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Bahamas, The Demographics Profile 2013

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Population319,031 (July 2013 est.)
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
Age structure0-14 years: 23.6% (male 38,174/female 37,066)
15-24 years: 17.5% (male 28,306/female 27,562)
25-54 years: 44.1% (male 70,093/female 70,608)
55-64 years: 8.1% (male 11,371/female 14,355)
65 years and over: 6.7% (male 8,233/female 13,263) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 40.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 30 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.8 %
potential support ratio: 9.2 (2013)
Median agetotal: 30.8 years
male: 29.7 years
female: 32 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.89% (2013 est.)
Birth rate15.81 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate6.96 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 84% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.3% 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: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.79 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 12.89 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 12.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.88 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 71.69 years
male: 69.25 years
female: 74.19 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate1.97 children born/woman (2013 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate3.1% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS6,600 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 500 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 98% of population
rural: 86% of population
total: 96% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 14% of population
total: 4% of population (2000 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Bahamian(s)
adjective: Bahamian
Ethnic groupsblack 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%
ReligionsProtestant 67.6% (Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%), Roman Catholic 13.5%, other Christian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8% (2000 census)
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.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 12 years (2006)
Education expendituresNA
Maternal mortality rate47 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures7.7% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density2.818 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 February 21, 2013