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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: People & Society#

Population102,918 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate-0.29% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 22.9% (male 11,858/female 11,661)
15-24 years: 16.7% (male 8,687/female 8,528)
25-54 years: 42.6% (male 22,781/female 21,065)
55-64 years: 9.2% (male 4,873/female 4,634)
65 years and over: 8.4% (male 4,083/female 4,748) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate13.85 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate7.12 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsblack 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, European 4%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 3%
Infant mortality ratetotal: 13.07 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 14.24 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 11.87 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesEnglish, French patois
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 74.86 years
male: 72.9 years
female: 76.88 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: 96% (1970 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Saint Vincentian(s) or Vincentian(s)
adjective: Saint Vincentian or Vincentian
Net migration rate-9.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsProtestant 75% (Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%), Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%
Total fertility rate1.84 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 31.9 years
male: 32 years
female: 31.7 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 13 years (2004)
Education expenditures5.1% of GDP (2010)
Urbanizationurban population: 49.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.78% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 95.1% of population
rural: 95.1% of population
total: 95.1% of population
unimproved: urban: 4.9% of population
rural: 4.9% of population
total: 4.9% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 76.1% of population
rural: 76.1% of population
76.1% of population
unimproved: urban: 23.9% of population
rural: 23.9% of population
total: 23.9% of population (2007 est.)
Major urban areas - populationKINGSTOWN (capital) 31,000 (2011)
Maternal mortality rate48 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures4.9% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density0.53 physicians/1,000 population (2001)
Hospital bed density2.7 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate23.4% (2008)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 47.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 36.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.5 %
potential support ratio: 9.5 (2014 est.)