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Barbados People

    Population: 259,191 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 23% (male 30,132; female 29,359)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 85,437; female 88,131)
    65 years and over: 10% (male 9,862; female 16,270) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.04% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 14.46 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.16 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -5.86 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.61 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 16.74 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 74.98 years
    male: 72.22 years
    female: 77.81 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.83 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Barbadian(s)
    adjective: Barbadian

    Ethnic groups: black 80%, white 4%, other 16%

    Religions: Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, other 12%

    Languages: English

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
    total population: 97.4%
    male: 98%
    female: 96.8% (1995 est.)

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