Demographics of French Guiana

Historical population

Historical population
1790
estimate
1839
estimate
1857
estimate
1891
estimate
1946
census
1954
census
1961
census
1967
census
1974
census
1982
census
1990
census
1999
census
2006
estimate
14,520 20,940 25,561 33,500 25,499 27,863 33,505 44,392 55,125 73,022 114,678 157,213 202,000
Official figures from past censuses and INSEE estimates.
Population growth rate
1946-1954 1954-1961 1961-1967 1967-1974 1974-1981 1981-1990 1990-1999 1999-2006
+1.1%/year +2.7%/year +4.8%/year +3.1%/year +3.9%/year +5.8%/year +3.6%/year +3.8%/year
Official figures from past censuses and INSEE estimates.

CIA World Factbook data

Demographics of French Guiana.

Population: 172,605 (July 2000 est.), 202,000 (January 2006 est.)

Age structure:
0–14 years: 31% (male 27,116; female 25,902)
15–64 years: 64% (male 59,690; female 50,621)
65 years and over: 5% (male 4,694; female 4,582) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.96% (2006 est.)

Birth rate: 22.44 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 4.76 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: 11.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15–64 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female
total population: 1.13 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 13.99 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 76.1 years
male: 72.77 years
female: 79.6 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.21 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Nationality:
noun: French Guianese (singular and plural)
adjective: French Guianese

Ethnic groups: blacks or mulatto 66%, white or Europeans (mostly are French with a large Portuguese element) 12%, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian 12%, other 10% (including Hmong refugees from the former French Indochina who have been resettled in French Guiana).

Religions: Christianity: Roman Catholicism, followed by Protestants and Eastern Orthodoxs, estimated total at 80%. The rest belong to other religions: little Muslim community, and some adherents of Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Languages: French and Guianese Creole French are the most widely spoken languages. There are also several native languages such as Arawak and Carib and Hakka Chinese and Javanese.[1] The official language, like for all overseas departments and territories of France, is French.

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83%
male: 84%
female: 82% (1982 est.)

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