Barbados population 288,000 (live)

The population of Barbados is expected to grow by 1,000 in 2020 and reach 288,000 in 2021. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 395 people yearly. On average there are 3,335 births and 3,204 deaths in Barbados per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 0.05 percent per year. The population density of Barbados has changed from 586.5 in 1980 to 666.0 in 2018.

Current population 288,000 people at present (Friday 29th of May 2020)
Median Age 39.8 years
Life expectancy 76.4 years
Population density 668.8 per km2
Population of Barbados from 1960 to 2020 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 288,000 1,000 (0.4%) 395 39.8 1.80 669 90,000 (31.4%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) 414 39.6 1.80 668 90,000 (31.3%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) 414 39.3 1.80 666 90,000 (31.4%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) 414 39.1 1.80 665 90,000 (31.4%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) 414 38.9 1.80 663 89,531 (31.4%)
2015 284,217 832 (0.3%) 414 38.6 1.80 661 89,457 (31.5%)
2010 279,569 1,099 (0.4%) 436 37.4 1.78 650 89,630 (32.1%)
2005 274,009 918 (0.3%) 410 36.2 1.76 637 90,256 (32.9%)
2000 269,847 925 (0.3%) -15 35.0 1.74 628 91,289 (33.8%)
1995 264,959 944 (0.4%) -265 33.4 1.73 616 88,131 (33.3%)
1990 260,374 916 (0.4%) -653 31.8 1.74 606 85,012 (32.7%)
1985 255,924 731 (0.3%) -815 30.9 1.83 595 92,069 (36.0%)
1980 252,194 1,017 (0.4%) -1,118 30.1 2.00 586 99,823 (39.6%)
1975 246,034 1,495 (0.6%) -719 29.9 2.39 572 95,018 (38.6%)
1970 238,848 935 (0.4%) -1,087 28.3 3.11 555 89,661 (37.5%)
1965 235,374 827 (0.4%) -2,376 27.7 3.96 547 87,420 (37.1%)
1960 230,939 739 (0.3%) -3,181 27.9 4.33 537 84,932 (36.8%)

In 2019 the population of Barbados was 287,000 and the average age increased from 27.9 in 1960 to 39.6. Urban population has increased from 91,289 (33.8%) in 2000 to 90,000 (31.4%) in the current year. The population density of Barbados has changed from 586.5 in 1980 to 666.0 in 2018.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 288,000 1,000 (0.4%) 395 39.8 1.80 669 90,000 (31.4%)
2025 290,000 1,000 (0.3%) 376 40.8 1.81 673 92,000 (31.7%)
2030 290,000 0 (0.0%) 358 41.8 1.81 674 94,000 (32.6%)
2035 289,000 0 (0.0%) 340 42.6 1.82 672 98,000 (33.9%)
2040 287,000 0 (0.0%) 324 43.1 1.82 667 102,000 (35.5%)
2045 284,000 0 (0.0%) 308 43.3 1.83 660 106,000 (37.2%)
2050 280,000 -1,000 (-0.4%) 308 43.6 1.83 652 109,000 (38.9%)

Total Barbados population should reach 288,000 by 2020 and should decrease to 280,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 80.9 (79.1 years for male and 82.8 years for females). Population density will go down to 651.9 people per square kilometer.

Barbados demographics 2019

The population growth rate is 0.35% (1,000 residents, including 3,129 deaths). The demographics of Barbados constitutes of 150,000 women and 137,000 men, which means there are 913 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 25.2% of population (72,432) is 19 or younger, 58.3% of population (167,818) is between age 20 and 64 and 16.4% of population (47,203) is over 65.

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