census)                                          
        1990         1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total Population            213,215              244,814              270,101                298,968    
Male              109,336              124,622              137,200                151,459    
Female              103,879              120,192              132,901                147,509    
Inter-censal annual growth rate (%)                       3                          3                          2                            2    
Male' population (%)                       26                        26                        27                          35    
Sex ratio (males per 100 females)                  105                      104                      103                        103    
Dependency ratio (dependants per 100 working age pop) *                     99                        98                        81                          57    
Economically active population               56,435                67,476                87,987                128,836    
Mid-year population (estimated)            212,269              244,827      250,144      255,460      260,777      266,093      271,410      275,975      280,549      285,066      289,480      293,746      300,466      304,869      309,575
(Vital statistics)                                          
Infant Mortality Rate (under 1) / '000 Live Births   34         32 28 27 24 20 21 17 18 14 15 1_/ 12 16 10 11
Mortality Rate (under 5) / '000 Live Births   48         47 39 39 27 28 30 26 23 18 22 2_/ 16 18 12 14
Crude Birth Rate / '000 Population **   41         28 26 24 22 20 20 18 18 18 18 19            19  3_/ 22 22
Crude Death Rate / '000 Population  **   6         5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3
Maternal Mortality Rate / 000 Live Births   2         2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 0.7 1 0.5 0.43
Still Birth Rate / '000 Live Births     19         22 22 25 21 18 15 17 10 11 9 8 10 9 8
Total Fertility Rate                                     2.1    
Male Life Expectancy Rate      63.9         69.9 - 69.2 70.6 72.1 70.0 70.2 70.0 70.4 71.0 71.7 72.0 72.3  
Female Life Expectancy Rate     63.1         71.6 - 70.2 71.8 73.2 70.1 70.7 70.9 71.3 72.1 72.7 73.2 73.7  
* Working age (15-64 years); Dependants (0-14 and 65+)                                        
** 1995 to 2000 figures, adjusted on the basis of mid-year population estimates                          
1_/ 9% of infant mortality is due to tsunami
2_/ 21% of Child mortality is due to tsunami
3_/ Revised
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