Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Belize population 312,971: 2010 census #404140
04/06/11 08:39 AM
04/06/11 08:39 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 70,329
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
[Linked Image] The preliminary findings of the 2010 Population and Housing Census, released last week by the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB), have put the population of Belize at 312,971, officially updating the country’s population count from the 2009 population estimate of 333,200.

(Population estimates are mathematical calculations which give a ballpark figure of how many people may be living in the country, whereas censuses take an actual on-the-ground count; therefore, the numbers differ.)

Belize’s population in 1970 was reported at 119,645; in 1980 it was reported at 145,353; in 1991 it was reported at 189,392; in 2000 it was reported at 240,204 people.

According to the recently released data, 171,827 or 55% of the population is rural, compared to 47% in 2000; and the male to female ratio is reported at 102 males to 100 females, the SIB points out.

Of note is that the census, conducted in May 2010, also revealed that the most populous part of the country is Southside Belize City, with a reported population now of 37,416, versus a reported Northside population of 16,116.

SIB also reports that San Pedro grew the most of all urban centers since the last census in 2000. Over the decade, the population grew 2.5 times, from 4,499 ten years ago to 11,510 today.

In 1980, the San Pedro population was reported at only 1,125, indicating that its size has increased approximately 10-fold since Independence.

The SIB also reports that the twin towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena, and the municipality of Belmopan, have overtaken Orange Walk Town as the second largest municipality. Orange Walk was listed as the second largest municipality in the last census, but by the new estimate, the population is 83 persons smaller than ten years ago. However, the rural population has grown significantly.

The population of the nation’s capital, Belmopan, has grown nearly 70% since the last census.

Punta Gorda is still the smallest municipality, with a reported population of 5,205. Roughly 80% of Toledo’s population is rural, the highest percentage in the country.

The census results indicate that the average household size has dropped from 4.5 to 3.9.

The data also reveal that 118 people are reported as homeless, while 1,957 are living in formal institutions—over 80% of them males.

The official release of the 2010 Population and Housing Census is slated to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Jaguar Auditorium, University of Belize in Belmopan.


Re: Belize population 312,971: 2010 census [Re: Marty] #404256
04/07/11 07:59 AM
04/07/11 07:59 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 70,329
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

Belize’s Population Lower Than Projected

For months the population figure that everyone in the public sphere has been using is 333,000. That's the figure that was posted on the Statistical Institute of Belize's website, a projection we presume based on population growth trends.

Well now, the institute has news for us all. According to results published from the 2010 census the population is 312,000, up from 240,000 in the year two - thousand. That's an annual growth rate of just 2.65%.

While that finding has many shaking their heads, another is raising eyebrows. IT says that the average house-hold size decreased from 4.5 to 3.9 persons per household.

The full report will be presented at the end of this month.

Channel 7

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 181 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1