Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda

Codrington is a town located on the island of Barbuda, which is part of the country of Antigua and Barbuda.

Codrington
City
Codrington is located in Antigua and Barbuda
Codrington
Codrington
Coordinates: 17°38′N 61°50′W / 17.633°N 61.833°W / 17.633; -61.833Coordinates: 17°38′N 61°50′W / 17.633°N 61.833°W / 17.633; -61.833
CountryAntigua and Barbuda
IslandBarbuda
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total1,252
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)

Codrington was founded by Christopher Codrington and his brother John in 1685,[1] to be the main residential centre on the island. They built a castle which dominated the town, but it was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1843 and little trace of it now remains. It had a population of 914 in 2001.

In 1741, the first slave rebellion happened in Codrington. Beach's Rebellion arose as a consequence of manager Thomas Beach's "cruel and tyrannical" behaviour. Several herds of cattle were slaughtered, damage was done to the Codrington's[clarification needed] property and equipment. Codrington is served by Barbuda Codrington Airport.

The population of Codrington was recorded as 700 in the census of 1904, and 1,252 in the census of 1991. The town, along with the rest of the island, was completely evacuated in September 2017 following catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Irma, but much of the population has now returned to the island.[2]

Hurricane IrmaEdit

On 6 September 2017, Hurricane Irma, at Category 5, swept through the town. Prime Minister Gaston Browne stated that there had been damage to 95% of the structures on the small island and that he was "of the view that the island is barely habitable".[3] As of October 2017 residents were coming back to Codrington and beginning the effort to rebuild.[4]

Demographics (2011)Edit

The town has a Living Condition Index (unmet basic needs index) of 14.05 and an unemployment rate of 6.58.[5] The Antigua & Barbuda Statistics Departament classifies the city as "Urban".

There are three Enumeration Districts "EDs".[6]

  • Codrington (North) (ED 90100)
  • Codrington (Central) (ED 90200)
  • Codrington (South) (ED 90300)
Ethnic Data for Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda[7]
Ethnicity Count %
African descendent 741 93.09%
Mixed (Black/White) 38 4.74%
Mixed (Other) 10 1.28%
Hispanic 2 0.26%
Syrian/Lebanese 2 0.26%
Caucasian/White 1 0.13%
Other 1 0.13%
Don't know/Not stated 1 0.13%
Country of Birth Data for Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda[8]
Q58. Country of birth Counts %
Other Latin or North Amercian countries 1 0.13%
Antigua and Barbuda 703 88.35%
Other Caribbean countries 2 0.26%
Canada 2 0.26%
Other European countries 1 0.13%
Dominica 11 1.41%
Dominican Republic 2 0.26%
Guyana 21 2.69%
Jamaica 9 1.15%
Montserrat 4 0.51%
Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 0.64%
Saint Lucia 1 0.13%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 0.64%
Syria 2 0.26%
United Kingdom 2 0.26%
United States 12 1.54%
United States Virgin Islands (USVI) 9 1.15%
Not Stated 2 0.26%
Total 796 100.00%
Country of Citizenship for Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda[9]
Q71 Country of Citizenship 1 Counts %
Antigua and Barbuda 724 91.04%
Other Caribbean countries 4 0.51%
Canada 2 0.26%
Other Asian and Middle Eastern countries 1 0.13%
Dominica 7 0.90%
Dominican Republic 2 0.26%
Guyana 20 2.56%
Jamaica 7 0.90%
Monsterrat 3 0.38%
St. Lucia 1 0.13%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0.38%
United Kingdom 1 0.13%
USA 16 2.05%
Other countries 2 0.26%
Not Stated 1 0.13%
Total 796 100.00%
Country of Second Citizenship for Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda[9]
Country of Second Citizenship Counts %
Other Caribbean countries 11 9.57%
Canada 15 13.04%
Other Asian and Middle Eastern countries 1 0.87%
Dominica 11 9.57%
Dominican Republic 1 0.87%
Guyana 6 5.22%
Jamaica 5 4.35%
Monsterrat 2 1.74%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 4 3.48%
United Kingdom 23 20.00%
USA 35 29.57%
Other countries 2 1.74%
Total 117 100.00%
Religious Data for Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda[10]
Q49 Religion Counts %
Adventist 72 9.10%
Anglican 160 20.13%
Baptist 90 11.28%
Church of God 3 0.38%
Evangelical 1 0.13%
Jehovah Witness 6 0.77%
Methodist 5 0.64%
Moravian 2 0.26%
Nazarene 2 0.26%
None/no religion 36 4.49%
Pentecostal 159 20.00%
Rastafarian 22 2.82%
Roman Catholic 11 1.41%
Weslyan Holiness 178 22.44%
Other 31 3.85%
Don't know/Not stated 16 2.05%
Total 795 100.00%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.antiguamuseums.org/Historical.htm[dead link]
  2. ^ "After Irma, Disaster Capitalism Threatens Cultural Heritage in Barbuda". NACLA.
  3. ^ Hanna, Jason; Sterling, Joe; Almasy, Steve (2017-09-06). "Hurricane Irma: Powerful storm blamed for three deaths". ABS TV Radio Antigua & Barbuda. CNN. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  4. ^ "Barbuda After The Hurricane: Residents Return To Pick Up Pieces". BBC News. 2017-10-17.
  5. ^ "Living Conditions in Antigua and Barbuda: Poverty in a Services Economy in Transition Vol1" (PDF). statistics.gov.ag. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  6. ^ "Household ICT Survey 2008" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Antigua and Barbuda::Statistics Division/Redatam Webserver | Statistical Process and Dissemination Tool". redatam.org. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  8. ^ "Antigua and Barbuda::Statistics Division/Redatam Webserver | Statistical Process and Dissemination Tool". redatam.org. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  9. ^ a b "Antigua and Barbuda::Statistics Division/Redatam Webserver | Statistical Process and Dissemination Tool". redatam.org. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  10. ^ "Antigua and Barbuda::Statistics Division/Redatam Webserver | Statistical Process and Dissemination Tool". redatam.org. Retrieved 2021-12-08.

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