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Population in St Lucia
 
 
 

General

The population of St Lucia in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 149,000, which placed it as number 175 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 6% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 32% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 97 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is0.78%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 162,000. The population density in 2002 was 268 per sq km (693 per sq mi).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 38% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Castries, had a population of 57,000 in that year. According to the UN, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 2.2%.


Overview

Population : 160,267 (July 2010 est.)
Age structure : 0-14 years: 24.4% (male 20,035/female 19,021)
15-64 years: 66.4% (male 51,593/female 54,843)
65 years and over: 9.2% (male 6,668/female 8,107) (2010 est.)
Median age

: total: 30.3 years
male: 29.3 years
female: 31.4 years (2010 est.)
Population growth rate : 0.416% (2010 est.)
Birth rate : 15.1 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
Death rate : 6.8 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
Net migration rate : -4.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2010 est.)
Urbanisation : urban population: 28% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanisation: 1.4% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Sex ratio : at birth: 1.055 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2010 est.)
Infant mortality rate : total: 13.43 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 12.47 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.44 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)
Life expectancy at birth : total population: 76.45 years
male: 73.78 years
female: 79.27 years (2010 est.)
Total fertility rate : 1.82 children born/woman (2010 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate : NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS : NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths : NA
Nationality : noun: Saint Lucian(s)
adjective: Saint Lucian
Ethnic groups : black 82.5%, mixed 11.9%, East Indian 2.4%, other or unspecified 3.1% (2001 census)
Religions : Roman Catholic 67.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.5%, Pentecostal 5.7%, Rastafarian 2.1%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, other Christian 5.1%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.5% (2001 census)
Languages : English (official), French patois
Literacy : definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 90.1%
male: 89.5%
female: 90.6% (2001 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) : total: 14 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2006)
Education expenditures : 6.6% of GDP (2006)
 

 
 

 



 


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