Bahamas Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Bahamas population 2017

During 2017 Bahamas population is projected to increased by 5 762 people and reach 402 576 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 3 710. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 2 052 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Bahamas (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Bahamas population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Bahamas will be increased by 16 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Bahamas 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Bahamas was estimated to be 396 814 people. This is an increase of 1.45 % (5 679 people) compared to population of 391 135 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 3 657. Due to external migration, the population increased by 2 022. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.957 (957 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Bahamas population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Bahamas population density

Bahamas population density is 28.6 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Bahamas divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Bahamas. The total area of Bahamas is 13 878 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Bahamas age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Bahamas had the following population age distribution:

24.4 69.2 6.3

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Bahamas population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Bahamas age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Bahamas is 44.4 %.

The value of 44.4 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Bahamas must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Bahamas is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Bahamas is 35.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Bahamas is 9.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Bahamas age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Bahamas is 71.2 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 68.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 73.6 years.

Bahamas historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Bahamas population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195179 536N/A %
195280 7061.47 %
195382 4002.10 %
195484 5742.64 %
195587 1983.10 %
195690 2563.51 %
195793 7493.87 %
195897 6864.20 %
1959102 0874.51 %
1960106 9664.78 %
1961112 3175.00 %
1962118 0965.15 %
1963124 2075.17 %
1964130 5145.08 %
1965136 8734.87 %
1966143 2074.63 %
1967149 4864.38 %
1968155 6184.10 %
1969161 4403.74 %
1970166 8033.32 %
1971171 6122.88 %
1972175 8562.47 %
1973179 6672.17 %
1974183 2932.02 %
1975186 9902.02 %
1976190 8942.09 %
1977195 0122.16 %
1978199 3152.21 %
1979203 7752.24 %
1980208 3492.24 %
1981213 0322.25 %
1982217 8402.26 %
1983222 7302.24 %
1984227 6012.19 %
1985232 3502.09 %
1986236 9081.96 %
1987241 2621.84 %
1988245 4841.75 %
1989249 7161.72 %
1990254 0971.75 %
1991258 7281.82 %
1992263 6251.89 %
1993268 6491.91 %
1994273 5341.82 %
1995278 0271.64 %
1996281 9721.42 %
1997285 3801.21 %
1998288 5111.10 %
1999291 8131.14 %
2000295 7321.34 %
2001300 5151.62 %
2002306 1541.88 %
2003312 4642.06 %
2004319 1482.14 %
2005325 8912.11 %
2006332 5222.03 %
2007339 0301.96 %
2008345 4231.89 %
2009351 6841.81 %
2010357 8051.74 %
2011363 7711.67 %
2012369 5501.59 %
2013375 1151.51 %
2014380 4481.42 %
2015385 5371.34 %
2016391 1351.45 %
2017396 8141.45 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.