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
|Land Area||431 sq. km (166 sq. mi)|
|Pop. Density||668 people/sq. km|
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.
|– Seventh Day Adventist||-5.90%|
|– Church of God||-2.40%|
|No religion (atheism, agnosticism, etc.)||21%|
|Other religion, including Hindi, Muslim, and Jewish||3%|
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
Source: 2010 estimates