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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Government
NameSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
Government typeparliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy (a Commonwealth realm)
CapitalKingstown (16,500 (2014))
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Organization
Member StateCommonwealth of Nations
People
Population (2020)110,947 (179th)
Density of population307 P/km2 (39th)
NationalitySaint Vincentian or Vincentian
Official languages
English
Ethnic groups (2012)
African descent 71.2%
mixed23%
indigenous3%
East Indian / Indian1.1%
European1.5%
other0.2%
Religions (2012)
Protestant75%
Pentecostal27.6%
Anglican13.9%
Seventh Day Adventist11.6%
Baptist8.9%
Methodist8.7%
Evangelical3.8%
Salvation Army0.3%
Presbyterian / Congregational0.3%
Roman Catholic6.3%
Rastafarian1.1%
Jehovah’s Witness0.8%
other4.7%
none7.5%
unspecified4.7%
Life expectancy (2020)
Male74.1 years
Female78.3 years
Total population76.2 years (101st)
Homicides
Total (2016)36.5 per 100,000 people (7th)
Geography
Land area389 km2
water area0 km2
total area389 km2 (205th)
Lowest point
Caribbean Sea0 m
Highest point
La Soufriere1,234 m
Land use (2011)
Agricultural land25.6%
Arable land12.8%
Permanent crops7.7%
Permanent pasture5.1%
Forest68.7%
Other5.7%
Urbanization
Urban population (2020)53%
Rate of urbanization1.03% annual rate of change (2015 – 2020)
Economy
Labor force (2007)57,520  (188th)
Labor force by occupation (1980)
Agriculture26%
Industry17%
Services 57%
Unemployment rate (2008)18.8% (182nd)
GDP (PPP) (estimate 2019)
Total$1.373 billion
Per capita$12,431
GDP (nominal) (estimate 2019)
Total$864 million
Per capita$7,827
GDP by sector (estimate 2017)
Agriculture7.1%
Industry17.4%
Services75.5%
Exports (2017)$48.6 million (203rd)
Exports partners (2017)
Jordan40.7%
France12.5%
Barbados7%
St. Lucia6.8%
Antigua and Barbuda5.7%
US5.5%
Trinidad and Tobago4.7
Imports (2017)$295.9 million (205th)
Imports partners (2017)
US36.8%
Trinidad and Tobago19.1%
UK7%
China5.8%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the world map

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the world map

Demography

Population pyramid

population pyramid of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines (2020)

Age structure data

Estimate for 2020:

  • 0-14 years: 20.15% (male 10,309/female 10,121)
  • 15-24 years: 14.83% (male 7,582/female 7,451)
  • 25-54 years: 42.63% (male 22,395/female 20,824)
  • 55-64 years: 11.68% (male 6,136/female 5,703)
  • 65 years and over: 10.72% (male 5,167/female 5,702)

Remark: the age structure of a population affects a nation’s key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.

Population from 1950 to 2020

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Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2019). World Population Prospects 2019, Online Edition. Rev. 1.


Evolution of the life expectancy from 1960 to 2018

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Source: World Development Indicators, The World Bank

Economy

Agriculture:

bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices, small numbers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, fish

Industries:

tourism, food processing, cement, furniture, clothing, starch

Exports – commodities:

bananas, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch, tennis racquets

Imports – commodities:

foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, chemicals and fertilizers, minerals and fuels

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