Antigua & Barbuda is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of around 90,000. Literacy rates and enrolment in primary and secondary education are high. Antigua & Barbuda is an active participant in COL’s regional activities and meetings in the Caribbean, and is a member of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). Antigua & Barbuda contributes regularly to COL’s budget.

School-age Population by Education Level1

7,769

 

7,935

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20151

103.8%

 

101.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20121

31.1%

 

15.1%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

72.9%

 

54.3%

Secondary(2015)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

99.4%

 

98.4%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2014)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2013)1

11%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

77

 

73

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

13.1 137.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
11.8 33.8
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
57.6 65.2
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017