Thursday, November 10, 2011

2010 Census Overview for Belize


Here are some of the highlights from the Belize 2010 Census...it is interesting how much the country has grown and changed over the past 10 years.


Population
• Belize's population is 312,971, up 30.2% from the 2000 Belize Census
• Belize's population in contrast to most country's, is in the countryside, 55% rural, 45% urban
• Average Belizean age is now 22
• Average household size 3.9 persons
• Sex ratio is 102 males for every 100 females
• 35.6% of the Belize population is age 14 or younger
• 55.8% of the Belize population is age 24 or younger

Largest Population Centers
Belize Population By Towns & Cities
1. Belize City 53,532
2. Twin towns San Ignacio and Santa Elena in the Cayo District 16,977
3. City Of Belmopan (capital of Belize) 13,654
4. Orange Walk Town 13,400
5. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 11,510
6. Corozal Town 9,871
7. Dangriga 9,096
8. Benque Viejo Del Carmen (Cayo District) 5,824
9. Punta Gorda (Toledo District) 5,205
Belize Population By District
1. Belize District 89,247
2. Cayo District 73,202
3. Orange Walk District 45,419
4. Corozal District 40,324
5. Stann Creek District 32,166
6. Toledo District 30,538

Notes: The Cayo District was the fastest-growing district, with population increasing 39% since 2000, followed by the Belize District with a 34% increase. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye was the fastest-growing urban area in Belize, with the population increasing 156% since 2000,

Belizean Ethnicity
Belize's population is: 50% Latino / Hispanic, 21% Creole, 10% Maya, 6% Mixed Race, 4.5% Garifuna, 3.6% Mennonite, 2.1% East Indian, 1% White/Caucasian and 0.9% Asian

Marital and Family Relationships
• 33.1% of those 15 and over are married and living with spouse, 23.3% have a common law relationship, 6% are in a visiting partner relationship and 37.3% are not in a union
• 65.8% of children 18 and under are living with both parents
• 22.6% of children 18 and under are living with mother only and 2.5% with father only

Belize's Foreign Born Population
• Almost 15% of the population is foreign born, of which about 4 in 10 are from Guatemala and 3 in 10 are from El Salvador or Honduras
• 3,279 Belize residents or about 1% of the total Belize population were born in the U.S. (almost double the number in 2000) and 1,567 or 0.5% in China and 667 in Canada

Education
• 87,991 Belizeans are enrolled in formal education of which 70% are in primary school and 19% in high school, and over 8% are in some type of tertiary program
• 2,364 Belizeans are in university

Religious Affiliation
• 40% Catholic; 8.5% Pentecostal; 5.5% Seventh Day Adventist; 4.6% Anglican; 3.8% Mennonite; 3.6% Baptist; 2.9% Methodist; 2.8% Nazarene; 1.7% Jehovah's Witness; 10.2% Other; 15.6% None

Belize Labour Force
• 131,000 Belizeans are in the labour force;
• 23% of the Belize labour force, or about 30,000 Belizeans are are unemployed.
• Of those employed, 57% work for a private company, 25% are self-employed and 15% work for the government or a para-statal organization
• Women in the labour force are twice as likely as men to be out of work – 33.1% for women versus 16.7% for men

Housing
• Belize has 75,848 housing units, an increase of 46% since 2000
• 82% of homes are houses, as opposed to apartments or condos
• 64.1% of Belizeans own their own home, while 33% rent
• Of those who own, almost 79% do not have a mortgage
• 50% of homes have concrete floors and walls and 80% have sheet metal roofs
• 11% of housing units do not have kitchens in the building
• About 83% of households cook with Liquid Petroleum Gas LPG), while 15% cook with wood or charcoal and about 1% with electricity
• 48% of Belizean households have municipal garbage collection, while 27% burn garbage and 11% take it to a dump
• 85% of households have potable water
• 51% of households use commercially purified water as their main source of drinking water
• About 65% of Belizean dwellings have flush toilets, while 31% use an outhouse and 3% have no toilet facilities
• Of those with flush toilets, 80% have septic tanks while 20% are connected to public sewerage systems
• 62% of households have tubs or showers
• 83% of households have electricity from Belize Electricity Limited, while 9% use candles or kerosene lamps, 4% have a connection from a neighbor, 2% have generators and 1% use solar
• 83% of Belizean homes have stoves, 66% have refrigerators, 65% have washing machines, 42% have microwaves and 8% have air-conditioning

Telecommunications
76% have a cell phone; 75% have TV; 75% have radio; 50% have DVD player; 26% have computer

INTERNET Usage
• About 23% of Belizeans  have Internet access

Motor Vehicles
• 33.7% of Belizeans have a private motor vehicle

Read more: http://www.belize.com/belize-2010-census.html#ixzz1dLKXVsXm

7 comments:

  1. this is very interesting! i don't think i could live without air conditioning since we've lived in fl....crazy! i should do this on fl.:)

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  2. It would be interesting to read the Florida statistics. And yeah, it is hard living without air conditioning.

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  3. very interesting! i dont think i could live without air conditioning either :)

    I hope you are having a blessed week :)

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  4. Why are Minnonites an ethnic group? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

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  5. Good question about why the Mennonites are an ethnic group...we are not quite sure of that ourselves.

    Perhaps because they are of Dutch and German descent and not native to Belize?

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  6. Hi Alida,
    Would you mind if I liked to this post on my blog? (www.pioneerbookworm.blogspot.com). It's a great summary.
    Thanks

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  7. Go right ahead, cat!

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