In Guyana, the total mid-year population was registered at 769.600 for 2009, increasing 0.4% over the previous year. Howver, before that year the population growth rate was constant, recorded at 0.3% from 2005-08. Furthermore, the population was estimated to be 761,000 in 2010 and is further projected to be 754,000 in 2015.
(Source: National Statistics, UN)
The total male and female population in 2010 was expected to be 391,000 and 370,000 respectively.
The gender ratio in 2009 was recorded at 105.5 males per 100 females.
(Source: UN, UNDP)
Infant mortality rate was registered at 14.9 per 1000 live births in 2009. Alternatively, the birth rate in the country was recorded at 19.6 births per 1000 individuals in the same period. Finally, the death rate was 6.2 deaths per 1000 inhabitants.
(Source: National Statistics)
Average life expectancy
The average life expectancy at birth between 2005 and 2010 was 66.8 years. Specifically, the life expectancy for males and females was recorded at 69.9 years and 64.2 years respectively. Furthermore, life expectancy is expected to increase to 68.4 years in 2010-15 and 70 years in 2015-20.
The ethnic groups in Guyana are from the following origins, East Indian, African, Dutch, Amerindian, Chinese and English.
(Source: Ministry of tourism)
Migration and urbanisation
The total migrant population in Guyana in mid-year 2010 was estimated to be 11,599, increasing 16% compared to 2005.
The urban population was expected to be 28.5% of the total population in 2010. Furthermore, in 2015 and 2020, urban population is projected to be 29.4% and 31.2% respectively of the total population.
Human Development Index (HDI)
Guyana is ranked 104th on the Human Development Index 2010, with a score of 0.61. 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).