Meaning of STATISTICS: ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA in English

STATISTICS: ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Antigua and Barbuda Official name: Antigua and Barbuda. Form of government: constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses (Senate ; House of Representatives ). Chief of state: British Monarch represented by Governor-General. Head of government: Prime Minister. Capital: Saint John's. Official language: English. Official religion: none. Monetary unit: 1 Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents; valuation (Sept. 25, 1998) 1 U.S.$ = EC$2.70; 1 = EC$4.60. Demography Population (1998): 69,100{2}. Density (1998): persons per sq mi 405.3, persons per sq km 156.5. Urban-rural (1995): urban 36.5%; rural 63.5%. Sex distribution (1991): male 48.20%; female 51.80%. Age breakdown (1991): under 15, 30.4%; 15-29, 27.8%; 30-44, 20.5%; 45-59, 10.2%; 60-74, 7.7%; 75 and over, 3.4%. Population projection: (2000) 70,000; (2010) 71,000. Doubling time: 50 years. Ethnic composition (1994): black 91.3%; mixed 3.7%; white 2.4%; Syrian/Lebanese 0.6%; Indo-Pakistani 0.4%; Amerindian 0.3%; other 1.3%. Religious affiliation (1991): Protestant 73.7%, of which Anglican 32.1%, Moravian 12.0%, Methodist 9.1%, Seventh-day Adventist 8.8%; Roman Catholic 10.8%; Jehovah's Witness 1.2%; Rastafarian 0.8%; other religion/no religion/not stated 13.5%. Major cities (1991): Saint John's 22,342.{3} Vital statistics Birth rate per 1,000 population (1995): 20.9 (world avg. 25.0); (1988) legitimate 23.4%; illegitimate 76.6%. Death rate per 1,000 population (1995): 6.7 (world avg. 9.3). Natural increase rate per 1,000 population (1995): 14.2 (world avg. 15.7). Total fertility rate (avg. births per childbearing woman; 1996): 1.7. Marriage rate per 1,000 population (1988): 4.9. Divorce rate per 1,000 population (1988): 0.2. Life expectancy at birth (1996): male 71.5 years; female 75.8 years. Major causes of death per 100,000 population (1988): diseases of the circulatory system 237.5; malignant neoplasms (cancers) 44.5; diseases of the respiratory system 44.5; endocrine and metabolic disorders 25.4; ill-defined conditions 68.6. National economy Budget (1995). Revenue: EC$289,600,000 (taxes on international transactions 35.2%, of which import duties 15.8%; consumption taxes 26.6%; nontax revenue 13.4%; income taxes 9.8%). Expenditures: EC$355,400,000 (current expenditures 86.1%; development expenditures 13.9%). Public debt (external, outstanding; end of 1995): U.S.$235,500,000. Production (metric tons except as noted). Agriculture, forestry, fishing (1996): tropical fruit (including papayas, guavas, soursops, and oranges) 5,500, mangoes 1,300, eggplants 250, lemons and limes 220, carrots 210, "Antiguan Black" pineapples 150; livestock (number of live animals) 15,700 cattle, 12,200 sheep; roundwood, n.a.; fish catch (1995) 470. Mining and quarrying: crushed stone for local use. Manufacturing (1994): beer and malt 166,000 cases; T-shirts 179,000 units; other manufactures include cement, handicrafts, small appliances, and electronic components. Construction (1995): gross value of building applications EC$154,000,000. Energy production (consumption): electricity (kW-hr; 1994) 117,500,000 (105,700,000); coal, none (none); crude petroleum, none (none); petroleum products (metric tons; 1994) negligible (101,000); natural gas, none (none). Population economically active (1991): total 26,753; activity rate of total population 45.1% (participation rates: ages 15-64, 69.7%; female 45.6%; unemployed 6.7%). Household income and expenditure. Average household size (1991) 3.2; income per household: n.a.; sources of income: n.a.; expenditure (1974){4}: food and nonalcoholic beverages 42.9%, housing 23.3%, transportation 10.0%, clothing and footwear 7.5%, energy 5.5%, alcoholic beverages and tobacco 3.6%, other 7.2%. Gross national product (at current market prices; 1996): U.S.$482,000,000 (U.S.$7,330 per capita). Land use (1994): forested 11.0%; meadows and pastures 9.0%; agricultural and under permanent cultivation 18.0%; other 62.0%. Tourism: receipts from visitors (1995) U.S.$328,500,000; expenditures by nationals abroad (1994) U.S.$25,000,000. Foreign trade{5} Imports (1992): U.S.$417,000,000 ({6}agricultural products 9.0%, other [including petroleum products for reexport] 91.0%). Major import sources (1989){6}: United States 27.0%; United Kingdom 16.0%; Canada 4.0%; OECS 3.0%; Italy 3.0%. Exports (1992): U.S.$70,000,000 ({6}reexports [significantly, petroleum products reexported to neighbouring islands] 78.0%, domestic exports 22.0%). Major export destinations (1989){6}: United States 41.0%; United Kingdom 19.0%; Germany 19.0%. Transport Transport. Railroads{7}. Roads (1995): total length 152 mi, 245 km (paved 56%). Vehicles (1995): passenger cars 13,588; trucks and buses 1,342. Merchant marine (1992): vessels (100 gross tons and over) 292; total deadweight tonnage 997,381. Air transport (1993): passenger-mi 140,000,000, passenger-km 225,000,000; (1991) short ton-mi cargo 137,000, metric ton-km cargo 200,000; airports (1996) with scheduled flights 2. Education and health Educational attainment (1991). Percentage of population age 25 and over having: no formal schooling 1.1%; primary education 50.5%; secondary 33.4%; higher (not university) 5.4%; university 6.2%; other/unknown 3.4%. Literacy (1990): total population age 15 and over literate 40,000 (90.0%). Health (1992): physicians 59 (1 per 1,083 persons); hospital beds 369 (1 per 173 persons); infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births (1996) 17.2. Food (1995): daily per capita caloric intake 2,406 (vegetable products 65%, animal products 35%); 102% of FAO recommended minimum requirement. Military Total active duty personnel (1995): a 100-member defense force is part of the Eastern Caribbean regional security system. {1} Directly elected seats only; attorney general and speaker may serve ex officio if they are not elected to House of Representatives. {2} Includes evacuees from Montserrat. {3} Large settlements include (1991): All Saints 2,230; Liberta 1,473; Codrington 814. {4} Weights of consumer price index components. {5} Exports f.o.b.; imports c.i.f. {6} Estimated percentages. {7} Privately owned tracks are mostly nonoperative.

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