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Demographics of Antigua and Barbuda


Demographics of Antigua and Barbuda


This article is a demography of the population of Antigua and Barbuda including population density, ethnicity, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Population

According to the 2011 census the estimated resident population of Antigua and Barbuda was 86,295. The estimated population of 2021 is 93,219 (the 2022 revision of the World Population Prospects).

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Vital statistics

Structure of the population

Ethnic groups

The population of Antigua and Barbuda, is predominantly black (91.0%) or mixed (4.4%). 1.9% of the population is white and 0.7% East Indian. There is also a small Amerindian population: 177 in 1991 and 214 in 2001 (0.3% of the total population). The remaining 1.6% of the population includes people from the Middle East (0.6%) and China (0.2%).

The 2001 census disclosed that 19,425, or 30 per cent of the total population of Antigua and Barbuda, reported their place of birth as a foreign country. Over 15,000 of these persons were from other Caribbean states, representing 80 of the total foreign born. The main countries of origin were Guyana, Dominica and Jamaica. Approximately 4,500 or 23 per cent of all foreign born came from Guyana, 3,300 or 17 per cent came from Dominica and 2,800 or 14 per cent came from Jamaica. The largest single group from a country outside the region came from the United States. Of the total of 1,715 persons, nine per cent of the foreign born, came from the United States while three per cent and one per cent came from the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively. Many of these are the children of Antiguans and Barbudans who had emigrated to these countries, mainly during the 1980s, and subsequently returned.

Other demographics statistics

Demographic statistics according to the World Population Review in 2019.

  • One birth every 360 minutes
  • One death every 720 minutes
  • One net migrant every Infinity minutes
  • Net gain of one person every 720 minutes

Demographic statistics according to the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population
99,287 (Feb. 2022 est.)
Nationality
Noun: Antiguan(s), Barbudan(s)
Adjective: Antiguan, Barbudan
Ethnic groups
African descent 87.3%, mixed 4.7%, Hispanic 2.7%, white 1.6%, other 2.7%, unspecified 0.9% (2011 est.)
note: data represent population by ethnic group
Age structure
0-14 years: 22.52% (male 11,243/female 10,871)
15-24 years: 16.15% (male 7,891/female 7,961)
25-54 years: 41.68% (male 18,757/female 22,167)
55-64 years: 10.74% (male 4,693/female 5,848)
65 years and over: 8.91% (male 3,736/female 5,012) (2020 est.)
Median age
Total: 32.7 years Country comparison to the world: 106th
Male: 30.7 years
Female: 34.4 years (2020 est.)
Birth rate
15.3 births/1,000 population (2021 est.) Country comparison to the world: 113th
Death rate
5.63 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.) Country comparison to the world: 177th
Total fertility rate
1.96 children born/woman (2021 est.) Country comparison to the world: 117th
Net migration rate
2.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.) Country comparison to the world: 49th
Population growth rate
1.17% (2021 est.) Country comparison to the world: 84th
Population distribution

The island of Antigua is home to approximately 97% of the population; nearly the entire population of Barbuda lives in Codrington

Languages
English (official), Antiguan creole
Religions
Protestant 68.3% (Anglican 17.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.4%, Pentecostal 12.2%, Moravian 8.3%, Methodist 5.6%, Wesleyan Holiness 4.5%, Church of God 4.1%, Baptist 3.6%), Roman Catholic 8.2%, other 12.2%, unspecified 5.5%, none 5.9% (2011 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 77.6 years Country comparison to the world: 92nd
male: 75.4 years
female: 79.9 years (2021 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 24.4% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 0.55% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Dependency ratios
Total dependency ratio: 45.3 (2020 est.)
Youth dependency ratio: 31.8 (2020 est.)
Elderly dependency ratio: 13.6 (2020 est.)
Potential support ratio: 7.4 (2020 est.)
Education expenditures
2.5% of GDP (2009) Country comparison to the world: 160th
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
18.9% (2016) Country comparison to the world: 113rd
Literacy

Definition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling

Total population: 99%
Male: 98.4%
Female: 99.4% (2015)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
Total: 15 years
Male: 14 years
Female: 16 years (2012)

References


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