St Lucia is a small island state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 182,000. Tourism is the largest contributor to the economy and enrolment rates for primary and secondary education are high. St Lucia is actively involved with the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) and several other COL regional activities. St. Lucia regularly contributes to COL’s budget.

School-age Population by Education Level1

15,902

 

16,763

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20131

88.4%

 

88.4%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20131

18.5%

 

9.3%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

70.4%

 

50.8%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

52%

 

79%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

17%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

79

 

71

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

18.4 116.3
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
13.7 8.2
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
37.2 35.2
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015