Vanuatu Population (LIVE)

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Vanuatu Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Vanuatu is 302,025 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Vanuatu 2019 population is estimated at 299,882 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Vanuatu population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • Vanuatu ranks number 181 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Vanuatu is 25 per Km2 (64 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 12,190 Km2 (4,707 sq. miles)
  • 24.4 % of the population is urban (73,139 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Vanuatu is 20.8 years.

Population of Vanuatu (2019 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
2019 299,882 2.46 % 7,202 120 20.8 3.96 25 24.4 % 73,139 0.00 % 7,713,468,100 181
2018 292,680 2.51 % 7,170 120 20.8 3.96 24 24.4 % 71,301 0.00 % 7,631,091,040 181
2017 285,510 2.58 % 7,180 120 20.8 3.96 23 24.3 % 69,511 0.00 % 7,547,858,925 182
2016 278,330 2.66 % 7,200 120 20.8 3.96 23 24.3 % 67,768 0.00 % 7,464,022,049 182
2015 271,130 2.80 % 6,984 357 20.8 4.00 22 24.4 % 66,048 0.00 % 7,379,797,139 183
2010 236,211 2.45 % 5,386 -655 21.2 4.20 19 24.5 % 57,802 0.00 % 6,956,823,603 184
2005 209,282 2.50 % 4,862 -515 19.8 4.40 17 23.1 % 48,362 0.00 % 6,541,907,027 184
2000 184,972 1.92 % 3,363-1,477 18.8 4.59 15 21.7 % 40,109 0.00 % 6,143,493,823 184
1995 168,158 2.79 % 4,317 -190 18.5 4.83 14 20.2 % 33,923 0.00 % 5,744,212,979 185
1990 146,573 2.43 % 3,318 -723 18.1 5.04 12 18.7 % 27,443 0.00 % 5,327,231,061 186
1985 129,984 2.37 % 2,877 -801 17.7 5.40 11 16.7 % 21,743 0.00 % 4,870,921,740 187
1980 115,597 2.97 % 3,148 -87 17.5 5.75 9 14.7 % 17,045 0.00 % 4,458,003,514 188
1975 99,859 3.18 % 2,896 155 17.3 6.11 8 13.4 % 13,378 0.00 % 4,079,480,606 187
1970 85,377 2.83 % 2,221 -243 17.3 6.46 7 12.3 % 10,524 0.00 % 3,700,437,046 189
1965 74,270 3.12 % 2,116 -130 16.8 7.00 6 11.3 % 8,416 0.00 % 3,339,583,597 191
1960 63,689 3.01 % 1,754 -176 16.8 7.35 5 10.4 % 6,627 0.00 % 3,034,949,748 190
1955 54,921 2.86 % 1,445 -179 16.8 7.60 5 9.5 % 5,243 0.00 % 2,773,019,936 191
: 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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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
2020 307,145 2.53 % 7,203 120 21.1 3.80 25 24.4 % 75,025 0.00 % 7,794,798,739 181
2025 344,305 2.31 % 7,432 0 21.7 3.80 28 24.8 % 85,244 0.00 % 8,184,437,460 181
2030 383,373 2.17 % 7,814 0 22.7 3.80 31 25.3 % 96,979 0.00 % 8,548,487,400 179
2035 424,537 2.06 % 8,233 0 23.8 3.80 35 26.0 % 110,539 0.00 % 8,887,524,213 178
2040 467,519 1.95 % 8,596 0 24.7 3.80 38 27.0 % 126,158 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 176
2045 511,739 1.82 % 8,844 0 25.7 3.80 42 28.1 % 143,921 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 175
2050 556,756 1.70 % 9,003   26.5 3.80 46 29.3 % 163,020 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 175
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Vanuatu Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Vanuatu
Life Expectancy
70.99 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
View by sex and historical chart
Infant Mortality
19.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
22.8
(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)
155,690 50.69% 151,460 49.31% 307,145 1.03

Population Pyramid for Vanuatu (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

View detailed age groups
Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 60,991 51.70% 56,986 48.30% 117,977 38.41%
15-24 28,726 51.53% 27,017 48.47% 55,743 18.15%
25-54 52,216 48.98% 54,400 51.02% 106,616 34.71%
55-64 8,037 51.08% 7,696 48.92% 15,733 5.12%
65+ 5,720 51.62% 5,361 48.38% 11,081 3.61%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 117,977 38.41% 66.2
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 178,092 57.98% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 11,081 3.61% 6.2
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
129,058 42.02% 72.5

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 Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Vanuatu (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 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.

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