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Languages of Barbados

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Languages of Barbados

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

CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

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


284,589 (July 2009 est.)
county comparison to the world: 181

Age structure

0-14 years: 19.2% (male 27,383/female 27,352)
15-64 years: 71.3% (male 99,829/female 103,049)
65 years and over: 9.5% (male 10,464/female 16,512) (2009 est.)

Median age

Total: 35.8 years
Male: 34.7 years
Female: 36.9 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate

0.383% (2009 est.)
county comparison to the world: 168

Birth rate

12.55 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
county comparison to the world: 163

Death rate

8.58 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
county comparison to the world: 99

Net migration rate

-0.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)
county comparison to the world: 102


Urban population: 20% of total population
Rate of urbanization: 1.5% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio

At birth: 1.01 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
Total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate

Total: 12.29 deaths/1,000 live births
county comparison to the world: 142
Male: 13.89 deaths/1,000 live births
Female: 10.67 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total population: 73.94 years
county comparison to the world: 95
Male: 71.65 years
Female: 76.26 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.68 children born/woman (2009 est.)
county comparison to the world: 172


Adult prevalence rate: 1.2% (2007 est.)
county comparison to the world: 49
People living with HIV/AIDS: 2,200 (2007 est.)
county comparison to the world: 137
Deaths: less than 100 (2007 est.)
county comparison to the world: 152


Noun: Barbadian(s) or Bajan (colloquial)
Adjective: Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial)

Ethnic groups

Black 93%, White 3.2%, mixed 2.6%, East Indian 1% and other 0.2%


Main article: Religion in Barbados
Protestant 63.4% (Anglican 28.3%, Pentecostal 18.7%, Methodist 5.1%, other 11.3%), Roman Catholic 4.2%, other Christian 7%, other 4.8%, unspecified 20.6% (2008 est.)


English, Bajan (local dialect) is the primarily spoken language. Hindi/Bhojpuri is second most spoken language from the Indo-Bajan population.


Definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
Total population: 99.7%
Male: 99.7%
Female: 99.7% (2002 est.)

Education expenditure

6.9 of GDP (2005)
county comparison to the world: 24

See also

External links

  • Barbados profile - The Commonwealth of Nations

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