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Bahamas, The PEOPLE 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bahamas, The PEOPLE 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on December 17, 2013

Nationality:
noun: Bahamian(s)
adjective: Bahamian

Ethnic groups:
black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%

Languages:
English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

Religions:
Protestant 67.6% (Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%), Roman Catholic 13.5%, other Christian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8% (2000 census)

Population:
319,031 (July 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 179
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 23.6% (male 38,174/female 37,066)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 17.5% (male 28,306/female 27,562)
25-54 years: 44.1% (male 70,093/female 70,608)
55-64 years: 8.1% (male 11,371/female 14,355)
65 years and over: 6.7% (male 8,233/female 13,263) (2013 est.)

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 40.9 %
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 30 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.8 %
potential support ratio: 9.2 (2013)

Median age:
total: 30.8 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 29.7 years
female: 32 years (2013 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.89% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
15.81 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 126
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
6.96 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 135
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 77
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 84% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 1.3% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
NASSAU (capital) 254,000 (2011)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.79 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2013 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
47 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 112
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 12.89 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 126
male: 12.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.88 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 71.69 years
country comparison to the world: 141
male: 69.25 years
female: 74.19 years (2013 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.97 children born/woman (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 132
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
7.7% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 67
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
2.82 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
3.1 beds/1,000 population (2010)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 98% of population
rural: 86% of population
total: 96% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2% of population
rural: 14% of population
total: 4% of population (2000 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
3.1% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
6,600 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 114
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 500 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 93
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
34.7% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 13
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
NA
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 94.7%
female: 96.5% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 12 years (2006)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 18.9%
country comparison to the world: 63
male: 16.7%
female: 21.7% (2007)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Bahamas, The on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bahamas, The PEOPLE 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bahamas, The PEOPLE 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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