Demographics of Anguilla

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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.

Census population and average annual growth rate
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1871 2,800 —    
1881 3,200 +1.34%
1891 3,700 +1.46%
1901 3,900 +0.53%
1911 4,100 +0.50%
1921 4,200 +0.24%
1946 5,000 +0.70%
1960 5,810 +1.08%
1974 6,519 +0.83%
1984 6,680 +0.24%
1992 8,960 +3.74%
2001 11,561 +2.87%
2011 —    
Source:[1][2]

Population[edit]

The estimated mid-year population of 2014 is 14,500 (medium fertility scenario of The 2012 Revison of the World Population Prospects).[3]

Population pyramid of Anguilla.

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[4][5][edit]

Average population (x 1000) Live births Deaths Natural change Crude birth rate (per 1000) Crude death rate (per 1000) Natural change (per 1000)
1988 7.6 160 21.1
1989 8.0 189 23.7
1990 8.3 159 19.1
1991 8.7 172 19.8
1992 9.0 141 15.7
1993 9.3 171 59 112 18.5 6.4 12.1
1994 9.5 163 52 111 17.1 5.5 11.6
1995 9.8 167 54 113 17.0 5.5 11.5
1996 10.1 161 83 78 16.0 8.2 7.8
1997 10.3 169 56 113 16.4 5.4 11.0
1998 10.5 155 62 93 14.7 5.9 8.8
1999 10.8 176 58 118 16.3 5.4 10.9
2000 11.1 193 73 120 17.4 6.6 10.8
2001 11.4 183 50 133 16.1 4.4 11.7
2002 11.7 169 52 117 14.5 4.4 10.0
2003 12.0 139 65 74 11.6 5.4 6.2
2004 12.3 164 53 111 13.3 4.3 9.0
2005 12.6 167 58 109 13.2 4.6 8.6
2006 12.9 183 58 125 14.2 4.5 9.7
2007 13.1 148 70 78 11.3 5.3 5.9
2008 13.4 154 57 97 11.5 4.3 7.3
2009 13.6 181 59 122 13.3 4.3 9.0
2010 13.8 182 66 116 13.2 4.8 8.4
2011 14.0 185 55 130 13.3 3.9 9.3
2012 14.1 192 37 155 13.6 2.6 11.0

Ethnic groups[edit]

The majority of residents (90.08%) are black, the descendants of slaves transported from Africa. Growing minorities include whites at 3.74% and people of mixed race at 4.65% (figures from 2001 census).

Languages[edit]

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.[6]
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:

Language Speakers
English 11,329
Spanish 738
French 342
Chinese 22
Italian 42
German 59
Dutch 95
Other 128

Religion[edit]

Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Buddhist 7%, other 5%
See also: Anguilla

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