Saint Lucia

population

182,273

WB, 2012

Population density

298.8p/KM2

WB, 2012

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - M. USD

1,332.222

WB, 2012

Capital stock - M. USD

3,362

UNISDR, 2015

Social expenditure - M. USD

55

WB, 2012

Total Reserves - M. USD

192.223

WB, 2012

Basic Country Statistics and Indicators (2014)

What's this?
- Population, GDP, GFCF, Gross savings, Total reserves (World Bank Development indicators. http://data.worldbank.org/ More information can be found in "Indicators definitions and sources".)
- Capital stock (Global Exposure Database 2014. Di Bono, 2014)
- Social expenditure (International Labour Organisation, ILO: Total Social Protection expenditure, 2012; Public Health Care expenditure, 2012; World Bank Development indicators, Public Education expenditure, 2011)
- Rule of law, Government effectiveness, Voice and accountability, Control of corruption (World Bank Governance indicators. http://data.worldbank.org/)
- Pop living in slums (Indicadores de los Objetivos del Desarrollo del Milenio http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/SeriesDetail.aspx?srid=710)
- Ecological footprint (Global Footprint Network www.footprintnetwork.org)
- Environmental performance index, Forest change (Environmental Performance Index, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN); Columbia University http://epi.yale.edu)
Population people 182,273
Urban % Total population 18.459
Rural % Total population 81.541
Urban population growth % Annual 0.821
Population density People / km2 298.8
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Million US$ 1,332.222
GDP per capita Million US$ 7,328.371
Capital stock Million US$ 3,362
GFCF (Gross Fixed Capital Formation) Million US$ 348.568
Social Expenditure Million US$ 55
Gross Savings Million US$ 177.253
Total reserves Million US$ 192.223

Nationally Reported Losses 1990 - 2014

All scale disasters without criteria.

Mortality

Combined economic losses

8-year moving average 2005-2013 Extensive [%] Intensive [%]
DataCards 8.25 100.00 0.00
Deaths 2.00 100.00 0.00
House destroyed 1.88 100.00 0.00
House damaged 223.50 100.00 0.00
Injured people 5.00 100.00 0.00
Displaced people 146.63 50.00 0.00
Combined economic loss (US$) 2,165,836.94 100.00 0.00

Internationally Reported Losses 1990 - 2014 EMDAT

What's this?
For a disaster to be entered into the database at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- Ten (10) or more people reported killed.
- Hundred (100) or more people reported affected.
- Declaration of a state of emergency.
- Call for international assistance.

CRED EM-DAT (Feb. 2015) : The OFDA/CRED - International Disaster Database www.emdat.be Université catholique de Louvain Brussels - Belgium.

Frequency

Mortality

Economic issues

10-year moving average 2005-2014
Events 1
Deaths 2
Economic loss (,000 US$) 4,050

Probabilistic risk results

Average Annual Loss (AAL) by hazard

What's this?
The Average Annual Loss (AAL) is the expected loss per annum associated to the occurrence of future perils assuming a very long observation timeframe. It considers the damage caused on the exposed elements by small, moderate and extreme events and results a useful and robust metric for risk ranking and comparisons.
Hazard
 
Absolute
[Million US$]
Capital
stock [%]
GFCF
[%]
Social
exp [%]
Total
Reserves [%]
Gross
Savings [%]
Earthquake 5.06 0.151 1.452 9.265 2.632 2.855
Wind 20.42 0.607 5.858 37.390 10.623 11.520
Storm Surge 21.25 0.632 6.096 38.910 11.055 11.988
Tsunami 0.01 0.000 0.003 0.018 0.005 0.006
Multi-Hazard 46.74 1.390 13.409 85.584 24.316 26.369

Hazard contribution to AAL

Probable Maximum Loss (PML)

What's this?
The Probable Maximum Loss (PML) is a risk metric that represents the maximum loss that could be expected, on average, within a given number of years. PML is widely used to establish limits related to the size of reserves that, for example, insurance companies or a government should have available to buffer losses: the higher the return period, the higher the expected loss. PML always have associated a mean return period.

Mean return period in years - Values for hazard are in million US$

Hazard
 
20 50 100 250 500 1000 1500
Earthquake 10 43 105 244 380 522 617
Wind 99 268 517 906 1,133 1,229 1,325
Storm Surge 128 326 476 693 826 981 1,002
Tsunami 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Exposure to volcano

Number of volcanoes 1
Total population living within 30km from a volcano 178,196
% of population living with 30km distance from a volcano 100

HFA Progress (Cycle 2009-2011)

What's this?
National government self-assessment on the implementation of disaster risk reduction actions and establishment of baselines on levels of progress achieved in implementing the five priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action:
HFA Priority 1 - Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening;
HFA Priority 2 - Risk assessment and early warning systems;
HFA Priority 3 - Education, information and public awareness;
HFA Priority 4 - Reducing underlying risk factors;
HFA Priority 5 - Preparedness for effective response.

Levels:
1 - Minor progress with few signs of forward action in plans or policy;
2 - Some progress, but without systematic policy and/ or institutional commitment;
3 - Institutional commitment attained, but achievements are neither comprehensive nor substantial;
4 - Substantial achievement attained but with recognized limitations in key aspects, such as financial resources and/ or operational capacities;
5 - Comprehensive achievement with sustained commitment and capacities at all levels.
1 2 3 4 5
Priority 1 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
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Priority 2 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
Core indicator 3
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Priority 3 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
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Priority 4 Core indicator 1
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Priority 5 Core indicator 1
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1 2 3 4 5

INFORM 2015 Risk Index

What's this?
The INFORM model adopts the three aspects of vulnerability reflected in the UNISDR definition. The aspects of physical exposure and physical vulnerability are integrated in the hazard & exposure dimension, the aspect of fragility of the socio-economic system becomes INFORM's vulnerability dimension while lack of resilience to cope and recover is treated under the lack of coping capacity dimension.
INFORM 2015 risk index map

  Value Rank Trend
INFORM 3.11 105 EQUAL
Hazard 2.99 86 EQUAL
Vulnerability 2.47 116 EQUAL
Coping Capacity 4.09 128 EQUAL