People in Barbados

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Population: 259 025 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 23% (male 30 592; female 29 747)

15-64 years: 67% (male 84 725; female 87 730)

65 years and over: 10% (male 9 926; female 16 305) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.09% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 14.92 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 8.21 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -5.86 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.61 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 17.25 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 74.79 years

male: 72.03 years

female: 77.62 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.85 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Barbadian(s)

adjective: Barbadian

Ethnic groups: black 80% white 4% other 16%

Religions: Protestant 67% (Anglican 40% Pentecostal 8% Methodist 7% other 12%) Roman Catholic 4% none 17% unknown 3% other 9% (1980)

Languages: English

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school

total population: 97.4%

male: 98%

female: 96.8% (1995 est.)

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