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People of Turkey
 
Population 70,413,958 (July 2006 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 25.5% (male 9,133,226/female 8,800,070) 
15-64 years: 67.7% (male 24,218,277/female 23,456,761) 
65 years and over: 6.8% (male 2,198,073/female 2,607,551) (2006 est.) 
Median age: total: 28.1 years 
male: 27.9 years 
female: 28.3 years (2006 est.) 
Population growth rate: 1.06% (2006 est.) 
Birth rate: 16.62 births/1,000 population (2006 est.) 
Death rate: 5.97 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.) 
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female 
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female 
65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2006 est.) 
Infant mortality rate:  total: 39.69 deaths/1,000 live births 
male: 43.27 deaths/1,000 live births 
female: 35.93 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.) 
Life expectancy at birth:  total population: 72.62 years 
male: 70.18 years 
female: 75.18 years (2006 est.) 
Total fertility rate: 1.92 children born/woman (2006 est.) 
Religions:  Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews) 
Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian 
note: there is also a substantial Gagauz population in the Europe part of Turkey 
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write 
total population: 86.5% 
male: 94.3% 
female: 78.7% (2003 est.)  



 

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