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Curacao: People & Society#

Population146,836 (July 2013 est.)
Population growth rateNA
Age structure0-14 years: 20.6% (male 15,342/female 14,645)
15-24 years: 15.4% (male 11,599/female 10,790)
25-54 years: 38.5% (male 26,869/female 29,348)
55-64 years: 12.6% (male 8,059/female 10,259)
65 years and over: 13% (male 7,833/female 11,090) (2013 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.15 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.79 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Birth rateNA
Death rate8 deaths/1,000 population (2009)
Ethnic groupsAfro-Caribbean majority; Dutch, French, Latin American, East Asian, South Asian, Jewish minorities
LanguagesPapiamentu (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) 81.2%, Dutch (official) 8%, Spanish 4%, English 2.9%, other 3.9% (2001 census)
Life expectancy at birthtotal: NA
males: 72.4 years
females: 80.1 years (2009)
Nationalitynoun: Curacaoan
adjective: Curacaoan; Dutch
Net migration rate1.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 72.8%, Pentecostal 6.6%, Protestant 3.2%, Adventist 3%, Jehovah's Witness 2%, Evangelical 1.9%, other 3.8%, none 6%, unspecified 0.6% (2011 est.)
Total fertility rate2.09 children born/woman (2013 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 36.2 years
male: 32.7 years
female: 39.9 years (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 50.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 29 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.6 %
potential support ratio: 4.6 (2014 est.)