Demographics of Guadeloupe

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Census population[1] and average annual growth rate
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1664 11,437 —    
1789 106,593 +1.80%
1879 174,231 +0.55%
1961 276,545 +0.56%
1967 305,312 +1.66%
1974 315,848 +0.49%
1982 317,269 +0.06%
1990 353,431 +1.36%
1999 386,256 +0.99%
2009 401,554 +0.39%
The results do not include Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy

Population[edit]

Evolution of the demography between 1961 and 2003 (figure of the FAO, 2005). Population in thousand inhabitants.

According to INSEE Guadeloupe has an estimated population of 403,977 on January 1, 2012.[1]

Vital statistics[1][2][edit]

The following vital statistics include Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.

Average population (x 1000) Live births Deaths Natural change Crude birth rate (per 1000) Crude death rate (per 1000) Natural change (per 1000) Total fertility rate
1950 210 7 702 2 912 4 790 37.3 13.7 23.7
1951 213 8 319 2 893 5 426 38.8 14.2 24.6
1952 217 8 463 3 221 5 242 38.3 14.3 24.0
1953 223 8 720 2 879 5 841 39.6 11.6 27.9
1954 229 8 941 2 648 6 293 39.4 11.0 28.5
1955 236 9 506 2 769 6 737 39.8 11.2 28.6
1956 244 9 648 2 449 7 199 39.8 10.0 29.8
1957 252 9 401 2 852 6 549 39.1 10.6 28.5
1958 260 9 864 2 469 7 395 38.4 9.9 28.4
1959 268 9 815 2 359 7 456 37.5 8.7 28.8
1960 275 10 479 2 657 7 822 38.4 9.7 28.7
1961 281 10 047 2 367 7 680 36.5 8.2 28.3
1962 287 10 890 2 348 8 542 37.3 8.5 28.8
1963 291 10 712 2 400 8 312 35.4 8.3 27.1
1964 296 10 424 2 345 8 079 34.4 8.1 26.4
1965 300 10 605 2 558 8 047 34.8 8.1 26.8
1966 304 10 879 2 497 8 382 33.7 7.9 25.7
1967 309 10 116 2 581 7 535 31.7 7.9 23.8
1968 313 10 476 2 564 7 912 31.9 7.6 24.3
1969 316 9 724 2 442 7 282 29.0 7.7 21.3
1970 319 9 397 2 499 6 898 28.9 7.8 21.1
1971 322 10 060 2 337 7 723 29.7 7.0 22.6
1972 324 9 912 2 458 7 454 28.4 7.3 21.2
1973 326 9 578 2 548 7 030 26.3 7.4 18.9
1974 327 8 846 2 459 6 387 24.6 7.4 17.2
1975 328 8 257 2 351 5 906 22.9 7.1 15.8
1976 327 6 926 2 395 4 531 19.5 7.2 12.3
1977 326 6 321 2 297 4 024 17.9 6.8 11.1
1978 325 5 640 2 163 3 477 16.4 6.7 9.7
1979 324 5 818 2 154 3 664 17.2 6.5 10.7
1980 326 6 425 2 143 4 282 18.1 6.6 11.5
1981 329 6 486 2 141 4 345 18.2 6.4 11.8
1982 334 6 616 2 099 4 517 18.2 6.4 11.8
1983 340 6 722 2 206 4 516 18.5 6.6 11.9
1984 347 6 671 2 235 4 436 18.3 6.4 11.9
1985 354 6 750 2 309 4 441 18.2 6.5 11.7
1986 360 6 374 2 238 4 136 17.7 6.2 11.5
1987 367 6 855 2 244 4 611 18.6 6.2 12.4
1988 374 7 126 2 228 4 898 18.7 6.0 12.7
1989 380 7 645 2 315 5 330 19.3 6.1 13.2
1990 385 7 569 2 334 5 235 19.7 6.1 13.6
1991 389 7 547 2 242 5 305 19.4 5.8 13.6
1992 393 7 310 2 360 4 950 18.6 6.0 12.6
1993 396 7 056 2 406 4 650 17.8 6.1 11.7
1994 399 7 249 2 328 4 921 18.1 5.8 12.3
1995 403 7 086 2 470 4 616 17.6 6.1 11.5
1996 407 7 256 2 459 4 797 17.8 6.0 11.8
1997 412 7 554 2 441 5 113 18.3 5.9 12.4
1998 416 7 208 2 517 4 691 17.3 6.0 11.3
1999 421 7 452 2 664 4 788 17.7 6.3 11.4 2.10
2000 425 7 601 2 634 4 967 17.9 6.2 11.7 2.18
2001 430 7 658 2 608 5 050 17.8 6.1 11.8 2.23
2002 433 7 032 2 765 4 267 16.2 6.4 9.8 2.07
2003 437 7 047 2 662 4 385 16.1 6.1 10.0 2.11
2004 441 7 273 2 676 4 597 16.5 6.1 10.4 2.26
2005 444 7 551 2 904 4 647 17.0 6.5 10.5 2.37
2006 447 7 193 2 902 4 291 16.1 6.5 9.6 2.33
2007 450 6 862 2 769 4 093 15.2 6.2 9.1 2.27
2008 453 6 758 2 916 3 842 14.9 6.4 8.5 2.20
2009 456 6 387 2 987 3 400 14.0 6.6 7.5 2.13
2010 459 6 242 3 095 3 147 13.6 6.7 6.9 2.11
2011 461 6 284 2 965 3 319 13.6 6.4 7.2 2.17
2012 464 6 133 3 003 3 130 13.2 6.5 6.8

Life expectancy[edit]

At birth, life expectancy is 77.0 years for male children, and 83.5 for female (figures for 2011).[1]

Ethnic groups[edit]

black or mulatto 90%; white 5%; South Asian (Indian), Lebanese and Arab people, and Chinese less than 5%.[dubious ]

Languages[edit]

French (official) 99%, and Creole patois.

Religion[edit]

Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 4%, Protestant 1% and small Jewish community.[dubious ]

See also[edit]

Guadeloupe

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Institut national de la statistique et des études économique
  2. ^ [1] United nations. Demographic Yearbooks