Society of Grenada



Population per sq km: 314

Life expectancy: 73 years

Net primary enrolment: 87% (2009)

Population: 106,000 (2015); 36 per cent of people live in urban areas; growth 0.4 per cent p.a. 1990–2015, depressed over this period by emigration; birth rate 19 per 1,000 people (28 in 1970); life expectancy 73 years (64 in 1970).

Most of the population is of African (82 per cent in 1991 census) or mixed African/European descent (13 per cent). The remainder is made up of small European and Asian groups.

Language: English is spoken by almost everyone. A French-based Creole is also spoken.

Religion: According to the most recent census available (2001) the population is made up of mainly Christians (Roman Catholics 45 per cent, Anglicans 14 per cent, Seventh Day Adventists, Methodists).

Media: There are no daily newspapers, but The Grenada Guardian (Grenada United Labour Party), Grenada Informer, The Grenada Times and The Grenadian Voice are weeklies; all in English.

A public–private partnership, the Grenada Broadcasting Network, provides radio and television stations. Meingingfull Television is privately owned and there are several privately-owned radio stations.

Public holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day (7 February), Labour Day (1 May), Emancipation Day (first Monday in August), Carnival (second Monday and Tuesday in August), Thanksgiving Day (25 October), Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Religious festivals whose dates vary from year to year include Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Corpus Christi.