Population of Dominica 2017

Population

Current population of Dominica is 73,897 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican

Ethnic Groups

black 86.6%, mixed 9.1%, indigenous 2.9%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.2% (2001 est.)

Languages

English (official), French patois

Religions

Roman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 28.6% (includes Evangelical 6.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.1%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%, other 1.2%), Rastafarian 1.3%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.2%, other 0.3%, none 6.1%, unspecified 1.1% (2001 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 21.72% (male 8,210/female 7,843)
15-24 years: 15.14% (male 5,758/female 5,428)
25-54 years: 42.2% (male 15,809/female 15,372)
55-64 years: 9.81% (male 3,860/female 3,387)
65 years and over: 11.14% (male 3,679/female 4,551) (2017 est.)

Median Age

total: 33 years
male: 32.5 years
female: 33.5 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.2% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-5.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

population is mosly clustered along the coast, with roughly a third living in the parish of St. George, in or around the capital of Roseau; the volcanic interior is sparsely populated

Urbanization

urban population: 70.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.85% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

ROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 14.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 77 years
male: 74 years
female: 80.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.03 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

5.5% of GDP (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

3.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 95.7% of population

unimproved
urban: 4.3% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 79.6% of population
rural: 84.3% of population
total: 81.1% of population

unimproved
urban: 20.4% of population
rural: 15.7% of population
total: 18.9% of population (2007 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)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

25.9% (2014)