Bahamas The People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

352,655 (July 2021 est.)

note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected

country comparison to the world: 178

Nationality

noun: Bahamian(s)

adjective: Bahamian

Ethnic groups

African descent 90.6%, White 4.7%, mixed 2.1%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)

note: data represent population by racial group

Languages

English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

Religions

Protestant 69.9% (includes Baptist 34.9%, Anglican 13.7%, Pentecostal 8.9% Seventh Day Adventist 4.4%, Methodist 3.6%, Church of God 1.9%, Brethren 1.6%, other Protestant .9%), Roman Catholic 12%, other Christian 13% (includes Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), other 0.6%, none 1.9%, unspecified 2.6% (2010 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 21.7% (male 38,811/female 37,719)

15-24 years: 14.91% (male 26,636/female 25,945)

25-54 years: 43.56% (male 76,505/female 77,119)

55-64 years: 10.75% (male 17,508/female 20,391)

65 years and over: 9.08% (male 12,587/female 19,434) (2021 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 41.5

youth dependency ratio: 30.6

elderly dependency ratio: 11

potential support ratio: 9.1 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 32.8 years

male: 31.7 years

female: 34 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 104

Population growth rate

0.84% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 117

Birth rate

14.78 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 119

Death rate

6.34 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 140

Net migration rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 79

Population distribution

most of the population lives in urban areas, with two-thirds living on New Providence Island where Nassau is located

Urbanization

urban population: 83.4% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 1.02% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

280,000 NASSAU (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.86 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female

total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

70 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 83

Infant mortality rate

total: 13.05 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 13.49 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 12.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 111

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 75.87 years

male: 72.93 years

female: 78.9 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 111

Total fertility rate

1.98 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 115

Drinking water source

improved: total: 98.9% of population

unimproved: total: 1.1% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

6.3% (2018)

Physicians density

2.01 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Hospital bed density

3 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

improved: total: 98.2% of population

unimproved: total: 1.8% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

1.2% (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 34

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

4,700 (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 122

HIV/AIDS - deaths

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

31.6% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 21

Education expenditures

N/A

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 25.8%

male: 20.8%

female: 31.6% (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 50

NOTE: The information regarding Bahamas The on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bahamas The 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bahamas The 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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