Population of Bahamas 2017

Population

Current population of Bahamas is 329,988 people (July 2017 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 (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Bahamian(s)
adjective: Bahamian

Ethnic Groups

black 90.6%, white 4.7%, black and white 2.1%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)

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%), 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: 22.55% (male 37,760/female 36,667)
15-24 years: 16.4% (male 27,415/female 26,703)
25-54 years: 44.14% (male 73,016/female 72,626)
55-64 years: 9.16% (male 13,647/female 16,567)
65 years and over: 7.75% (male 9,843/female 15,744) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 40.8
youth dependency ratio: 29.1
elderly dependency ratio: 11.7
potential support ratio: 8.5 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 31.8 years
male: 30.6 years
female: 32.9 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.8% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

15.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

7.2 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

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% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.21% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

NASSAU (capital) 267,000 (2014)

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 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.81 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

80 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 11.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 11.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 11.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 72.4 years
male: 70 years
female: 74.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.94 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

7.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.72 physicians/1,000 population (2008)

Hospital Bed Density

2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 98.4% of population
rural: 98.4% of population
total: 98.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 1.6% of population
rural: 1.6% of population
total: 1.6% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 92% of population
rural: 92% of population
total: 92% of population

unimproved
urban: 8% of population
rural: 8% of population
total: 8% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

3.3% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

8,200 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

36.6% (2014)

Education Expenditures

NA

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 30.8%
male: 29.6%