Demographics of the Dominican Republic

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

Population[edit]

The Dominican Republic's population (1961-2003).

According to the 2012 revison of the World Population Prospects the total population was 10,017,000 in 2010, compared to 2,380,000 in 1950. The proportion of the population aged below 15 in 2010 was 31.2%, 62.8% were aged between 15 and 65 years of age, while 6% were aged 65 years or older.[1]

Total population
(x 1000)
Proportion
aged 0–14
(%)
Proportion
aged 15–64
(%)
Proportion
aged 65+
(%)
1950 2 380 45.5 51.7 2.7
1955 2 796 46.3 51.1 2.6
1960 3 312 48.2 49.2 2.6
1965 3 900 48.9 48.5 2.6
1970 4 524 47.7 49.7 2.7
1975 5 169 45.3 51.9 2.8
1980 5 826 42.6 54.4 3.1
1985 6 524 40.4 56.2 3.4
1990 7 245 38.5 57.6 3.9
1995 7 978 37.0 58.5 4.5
2000 8 663 34.9 59.9 5.1
2005 9 343 33.1 61.3 5.7
2010 10 017 31.2 62.8 6.0

Largest cities and metropolitan areas[edit]

Vital statistics[edit]

UN estimates[edit]

Registration of vital events is in the Dominican Republic not complete. The Population Departement of the United Nations prepared the following estimates. [1]

Period Live births
per year
Deaths
per year
Natural change
per year
CBR* CDR* NC* TFR* IMR* Life expectancy
total
Life expectancy
males
Life expectancy
females
1950-1955 140 000 53 000 87 000 54.3 20.5 33.8 7.60 153 46.0 44.7 47.3
1955-1960 163 000 54 000 109 000 53.4 17.6 35.8 7.64 139 49.9 48.6 51.4
1960-1965 178 000 52 000 126 000 49.5 14.5 35.0 7.35 124 53.6 52.1 55.2
1965-1970 186 000 50 000 136 000 44.2 11.8 32.3 6.65 109 56.9 55.4 58.7
1970-1975 190 000 47 000 143 000 39.2 9.7 29.6 5.68 96 59.8 58.1 61.8
1975-1980 194 000 46 000 149 000 35.4 8.3 27.1 4.76 86 62.0 60.3 64.0
1980-1985 206 000 46 000 160 000 33.4 7.5 25.9 4.15 75 64.0 62.1 66.1
1985-1990 213 000 46 000 168 000 31.0 6.7 24.3 3.65 63 66.5 64.3 69.0
1990-1995 218 000 46 000 172 000 28.7 6.0 22.7 3.31 48 69.0 66.5 71.9
1995-2000 215 000 50 000 165 000 25.8 6.0 19.8 2.98 41 70.0 67.3 73.1
2000-2005 219 000 54 000 165 000 24.4 6.0 18.4 2.83 35 71.1 68.1 74.4
2005-2010 221 000 58 000 163 000 22.8 6.0 16.8 2.67 30 72.2 69.2 75.5
* CBR = crude birth rate (per 1000); CDR = crude death rate (per 1000); NC = natural change (per 1000); IMR = infant mortality rate per 1000 births; TFR = total fertility rate (number of children per woman)

Births and deaths [3][4]

Year Population Live births Deaths Natural increase Crude birth rate Crude death rate Rate of natural increase TFR
2001 188 844 28 368 160 476
2002 184 296 26 295 158 001
2003 170 899 29 482 141 417
2004 161 156 34 063 127 093
2005 157 497 33 971 123 526
2006 149 300 31 914 117 386
2007 147 368 33 396 113 972
2008 153 346 33 408 119 938
2009 155 642 33 340 122 302 2,516
2010 9 445 281 155 244 35 876 119 368 16.44 3,80 12.64 2,491
2011 158 955 35 490 123 465 2,467
2012 150 581 35 636 114 945 2,443
2013 148 719 35 507 113 212 2,419
2014 138 224 38 997 99 227

Structure of the population [5][edit]

Structure of the population (01.07.2013) (Estimates) :

Age Group Male Female Total %
Total 5 116 325 5 141 399 10 257 724 100
0-4 540 059 517 927 1 057 986 10,31
5-9 538 697 518 934 1 057 631 10,31
10-14 517 095 501 571 1 018 666 9,93
15-19 493 007 482 786 975 793 9,51
20-24 466 574 463 931 930 505 9,07
25-29 421 165 427 362 848 527 8,27
30-34 372 726 385 871 758 597 7,40
35-39 328 377 341 652 670 029 6,53
40-44 297 036 307 267 604 303 5,89
45-49 266 783 274 569 541 352 5,28
50-54 233 418 239 141 472 559 4,61
55-59 191 052 195 818 386 870 3,77
60-64 144 913 150 186 295 099 3,88
65-69 104 992 110 896 215 888 2,10
70-74 79 128 85 230 164 358 1,60
75-79 59 287 65 793 125 080 1,22
80+ 63 094 72 940 136 034 1,33
Age group Male Female Total Percent
0-14 1 595 851 1 538 432 3 134 283 30,56
15-64 3 213 973 3 268 108 6 482 081 63,19
65+ 306 501 334 859 641 360 6,25

Structure of the population (DHS 2013) (Males 19 686, Females 19 878 = 39 564) :

Age Group Male (%) Female (%) Total (%)
0-4 10,2 9,6 9,9
5-9 9,6 9,1 9,4
10-14 10,5 10,7 10,6
15-19 10,0 9,8 9,9
20-24 9,6 9,1 9,3
25-29 7,9 7,8 7,9
30-34 7,7 7,6 7,6
35-39 6,4 6,2 6,3
40-44 6,2 5,9 6,0
45-49 5,2 5,4 5,3
50-54 4,1 5,2 4,7
55-59 3,3 3,5 3,4
60-64 3,0 3,5 3,2
65-69 1,9 2,0 2,0
70-74 1,7 1,7 1,7
75-79 1,2 1,1 1,1
80+ 1,7 1,8 1,8
Age group Male (%) Female (%) Total (%)
0-14 30,3 29,4 29,9
15-64 63,2 64,0 63,5
65+ 6,5 6,6 6,6

Fertility and Births[edit]

Total Fertility Rate (TFR) (Wanted Fertility Rate) and Crude Birth Rate (CBR):[6]


Year CBR (Total) TFR (Total) CBR (Urban) TFR (Urban) CBR (Rural) TFR (Rural)
1965-69 7,1
1970-74 5,8
1975-79 4,7
1980-82 4,31
1983-85 3,69
1986 3,8 (2,8) 3,2 (2,5) 5,1 (3,5)
1991 30,1 3,3 (2,6) 29,7 2,8 (2,3) 30,5 4,4 (3,1)
1996 27,7 3,2 (2,5) 24,4 2,8 (2,2) 29,8 4,0 (3,0)
1999 2,9 (2,3) 2,7 (2,1) 3,4 (2,7)
2002 25,2 3,0 (2,3) 25,3 2,8 (2,3) 24,9 3,3 (2,5)
2007 20,4 2,4 (1,9) 20,0 2,3 (1,8) 21,4 2,8 (2,1)
2013 20,9 2,5 (2,0) 21,2 2,4 (1,9) 20,3 2,6 (2,1)

CIA World Factbook statistics[edit]

The following data are from the CIA World Factbook (update of January 15, 2010),[7] unless otherwise indicated.

Urbanization[edit]

Urban population: 69% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 2.6% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Ethnic groups[edit]

CIA World Factbook: (1960) mixed 73%, White 16%, Black 11%.

Religions[edit]

Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%

Languages[edit]

Spanish, Samaná English, Dominican Sign Language

extinct: Taino, Macorix, Ciguayo

Literacy[edit]

definition: age 15 and older can read and write
total population: 87%
male: 86.8%
female: 87.2% (2002 census)

See also[edit]

Census information:

References[edit]