Population of Cayman Islands 2017

Population

Current population of Cayman Islands is 58,441 people (July 2017 est.).

note: most of the population lives on Grand Cayman (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Caymanian(s)
adjective: Caymanian

Ethnic Groups

mixed 40%, white 20%, black 20%, expatriates of various ethnic groups 20%

Languages

English (official) 90.9%, Spanish 4%, Filipino 3.3%, other 1.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)

Religions

Protestant 67.8% (includes Church of God 22.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 9.4%, Presbyterian/United Church 8.6%, Baptist 8.3%, Pentecostal 7.1%, non-denominational 5.3%, Anglican 4.1%, Wesleyan Holiness 2.4%), Roman Catholic 14.1%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.1%, other 7%, none 9.3%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 18% (male 5,298/female 5,224)
15-24 years: 12.41% (male 3,601/female 3,654)
25-54 years: 42.52% (male 12,123/female 12,727)
55-64 years: 14.47% (male 4,030/female 4,427)
65 years and over: 12.59% (male 3,425/female 3,932) (2017 est.)

Median Age

total: 39.9 years
male: 39.2 years
female: 40.5 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

2% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

13.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population

note: major destination for Cubans trying to migrate to the US (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

majority of the population resides on Grand Cayman

Urbanization

urban population: 100% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.98% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

GEORGE TOWN (capital) 31,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 81.2 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 84 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.85 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 97.4% of population
rural: NA
total: 97.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.6% of population
rural: NA
total: 2.6% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 95.6% of population
total: 95.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 4.4% of population
total: 4.4% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Major Infectious Disease

note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)

Education Expenditures

NA

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.9%
male: 98.7%
female: 99% (2007 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 13.8%
male: 16.4%
female: 11.4% (2015 est.)