Réunion Demographics

Population of Réunion (2019)

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Réunion Population
888,927
Yearly Change
+ 0.73%
Global Share
0.01%
Global Rank

Population Pyramid for Réunion

A Population Pyramid is a pair of histograms indicating the distribution of the population among the different age groups and sexes (males on the left and females on the right). The shape of a Population Pyramid can help understand growth patterns and possible dependency issues or gender imbalances. A pyramid with a wide base and narrow top suggests high fertility and a growing population, whereas a pyramid with a narrow base suggests an ageing population with low fertility rates. Compare pyramids over time from 1960 to 2080 (based on United Nations Population projections). More on Population Pyramids.

Sex Ratio in Réunion (2020)

Females
51.6%
(462,007)
Males
48.4%
(433,301)
group Sex Ratio
0.94
(Males to Females)

Population by Broad Age Groups (2020)

Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total pop.
0-14 101,826 50.81% 98,560 49.19% 200,386 22.38%
15-24 68,719 51.01% 65,991 48.99% 134,710 15.05%
25-54 159,027 47.25% 177,537 52.75% 336,564 37.59%
55-64 52,941 48.24% 56,800 51.76% 109,741 12.26%
65+ 50,788 44.59% 63,119 55.41% 113,907 12.72%

Réunion Age Structure and Sex Ratio (2020)

Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-4 32,894 50.73% 31,945 49.27% 64,839 7.24%
5-9 34,341 50.84% 33,212 49.16% 67,553 7.55%
10-14 34,591 50.87% 33,403 49.13% 67,994 7.59%
15-19 36,106 50.95% 34,762 49.05% 70,868 7.92%
20-24 32,613 51.08% 31,229 48.92% 63,842 7.13%
25-29 26,830 49.29% 27,600 50.71% 54,430 6.08%
30-34 22,715 46.25% 26,399 53.75% 49,114 5.49%
35-39 22,731 45.16% 27,606 54.84% 50,337 5.62%
40-44 26,509 46.12% 30,970 53.88% 57,479 6.42%
45-49 28,629 47.84% 31,218 52.16% 59,847 6.68%
50-54 31,613 48.37% 33,744 51.63% 65,357 7.30%
55-59 28,901 48.12% 31,157 51.88% 60,058 6.71%
60-64 24,040 48.39% 25,643 51.61% 49,683 5.55%
65-69 19,396 47.45% 21,478 52.55% 40,874 4.57%
70-74 13,101 47.07% 14,730 52.93% 27,831 3.11%
75-79 8,863 44.98% 10,840 55.02% 19,703 2.20%
80-84 5,369 40.45% 7,904 59.55% 13,273 1.48%
85-89 2,806 37.13% 4,752 62.87% 7,558 0.84%
90-94 958 29.47% 2,293 70.53% 3,251 0.36%
95-99 278 21.58% 1,010 78.42% 1,288 0.14%
100+ 17 13.18% 112 86.82% 129 0.01%

Median Age

The median age in Réunion is 34.8 years (2019).

Réunion Dependency Ratio

The age dependency ratio expresses the relationship between the "dependent population" (ages 0-15 and 65-plus, referred as "youth" and "elderly") and the "working age population" (ages 16-64). Higher values indicate a greater level of dependency. See also: definition and formula.

Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 200,386 22.38% 34.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 581,015 64.90% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 113,907 12.72% 19.6
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
314,293 35.10% 54.1
Potential Support Ratio
5.10
(number of people of age 15–64 per every 1 person aged 65 or older)

Fertility in Réunion

A Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 2.1 represents the Replacement-Level Fertility: the average number of children per woman needed for each generation to exactly replace itself without needing international immigration. A value below 2.1 will cause the native population to decline

pregnant_woman Total Fertiliy Rate (TFR)
2.3
(Live Births per Woman, 2020)

Life Expectancy in Réunion

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Both Sexes
81.6 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes combined)
Females
84.5 years
(life expectancy at birth, females)
Males
78.5 years
(life expectancy at birth, males)

Infant Mortality Rate and Deaths of Children under 5 Years Old in Réunion

Infant Mortality
2.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
Deaths under age 5
2.9
(per 1,000 live births)

Réunion Urban Population

Currently, 99.7 % of the population of Réunion is urban (886,500 people in 2019)

Population Density

The 2019 population density in Réunion is 356 people per Km2 (921 people per mi2), calculated on a total land area of 2,500 Km2 (965 sq. miles).

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Sources

Definitions

Population Pyramid

A Population pyramid (also called "Age-Sex Pyramid") is a graphical representation of the age and sex of a population.

Types:

  • Expansive - pyramid with a wide base (larger percentage of people in younger age groups, indicating high birth rates and high fertility rates) and narrow top (high death rate and lower life expectancies). It suggests a growing population. Example: Nigera Population Pyramid
  • Constrictive - pyramid with a narrow base (lower percentage of younger people, indicating declining birth rates with each succeeding age group getting smaller than the previous one). Example: United States
  • Stationary - with a somewhat equal proportion of the population in each age group. The population is stable, neither increasing nor decreasing.

Stages:

 

Dependency Ratio

There are three types of age dependency ratio: Youth, Elderly, and Total. All three ratios are commonly multiplied by 100.

Youth Dependency Ratio
Definition: population ages 0-15 divided by the population ages 16-64.
Formula: ([Population ages 0-15] ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

Elderly dependency ratio
Definition: population ages 65-plus divided by the population ages 16-64.
Formula: ([Population ages 65-plus] ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

Total dependency ratio
Definition: sum of the youth and old-age ratios.
Formula: (([Population ages 0-15] + [Population ages 65-plus]) ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

NOTE: Dependency Ratio does not take into account labor force participation rates by age group. Some portion of the population counted as "working age" may actually be unemployed or not in the labor force whereas some portion of the "dependent" population may be employed and not necessarily economically dependent.

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