Barbados Population clock

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



Barbados population 2017

During 2017 Barbados population is projected to increased by 943 people and reach 286 618 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 500. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 443 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Barbados (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 dynamics in 2017

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

The population of Barbados will be increased by 3 persons daily in 2017.

Population of Barbados 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Barbados was estimated to be 285 675 people. This is an increase of 0.33 % (940 people) compared to population of 284 735 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 498. Due to external migration, the population increased by 441. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.985 (985 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. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Barbados population in 2016:

Barbados population density

Barbados population density is 664.4 people per square kilometer as of February 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Barbados divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Barbados. The total area of Barbados is 430 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Barbados age structure

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

18.9 71.3 9.8

- 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 Barbados population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Barbados 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 Barbados is 40.3 %.

The value of 40.3 % 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 Barbados 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 Barbados 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 Barbados is 26.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Barbados is 13.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Barbados 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 Barbados is 74.3 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 72.1 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 76.6 years.

Barbados historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Barbados population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951213 350N/A %
1952217 6702.02 %
1953221 2221.63 %
1954224 0361.27 %
1955226 1700.95 %
1956227 7130.68 %
1957228 7820.47 %
1958229 5200.32 %
1959230 0880.25 %
1960230 6420.24 %
1961231 3040.29 %
1962232 1290.36 %
1963233 0860.41 %
1964234 0670.42 %
1965234 9600.38 %
1966235 7080.32 %
1967236 3320.26 %
1968236 9100.24 %
1969237 5550.27 %
1970238 3790.35 %
1971239 4430.45 %
1972240 7400.54 %
1973242 2110.61 %
1974243 7600.64 %
1975245 2860.63 %
1976246 7390.59 %
1977248 1150.56 %
1978249 4100.52 %
1979250 6060.48 %
1980251 6870.43 %
1981252 6390.38 %
1982253 4580.32 %
1983254 1760.28 %
1984254 8550.27 %
1985255 5620.28 %
1986256 3340.30 %
1987257 1740.33 %
1988258 0670.35 %
1989258 9890.36 %
1990259 9140.36 %
1991260 8280.35 %
1992261 7330.35 %
1993262 6380.35 %
1994263 5530.35 %
1995264 4890.36 %
1996265 4510.36 %
1997266 4420.37 %
1998267 4470.38 %
1999268 4350.37 %
2000269 3790.35 %
2001270 2620.33 %
2002271 0830.30 %
2003271 8700.29 %
2004272 6760.30 %
2005273 5520.32 %
2006274 5270.36 %
2007275 5970.39 %
2008276 7350.41 %
2009277 8910.42 %
2010279 0160.40 %
2011280 0840.38 %
2012281 0910.36 %
2013282 0420.34 %
2014282 9420.32 %
2015283 7980.30 %
2016284 7350.33 %
2017285 6750.33 %

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