British Virgin Islands Demographics

What is the population of British Virgin Islands?

Population 37,381
Population Growth Rate 2.4%
Urban Population 40.6%
Population in Major Urban Areas ROAD TOWN (capital) 10,000
Nationality Noun British Virgin Islander(s)
Nationality Adjective British Virgin Islander
Ethnic Groups black 83%, white, Indian, Asian and mixed
Languages Spoken English (official)

British Virgin Islands Health Information

What are the health conditions in British Virgin Islands?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 4.89
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 98%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 2%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 98%
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 11.92
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 15.85
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 13.93
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 2.5%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 97.5%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 97.5%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.24

British Virgin Islands Life Expectancy

How long do people live in British Virgin Islands?

Life Expectancy at Birth 78 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 79 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 76 Years
Median Age 35 Years
Median Age - female 35 Years
Median Age - male 35 Years

British Virgin Islands Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

British Virgin Islands median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 11
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 4.89
Median Age 35 Years
Median Age - female 35 Years
Median Age - male 35 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 18.11
Population Growth Rate 2.4%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female .97
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female .91
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .9
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .92
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .93
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .95

British Virgin Islands Medical Information

What are the health conditions in British Virgin Islands?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical care in the BVI consists of a small general hospital, Peebles Hospital (Telephone (284) 494-3497), with an emergency room staffed 24-hrs/day by physicians, several clinics on Tortola, and one public and one private clinic on Virgin Gorda. Both islands are served by ambulances staffed with paramedics. There is a clinic staffed by a government nurse on both Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. There are no medical facilities on the other islands. A volunteer organization, Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), responds 24-hrs/day to medical emergencies at sea or on the outer islands. VISAR transports casualties to the nearest point for transfer to ambulance. To reach VISAR, dial SOS (767) or call on Marine Channel 16.

There is no hyperbaric chamber in the BVI. Patients requiring treatment for decompression illness are transferred to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Most sensitive medical cases are transferred to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

British Virgin Islands Education

What is school like in British Virgin Islands?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 4.4%
Literacy - total population 97.8%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 16 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 15 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 15 Years

British Virgin Islands Literacy

Can people in British Virgin Islands read?

Literacy - total population 97.8%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language English (official)

British Virgin Islands Crime

Is British Virgin Islands a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Theft, armed robbery and other violent crimes do occur in the BVI. Visitors should take common-sense precautions to guard against petty crime. Travelers should avoid carrying large amounts of cash and use hotel safety deposit facilities to safeguard valuables and travel documents. Do not leave valuables unattended on the beach or in cars, and do not leave them in plain view inside rental properties or hotel rooms. Always lock up boats when going ashore.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, you may be breaking local law too.

British Virgin Islands Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in the BVI, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In some places you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. In some places, it is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. In some places driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in the BVI,, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

Persons violating BVI law, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in the BVI are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States. Please see our information on Criminal Penalties.

If you are arrested in the BVI, authorities of the BVI are required to notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate of your arrest. If you are concerned the Department of State may not be aware of your situation, you should request the police or prison officials to notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate of your arrest.

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