Barbados



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Barbados People 2008


Population: 281,968 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 19.3% (male 27,270/female 27,193) 15-64 years: 71.7% (male 99,357/female 102,683) 65 years and over: 9% (male 9,856/female 15,609) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 35.4 years male: 34.2 years female: 36.4 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.36% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 12.48 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 8.58 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 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 (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 11.05 deaths/1,000 live births male: 12.4 deaths/1,000 live births female: 9.69 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.21 years male: 71.2 years female: 75.24 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.65 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 1.5% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 2,500 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 200 (2003 est.)
Nationality: noun: Barbadian(s) or Bajan (colloquial) adjective: Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial)
Ethnic groups: black 90%, white 4%, Asian and mixed 6%
Religions: 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%, none or unspecified 20.6% (2008 est.)
Languages: English
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school total population: 99.7% male: 99.7% female: 99.7% (2002 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 13 years male: 13 years female: 14 years (2001)
Education expenditures: 6.9% of GDP (2005)

NOTE: The information regarding Barbados on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Barbados People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Barbados People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.