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Saint Lucia: People & Society#

Population163,362 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.35% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 21.2% (male 17,814/female 16,809)
15-24 years: 16.6% (male 13,701/female 13,368)
25-54 years: 42.9% (male 33,695/female 36,445)
55-64 years: 10.5% (male 6,657/female 7,717)
65 years and over: 10.2% (male 7,760/female 9,396) (2014 est.)
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: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate13.94 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate7.32 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsblack/African descent 85.3%, mixed 10.9%, East Indian 2.2%, other 1.6%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 11.75 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 11.15 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), French patois
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 77.41 years
male: 74.69 years
female: 80.28 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 90.1%
male: 89.5%
female: 90.6% (2001 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Saint Lucian(s)
adjective: Saint Lucian
Net migration rate-3.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 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 .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.)
Total fertility rate1.77 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 32.9 years
male: 31.7 years
female: 34 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2012)
Education expenditures4.1% of GDP (2012)
Urbanizationurban population: 28% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.6% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 98.4% of population
rural: 92.8% of population
total: 93.8% of population
unimproved: urban: 1.6% of population
rural: 7.2% of population
total: 6.2% of population (2011 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 70.4% of population
rural: 64.1% of population
total: 65.2% of population
unimproved: urban: 29.6% of population
rural: 35.9% of population
total: 34.8% of population (2011 est.)
Major urban areas - populationCASTRIES (capital) 15,000 (2009)
Maternal mortality rate35 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures7.2% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density0.47 physicians/1,000 population (2002)
Hospital bed density1.6 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate21.4% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 40.8%
male: 37.1%
female: 45.5% (2004)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 48.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 35.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 13 %
potential support ratio: 7.7 (2013)