Réunion Population (LIVE)

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Réunion Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Réunion is 890,827 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Réunion 2019 population is estimated at 888,927 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Réunion population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Réunion ranks number 162 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Réunion is 356 per Km2 (921 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,500 Km2 (965 sq. miles)
  • 99.7 % of the population is urban (886,500 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Réunion is 34.8 years.

Population of Réunion (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationRéunion
Global Rank
2019 888,927 0.73 % 6,401 -1,256 34.8 2.37 356 99.7 % 886,500 0.01 % 7,713,468,100 162
2018 882,526 0.73 % 6,392 -1,256 34.8 2.37 353 99.6 % 879,399 0.01 % 7,631,091,040 162
2017 876,134 0.73 % 6,391 -1,256 34.8 2.37 350 99.6 % 872,202 0.01 % 7,547,858,925 162
2016 869,743 0.74 % 6,380 -1,256 34.8 2.37 348 99.4 % 864,954 0.01 % 7,464,022,049 162
2015 863,363 0.78 % 6,569 -2,828 34.5 2.40 345 99.3 % 857,659 0.01 % 7,379,797,139 162
2010 830,519 0.96 % 7,784 -2,484 31.6 2.40 332 98.5 % 818,067 0.01 % 6,956,823,603 162
2005 791,598 1.45 % 10,978 -178 29.0 2.45 317 96.3 % 762,323 0.01 % 6,541,907,027 160
2000 736,710 1.81 % 12,6341,949 28.0 2.33 295 91.2 % 671,649 0.01 % 6,143,493,823 159
1995 673,541 1.98 % 12,592 1,918 26.1 2.41 269 86.1 % 580,045 0.01 % 5,744,212,979 159
1990 610,582 1.79 % 10,377 -399 24.0 2.71 244 81.2 % 495,959 0.01 % 5,327,231,061 160
1985 558,699 1.87 % 9,887 618 22.3 2.78 223 67.9 % 379,443 0.01 % 4,870,921,740 160
1980 509,265 0.99 % 4,898 -3,605 19.8 3.12 204 53.5 % 272,356 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 160
1975 484,777 0.97 % 4,550 -4,746 18.4 3.88 194 44.5 % 215,529 0.01 % 4,079,480,606 160
1970 462,025 3.41 % 14,250 2,461 17.1 5.67 185 41.7 % 192,488 0.01 % 3,700,437,046 158
1965 390,775 3.09 % 11,016 -487 17.1 6.56 156 38.2 % 149,095 0.01 % 3,339,583,597 160
1960 335,693 2.85 % 8,807 -789 17.8 6.57 134 32.8 % 110,236 0.01 % 3,034,949,748 158
1955 291,658 3.29 % 8,710 509 18.8 6.93 117 27.9 % 81,450 0.01 % 2,773,019,936 160
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Réunion Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationRéunion
Global Rank
2020 895,312 0.73 % 6,390 -1,256 35.9 2.27 358 99.8 % 893,481 0.01 % 7,794,798,739 162
2025 926,699 0.69 % 6,277 -628 36.8 2.27 371 100.0 % 926,529 0.01 % 8,184,437,460 163
2030 954,806 0.60 % 5,621 -628 37.7 2.27 382 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 8,548,487,400 163
2035 978,511 0.49 % 4,741 -628 38.7 2.27 391 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 8,887,524,213 163
2040 995,894 0.35 % 3,477 -628 40.0 2.27 398 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 164
2045 1,006,222 0.21 % 2,066 -628 41.4 2.27 402 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 164
2050 1,009,876 0.07 % 731   42.7 2.27 404 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 164
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Réunion Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Réunion
Life Expectancy
81.55 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
433,301 48.40% 462,007 51.60% 895,312 0.94

Population Pyramid for Réunion (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
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%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


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

Main Cities by Population in Réunion

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Saint-Denis 137,195
2 Saint-Paul 99,307
3 Saint-Pierre 76,655
4 Le Tampon 69,986
5 Saint-Andre 48,674
6 Saint-Louis 47,881
7 Le Port 40,771
8 Saint-Benoit 35,310
9 Saint-Joseph 33,694
10 Sainte-Marie 31,636
11 Piton Saint-Leu 29,278
12 Saint-Leu 28,278
13 La Possession 26,865
14 Sainte-Suzanne 20,530

See also

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Notes

The Réunion Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Réunion delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Réunion (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Réunion in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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