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Bahamas, The Demographics Profile 2014

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Population321,834
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 23.2% (male 37,962/female 36,857)
15-24 years: 17.4% (male 28,387/female 27,639)
25-54 years: 44.1% (male 70,765/female 71,038)
55-64 years: 8.3% (male 11,882/female 14,885)
65 years and over: 7% (male 8,591/female 13,828) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 40.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 29.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 11.3 %
potential support ratio: 8.9 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 31.2 years
male: 30.1 years
female: 32.3 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.87% (2014 est.)
Birth rate15.65 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate7 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 84.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.37% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationNASSAU (capital) 254,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 12.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 12.51 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.49 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 71.93 years
male: 69.48 years
female: 74.46 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate1.97 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate3.3% (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS7,000 (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths300 (2012 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 98.4% of population
rural: 98.4% of population
total: 98.4% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1.6% of population
rural: 1.6% of population
total: 1.6% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 92% of population
rural: 92% of population
total: 92% of population
unimproved:
urban: 8% of population
rural: 8% of population
total: 8% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Bahamian(s)
adjective: Bahamian
Ethnic groupsblack 90.6%, white 4.7%, black and white 2.1%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)
ReligionsProtestant 69.9% (includes Baptist 34.9%, Anglican 13.7%, Pentecostal 8.9% Seventh Day Adventist 4.4%, Methodist 3.6%, Church of God 1.9%, Brethren 1.6%), Roman Catholic 12%, other Christian 13% (includes Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), other 0.6%, none 1.9%, unspecified 2.6% (2010 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 94.7%
female: 96.5% (2003 est.)
Education expendituresNA
Maternal mortality rate47 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures7.7% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density2.82 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density3.1 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate34.7% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014