As per 2010 census, the Bahamas had a population of 353,658. The mid-year population recorded in 2010 was 346,900, of which about 48.74% were males and 51.26% were females.
In 2009, the population of the age group less than 14 years was 25.5% and the age group above 60 years was 11.1% for females and 9% for males.
In 2009, there were about 95.8 males per 100 females, reflecting a balanced gender ratio in the country.
In 2009, the mortality rate was 5.8 deaths per thousand people. The infant mortality rate has declined from 17.6 deaths per thousand people in 2007 to 14.8 deaths per thousand people in 2009.The average number of deaths recorded in mid-2010 was 162.83.
(Source: bahamas.gov.bs, World Bank)
The crude birth rate registered in 2008 was 17 births per thousand people.
(Source: World Bank)
Average Life Expectancy at birth
The average life expectancy at birth between 2005 and 2010 for males was 76.2 years and for females was 70.6 years.
Migration and Urbanisation
The urban population in 2007 was 83.5% and the average annual growth rate of the urban population for 2005 - 2010 was 1.4%.
The international migrant stock in mid-2010 was 33,400 or 9.7% of the total population. The net international migration rate from 2005 to 2010 was recorded at 0.1%.
The ethnic group in the country is comprised of African, European, Asian and Hispanic. The various religions practiced in the country include Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Anglican, Evangelical Protestants, Rastafarian, traditional African and Church of God.
Human Development Index
The country ranks 43rd out of 169 countries on the United Nations’ Human Development Index in 2010. The HDI provides a composite measure of three dimensions of human development: living a long and healthy life (measured by life expectancy), being educated (measured by adult literacy and gross enrolment in education) and having a decent standard of living (measured by purchasing power parity, PPP, income).