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People of Ireland
Nationality: Noun--Irishman, Irishwoman. Adjective--Irish.
Population growth rate: .93%.
Ethnic groups: Irish, with English minority.
Religions: Roman Catholic 88.4%; Church of Ireland 3.0%; other 8.7%. Languages: English, Irish (Gaelic).
Education: Compulsory up to age 16. Enrollment rates--5-14 year olds--100%; 15 year olds, 97%; 16 year olds, 91%. Literacy--98%-99%. Health: Infant mortality rate--5.3/1,000. Life expectancy at birth--male 73.0 yrs., female 77.5 yrs.
Work force: Services--56%; industry--29%; agriculture--10%; government--5%.