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Bahamas, The Demographics Profile 2016

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Population327,316
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 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 22.75% (male 37,779/female 36,691)
15-24 years: 16.79% (male 27,843/female 27,116)
25-54 years: 44.12% (male 72,295/female 72,107)
55-64 years: 8.87% (male 13,023/female 15,998)
65 years and over: 7.47% (male 9,399/female 15,065) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 41.2%
youth dependency ratio: 29.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 11.7%
potential support ratio: 8.5% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 31.8 years
male: 30.6 years
female: 32.9 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.83% (2016 est.)
Birth rate15.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 82.9% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.53% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationNASSAU (capital) 267,000 (2014)
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: 0.81 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
total population: 0.62 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 11.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 11.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 11.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 72.4 years
male: 70 years
female: 74.8 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.95 children born/woman (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate3.22% (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS8,100 (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths300 (2015 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 (2015 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 (2015 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)
Education expendituresNA
Maternal mortality rate80 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures7.7% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density2.82 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate36.6% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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