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

Population


Demographics of the British Virgin Islands

A July 2009 estimate placed the population of the British Virgin Islands at 24,491. In 2003, 21.9% of the population was under 15 (male 2,401; female 2,358), 73.1% between 15 and 64 (male 8,181; female 7,709), and 5% over 64 (male 578; female 503). 40% of the total population lived in urban areas, with an estimated 1.7% annual rate of urbanization. In 2014, the average woman produced 1.25 children. The estimated mid-year population of 2014 is 28,600 (medium fertility scenario of The 2012 Revison of the World Population Prospects).

Vital statistics


Demographics of the British Virgin Islands

Health


Demographics of the British Virgin Islands

In 2009, the infant mortality rate in the British Virgin Islands was 14.65/1000 births (16.61/1000 for females and 12.58/1000 for males). Life expectancy at birth was 77.26 years: 76.03 years for males and 78.55 years for females.

Ethnicity


Demographics of the British Virgin Islands

The population of the British Virgin Islands comprised the following ethnicities at the 2001 census: Black 82.0%, Mixed 5.9%, White 6.8%, East Indian 3.0%.

Religion


Demographics of the British Virgin Islands

The majority of the islanders are Christian (84%), with the largest Christian denominations being Methodist (23%), Anglican (12%), Church of God (11%) and Catholic(9%). The two largest non-Christian religions are Hinduism (2%) and Islam (1%). According to estimates of the Word Religion Database 2005 the share of Muslims is 1.2%.

Education


Demographics of the British Virgin Islands

The official language of the British Virgin Islands is English. In 1991, 97.8% of people aged 15 and over could read and write. Education expenditures represented 3.7% of total GDP in 2006.

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