Barbados Population (LIVE)

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Barbados Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Barbados is 282,325 as of Friday, July 19, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Barbados 2023 population is estimated at 281,995 people at mid year.
  • Barbados population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • Barbados ranks number 186 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Barbados is 656 per Km2 (1,699 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 430 Km2 (166 sq. miles)
  • 32.2 % of the population is urban (90,795 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Barbados is 39.5 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Barbados (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBarbados
Global Rank
2024 282,309 0.11 % 314 -80 39.9 1.63 657 32.3 % 91,256 0.00 % 8,118,835,999 186
2023 281,995 0.13 % 360 -80 39.5 1.63 656 32.2 % 90,795 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 186
2022 281,635 0.15 % 435 -80 39.2 1.63 655 32.1 % 90,380 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 186
2020 280,693 0.18 % 513 0 38.6 1.63 653 32.0 % 89,695 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 186
2015 278,083 0.24 % 674 -65 37.2 1.61 647 31.9 % 88,815 0.00 % 7,426,597,537 183
2010 274,711 0.39 % 1,047 -36 35.6 1.69 639 32.4 % 89,099 0.00 % 6,985,603,105 182
2005 269,477 0.36 % 964 -172 34.0 1.79 627 33.4 % 89,988 0.00 % 6,558,176,119 182
2000 264,657 0.18 % 471-833 32.4 1.78 615 34.5 % 91,281 0.00 % 6,148,898,975 180
1995 262,303 0.26 % 687 -752 30.4 1.73 610 35.9 % 94,236 0.00 % 5,743,219,454 178
1990 258,868 0.07 % 191 -1,295 28.2 1.74 602 37.6 % 97,406 0.00 % 5,316,175,862 177
1985 257,911 0.34 % 867 -1,548 26.0 1.83 600 38.4 % 99,134 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 175
1980 253,575 0.52 % 1,297 -1,410 23.7 2.00 590 39.9 % 101,136 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 173
1975 247,090 0.47 % 1,139 -1,256 21.8 2.39 575 38.7 % 95,596 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 171
1970 241,397 0.31 % 741 -1,995 20.5 3.11 561 37.2 % 89,687 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 171
1965 237,694 0.44 % 1,029 -3,243 20.4 3.96 553 36.8 % 87,420 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 164
1960 232,550 0.46 % 1,046 -3,850 21.7 4.33 541 36.5 % 84,932 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 166
1955 227,320 1.54 % 3,354 -2,943 21.5 4.34 529 36.4 % 82,687 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 164
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Barbados Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBarbados
Global Rank
2025 282,580 0.13 % 377 -80 40.2 1.63 657 32.5 % 91,766 0.00 % 8,191,988,453 186
2030 283,082 0.04 % 100 -80 41.4 1.63 658 33.6 % 95,042 0.00 % 8,546,141,327 186
2035 281,861 -0.09 % -244 -80 42.7 1.62 655 35.3 % 99,579 0.00 % 8,879,397,401 187
2040 278,768 -0.22 % -619 -80 43.6 1.63 648 37.6 % 104,766 0.00 % 9,188,250,492 188
2045 273,860 -0.35 % -982 -80 44.5 1.63 637 40.1 % 109,686 0.00 % 9,467,543,575 188
2050 267,788 -0.45 % -1,214   45.5 1.64 623 42.7 % 114,418 0.00 % 9,709,491,761 188
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Barbados Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Barbados
Life Expectancy
77.86 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
View by sex and historical chart
Infant Mortality
10.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
11.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Barbados

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bridgetown 98,511

See also

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Notes

The Barbados Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Barbados delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Barbados (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Barbados in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.