2001 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS

RESULTS SELECTED TABULATIONS

Brief Review

According to the final results of the 2001 National Census the population of Dominica registered 69625, This, however excluded 1849 persons in closed houses. Data was tabulated for 68,635. The total population therefore decreased by 2.2% over the 1991 Census.

The 0-14 age-group numbering 20,211 represents 29.0% of current population in comparison to a 34.3% ten years ago (in 1991). The 15-29 numbered 15913 and represents 22.9% of the population. In 1991, this age group registered 20029 representing 28.1% of the population, thus recording a 20.5% decrease over 2001. Together the age-groups 0-14 and 15-29 decreased by 8343 over the last ten years

However age-groups 30-59 increased by 5249 and the 60+ moved up by 1020 These two age-group recorded increases of 29.1% and 12 5% respectively over the last ten years.

TABLE 1 Population and Change by Age Groups

 

Age Croup

2001

% of 2001 Population

1991

% of 1991 Population

% change 2001 -1991

0- 14

20211

29.0

24438

34.3

-17.3

15-29

15913

22.9

20029

28 1

-20.6

30-59

23314

33.5

18065

25.4

29 1

60-r

9197

13.2

8177

11.5

12.5

Not Stated

990

1.4

474

0.7

 

TOTAL

69625

 

71183

100.0

2.2

The 60-85+ age group numbered 9197 increasing by 12.5% over 1991 and steadily increasing over the last three census periods. The 85+ recorded 31.0% increase over the last census and 71.0% rise over 1980.

TABLE 2 . POPULATION AGE 6(5 AND OVER

 

Age Group

2001

1991

1980

60 - 84

8374

7549

6959

85+

823

628

481

60+ % of total population

13.2

11.5

10.0

The percentage of the dependent age groups 0-14 and 65 and over decreased steadily over the last thirty years recording a 10 8% decline over the last ten years. This is attributed to a steady decline in the birth rate and increased external migration levels thus reflecting the sharp decline in the 0-14 age group.

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