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.

Access and download the population projection table on the Pacific Data Hub.

Key Reports
  • QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping_Manual
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  • Tuvalu Food Security Profile
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  • Mariana Islands 2018 Census of Agriculture Report Vol 1 Part 56
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  • Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose 2020
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  • Key Chart

    Pop. by country

    Country
    Population
    American Samoa56,813
    Cook Islands15,281
    Fiji894,961
    French Polynesia278,908
    Guam176,664
    Kiribati118,744
    Marshall Islands54,590
    Micronesia (Federated States of)105,503
    Nauru11,690
    New Caledonia273,015
    Niue1,562
    Northern Mariana Islands56,608
    Palau17,930
    Papua New Guinea8,934,475
    Pitcairn50
    Samoa198,646
    Solomon Islands712,071
    Tokelau1,506
    Tonga99,780
    Tuvalu10,580
    Vanuatu294,688
    Wallis and Futuna11,441

    News & Publications

    2020 Pacific Islands Population Poster

    September 22, 2020
    This poster provides updated population pyramids for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories, showing the age-sex profiles now and in the future. These distributions help countries to plan for service and infrastructure delivery.

    2020 pocket statistical summary

    September 15, 2020
    Our 2020 pocket statistical summary has arrived, providing a quick overview of statistics for the people and economies of the Pacific Community’s (SPC’s) member countries.

    Webinar series on utilization of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries

    July 27, 2020
    Theme: 2020+ the era of Administrative data; looking into the role of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries

    Capacity for producing economic statistics in the Pacific - Information paper

    May 28, 2020
    The paper looks at the capacity of PICTs to produce a core set of economic indicators.