Demographics of Montserrat

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of Montserrat, 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. ±%
1901 12,215 —    
1911 12,196 −0.2%
1921 12,120 −0.6%
1946 13,313 +9.8%
1960 13,378 +0.5%
1970 12,155 −9.1%
1980 11,685 −3.9%
1991 11,314 −3.2%
2001 4,491 −60.3%
2010 4,922 +9.6%
Source:[1][2]

Population[edit]

According to the 2001 census only 4,491 people were resident of Monsterrat. The total local-born population was 69% while those born abroad were 31%.[1] The estimated mid-year population of 2014 is 5,100 (medium fertility scenario of The 2012 Revison of the World Population Prospects).[3]
note: Approximately two thirds of the population left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995. According to the 2001 UK Census 7,983 Montserratian-born people were residing in the UK (almost twice the population of Montserrat itself).[4]

Vital statistics[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)
1950 13.5 406 197 209 30.0 14.6 15.5
1951 14.1 436 177 259 30.9 12.5 18.3
1952 14.5 423 148 275 29.2 10.2 19.0
1953 14.6 424 203 221 29.0 13.9 15.1
1954 14.6 429 180 249 29.5 12.4 17.1
1955 14.3 428 173 255 29.9 12.1 17.8
1956 13.9 396 166 230 28.5 11.9 16.5
1957 13.4 373 162 211 27.8 12.1 15.7
1958 12.9 377 172 205 29.2 13.3 15.9
1959 12.5 391 184 207 31.4 14.8 16.6
1960 12.1 359 141 218 29.7 11.7 18.0
1961 11.9 335 136 199 28.2 11.4 16.7
1962 11.8 324 128 196 27.5 10.8 16.6
1963 11.8 341 117 224 28.9 9.9 19.0
1964 11.8 364 107 257 30.8 9.0 21.7
1965 11.8 383 147 236 32.3 12.4 19.9
1966 11.8 328 139 189 27.8 11.8 16.0
1967 11.8 363 148 215 30.9 12.6 18.3
1968 11.7 322 115 207 27.5 9.8 17.7
1969 11.7 264 138 126 22.7 11.8 10.8
1970 11.6 302 121 181 26.0 10.4 15.6
1971 11.6 269 123 146 23.1 10.6 12.6
1972 11.7 318 144 174 27.3 12.4 14.9
1973 11.7 295 107 188 25.2 9.2 16.1
1974 11.7 304 131 173 25.9 11.2 14.7
1975 11.8 213 128 85 18.1 10.9 7.2
1976 11.8 20 128 78 17.4 10.8 6.6
1977 11.9 205 138 67 17.2 11.6 5.6
1978 11.9 193 147 46 16.2 12.3 3.9
1979 11.9 238 116 122 19.9 9.7 10.2
1980 11.9 224 103 121 18.8 8.6 10.2
1981 11.9 231 117 114 19.5 9.9 9.6
1982 11.7 260 114 146 22.1 9.7 12.4
1983 11.6 266 124 142 22.9 10.7 12.2
1984 11.5 244 104 140 21.3 9.1 12.2
1985 11.3 237 124 113 20.9 10.9 10.0
1986 11.2 200 123 77 17.9 11.0 6.9
1987 11.0
1988 10.9
1989 10.8
1990 10.7
1991 10.8
1992 10.9
1993 10.9
1994 10.7 150 14.0
1995 10.2 126 12.3
1996 9.4 128 13.7
1997 8.3 67 8.2
1998 6.9 33 4.8
1999 5.8 45 59 -14 7.8 10.2 -2.4
2000 5.0
2001 4.5
2002 4.4
2003 4.5 40 55 -15 8.9 12.3 -3.4
2004 4.6 47 56 -9 10.1 12.1 -1.9
2005 4.8 63 59 4 13.2 12.4 0.8
2006 4.8 49 47 2 10.1 9.7 0.4
2007 4.9 43 44 -1 8.8 9.0 -0.2
2008 4.9 72 45 27 14.7 9.2 5.5
2009 4.9 50 44 6 10.2 8.9 1.2
2010 5.0 62 40 22 12.5 8.1 4.4
2011 5.0 46 55 -9 9.2 11.0 -1.8

Ethnic groups[edit]

The vast majority of the population of Montserrat are of African descent (92.4% at the 2001 census) or mixed (2.9%).[1] There is also a European origin minority (3.0%; mostly descendants of Irish and British colonists), East Indians (1.0%) groups. Out of 403 Amerindians at the 1980 census only 3 persons were left in 2001.

Religion[edit]

The population of Montserrat is predominantly Christian: Anglican 24%, Methodist 19%, Pentecostal 16%, Roman Catholic 13%, Seventh-Day Adventist 12%, Church of God 4%.[1]

See also[edit]

Montserrat Montserratian British

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