Vanuatu Population (LIVE)

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Vanuatu Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Vanuatu is 340,774 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Vanuatu 2023 population is estimated at 334,506 people at mid year.
  • Vanuatu population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • Vanuatu ranks number 182 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Vanuatu is 27 per Km2 (71 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 12,190 Km2 (4,707 sq. miles)
  • 24.2 % of the population is urban (80,991 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Vanuatu is 19.6 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Vanuatu (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationVanuatu
Global Rank
2024 342,325 2.34 % 7,819 0 19.7 3.61 28 24.3 % 83,089 0.00 % 8,118,835,999 182
2023 334,506 2.38 % 7,766 0 19.6 3.66 27 24.2 % 80,991 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 182
2022 326,740 2.38 % 7,603 0 19.5 3.70 27 24.2 % 78,950 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 181
2020 311,685 2.39 % 7,281 -197 19.5 3.78 26 24.1 % 75,025 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 181
2015 276,438 2.41 % 6,197 -756 19.4 4.01 23 23.9 % 66,048 0.00 % 7,426,597,537 184
2010 245,453 2.44 % 5,564 -882 19.2 4.15 20 23.5 % 57,802 0.00 % 6,985,603,105 184
2005 217,632 2.53 % 5,112 -448 18.1 4.16 18 22.2 % 48,362 0.00 % 6,558,176,119 184
2000 192,074 2.40 % 4,292-458 17.0 4.48 16 20.9 % 40,109 0.00 % 6,148,898,975 184
1995 170,612 2.49 % 3,946 -939 16.6 4.77 14 19.9 % 33,923 0.00 % 5,743,219,454 185
1990 150,882 2.54 % 3,553 -939 16.5 5.03 12 18.2 % 27,443 0.00 % 5,316,175,862 186
1985 133,119 2.41 % 2,993 -883 16.5 5.38 11 16.3 % 21,743 0.00 % 4,861,730,613 186
1980 118,156 2.98 % 3,229 -834 16.3 5.74 10 14.4 % 17,045 0.00 % 4,444,007,706 186
1975 102,010 3.23 % 2,998 86 15.9 6.09 8 13.1 % 13,378 0.00 % 4,069,437,231 187
1970 87,019 3.11 % 2,468 30 15.7 6.43 7 12.1 % 10,524 0.00 % 3,695,390,336 189
1965 74,677 2.94 % 2,014 0 16.0 6.64 6 11.3 % 8,416 0.00 % 3,337,111,983 190
1960 64,608 2.62 % 1,568 0 16.5 6.86 5 10.3 % 6,627 0.00 % 3,019,233,434 190
1955 56,770 1.94 % 1,040 -171 17.0 7.08 5 9.2 % 5,243 0.00 % 2,746,072,141 190
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Vanuatu 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 PopulationVanuatu
Global Rank
2025 350,202 2.36 % 7,703 0 19.8 3.57 29 24.3 % 85,244 0.00 % 8,191,988,453 182
2030 391,135 2.24 % 8,187 0 20.7 3.40 32 24.8 % 96,979 0.00 % 8,546,141,327 180
2035 435,047 2.15 % 8,782 0 21.8 3.24 36 25.4 % 110,539 0.00 % 8,879,397,401 179
2040 481,641 2.06 % 9,319 0 23.0 3.10 40 26.2 % 126,158 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 178
2045 529,838 1.93 % 9,639 0 24.1 2.97 43 27.2 % 143,921 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 176
2050 578,567 1.78 % 9,746   25.0 2.86 47 28.2 % 163,020 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 174
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Vanuatu Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Vanuatu
Life Expectancy
70.69 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
18.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
21.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Vanuatu

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Port-Vila 35,901

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Vanuatu (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 Vanuatu 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.