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Barbados: People & Society#

Population289,680 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.33% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 18.4% (male 26,709/female 26,716)
15-24 years: 13.6% (male 19,705/female 19,754)
25-54 years: 45% (male 64,821/female 65,394)
55-64 years: 12.5% (male 16,837/female 19,286)
65 years and over: 10.5% (male 12,068/female 18,390) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.01 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate11.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate8.41 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsblack 92.4%, white 2.7%, mixed 3.1%, East Indian 1.3%, other 0.2%, unspecified 0.2% (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 10.93 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 12.58 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.26 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), Bajan (English-based creole language, widely spoken in informal settings)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 74.99 years
male: 72.64 years
female: 77.37 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.7% (2002 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Barbadian(s) or Bajan (colloquial)
adjective: Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial)
Net migration rate-0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsProtestant 66.3% (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 .8%), 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.)
Total fertility rate1.68 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.9% (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS1,500 (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA (2009 est.)
Median agetotal: 37.6 years
male: 36.5 years
female: 38.7 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 17 years (2011)
Education expenditures5.6% of GDP (2012)
Urbanizationurban population: 44.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.35% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 99.8% of population
rural: 99.8% of population
total: 99.8% of population
unimproved: urban: 0.2% of population
rural: 0.2% of population
total: 0.2% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 91.6% of population
rural: 91.6% of population
total: 91.6% of population
unimproved: urban: 8.4% of population
rural: 8.4% of population
total: 8.4% of population (2006 est.)
Major urban areas - populationBRIDGETOWN (capital) 122,000 (2011)
Maternal mortality rate51 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures7.7% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density1.81 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Hospital bed density6.6 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate34.7% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 26.2%
male: 24.1%
female: 28.7% (2003)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 42.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 26.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 15.8 %
potential support ratio: 6.3 (2014 est.)