Jamaica’s population declined in 2018

by April 22nd, 2019

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that a steadily declining birth rate, and a negative net migration, led to a decline in Jamaica’s population last year.


Director General of STATIN, Carol Coy, says an estimate of the population in 2018 indicated a decline of almost 1,700 people.



Miss Coy notes that the country’s birth rate declined by almost 4% last year.