Saint Lucia People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

166,637 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 186

Nationality

noun: Saint Lucian(s)

adjective: Saint Lucian

Ethnic groups

Black/African descent 85.3%, mixed 10.9%, East Indian 2.2%, other 1.6%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)

Languages

English (official), French patois

Religions

Roman Catholic 61.5%, Protestant 25.5% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 10.4%, Pentecostal 8.9%, Baptist 2.2%, Anglican 1.6%, Church of God 1.5%, other Protestant 0.9%), other Christian 3.4% (includes Evangelical 2.3% and Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), Rastafarian 1.9%, other 0.4%, none 5.9%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 19.24% (male 16,484/female 15,546)

15-24 years: 13.6% (male 11,475/female 11,165)

25-54 years: 42.83% (male 34,436/female 36,868)

55-64 years: 11.23% (male 8,624/female 10,075)

65 years and over: 13.1% (male 9,894/female 11,920) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 39.4

youth dependency ratio: 25

elderly dependency ratio: 14.4

potential support ratio: 7 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 36.9 years

male: 35.7 years

female: 38 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 75

Population growth rate

0.3% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 171

Birth rate

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

country comparison to the world: 156

Death rate

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

country comparison to the world: 88

Net migration rate

-1.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 153

Population distribution

most of the population is found on the periphery of the island, with a larger concentration in the north around the capital of Castries

Urbanization

urban population: 18.9% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 0.98% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

22,000 CASTRIES (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female

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

25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female

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

65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female

total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

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

country comparison to the world: 67

Infant mortality rate

total: 12.23 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 11.44 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 13.07 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 119

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 78.71 years

male: 75.96 years

female: 81.62 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 66

Total fertility rate

1.73 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 165

Contraceptive prevalence rate

55.5% (2011/12)

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

4.4% (2018)

Physicians density

0.64 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Hospital bed density

1.3 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 95.6% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 99.2% of population

unimproved: urban: 4.4% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0.8% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.6% (2018)

country comparison to the world: 61

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS - deaths

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

19.7% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 111

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

2.8% (2012)

country comparison to the world: 99

Education expenditures

3.3% of GDP (2018)

country comparison to the world: 123

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 13 years

male: 13 years

female: 13 years (2019)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 37.2%

male: 39.6%

female: 34.3% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 17

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