This is the second national vital statistics report for Fiji based on data from administrative records, published by Fiji Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the MHMS and the Civil Registry. This report presents key demographic measures of fertility and mortality (including causes of death) for the period 2016-2021, based on data collected by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and the Civil Registry Office.
During 2016-2019 the total fertility rate fluctuated between 2.6-2.8, which means that on average a woman would be expected to give birth to between 2.6 to 2.8 babies during her lifetime.
In females, life expectancy at birth plateaued at 69-70 years during 2016-2020, and then declined by more than one year from 69.5 in 2020 to 68.2 years in 2021 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji. In males, life expectancy at birth fluctuated during 2016-2020 but the overall pattern was a plateau at around 65-66 years, followed by a decline of more than one year, from 66.0 in 2020 to 64.9 in 2021.
Circulatory diseases, diabetes and cancers were the leading causes of death in Fiji during 2016-2021 for both males and females (all ages combined).
For full details read the Republic of Fiji Vital Statistics Report 2016-2021.