View of Roseau, the capital of Dominica

View of Roseau, the capital of Dominica

Dominica’s population is among the slowest growing in the Caribbean, a report from the World Bank has revealed.

The report, which studied average population growth from 2000 to 2012, showed that the island’s population grew by an average of 0.2 percent per year.

It shows some of the islands in the Windward chain experienced slow or limited growth with St. Vincent at 0.1 percent and Grenada at 0.3 percent

However, St. Lucia grew by 1.2 percent, making it the island with the fastest growing population in the Windward Islands.

The island with the fastest-growing population in the Caribbean is one of the tiniest: the Turks and Caicos Islands, which has seen an average annual growth of 4.5 percent from 2000 to 2012.

The Cayman Islands followed with an average annual growth rate of 2.7 percent for the time period.

Two US territories were the only populations that saw negative growth — Puerto Rico, with -0.3 percent population growth over the period, and the US Virgin Islands, also at -0.3 percent.

Other islands with slow population growth are Cuba at 0.1 percent per year, Barbados at 0.5 percent and Trinidad at 0.4 percent.

See full report on population growth in the Caribbean below.

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