Table 1: Average Indicators for Dependent versus Independent Caribbean Islands*

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Indicator Dependent Independent

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Area (km2) 1,232 9,936



Population (000) 451 1,764



Population Density (km2) 323 195



Per Capita GDP ($US) 11,214 5,898



Migration Rate 4.5 -9.0



Unemployment Rate 11.1 22.4



Visitor Spending Per Capita 4,727 1,390



External Debt Per Capita 2,055 1,030



Life Expectancy 75.7 69.4



Infant Mortality 12.3 27.0



Crude Birth Rate 16.0 22.1



Crude Death Rate 6.3 7.0



Rate of Natural Increase 9.7 15.1



Adult Literacy 94.6 86.3



Telephones/1,000 Pop. 364 126



Radios/1,000 Pop. 600 765



TVs/1,000 Pop. 361 208

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SOURCES: Calculated from raw data in Compendium of Tourism Statistics (1997)16 and CIA World Fact Book (1997).17



*DTs include Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Caymans, Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Turks/Caicos and U.S. Virgin Islands; Independents include Antigua/Barbuda, Bahamas, Dominica, Dominican R., Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad/Tobago.



Table 2: Average Indicators for Dependent versus Independent Pacific Islands*

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Indicator Dependent Independent

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Area (km2) 2,630 58,471



Population (000) 94 702



Population Density (km2) 443 110



Per Capita GDP ($US) 6,148 3,218



Migration Rate 0.9 -1.85



Visitor Spending Per Capita 3,125 146



External Debt Per Capita 5,882 1,607



Life Expectancy 69 63.9



Infant Mortality 23.8 41.0



Crude Birth Rate 27.1 29.6



Crude Death Rate 5.3 7.4



Rate of Natural Increase 21.8 22.2



Adult Literacy 89.6 85.3



Telephones/1,000 Pop. 156 25



Radios/1,000 Pop. 363 337



TVs/1,000 Pop. 180 10

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SOURCES: Calculated from raw data in Compendium of Tourism Statistics (1997)16 and CIA World Fact Book (1997).17

*DTs include American Samoa, Cook Islands, Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Northern Marianas, Palau and Wallis/Fortuna; Independents include Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa.