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British Virgin Islands: People & Society#

Population34,232 (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: British Virgin Islander(s)
adjective: British Virgin Islander
Ethnic groupsAfrican/black 76.3%, Latino 5.5%, white 5.4%, mixed 5.3%, Indian 2.1%, East Indian 1.6%, other 3%, unspecified 0.8% (2010 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official)
ReligionsProtestant 70.2% (Methodist 17.6%, Church of God 10.4%, Anglican 9.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 9.0%, Pentecostal 8.2%, Baptist 7.4%, New Testament Church of God 6.9%, other Protestant 1.2%), Roman Catholic 8.9%, Jehovah's Witness 2.5%, Hindu 1.9%, other 6.2%, none 7.9%, unspecified 2.4% (2010 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 16.79% (male 2,826/female 2,920)
15-24 years: 13.77% (male 2,257/female 2,456)
25-54 years: 49.57% (male 7,987/female 8,983)
55-64 years: 11.27% (male 1,881/female 1,977)
65 years and over: 8.6% (male 1,431/female 1,514) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 36.2 years
male: 36 years
female: 36.3 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate2.28% (2016 est.)
Birth rate11 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate5.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate16.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Population distributiona fairly even distribution throughout the inhabited islands, with the largest islands of Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke having the largest populations
Urbanizationurban population: 46.2% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.8% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationROAD TOWN (capital) 13,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.89 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 12.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 14.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 78.6 years
male: 77.2 years
female: 80.1 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.28 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 98% of population
rural: 98% of population
total: 98% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 2% of population
total: 2% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 97.5% of population
rural: 97.5% of population
total: 97.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.5% of population
rural: 2.5% of population
total: 2.5% of population (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Education expenditures4.4% of GDP (2010)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 14 years
male: NA
female: NA (2009)