Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha: People & Society#

Population growth rate0.27% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 16.9% (male 669/female 643)
15-24 years: 11.9% (male 471/female 455)
25-54 years: 45.1% (male 1,737/female 1,773)
55-64 years: 13.7% (male 508/female 455)
65 years and over: 13.2% (male 543/female 522) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.01 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate10.03 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate7.33 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsAfrican descent 50%, white 25%, Chinese 25%
Infant mortality ratetotal: 14.71 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 17.35 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 11.93 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesEnglish
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 79.21 years
male: 76.27 years
female: 82.29 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 98% (1987 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Saint Helenian(s)
adjective: Saint Helenian
note: 'referred to locally as "Saints"
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Population7,776 (July 2014 est.)
note: 'only Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha islands are inhabited
ReligionsProtestant (Anglican (majority), Baptist, Seventh-Day Adventist), Roman Catholic
Total fertility rate1.58 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 40.5 years
male: 40.5 years
female: 40.4 years (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 39.5% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: -0.87% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationJAMESTOWN (capital) 1,000 (2009)