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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  • Niue Vital Statistics report: 2012-2016
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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

    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.

    Sub-regional training on medical certification of causes of death, Tonga, 05-07 Dec. 2018

    January 7, 2019
    BAG is in the process of organising a sub-regional training for doctors on medical certification of causes-of-death, 5-7th December 2018 in the Kingdom of Tonga.

    Launch of the PACHS17

    June 20, 2018
    Launching of the Pacific Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2017 (PACHS17)...