Population

Turkish Geographical Society /

73.5 million (2006 year-end projection of Turkish Statistical Institute) 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.) 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: 39.69 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.)