Population of Dominica 2021
As of 2021, the latest population of Dominica is 74,243, based on Trackaah calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||0.13%|
|Birth rate||15.10 births per 1,000 people|
|65 years and above||11.43%|
|Median age||32.60 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||1.02|
|Population density||98.86 residents per km²|
|predominantly of African descent; 1.5% indigenous people; white minority|
|Catholics (Roman Catholic) 61.4%, Protestants 20.6% Rastafarians 1.3% Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.2% no religion 6.1%, others 0.3%|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.724|
|HDI ranking||98th out of 194|
People in Dominica
About 72,000 people live on Dominica. Most are of African descent. They were once brought here as slaves by Europeans. Almost 3 percent belong to the Caribs, the original residents before the arrival of the Europeans. They are the only pre-Columbian population in the Eastern Caribbean. They live in eight villages on the east coast in a reserve, the Carib Territory. Europeans now make up less than 1 percent of the population. Many Dominicans emigrate, especially to the USA, Canada, Great Britain and France, because they hope for better living conditions. As a result, the population is growing very slowly.
Languages in Dominica
The official language in Dominica is English. The island belonged to Great Britain until 1978. A Creole language is also spoken, Antilles Creole. It is based on French, which is due to the fact that France was also a colonial power on the island for a long time. Above all, however, it is only spoken of by the elderly.
Religions in Dominica
The majority of the population is Catholic, namely around 80 percent. This is due to the influence of France over many years. The 15 percent Protestants are divided into Methodists, Adventists, Baptists and other churches.