Population estimates and projections

Estimates and projections give information about the past, present and future size and composition of the population in a country. This allows us to look at trends in the population (is it growing, stable or declining) and which age groups are changing.

Access and download the population projection table in PDH.stat.

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Key Reports
  • Pacific Population 2020 Projection-map
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  • Pacific Island 2016 Populations poster
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  • Pocket statistical Summary = Résumé statistique de poche: 2018
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  • Pocket statistical Summary = Résumé statistique de poche: 2015
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    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.

    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.

    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.