The number of Anglicans on the island has plummeted by 28 per cent in just ten years, the latest census results revealed today. *File photo by Kageaki Smith
The number of Anglicans on the island has plummeted by 28 per cent in just ten years, the latest census results revealed today. *File photo by Kageaki Smith

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9: The number of Anglicans on the island has plummeted by 28 per cent in just ten years, the latest census results revealed today.

The percentage of the population claiming the Anglican church as an affiliation has dropped from 23 per cent of the population at the last census in 2000 to 16 per cent — only one per cent above the number of Roman Catholics.

The number of residents who claimed they are Catholic was up by 75 persons — one of the few denominations to show an increase in numbers.

Almost 20 per cent of the population said they had no religious affiliation, up from 14 per cent on 2000.

The third-biggest church, the AME, saw its share of the church-going population fall from 11 per cent in 2000 to nine per cent in 2010. The actual number of people who claimed they were AME was down 19 per cent.

The census also shows that woman continue to outnumber men — of the total non-institutional population of around 64,000, there were 30,858 males and 33,379 females.

The total population grew to 64,237 in 2010 compared to 62,059 in 2000, up four per cent.

Of the 2010 population, 50,565 were Bermudian, while non-Bermudians totalled 13,516, with 156 people not recording a status.

The percentage of the non-Bermudian population remains at 21 per cent of the total — static compared to the 2000 figure.

The proportions of people who chose either black or white as an ethnic group slipped to 51 per cent and 31 per cent respectively.

Among the foreign-born population, the British remained the largest group, with almost 4,000 citizens in Bermuda, although the UK percentage of the total population fell by 19 per cent over the decade between the censuses.

The number of people from the US remained static at around 3,400.

The numbers born in Canada or the Azores/Portugal also fell by 13 and ten per cent respectively.

But the number of people born in Asian countries more than doubled, increasing by 1,188 people over the ten year span.

The number of people born in Africa nearly tripled, up by 383 people, while those from the Caribbean area rose by 583 – up 28 per cent.

Men continue to marry later – with an average age of 28 – compared to women, where the average age of marriage is 26.

Women had an average of 2.8 children in 2010 compared to an average of 2.4 in 2000 – although there was a five per cent drop in the number of children enrolled in schools over the same period.

The median monthly rent paid in Bermuda was $1,700 while the median monthly mortgage payment totalled $3,500.

But more than one third (35 per cent) of households reported an income of more than $144,000 a year.