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Barbados People
Population:
278,289 (July 2004 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 21% (male 29,294; female 29,020)
15-64 years: 70.3% (male 95,675; female 99,864)
65 years and over: 8.8% (male 9,370; female 15,066) (2004 est.)
Median age:
total: 33.7 years
male: 32.6 years
female: 34.9 years (2004 est.)
Population growth rate:
0.36% (2004 est.)
Birth rate:
12.98 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate:
9.08 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Net migration rate:
-0.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.01 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 12.61 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.94 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
male: 14.26 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 71.64 years
male: 69.51 years
female: 73.81 years (2004 est.)
Total fertility rate:
1.65 children born/woman (2004 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.5% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
2,500 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
less 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 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, other 12%
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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