BULGARIA DREAM AREA CONFERENCE 2002

Central Intelligence Agency: People

Population
7,707,495 (July 2001 est.)

Age structure
0-14 years: 15.11% (male 597,765; female 567,030)
15-64 years: 68.17% (male 2,588,805; female 2,665,736)
65 years and over: 16.72% (male 543,665; female 744,494) (2001 est.)

Population growth rate
-1.14% (2001 est.)

Birth rate
8.06 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)

Death rate
14.53 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)

Net migration rate
-4.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)

Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2001 est.)

Infant mortality rate
14.65 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
total population: 71.2 years
male: 67.72 years
female: 74.89 years (2001 est.)

Total fertility rate
1.13 children born/woman (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.01% (1999 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA

HIV/AIDS - deaths
less than 100 (1999 est.)

Nationality
noun: Bulgarian(s)
adjective: Bulgarian

Ethnic groups
Bulgarian 83%, Turk 8.5%, Roma 2.6%, Macedonian, Armenian, Tatar, Gagauz, Circassian, others (1998)

Religions
Bulgarian Orthodox 83.5%, Muslim 13%, Roman Catholic 1.5%, Uniate Catholic 0.2%, Jewish 0.8%, Protestant, Gregorian-Armenian, and other 1% (1998)

Languages
Bulgarian, secondary languages closely correspond to ethnic breakdown

Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: 98% (1999)