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

Belize population 2017

During 2017 Belize population is projected to increased by 8 223 people and reach 379 636 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 6 567. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 1 657 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Belize (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 Belize population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Belize will be increased by 23 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Belize 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Belize was estimated to be 371 413 people. This is an increase of 2.21 % (8 045 people) compared to population of 363 368 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 6 424. Due to external migration, the population increased by 1 621. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.973 (973 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 Belize population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Belize population density

Belize population density is 16.2 people per square kilometer as of August 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Belize divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Belize. The total area of Belize is 22 970 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Belize age structure

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

36.8 59.6 3.5

- 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 Belize 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 "Belize 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 Belize is 67.7 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Belize must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Belize is relatively high.

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 Belize is 61.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Belize is 5.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Belize 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 Belize is 68.2 years.
This is below 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 66.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 70 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 193 998 persons or 82.68% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Belize are able to read and write. Accordingly about 40 631 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 82.33% (97 408 persons). 20 906 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 83.04% (96 590 persons). 19 725 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 87.32% and 89.94% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 88.62%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Belize population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Belize historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Belize population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195170 081N/A %
195272 3363.22 %
195374 4912.98 %
195476 6202.86 %
195578 7792.82 %
195681 0062.83 %
195783 3222.86 %
195885 7302.89 %
195988 2202.90 %
196090 7762.90 %
196193 3852.87 %
196296 0452.85 %
196398 7782.85 %
1964101 6182.88 %
1965104 5962.93 %
1966107 7333.00 %
1967111 0223.05 %
1968114 3803.02 %
1969117 6612.87 %
1970120 7202.60 %
1971123 4862.29 %
1972125 9702.01 %
1973128 2211.79 %
1974130 3001.62 %
1975132 2841.52 %
1976134 2031.45 %
1977136 0681.39 %
1978137 9821.41 %
1979140 1401.56 %
1980142 7301.85 %
1981145 8592.19 %
1982149 5322.52 %
1983153 6592.76 %
1984158 0812.88 %
1985162 6292.88 %
1986167 2432.84 %
1987171 9482.81 %
1988176 6762.75 %
1989181 2482.59 %
1990185 5112.35 %
1991189 3402.06 %
1992192 7241.79 %
1993195 9681.68 %
1994199 6471.88 %
1995204 3202.34 %
1996210 3182.94 %
1997217 6413.48 %
1998225 9493.82 %
1999234 6573.85 %
2000243 1683.63 %
2001251 1513.28 %
2002258 5962.96 %
2003265 6672.73 %
2004272 6092.61 %
2005279 6822.59 %
2006287 0152.62 %
2007294 5772.63 %
2008302 2842.62 %
2009310 0452.57 %
2010317 7672.49 %
2011325 4012.40 %
2012332 9502.32 %
2013340 4502.25 %
2014347 9502.20 %
2015355 4972.17 %
2016363 3682.21 %
2017371 4132.21 %

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