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Dominica Demographics Profile 2018

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Population73,897 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 21.72% (male 8,210/female 7,843)
15-24 years: 15.14% (male 5,758/female 5,428)
25-54 years: 42.2% (male 15,809/female 15,372)
55-64 years: 9.81% (male 3,860/female 3,387)
65 years and over: 11.14% (male 3,679/female 4,551) (2017 est.)
Median agetotal: 33.5 years
male: 33 years
female: 34 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate0.18% (2017 est.)
Birth rate15.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate-5.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 70.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.85% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 10.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 14 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.2 years
male: 74.2 years
female: 80.3 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate2.03 children born/woman (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 95.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 4.3% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 79.6% of population
rural: 84.3% of population
total: 81.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 20.4% of population
rural: 15.7% of population
total: 18.9% of population (2007 est.)
Major infectious diseasesnote: 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 (2016)
Nationalitynoun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican
Ethnic groupsblack 86.6%, mixed 9.1%, indigenous 2.9%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.2% (2001 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 28.6% (includes Evangelical 6.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.1%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%, other 1.2%), Rastafarian 1.3%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 0.3%, none 6.1%, unspecified 1.1% (2001 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), French patois
People - note3,000-3,500 Kalinago (Carib) still living on Dominica are the only pre-Columbian population remaining in the Caribbean; only 70-100 may be “pure” Kalinago because of years of integration into the broader population
Health expenditures5.5% of GDP (2014)
Hospital bed density3.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate27.9% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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