Population

Data provided include national population estimates and medium-term population projections up to 2050. These population estimates are calculated using information from population censuses and household surveys, civil registration and vital statistics

Basic demographic statistics include national population numbers disaggregated by age 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 such as fertility, mortality and migrations rates. Additional data, like more detailed vital statistics, can be found on the NMDI website.

Key Reports
  • Papua New Guinea CRVS System Assessment_2019
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  • Wallis and Futuna 2018 census (FR) - Insee
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  • Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories_2019
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  • Republic of Fiji 2012-2017 Vital Statistics Report
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  • Key Chart

    Pop. by country

    Country
    Population
    American Samoa56,700
    Cook Islands15,200
    Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)105,300
    Fiji888,400
    French Polynesia277,100
    Guam172,400
    Kiribati120,100
    Marshall Islands55,500
    Nauru11,000
    New Caledonia285,500
    Niue1,520
    Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)56,200
    Palau17,900
    Papua New Guinea8,558,800
    Pitcairn Islands49
    Samoa196,700
    Solomon Islands682,500
    Tokelau1,400
    Tonga100,300
    Tuvalu10,200
    Vanuatu304,500
    Wallis and Futuna11,700

    News & Publications

    Solomon’s biggest nationwide Population Census operation underway

    November 4, 2019
    The Solomon Islands 2019 National Population and Housing Census operation has commenced (Monday 4th November 2019). The new initiative is a move that looks to replace and end the exercise with a digital alternative in the future.

    Wallis and Futuna Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2019/2020

    October 31, 2019
    SPC runs Household Income and Expenditure Survey training in Wallis from 14th to 25th October 2019

    Coastal proximity of populations in 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories

    October 4, 2019
    The coastal zones of Small Island States are hotspots of human habitation and economic endeavour. In the Pacific region, as elsewhere, there are large gaps in understandings of the exposure and vulnerability of people in coastal zones.

    Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

    July 19, 2019
    Data on fertility trends in PICTs are critical for addressing the current unmet need in family planning, and for improving maternal and neonatal health.