Parham, Antigua and Barbuda

Parham Town (commonly known as Parham) is a coastal town and port located in and capital of Saint Peter Parish on the island of Antigua, in Antigua and Barbuda. It had a population of 1,491 in 2001.

Parham
Town
Parham Town
Parham is located in Antigua and Barbuda
Parham
Parham
Coordinates: 17°06′N 61°46′W / 17.100°N 61.767°W / 17.100; -61.767Coordinates: 17°06′N 61°46′W / 17.100°N 61.767°W / 17.100; -61.767
CountryAntigua and Barbuda
IslandAntigua
Civil parishSaint Peter Parish (capital)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,084
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)

GeographyEdit

Parham is on the shore of Parham Harbour, a well-protected anchorage.

It has a population of 1,276 (2001 census).[1]

It is the oldest town in the country (established in 1632) and was once the capital of British Antigua and Barbuda.

DemographicsEdit

Parham has five enumeration districts.

  • 50700 Parham-LoversLane
  • 50800 Parham-Market
  • 50900 Parham-ByamsWharf
  • 51001 Parham-School_1
  • 51002 Parham-School_2

Census Data (2011)[2]Edit

Q48 Ethnic Counts %
African descendent 998 92.06%
Caucasian/White 5 0.47%
East Indian/India 3 0.28%
Mixed (Black/White) 17 1.61%
Mixed (Other) 44 4.06%
Hispanic 6 0.57%
Other 8 0.76%
Don't know/Not stated 2 0.19%
Total 1,084 100.00%
Q49 Religion Counts %
Adventist 192 18.17%
Anglican 251 23.81%
Baptist 32 3.01%
Church of God 26 2.43%
Evangelical 5 0.49%
Jehovah Witness 4 0.39%
Methodist 110 10.40%
Moravian 19 1.85%
Nazarene 13 1.26%
None/no religion 76 7.19%
Pentecostal 87 8.26%
Rastafarian 16 1.55%
Roman Catholic 38 3.60%
Weslyan Holiness 153 14.48%
Other 30 2.82%
Don't know/Not stated 3 0.29%
Total 1,055 100.00%
NotApp : 30
Q58. Country of birth Counts %
Other Latin or North American countries 1 0.09%
Antigua and Barbuda 847 78.07%
Other Caribbean countries 2 0.19%
Canada 2 0.19%
Other Asian countries 1 0.09%
Dominica 31 2.84%
Dominican Republic 7 0.66%
Guyana 47 4.35%
Jamaica 33 3.02%
Monsterrat 5 0.47%
St. Kitts and Nevis 8 0.76%
St. Lucia 1 0.09%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 10 0.95%
Trinidad and Tobago 3 0.28%
United Kingdom 4 0.38%
USA 30 2.74%
USVI United States Virgin Islands 7 0.66%
Not Stated 45 4.16%
Total 1,084 100.00%
Q71 Country of Citizenship 1 Counts %
Antigua and Barbuda 933 86.01%
Other Caribbean countries 5 0.47%
Dominica 19 1.80%
Dominican Republic 3 0.28%
Guyana 33 3.02%
Jamaica 29 2.65%
Monsterrat 2 0.19%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0.28%
Trinidad and Tobago 1 0.09%
United Kingdom 2 0.19%
USA 23 2.08%
Other countries 2 0.19%
Not Stated 30 2.74%
Total 1,084 100.00%
Q71 Country of Citizenship 2 (Country of Second Citizenship) Counts %
Other Caribbean countries 7 6.93%
Canada 4 3.96%
Other Asian and Middle Eastern countries 1 0.99%
Dominica 14 13.86%
Dominican Republic 3 2.97%
Guyana 15 14.85%
Jamaica 9 8.91%
Monsterrat 3 2.97%
St. Lucia 1 0.99%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7 6.93%
Trinidad and Tobago 2 1.98%
United Kingdom 2 1.98%
USA 33 31.68%
Other countries 1 0.99%
Total 104 100.00%
NotApp : 981
Employment status Counts %
Employed 466 56.80%
Unemployed 63 7.62%
Inactive 290 35.33%
Not stated 2 0.25%
Total 821 100.00%
NotApp : 263
Q91 Business Earning (Earnings a business made) Counts %
Under 1,000 $EC per month 10 27.03%
1,000 to 1,999 $EC per month 10 27.03%
2,000 to 2,999 $EC per month 9 24.32%
3,000 to 4,999 $EC per month 6 16.22%
5,000 $EC and over per month 2 5.41%
Total 38 100.00%
NotApp : 1,037
Missing : 9
Q55 Internet Use Counts %
Yes 507 46.79%
No 568 52.36%
Don't know/Not stated 9 0.85%
Total 1,084 100.00%
Q117 MoneyOverseas (Money from friends and relatives overseas) Counts %
Under 100 EC$ 779 94.88%
100 to 499 EC$ 9 1.12%
500 to 999 EC$ 13 1.62%
1,000 to 1,999 EC$ 7 0.87%
2,000 to 4,999 EC$ 7 0.87%
5,000 to 99,999 EC$ 5 0.62%
Total 821 100.00%
NotApp : 263

AttractionsEdit

  • Parham Hill, a well-preserved colonial home.
  • Great Bird Island, in Parham Harbor
  • St. Peter's Anglican Church was built in 1840 by eminent English architect Thomas Weekes.

Law EnforcementEdit

In January 2021, the Parham Police were moved to a temporary headquarters in the ticket booth in the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, until a new police station can be constructed, with the old one being demolished.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09.
  2. ^ "Antigua and Barbuda::Statistics Division/Redatam Webserver | Statistical Process and Dissemination Tool". redatam.org. Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  3. ^ "Parham Police Officers Moved to Temporary Quarters". 24 January 2021.