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    Saudi Arabia People - 1989

      Population: 16,108,539 (July 1989), growth rate 4.0% (1989); note--the population figure is based on growth since the last official Saudi census of 1974 reported a total of 7 million persons and includes foreign workers, while estimates from other sources may be 15-30% lower

      Birth rate: 38 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 7 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: 10 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 74 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 64 years male, 67 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 6.8 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Saudi(s); adjective--Saudi or Saudi Arabian

      Ethnic divisions: 90% Arab, 10% Afro-Asian

      Religion: 100% Muslim

      Language: Arabic

      Literacy: 52%

      Labor force: 4,200,000; about 60% are foreign workers; 34% government, 28% industry and oil, 22% services, and 16% agriculture

      Organized labor: trade unions are illegal

      NOTE: The information regarding Saudi Arabia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saudi Arabia People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saudi Arabia People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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