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Barbados Population 2023

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.  

As per the UN World Population Prospects, the population of  Barbados in 2023 is 281,996 (282 thousand)

Source: UN World Population Prospects 

 Barbados2023 Population
Total Population281,996
Caribbean Rank10
Land Area 431 sq. km (166 sq. mi)
Area Rank183
Pop. Density668 people/sq. km
Capital CityBridgetown


Religion in Barbados

Christianity is the largest religion in Barbados and Protestants have most number of Adherents.

Protestants with the largest denomination are Anglican (23.9%); Pentecostal (19.50%); Seventh Day Adventist (5.90%); Methodist (4.20%).  Other Christian denominations with significant followings in Barbados are the Catholic Church (3.80%), Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Spiritual Baptists.

As of 2019, 21% of Barbadians report having no religion. Smaller religions in Barbados include Hinduism, Islam, the Baháʼí Faith, and Judaism.

Religion/ AffiliationsPercent
 Roman Catholic 3.80%
 Protestant  63%
  – Anglican -23.90%
  – Pentecostal -19.50%
  – Seventh Day Adventist -5.90%
  – Methodist -4.20%
  – Wesleyans -3.40%
  – Church of God -2.40%
  – Nazarenes -3.20%
Other Christian9.2%
No religion (atheism, agnosticism, etc.) 21%
Other religion, including Hindi, Muslim, and Jewish3%

Source: Wikipedia

Race and Ethnicity in Barbados

Barbados is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different races, ethnicity, and national backgrounds.

Close to 90% of all Barbadians (also known colloquially as “Bajan”) are of Afro-Caribbean descent (“Afro-Bajans”) and mixed descent. 5%  the population includes groups of Europeans mainly from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Italy. Other European groups consisted of the French, Austrians, Spaniards, and Russians.

Indians (both Hindu and Muslim) make up close to 1% of the population. Chinese-Barbadians are a small portion of Barbados’s wider Asian population. Other includes Lebanese and Syrians and other west Asian groups.

The racial composition is as follows

African descent-90%
Indo-Barbados -1%

Source: 2010 estimates

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