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The Bahamas


    • Population:
      256,616 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        28% (female 35,924; male 36,504)

        15-64 years:
        66% (female 87,868; male 82,780)

        65 years and over:
        6% (female 8,247; male 5,293) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.09% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      19.23 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      5.79 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -2.56 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      24.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        72.12 years

        male:
        67.37 years

        female:
        76.97 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      2.01 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Bahamian(s)

        adjective:
        Bahamian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      black 85%, white 15%

    • Religions:
      Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2%

    • Languages:
      English, Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write but definition of literary not available (1963 est.)

        total population:
        90%

        male:
        90%

        female:
        89%

    • Labor force:
      136,900 (1993)

        by occupation:
        government 30%, hotels and restaurants 25%, business services 10%, agriculture 5% (1989)






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