Population of Saint Lucia 2017

Population

Current population of Saint Lucia is 164,994 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Saint Lucian(s)
adjective: Saint Lucian

Ethnic Groups

black/African descent 85.3%, mixed 10.9%, East Indian 2.2%, other 1.6%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)

Languages

English (official), French patois

Religions

Roman Catholic 61.5%, Protestant 25.5% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 10.4%, Pentecostal 8.9%, Baptist 2.2%, Anglican 1.6%, Church of God 1.5%, other Protestant 0.9%), other Christian 3.4% (includes Evangelical 2.3% and Jehovah’s Witness 1.1%), Rastafarian 1.9%, other 0.4%, none 5.9%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 20.02% (male 17,006/female 16,027)
15-24 years: 15.37% (male 12,870/female 12,492)
25-54 years: 42.97% (male 34,117/female 36,779)
55-64 years: 9.99% (male 7,608/female 8,881)
65 years and over: 11.65% (male 8,704/female 10,510) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 41.1
youth dependency ratio: 27.9
elderly dependency ratio: 13.3
potential support ratio: 7.5 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 34.2 years
male: 33 years
female: 35.3 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.3% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

most of the population is found on the periphery of the island, with a larger concentration in the north around the capital of Castries

Urbanization

urban population: 18.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.01% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

CASTRIES (capital) 22,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.86 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 11.2 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 11.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 77.8 years
male: 75 years
female: 80.7 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.75 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

55.5% (2011)

Health Expenditures

6.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.1 physicians/1,000 population (2009)

Hospital Bed Density

1.6 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 95.6% of population
total: 96.3% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 4.4% of population
total: 3.7% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 84.7% of population
rural: 91.9% of population
total: 90.5% of population

unimproved
urban: 15.3% of population
rural: 8.1% of population
total: 9.5% 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)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

27% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

2.8% (2012)

Education Expenditures

4.8% of GDP (2015)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2007)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 27.5%
male: 21.5%
female: 35.2% (2007 est.)