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Barbados Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
293,131 (July 2018 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 17.8% (male 26,084 /female 26,090)
15-24 years: 12.53% (male 18,236 /female 18,479)
25-54 years: 43.69% (male 63,829 /female 64,249)
55-64 years: 13.62% (male 18,888 /female 21,043)
65 years and over: 12.36% (male 14,705 /female 21,528) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 50.4 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 29.1 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 21.3 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 4.7 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 38.9 years (2018 est.)
male: 37.8 years
female: 40.1 years
Population growth rate
0.26% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
11.6 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
8.6 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
-0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 31.2% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 0.2% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
89,000 BRIDGETOWN (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.01 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.68 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 10 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 11.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 75.7 years (2018 est.)
male: 73.3 years
female: 78.1 years
Total fertility rate
1.68 children born/woman (2018 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
59.2% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
1.5% (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
3,000 (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<100 (2018 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 99.7% of population
rural: 99.7% of population
total: 99.7% of population
unimproved: urban: 0.3% of population
rural: 0.3% of population
total: 0.3% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 96.2% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 96.2% of population (2015 est.)
total: 96.2% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 3.8% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 3.8% of population (2015 est.)
total: 3.8% of population (2015 est.)
Major infectious diseases

note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus

Nationality
noun: Barbadian(s) or Bajan (colloquial)
adjective: Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial)
Ethnic groups
African descent 92.4%, mixed 3.1%, white 2.7%, East Indian 1.3%, other 0.2%, unspecified 0.3% (2010 est.)
Religions
Protestant 66.4% (includes Anglican 23.9%, other Pentecostal 19.5%, Adventist 5.9%, Methodist 4.2%, Wesleyan 3.4%, Nazarene 3.2%, Church of God 2.4%, Baptist 1.8%, Moravian 1.2%, other Protestant 0.9%), Roman Catholic 3.8%, other Christian 5.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness 2.0%, other 3.4%), Rastafarian 1%, other 1.5%, none 20.6%, unspecified 1.2% (2010 est.)
Languages
English (official), Bajan (English-based creole language, widely spoken in informal settings)
Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.6%
female: 99.6% (2014)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 17 years (2011)
Education expenditures
4.7% of GDP (2017)
Maternal mortality rate
27 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
3.5% (2012)
Health expenditures
7% (2016)
Physicians density
2.49 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
5.8 beds/1,000 population (2014)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
23.1% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019