Barbados Population (LIVE)

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Barbados Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Barbados is 287,129 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Barbados 2019 population is estimated at 287,025 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Barbados population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • Barbados ranks number 183 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Barbados is 668 per Km2 (1,729 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 430 Km2 (166 sq. miles)
  • 31.2 % of the population is urban (89,426 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Barbados is 39.3 years.

Population of Barbados (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBarbados
Global Rank
2019 287,025 0.13 % 384 -79 39.3 1.63 668 31.2 % 89,426 0.00 % 7,713,468,100 183
2018 286,641 0.14 % 409 -79 39.3 1.63 667 31.1 % 89,201 0.00 % 7,631,091,040 182
2017 286,232 0.15 % 436 -79 39.3 1.63 666 31.1 % 89,026 0.00 % 7,547,858,925 181
2016 285,796 0.17 % 472 -79 39.3 1.63 665 31.1 % 88,898 0.00 % 7,464,022,049 181
2015 285,324 0.23 % 639 -79 39.0 1.63 664 31.1 % 88,815 0.00 % 7,379,797,139 181
2010 282,131 0.42 % 1,162 -50 37.3 1.75 656 31.6 % 89,099 0.00 % 6,956,823,603 181
2005 276,323 0.35 % 962 -638 35.5 1.80 643 32.6 % 89,988 0.00 % 6,541,907,027 181
2000 271,515 0.41 % 1,112-729 33.7 1.74 631 33.6 % 91,281 0.00 % 6,143,493,823 180
1995 265,955 0.38 % 1,004 -1,079 31.2 1.73 619 35.4 % 94,236 0.00 % 5,744,212,979 178
1990 260,936 0.36 % 935 -1,262 28.4 1.77 607 37.3 % 97,406 0.00 % 5,327,231,061 175
1985 256,263 0.30 % 774 -1,571 26.3 1.92 596 38.7 % 99,134 0.01 % 4,870,921,740 175
1980 252,394 0.50 % 1,248 -1,110 24.4 2.16 587 40.1 % 101,136 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 171
1975 246,154 0.60 % 1,452 -1,387 23.7 2.72 572 38.8 % 95,596 0.01 % 4,079,480,606 171
1970 238,896 0.29 % 697 -2,735 21.2 3.53 556 37.5 % 89,687 0.01 % 3,700,437,046 169
1965 235,413 0.38 % 887 -3,592 20.7 4.27 547 37.1 % 87,420 0.01 % 3,339,583,597 165
1960 230,980 0.34 % 768 -3,726 22.4 4.30 537 36.8 % 84,932 0.01 % 3,034,949,748 166
1955 227,138 1.49 % 3,229 -1,192 24.2 4.42 528 36.4 % 82,687 0.01 % 2,773,019,936 165
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Barbados Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBarbados
Global Rank
2020 287,375 0.14 % 410 -79 40.5 1.62 668 31.2 % 89,695 0.00 % 7,794,798,739 183
2025 288,806 0.10 % 286 -79 41.9 1.62 672 31.8 % 91,766 0.00 % 8,184,437,460 185
2030 289,444 0.04 % 128 -79 43.1 1.62 673 32.8 % 95,042 0.00 % 8,548,487,400 186
2035 288,924 -0.04 % -104 -79 44.2 1.62 672 34.5 % 99,579 0.00 % 8,887,524,213 187
2040 286,647 -0.16 % -455 -79 45.3 1.62 667 36.5 % 104,766 0.00 % 9,198,847,240 187
2045 282,528 -0.29 % -824 -79 46.3 1.62 657 38.8 % 109,686 0.00 % 9,481,803,274 187
2050 277,011 -0.39 % -1,103   47.3 1.62 644 41.3 % 114,418 0.00 % 9,735,033,990 187
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Barbados Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Barbados
Life Expectancy
79.64 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
9.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
11.0
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
139,084 48.40% 148,287 51.60% 287,375 0.94

Population Pyramid for Barbados (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 24,484 50.83% 23,681 49.17% 48,165 16.76%
15-24 19,286 51.11% 18,448 48.89% 37,734 13.13%
25-54 56,058 48.90% 58,577 51.10% 114,635 39.89%
55-64 17,993 46.32% 20,848 53.68% 38,841 13.52%
65+ 21,263 44.30% 26,733 55.70% 47,996 16.70%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 48,165 16.76% 25.2
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 191,210 66.54% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 47,996 16.70% 25.1
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
96,161 33.46% 50.3

Main Cities by Population in Barbados

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bridgetown 98,511

See also

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Notes

The Barbados Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Barbados delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Barbados (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Barbados in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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