Demographics of Saint Lucia

This is a demography of the population of Saint Lucia including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Census population and average annual growth rate
YearPop.±%
1843 20,694    
1851 24,185+16.9%
1861 26,674+10.3%
1871 31,610+18.5%
1881 38,551+22.0%
1891 42,220+9.5%
1901 49,883+18.2%
1911 48,637−2.5%
1921 51,505+5.9%
1946 70,113+36.1%
1960 86,108+22.8%
1970 100,893+17.2%
1980 113,409+12.4%
1991 133,308+17.5%
2001 157,775+18.4%
2010 165,595+5.0%
Source:[1]
Demographics of Saint Lucia
Population pyramid of Saint Lucia in 2020
Population167,122 (2022 est.)
Growth rate0.29% (2022 est.)
Birth rate12.02 births/1,000 population (2022 est.)
Death rate8.07 deaths/1,000 population (2022 est.)
Life expectancy78.95 years
Fertility rate1.72 children born/woman (2022 est.)
Infant mortality rate11.99 deaths/1,000 live births
Net migration rate-1.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2022 est.)
Age structure
0–14 years19.24%
65 and over13.1%
Nationality
NationalitySaint Lucian
Major ethnicBlack/African descent (85.3%)
Language
OfficialEnglish

Population

Demographics of Saint Lucia, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands

According to the 2018 population census Saint Lucia has a population of 179,667.[2] The estimated population of 2021 is 179,651 (the 2022 revision of the World Population Prospects[3][4]). The population is evenly divided between urban and rural areas.

Vital statistics

Average population (x 1000) Live births Deaths Natural change Crude birth rate (per 1000) Crude death rate (per 1000) Natural change (per 1000) Total fertility rate[5] Infant mortality rate
1950 79 2 8201 1841 636 34.114.319.8
1951 80 2 8921 3891 503 34.516.617.9
1952 81 2 9061 2461 660 34.314.719.6
1953 81 3 0691 1561 913 35.913.522.4
1954 82 3 0901 0282 062 35.911.923.9
1955 83 3 5491 0342 515 41.011.929.0
1956 83 3 5711 1272 444 41.012.928.0
1957 84 3 9241 2702 654 44.714.530.3
1958 85 3 9521 2692 683 44.714.430.4
1959 85 4 1081 2972 811 46.114.631.6
1960 86.444 4 2401 2812 959 47.214.232.9
1961 87.800 4 0111 2282 783 44.113.530.6
1962 89.178 3 9351 1862 749 42.712.929.9
1963 90.577 3 9811 0692 912 42.611.431.2
1964 91.998 4 0988643 234 43.29.134.1
1965 93.441 4 3798423 537 45.58.736.7
1966 94.907 4 3077463 561 44.07.636.4
1967 96.396 4 3408873 453 43.68.934.7
1968 97.908 4 1528213 331 41.08.132.9
1969 99.444 4 0577913 266 39.57.731.8
1970 101.366 3 9588253 133 38.07.930.1
1971 102.779 4 0838023 281 38.77.631.1
1972 104.192 4 1519503 201 39.08.930.1
1973 105.605 4 0548353 219 37.77.830.0
1974 107.018 3 9098273 082 36.07.628.4
1975 108.431 4 0518553 196 36.97.829.1
1976 109.844 3 9208933 027 35.28.027.2
1977 111.257 4 1278153 312 36.67.229.4
1978 112.670 4 0297813 248 35.26.828.4
1979 114.083 3 8088502 958 32.77.325.4
1980 115.499 3 9448433 101 33.47.126.3
1981 117.360 3 8608433 017 32.37.025.2
1982 119.360 4 0458453 200 33.47.026.4
1983 121.083 4 0697953 274 33.26.526.7
1984 122.944 4 1597403 419 33.45.927.5
1985 124.805 4 2238243 399 33.46.526.9 3.5
1986 126.666 3 9078433 064 30.46.623.8
1987 128.527 3 8339342 899 29.37.122.1
1988 130.388 3 6439022 741 27.36.820.5
1989 132.249 3 6528822 770 26.96.520.4
1990 134.110 3 5828742 708 25.96.319.6
1991 135.975 3 5728662 706 25.56.219.3
1992 137.607 3 7619192 842 26.56.520.0
1993 139.909 3 5569072 649 24.86.318.4
1994 142.688 3 6849152 769 25.46.319.1
1995 145.437 3 7059402 765 25.26.418.8
1996 147.062 3 2999502 349 22.16.415.8
1997 149.666 3 4449812 463 22.86.516.3
1998 151.952 2 9509761 974 19.36.412.9
1999 154.220 2 9979812 016 19.36.313.0
2000 155.996 2 9049411 963 18.56.012.5
2001 157.775 2 7889981 790 17.66.311.3
2002 158.644 2 5989601 638 16.26.010.2
2003 159.513 2 4861 0461 440 15.46.58.9
2004 160.382 2 3221 1141 208 14.26.87.4
2005 161.250 2 2981 1101 188 14.36.97.4 1.5 21.3
2006 162.119 2 2611 0291 232 13.96.37.6 1.4 21.7
2007 162.988 2 1911 0291 162 13.46.37.1 1.5 16.9
2008 163.857 2 2101 0221 188 13.66.27.3 1.5 17.6
2009 164.726 2 1929541 238 13.35.87.5 1.5 16.9
2010 165.595 (census) 1 8827371 145 11.44.56.9 1.4 15.4
2011 167.366 2 0099831 026 12.05.96.1 1.5 20.9
2012 169.115 2 1039221 181 12.45.56.9 1.5 16.2
2013 170.745
2014 172.623
2015 174.257 2 069 11.9 26.1
2016 175.819 15.0
2017 177.301 31.0
2018 178.696 15.8

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Structure of the population

Structure of the population (01.07.2009) (Estimates) :

Age Group Male Female Total %
Total 84 465 87 905 172 370 100
0-4 7 808 7 536 15 344 8,90
5-9 6 514 6 674 13 188 7,65
10-14 8 047 8 058 16 105 9,34
15-19 8 735 8 651 17 386 10,09
20-24 8 553 8 877 17 430 10,11
25-29 7 422 7 692 15 114 8,77
30-34 6 469 6 848 13 317 7,73
35-39 5 895 6 345 12 240 7,10
40-44 5 644 6 065 11 709 6,79
45-49 5 107 5 434 10 541 6,12
50-54 3 988 3 990 7 978 4,63
55-59 2 977 2 980 5 957 3,46
60-64 2 142 2 417 4 559 2,64
65-69 1 662 1 985 3 647 2,12
70-74 1 410 1 667 3 077 1,79
75-79 1 034 1 242 2 276 1,32
80+ 1 058 1 444 2 502 1,45
Age group Male Female Total Percent
0-14 22 369 22 268 44 637 25,90
15-64 56 932 59 299 116 231 67,43
65+ 5 164 6 338 11 502 6,67

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Ethnic groups

Saint Lucia's population is predominantly African/black (141,216 in 2010; 85.3% of the total population) or of mixed African-European descent (17,965; 10.8%).[2] 2.2% of the population is East Indian (3,575 residents in 2010) and 0.6% white (991). Saint Lucia also has a small Amerindian (Carib) population. During the past decades the Amerindian (Carib) increased from 366 at the 1991 census (0.3% of the population), 803 at the 2001 census (0.5% of the population) to 951 in 2010 (0.6% of the population.

The remaining 0.5% of the population includes Chinese (0.1%) and people from the Middle East (0.1%).

Ethnic groups of Saint Lucia [10]
Ethnic groups percent
Black
85.3%
Mixed
10.9%
East Indian
2.2%
Other
1.6%
Unspecified
0.1%

Languages

The official language is English.[11][12] Saint Lucian Creole French (Kwéyòl), which is colloquially referred to as Patois ("Patwa"), is spoken by 95% of the population.[13] This Antillean Creole is used in literature and music, and is gaining official acknowledgement.[13] As it developed during the early period of French colonisation, the Creole is derived chiefly from French and West African languages, with some vocabulary from Carib and other sources. Saint Lucia is a member of La Francophonie.[14]

Religion

According to the 2010 census, 90.2% percent of the population of Saint Lucia is considered Christian, 2.3% has a non-Christian religion and 5.9% has no religion or did not state a religion (1.4%).[2]

Roughly two thirds of Christians are Roman Catholics (61.5% of the total population), a reflection of early French influence on the island, and 25.5% are Protestant. The Seventh-day Adventists constitute the largest Protestant group, with 10.4% of the population. Pentecostals are the second largest group (8.9%). The next largest group are Evangelicals (2.3% of the population), followed by Baptists (2.2%). Other Christians include Anglicanism (3.4%) and Jehovah's Witnesses (1.1%),

The number of non-Christians is small. These religious groups include the Rastafarian Movement (1.9% of the population), Hinduism (0.3%) and Muslims (0.1%).

Religious groups of Saint Lucia [10]
Religious groups percent
Roman Catholic
61.5%
Protestant
25.5%
Seventh-day Adventist
10.4%
Pentecostal
8.9%
None
5.9%
Baptist
2.2%
Evangelical
2.3%
Other Christian
3.4%
Unspecified
1.4%
Church of God
1.5%
Anglican
1.6%
Rastafarian
1.9%
Jehovah's Witness
1.1%
Other Protestant
0.9%
Other
0.4%

See also


References

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