Barbados Population 2017

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Barbados is the 4th most densely populated country in the Americas, and 15th globally, and it ranks as the 10th most populous island nation in the region. Barbados has an estimated population of 287,400 with a density of 660 people per square kilometer (1,704/square mile).

The capital and largest city of Barbados is Bridgetown, with a population of 110,000 and a density of 7,300 people per square kilometer.

Barbados Demographics

About 90% of Barbadians, or Bajans, are of Afro-Caribbean descent and mixed descent. The rest of the population is comprised of Europeans (4%) mostly from Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as Asians, particularly Indians and Chinese. Among the white Barbadians are an underclass called Redlegs, who are descendants of Irish slaves and prisoners imported to Barbados.

The Indo-Guyanese are a major population outside of the Afro-Caribbean community. Chinese-Barbadians make up a small percentage of the country's Asian population, most of whom arrived during World War 2 from Hong Kong. There are also communities of Syrians and Lebanese on the island, most of whom arrived through trade opportunities. Barbados does have a Jewish community of descendants who arrived in the early 17th century.

While English is the official language of Barbados, a regional variant called Bajan is spoken by most people in informal settings. Interestingly, Barbados shares a unique distinction with Japan: both countries have the highest per capita occurrences of centenarians on earth.

Barbados Population in 2017 Source: Pgbk1987

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Barbados Population Growth

Barbados is not growing rapidly, but it is growing. By 2025, it is expected to break past 300,000 for the first time. From there it's projected to level off until the end of the century.

Barbados Population Density

About Barbados

Official Name Barbados
Languages Spoken English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 13.16666666,-59.53333333
Currencies Used BBD

Barbados Population Clock

What is the population of Barbados (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 2
Deaths Per Day 2
Net Migrations Per Day 1
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Barbados Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 11.845 births/thousand 152nd
Crude Death Rate 10.81 deaths/thousand 31st
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.447 people/thousand 40th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.092 years 71st
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.644 years 71st
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.432 years 83rd
Total Fertility Rate 1.8 children/woman 146th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.87 surviving daughters/woman 143rd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.036 males per female 158th
Infant Mortality Rate 8.136 deaths/1,000 live births 136th
Under Five Mortality 9.371 deaths/thousand 140th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.426 years 89th
Rate of Natural Increase 0.953 172nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.952% 61st
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.526% 60th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.381% 70th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.594% 61st
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.247% 60th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.121% 70th
Crude Suicide Rate 2.6 suicides/thousand 144th
Median Age (Total) 38.3 years 56th
Median Age (Female) 39.4 years 55th
Median Age (Male) 37.2 years 52nd

Barbados Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 285,744 47.876% 52.124% 664 15 0.24% 182
2015 284,215 47.913% 52.087% 660 14 0.28% 181
2010 279,566 47.984% 52.016% 650 15 0.37% 181
2005 274,013 48.003% 51.997% 637 14 0.37% 181
2000 269,837 48.043% 51.957% 627 13 0.31% 180
1995 264,962 48.117% 51.883% 616 13 0.37% 178
1990 260,374 48.13% 51.87% 605 13 0.35% 175
1985 255,929 47.773% 52.227% 595 11 0.32% 175
1980 252,197 47.443% 52.557% 586 10 0.35% 171
1975 246,033 47.807% 52.193% 572 9 0.57% 171
1970 238,847 46.998% 53.002% 555 9 0.5% 169
1965 235,373 45.99% 54.01% 547 9 0.28% 167
1960 230,934 44.801% 55.199% 537 9 0.32% 166
1955 227,076 45.701% 54.299% 528 9 0.56% 165
1950 210,995 45.972% 54.028% 490 9 2.21% 164

Barbados Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 287,647 47.813% 52.187% 668 15 0.18% 184
2025 289,722 47.701% 52.299% 673 15 0.08% 186
2030 290,378 47.598% 52.402% 675 15 -0.01% 186
2035 289,638 47.517% 52.483% 673 17 -0.1% 186
2040 287,698 47.48% 52.52% 669 18 -0.17% 187
2045 284,933 47.515% 52.485% 662 18 -0.22% 187
2050 281,661 47.604% 52.396% 655 18 -0.24% 187
2055 278,395 47.756% 52.244% 647 18 -0.22% 187
2060 275,419 47.934% 52.066% 640 18 -0.2% 187
2065 272,839 48.121% 51.879% 634 20 -0.18% 187
2070 270,552 48.31% 51.69% 629 22 -0.16% 187
2075 268,526 48.491% 51.509% 624 23 -0.15% 187
2080 266,582 48.655% 51.346% 619 23 -0.14% 187
2085 264,705 48.793% 51.207% 615 23 -0.14% 188
2090 262,859 48.903% 51.097% 611 23 -0.15% 188
2095 260,892 48.995% 51.005% 606 23 -0.15% 188
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations