Languages of Jamaica

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Jamaica, including population density, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Vital statistics[1]

Average population (x 1,000) Live births Deaths Natural change Migration Crude birth rate (per 1,000) Crude death rate (per 1,000) Natural change (per 1,000) Migration (per 1,000) Total fertility rate
2001 2 610 529 49 291 16 615 32 676 -26 342 18.92 6.38 12.54 -10.11
2002 2 619 976 47 464 16 728 30 736 -21 177 18.15 6.40 11.75 -8.10
2003 2 629 413 45 559 17 267 28 292 -18 789 17.36 6.58 10.78 -7.16
2004 2 638 877 44 843 16 332 28 511 -18 959 17.02 6.20 10.82 -7.20
2005 2 648 324 46 370 17 413 28 957 -19 436 17.54 6.59 10.95 -7.35
2006 2 657 760 43 243 18 960 24 283 -14 873 16.3 7.15 9.15 -5.61
2007 2 667 202 43 385 20 550 22 835 -13 470 16.29 7.72 8.57 -5.06
2008 2 676 666 43 112 19 966 23 146 -13 741 16.14 7.47 8.67 -5.14
2009 2 686 105 42 782 18 855 23 927 -14 515 15.96 7.03 8.93 -5.41
2010 2 695 543 40 508 21 503 19 005 -9 718 15.05 7.99 7.06 -3.61
2011 2 704 133 39 673 16 926 22 747 -14 488 14.69 6.27 8.42 -5.37
2012 2 711 476 39 348 16 998 22 350 -15 000 14.53 6.28 8.25 -5.54

CIA World Factbook

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook unless otherwise referenced.

Population

2,868,380 (2011 est.[2]), 2,804,334 (July 2008 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 30.1% (male 438,888/female 424,383)
15-64 years: 62.3% (male 882,548/female 904,242)
65 years and over: 7.6% (male 97,717/female 120,602) (2011 est.)

Median age

total: 24.6 years
male: 24.1 years
female: 25.2 years (2013 est)

Population growth rate

0.7% (2013 est.)

Birth rate

18.65 births/1,000 population (2013 est.) There were a total of 45,600 births in 2007. 46,300 in 2006 and 47,000 in 2005 resulting in a birth rate of 17.0 per 1000 in 2007.[2]

Death rate

6.63 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)

Net migration rate

-4.99 migrant(s)/1,000 populations (2013 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 52% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.6% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Sex ratio

Practic: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

110 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)

Infant mortality rate

total population: 13.98 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 14.556 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 13.38 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 73.44 years
male: 71.81 years
female: 75.15 years (2013 est.)

Total fertility rate

  • 2.09 children born/woman (2013 est.)

Health expenditures

  • 4.8% of total GDP (2010)

Physicians density

  • 0.85 physicians/1,000 population (2003)

Hospital bed density

  • 1.9 beds/1,000 population (2010)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

  • 1.7% (2009 est.)

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

  • 24.1% (2008)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

  • 1.9% (2007)

Nationality

noun: Jamaican(s)
adjective: Jamaican

Religions

Protestant 62.5% (including Church of God 23.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Baptist 7.2%, Anglican 3.6%) Roman Catholic 2.6% Rastafari 1-5%

Languages

English (official), Jamaican Patois, Levantine Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish. Also includes Mandarin Chinese and Kromanti .[3]

Education expenditures

6.4% of total GDP (2010)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: 91.6% (2003 est.)

External links

  • CIA World Factbook -- Jamaica

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook.

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