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

New Caledonia population 2017

During 2017 New Caledonia population is projected to increased by 3 535 people and reach 271 926 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 2 343. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 1 192 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into New Caledonia (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

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

The population of New Caledonia will be increased by 10 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of New Caledonia 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of New Caledonia was estimated to be 268 391 people. This is an increase of 1.32 % (3 489 people) compared to population of 264 902 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 2 313. Due to external migration, the population increased by 1 176. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.999 (999 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for New Caledonia population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

New Caledonia population density

New Caledonia population density is 14.4 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of New Caledonia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of New Caledonia. The total area of New Caledonia is 18 580 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

New Caledonia age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates New Caledonia had the following population age distribution:

24.9 67.3 7.8

- 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 New Caledonia 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 "New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia is 48.6 %.

The value of 48.6 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in New Caledonia must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in New Caledonia is relatively low.

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 New Caledonia is 37 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in New Caledonia is 11.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia is 76.8 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 72.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 81 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 195 306 persons or 96.94% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in New Caledonia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 6 176 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 97.34% (97 679 persons). 2 670 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 96.53% (97 628 persons). 3 505 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.57% and 99.81% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.69%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "New Caledonia population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

New Caledonia historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

New Caledonia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195164 553N/A %
195264 361-0.30 %
195364 7970.68 %
195465 7211.43 %
195567 0201.98 %
195668 6042.36 %
195770 4112.63 %
195872 4022.83 %
195974 5562.98 %
196076 8653.10 %
196179 3223.20 %
196281 9033.25 %
196384 5653.25 %
196487 2433.17 %
196589 8883.03 %
196692 4402.84 %
196794 8752.63 %
196897 3202.58 %
1969100 0332.79 %
1970103 2603.23 %
1971107 1473.76 %
1972111 6814.23 %
1973116 6244.43 %
1974121 5654.24 %
1975126 0963.73 %
1976129 9873.09 %
1977133 2342.50 %
1978135 9672.05 %
1979138 3841.78 %
1980140 7061.68 %
1981143 0471.66 %
1982145 4101.65 %
1983147 7901.64 %
1984150 2081.64 %
1985152 6781.64 %
1986155 2161.66 %
1987157 8411.69 %
1988160 6051.75 %
1989163 5811.85 %
1990166 8341.99 %
1991170 4062.14 %
1992174 2922.28 %
1993178 4322.38 %
1994182 7192.40 %
1995187 0412.37 %
1996191 3352.30 %
1997195 5892.22 %
1998199 7952.15 %
1999203 9332.07 %
2000207 9901.99 %
2001211 9511.90 %
2002215 8031.82 %
2003219 5551.74 %
2004223 2341.68 %
2005226 8721.63 %
2006230 4831.59 %
2007234 0691.56 %
2008237 6231.52 %
2009241 1421.48 %
2010244 6181.44 %
2011248 0501.40 %
2012251 4421.37 %
2013254 8011.34 %
2014258 1371.31 %
2015261 4591.29 %
2016264 9021.32 %
2017268 3911.32 %

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