Demographics of Seychelles

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Seychelles, including population density, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. About 90% of the Seychellois people live on the island of Mahé. Most of the rest live on Praslin and La Digue, with the remaining smaller islands either sparsely populated or uninhabited. Most Seychellois are descendants of early French settlers and East Africans who arrived in the 19th century. Tamils, along with other South Indians and Chinese account for the other permanent inhabitants. About 1,703 expatriates work in Seychelles. Seychelles culture is a mixture of African influences; the local Seychellois Creole, a creole language derived from French and African tongues, is the native language of 91.8% of the people. English remains the language of commerce. About 91.9% of the adult population is literate, the literacy rate of school-aged children has risen to well over 98%.

Increases are expected, as nearly all children of primary school age attend school, the government encourages adult education. Structure of the population: Demographic statistics according to the World Population Review in 2019. One birth every 360 minutes One death every 720 minutes One net migrant every 1440 minutes Net gain of one person every 1440 minutesThe following demographic are from the CIA World Factbook unless otherwise indicated. 94,633 81 534 July 2005 est.) 0-14 years: 19.52% 15-24 years: 12.96% 25-54 years: 49.29% 55-64 years: 10.44% 65 years and over: 7.79% 0–14 years: 26.4% 15–64 years: 67.4% 65 years and over: 6.2% total: 35.8 years. Country comparison to the world: 76th male: 35.3 years female: 36.5 years 13.4 births/1,000 population Country comparison to the world: 142nd 7 deaths/1,000 population Country comparison to the world: 130th 1.85 children born/woman Country comparison to the world: 144th 1.75 children born/woman 0.74% Country comparison to the world: 136th 0.789098% Seychelles has no indigenous population and was first permanently settled by a small group of French planters, African slaves, South Indians in 1770.

Seychelles’ modern population is composed of the descendants of French and British settlers and Indian, Middle Eastern traders and is concentrated on three of its 155 islands – the vast majority on Mahe and lesser numbers on Praslin and La Digue. Seychelles’ population grew during the second half of the 20th century due to natural increase, but the pace has slowed because of fertility decline; the total fertility rate dropped from 4.0 children per woman in 1980 to 1.9 in 2015 as a result of a family planning program, free education and health care, increased female labor force participation. Life expectancy has increased but women on average live 9 years longer than men, a difference, higher than that typical of developed countries; the combination of reduced fertility and increased longevity has resulted in an aging population, which will put pressure on the government’s provision of pensions and health care. Seychelles’ sustained investment in social welfare services, such as free primary health care and education up to the post-secondary level, have enabled the country to achieve a high human development index score – among the highest in Africa.

Despite some of its health and education indicators being nearly on par with Western countries, Seychelles has a high level of income inequality. 1 migrant/1,000 population Country comparison to the world: 61st total dependency ratio: 42.8 youth dependency ratio: 31 elderly dependency ratio: 11.7 potential support ratio: 8.5 urban population: 56.7% of total population rate of urbanization: 1.26% annual rate of change total population: 75.2 years male: 70.7 years female: 79.8 years at birth: 1.03 male/female under 15 years: 1.02 male/female 15-64 years: 0.95 male/female 65 years and over: 0.48 male/female total population: 0.93 male/female noun: Seychellois, adjective: Seychelles predominantly creole.


Penapar is a village in Tutong District, Brunei, in the mukim of Tanjong Maya. The incumbent village head is Mahmud bin Abdul Latif. Penapar has the postcode TD1741. Penapar is known in Malay as Kampung Penapar, which means'Penapar Village'. Penapar is the third - and lowest-level administrative division of Brunei, it is one of the villages in a mukim or subdistrict of Tutong District. Penapar Primary School is a government school which provides general primary education to the resident pupils of Penapar, it shares grounds with Penapar Religious School a government school but provides ugama or Islamic religious primary education, compulsory for Muslim pupils in the country. Kampong Penapar Mosque is the village mosque which enables the Muslim residents for conducting Jumu'ah or Friday prayers as well as other congregational prayers and communal religious activities; the mosque was inaugurated by Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, in 1991. It can accommodate 200 worshippers

Whiskered myiobius

The whiskered myiobius or bearded flycatcher is a species of bird in the family Tityridae, having been included in Tyrannidae. A number of taxonomic authorities continue to place with the flycatchers; the whiskered myiobius is found in Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and degraded former forest. Six subspecies are recognised; the subspecies M. b. mastacalis is sometimes split as the yellow-rumped myiobius. The whiskered myiobius is similar in appearance to several related species, it has olive upper parts, an obvious yellow rump and a well-concealed yellow patch on the crown. The rictal bristles form a basket-like structure; the underparts are greyish-olive and the belly pale yellow. The tail is somewhat rounded, it is a silent bird, but sometimes utters a staccato "psik". The species is distributed in tropical South America, it is found in the Amazon basin in the northern half of Brazil, northeastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, eastern Colombia, southern Venezuela, Guyana and French Guiana.

Its typical habitat is the lower parts of the canopy of humid rainforest at altitudes of less than 900 m. It is more found in the middle of forests than is the black-tailed myiobius, in Amazonia occurs at lower elevations than the tawny-breasted myiobius. Like other myiobius, the diet consists of insects, many of which are caught aerobatically on the wing, it forages in small mixed flocks. When perched, this bird droops its wings and fans the feathers of the tail in a manner reminiscent of Old World fantails. No particular threats facing this bird have been identified, it is uncommon, but it has a wide range and the population seems to be steady, so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern"