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Montserrat: People & Society#

Population5,267
note: an estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Montserratian(s)
adjective: Montserratian
Ethnic groupsAfrican/black 88.4%, mixed 3.7%, hispanic/Spanish 3%, caucasian/white 2.7%, East Indian/Indian 1.5%, other 0.7% (2011 est.)
LanguagesEnglish
ReligionsProtestant 67.1% (includes Anglican 21.8%, Methodist 17%, Pentecostal 14.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 10.5%, and Church of God 3.7%), Roman Catholic 11.6%, Rastafarian 1.4%, other 6.5%, none 2.6%, unspecified 10.8% (2001 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 16.27% (male 442/female 415)
15-24 years: 22.08% (male 605/female 558)
25-54 years: 47.66% (male 1,202/female 1,308)
55-64 years: 7.88% (male 188/female 227)
65 years and over: 6.11% (male 193/female 129) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 32.6 years
male: 32.1 years
female: 33.1 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.48% (2016 est.)
Birth rate11 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate6.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Population distributiononly the northern half of the island is populated, the southern portion is uninhabitable due to volcanic activity
Urbanizationurban population: 9% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.65% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.83 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.6 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 12.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 9.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 15.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 74.4 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 72.9 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.31 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 99% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 82.9% of population
rural: 82.9% of population
total: 82.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 17.1% of population
rural: 17.1% of population
total: 17.1% of population (2007 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Education expenditures5.1% of GDP (2009)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 17 years (2007)