Demographics of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Demographics of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

The country's official language is English, but a French patois may be heard on some of the Grenadine Islands. St. Vincent has a high rate of emigration. With extremely high unemployment and under-employment, population growth remains a major problem.

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CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

Population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population

104,574 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure


0-14 years: 30% (male 17,868; female 17,263)
15-64 years: 63% (male 37,377; female 35,623)
65 years and over: 7% (male 3,144; female 4,186) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate

0.43% (2000 est.)

Birth rate

18.25 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate

6.21 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate

-7.75 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sex ratio


at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate

17.06 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth


total population: 72.3 years
male: 70.6 years
female: 74.06 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.11 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Nationality


noun: Saint Vincentian(s) or Vincentian(s)
adjective: Saint Vincentian or Vincentian

Ethnic groups

Black 66%, East Indians 6%, Carib Amerindian 2%*, Mixed Race 19%, White (including Portuguese) 4%, Other 3%. *limited to population of primarily Carib descent

Religions

Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Hindu 13%, Islam 6% Seventh-day Adventist and Protestant 6%

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Literacy


definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: 96% (1970 est.)


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