Barbados Population

Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands.  According to the UN World population studies, the population of  Barbados in 2023 is 281,996 ( 2.82 lakh)

The total Land Area of Barbados is 431 sq. km (166 sq. mi) & the Population Density of Barbados is 668 per Km2 (1,731 people per mi2).

 Barbados2023 Population
Total Population281,996
Global Rank187
Land Area 431 (166 sq. mi)
Area Rank183
Pop. Density668 people/sq. km
Capital CityBridgetown
Barbados Demographics
Fertility Rate* 1.62
Infant mortality rate ** 9.1
Median Age  40.5 Years
Life Expectancy 79.64 years
Urban Population 31.2%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Barbados

Barbados is a Christian-majority country and 95% of the population adheres to Christianity. The largest denomination is Anglican (23.9%), Pentecostals (19.5%), the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Spiritual Baptists. and smaller Protestant churches. Other Christian denominations are Catholic Church (4%) and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Non-Christian faiths account for 1.16% and include Islam, Hinduism, Baháʼí Faith, Jews, and African traditional faiths. The remaining 3.84% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percentage in Barbados 

  • Christians (95%)
  • Islam – 0.66%
  • Hinduism – 0.50%
  • Others – 3.84%

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