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Saint Lucia Demographics Profile 2018

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Population164,994 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 20.02% (male 17,006/female 16,027)
15-24 years: 15.37% (male 12,870/female 12,492)
25-54 years: 42.97% (male 34,117/female 36,779)
55-64 years: 9.99% (male 7,608/female 8,881)
65 years and over: 11.65% (male 8,704/female 10,510) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 41.1
youth dependency ratio: 27.9
elderly dependency ratio: 13.3
potential support ratio: 7.5 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 34.8 years
male: 33.7 years
female: 36 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate0.32% (2017 est.)
Birth rate13.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate7.7 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate-2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 18.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.01% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationCASTRIES (capital) 22,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.86 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 11.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.9 years
male: 75.2 years
female: 80.8 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.75 children born/woman (2017 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate55.5% (2011/12)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 95.6% of population
total: 96.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 4.4% of population
total: 3.7% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 84.7% of population
rural: 91.9% of population
total: 90.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 15.3% of population
rural: 8.1% of population
total: 9.5% of population (2015 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: Saint Lucian(s)
adjective: Saint Lucian
Ethnic groupsblack/African descent 85.3%, mixed 10.9%, East Indian 2.2%, other 1.6%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 61.5%, Protestant 25.5% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 10.4%, Pentecostal 8.9%, Baptist 2.2%, Anglican 1.6%, Church of God 1.5%, other Protestant 0.9%), other Christian 3.4% (includes Evangelical 2.3% and Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), Rastafarian 1.9%, other 0.4%, none 5.9%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), French patois
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2007)
Education expenditures4.8% of GDP (2015)
Maternal mortality rate48 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight2.8% (2012)
Health expenditures6.7% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.1 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density1.6 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate19.7% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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