Population Statistics

Data provided include national population estimates, which are updated at least biannually, as are medium-term population estimated up to 2050. Whenever new demographic information becomes available from population censuses and household surveys, new national population projections are produced, and annual estimates are recalibrated. Basic demographic statistics include national population numbers disaggregated by 5 year age groups and sex; age dependency and sex ratios; crude birth, death and migration rates; annual population growth rates, including rural and urban growth rates; and key demographic indicators, like fertility, mortality and migrations rates. Additional data, like more detailed vital statistics, can be found on the SPC NMDI and MDG sites

Pacific Island Populations

Below is a summary of Pacific Island and Territories population counts at the most recent census. You can also download the fully detailed population spreadsheet. xlsxPopulation Projections by PICT.xlsx34.95 KB

Updated June 2016 / Mis à jour juin 2016

Region/country or territory
Région/Pays ou territoire
Most recent census
Dernier recensement
Population count at last census
Population au dernier recensement
Land area (km²)
Superficie (km²)
Mid-year 2016
TotalMales
Hommes
Females
Femmes
MELANESIA / MÉLANÉSIE 540,030 10,250,400 5,271,700 4,978,700
Fiji2007 837,271 18,333 880,400 447,700 432,700
New Caledonia2014 268,767 18,576 277,000 139,500 137,500
Papua New Guinea 2011 7,059,653 462,840 8,151,300 4,205,000 3,946,300
Solomon Islands2009 515,870 28,230 651,700 331,100 320,600
Vanuatu2009 234,023 12,281 289,700 148,300 141,400
MICRONESIA / MICRONÉSIE 3,156
Federated States of Micronesia2010 102,843 701 104,600 53,300 51,200
Guam2010 159,358 541 169,500 86,400 83,100
Kiribati2015(p) 109,693 811
Marshall Islands2011 53,158 181 55,000 28,100 26,900
Nauru2011 10,084 21 10,800 5,400 5,300
Northern Mariana Islands2010 53,883 457 55,700 28,800 26,900
Palau2015(p) 17,661 444 17,800 9,400 8,300
POLYNESIA / POLYNÉSIE 8,126 664,800 340,600 324,200
American Samoa2010 55,519 199 56,400 28,700 27,700
Cook Islands2011 14,974 237 15,200 7,500 7,700
French Polynesia2012 268,270 3,521 273,800 139,600 134,200
Niue 2011 1,611 259 1,600 800 800
Pitcairn Islands 2012 57 47 n.a.
Samoa2011 187,820 2,934 194,000 100,400 93,500
Tokelau2011 1,411 12 1,400 700 700
Tonga2011 103,252 749 100,600 52,200 48,500
Tuvalu2012 10,782 26 10,100 5,100 5,000
Wallis and Futuna2013 12,197 142 11,800 5,700 6,100
TOTAL 551,312

(p) = Preliminary census results; Résultats provisoires
n.a. = not available or not projected; non disponible
ṛ = under review, pending clearance of migration data and 2015 Census growth;
* = small cells suppressed; petites cellules supprimées
Note: all estimates refer to de facto population, except the Cook Islands where estimates refer to resident population only. Note: toutes les estimations se rapportent à la population de facto, sauf pour les Iles Cook dont l'estimation se rapporte seulement à la population résidente

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