Reunion Population clock

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

Reunion population 2017

During 2017 Reunion population is projected to increased by 6 312 people and reach 876 967 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 8 898. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2 586 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Reunion 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 change rates in 2017

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

The population of Reunion will be increased by 17 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Reunion 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Reunion was estimated to be 870 655 people. This is an increase of 0.73 % (6 267 people) compared to population of 864 388 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 8 834. Due to external migration, the population declined by 2 567. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.960 (960 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 Reunion population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Reunion population density

Reunion population density is 346.9 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Reunion divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Reunion. The total area of Reunion is 2 510 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Reunion age structure

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

18.5 64.7 16.8

- 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 Reunion population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Reunion 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 Reunion is 54.5 %.

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 Reunion 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 Reunion 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 Reunion is 28.6 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Reunion is 25.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Reunion 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 Reunion is 76.4 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 72.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 80.5 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 665 862 persons or 93.88% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Reunion are able to read and write. Accordingly about 43 399 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 93.23% (319 918 persons). 23 250 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 94.5% (345 943 persons). 20 150 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.75% and 99.94% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.84%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Reunion historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Reunion population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951253 702N/A %
1952263 8894.02 %
1953272 5063.27 %
1954280 3052.86 %
1955287 8712.70 %
1956295 6152.69 %
1957303 7752.76 %
1958312 4302.85 %
1959321 5232.91 %
1960330 9282.93 %
1961340 5492.91 %
1962350 4182.90 %
1963360 7552.95 %
1964371 9373.10 %
1965384 2823.32 %
1966398 0303.58 %
1967413 1433.80 %
1968428 8423.80 %
1969443 7153.47 %
1970456 3832.85 %
1971466 0732.12 %
1972472 7961.44 %
1973477 1920.93 %
1974480 3000.65 %
1975483 2330.61 %
1976486 5640.69 %
1977490 3220.77 %
1978494 6010.87 %
1979499 7051.03 %
1980505 8801.24 %
1981513 3401.47 %
1982522 1831.72 %
1983532 1721.91 %
1984542 7681.99 %
1985553 4191.96 %
1986563 8091.88 %
1987573 9251.79 %
1988583 9601.75 %
1989594 2201.76 %
1990605 0171.82 %
1991616 4981.90 %
1992628 6071.96 %
1993641 1942.00 %
1994654 0752.01 %
1995667 0521.98 %
1996680 0021.94 %
1997692 8801.89 %
1998705 6461.84 %
1999718 2391.78 %
2000730 5981.72 %
2001742 6801.65 %
2002754 4431.58 %
2003765 7941.50 %
2004776 5941.41 %
2005786 7201.30 %
2006796 1001.19 %
2007804 7341.08 %
2008812 6940.99 %
2009820 1040.91 %
2010827 1040.85 %
2011833 7680.81 %
2012840 1210.76 %
2013846 2270.73 %
2014852 2040.71 %
2015858 1660.70 %
2016864 3880.73 %
2017870 6550.73 %

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