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Bahamas, The Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
332,634 (July 2018 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 structure
0-14 years: 22.39% (male 37,777 /female 36,686)
15-24 years: 16.01% (male 26,984 /female 26,281)
25-54 years: 44.1% (male 73,627 /female 73,068)
55-64 years: 9.45% (male 14,298 /female 17,140)
65 years and over: 8.05% (male 10,318 /female 16,455) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 40.8 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 29.1 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 11.7 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 8.5 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 32.3 years (2018 est.)
male: 31.1 years
female: 33.5 years
Population growth rate
0.79% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
15.1 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 83.1% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 1.13% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
280,000 NASSAU (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at 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: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.83 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 11.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 11.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 72.9 years (2018 est.)
male: 70.4 years
female: 75.4 years
Total fertility rate
1.94 children born/woman (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
1.8% (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
6,000 (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<200 (2018)
Drinking water source
improved: 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 access
improved: urban: 92% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 92% of population (2015 est.)
total: 92% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 8% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 8% of population (2015 est.)
total: 8% of population (2015 est.)
Nationality
noun: Bahamian(s)
adjective: Bahamian
Ethnic groups
black 90.6%, white 4.7%, black and white 2.1%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)
note: data represent population by racial group
Religions
Protestant 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%, other Protestant .9%), Roman Catholic 12%, other Christian 13% (includes Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), other 0.6%, none 1.9%, unspecified 2.6% (2010 est.)
Languages
English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Education expenditures
NA
Maternal mortality rate
70 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
6.4% (2016)
Physicians density
1.94 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
2.9 beds/1,000 population (2013)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
31.6% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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