Marshall Islands Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .



Marshall Islands population 2017

During 2017 Marshall Islands population is projected to increased by 1 075 people and reach 56 111 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1 361. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 286 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Marshall Islands to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population dynamics in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Marshall Islands population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Marshall Islands will be increased by 3 persons daily in 2017.

Population of Marshall Islands 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Marshall Islands was estimated to be 55 036 people. This is an increase of 1.95 % (1 055 people) compared to population of 53 981 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1 335. Due to external migration, the population declined by 280. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.054 (1 054 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Marshall Islands population in 2016:

Marshall Islands population density

Marshall Islands population density is 305.8 people per square kilometer as of February 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Marshall Islands divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Marshall Islands. The total area of Marshall Islands is 180 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Marshall Islands age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Marshall Islands had the following population age distribution:

38.2 58.8 3

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Marshall Islands population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Marshall Islands age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Marshall Islands is 70 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Marshall Islands must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Marshall Islands is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Marshall Islands is 64.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Marshall Islands is 5.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Marshall Islands age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Marshall Islands is 71.8 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 69.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 74 years.

Marshall Islands historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Marshall Islands population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195113 111N/A %
195213 3291.66 %
195313 5311.52 %
195413 7031.27 %
195513 8401.00 %
195613 9470.77 %
195714 0410.67 %
195814 1470.75 %
195914 2981.07 %
196014 5271.60 %
196114 8592.29 %
196215 2992.96 %
196315 8283.46 %
196416 4073.66 %
196516 9933.57 %
196617 5623.35 %
196718 1143.14 %
196818 6773.11 %
196919 2943.30 %
197020 0103.71 %
197120 8544.22 %
197221 8254.66 %
197322 8904.88 %
197423 9884.80 %
197525 0584.46 %
197626 0654.02 %
197727 0103.63 %
197827 9353.42 %
197928 9083.48 %
198029 9993.77 %
198131 2384.13 %
198232 6154.41 %
198334 1154.60 %
198435 7314.74 %
198537 4514.81 %
198639 2694.85 %
198741 1764.86 %
198843 1064.69 %
198944 9384.25 %
199046 5573.60 %
199147 8912.87 %
199248 9322.17 %
199349 7171.60 %
199450 3151.20 %
199550 7990.96 %
199651 2090.81 %
199751 5470.66 %
199851 8100.51 %
199951 9990.36 %
200052 1190.23 %
200152 1730.10 %
200252 1730.00 %
200352 138-0.07 %
200452 095-0.08 %
200552 066-0.06 %
200652 0690.01 %
200752 1080.07 %
200852 1790.14 %
200952 2710.18 %
201052 3750.20 %
201152 4850.21 %
201252 6020.22 %
201352 7250.23 %
201452 8420.22 %
201552 9460.20 %
201653 9811.95 %
201755 0361.95 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.