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

Population


Demographics of Anguilla

The estimated mid-year population of 2014 is 14,500 (medium fertility scenario of The 2012 Revison of the World Population Prospects).

72% of the population is Anguillian while 28% is non-Anguillian (2001 census). Of the non-Anguillian population, many are citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, St Kitts & Nevis, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Nigeria.

2006 and 2007 saw an influx of large numbers of Chinese, Indian, and Mexican workers, brought in as labour for major tourist developments due to the local population not being large enough to support the labour requirements.

Vital statistics


Demographics of Anguilla

Ethnic groups



The majority of residents (85.3%) are black, the descendants of slaves transported from Africa. Growing minorities include Chinese/Oriental(up 43, 0.5% total), East Indian(up 45, 1.0% total) and Hispanics(up 668, 4.9%). Because of this, the percentage of Blacks and Whites are declining rapidly, with Blacks going from 90.1% to 85.3% and whites dropping to 3.2% from 3.74%.

Languages


Demographics of Anguilla
English (official)
The 2001 census found 11,329 were capable of carrying a conversation in English, and 101 were not. 82 of those spoke Spanish as a first language, 7 spoke Chinese.
The 2001 census found one heptalingual person, 13 pentalingual people, 35 quadralingual people, 173 trilingual people, 881 bilingual people

The total numbers of speakers of each language were:

Religion


Demographics of Anguilla

Anguilla is predominantly Christian, with more than 85% identifying themselves with a denomination of Christianity. The major denomination of Christianity in Anguilla as of the 2011 Census Anglicans with 22.7%(down 236). Other large Christian denominations are:

  • 19.4% Methodist(down 106)
  • 8.3% Seventh-Day Adventist(up 261)
  • 7.1% Baptist(up 128)
  • 6.8% Roman Catholic(up 266)

Migration has also resulted in various other religions to make a presence in Anguilla, with 1.3% coming from the following Religious Groups:

See Also



  • Hinduism in the West Indies

References




Demographics of Anguilla

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