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Regional Overview of Caribbean Islands
TABLE 39. CARIBBEAN POPULATION
Island or Total (000s) Incremental rates (% p.a.) Forecast year 2000 Density: people/kmē of arable Economically active in agriculture, %of total population
island group
1980
1989
1980*
1989
(000s)
land 1980
1980
1989
Antigua-Barbuda 75 85 - 1.6 102 - - -
Bahamas 224 256 1.7 1.6 303 1488 3.6 2.7
Barbados 249 259 0.9 0.5 273 692 4.8 3.5
Bermuda 54 58 - 0.8 63 - - -
Cuba 9732 10,238 0.9 0.6 10,929 185 8.7 8.4
Dominica 73 80 1.6 1.1 90 416 - -
Dominican Republic 5697 7019 2.8 2.6 9307 205 13.3 11.7
Grenada 92 101 1.8 1.1 113 700 - -
Guadeloupe 327 339 1.1 0.4 354 435 6.1 4.7
Haiti 5413 6383 2.6 2.0 7936 425 32.0 28.8
Jamaica 2173 2478 2.1 1.6 2950 463 13.6 13.4
Martinique 326 330 0.9 0.1 335 592 5.5 3.9
Netherlands Antilles 238 274 2.2 1.7 333 162 - -
Puerto Rico 3199 3650 1.6 1.6 4343 652 1.2 1.0
St Lucia 118 134 2.4 1.5 158 610 - -
St Kitts-Nevis 52 56 - .09 62 - - -
St Vincent 99 109 2.8 1.1 123 626 - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1095 1264 2.0 1.7 1522 702 3.7 3.0
Trinidad and Tobago                
Totals 29,236 33,113 - - 39,296 - - -
                 
Note:
* Incremental rates and density data for 1980 from Levine (1981); other figures from, or calculated from, FAO Production Yearbook 1989 (1990).