In 2000, the total population of The Bahamas was 325 014 inhabitants; by 2021 this figure had risen to 407 906, representing a 25.5% increase. Regarding the country's demographic profile, in 2021 people over 65 years of age accounted for 8.6% of the total population, an increase of 3.6 percentage points compared to the year 2000. In 2021, there were 109.2 women per 100 men and 43.7 older people (65 years or older) per 100 children under 15 years of age, as can be seen in the country's population pyramids, distributed by age group and sex (Figure 1). Considering the population between 15 and 64 years of age to be potentially active (i.e., potential participants in the labor force), this group represented 71.8% of the total population of the country in 2020 (292 916 people). When these figures are added to the potentially passive population (80 042 under 15 years of age and 34 949 over 65 years of age), the result is a dependency ratio of 39.3 potentially passive people per 100 potentially active people. This ratio was 53.6 in 2000.
Life expectancy at birth was 74.2 years in 2021—lower than the average for the Region of the Americas and 3.2 years higher than in 2000.
(Source: Health in the Americas+)