Saint Helena Population clock

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



Saint Helena population 2017

During 2017 Saint Helena population is projected to increased by 15 people and reach 4 019 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 15. Because of the lack of official information related to external migration we do not include it to our estimation. Most probably the difference between immigrants and emigrants is not significant and is close to zero. That means the population of Saint Helena is changing mainly due to the natural reasons only (births and deaths).

Population dynamics in 2017

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

The population of Saint Helena will be increased by 0 persons daily in 2017.

Population of Saint Helena 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Saint Helena was estimated to be 4 004 people. This is an increase of 0.38 % (15 people) compared to population of 3 989 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 15. Unfortunatelly, we do not have any data related to external migration in 2016. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.000 (1 000 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. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Saint Helena population in 2016:

Saint Helena population density

Saint Helena population density is 32.8 people per square kilometer as of February 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Saint Helena divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Saint Helena. The total area of Saint Helena is 122 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Saint Helena age structure

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

18.3 70.4 11.4

- 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 Saint Helena 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 "Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena is 42.1 %.

The value of 42.1 % 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 Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena is 26 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Saint Helena is 16.2 %.

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

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 3 190 persons or 97.49% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Saint Helena are able to read and write. Accordingly about 82 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 97% (1 605 persons). 50 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98% (1 585 persons). 32 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 97% and 98% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 97.5%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Saint Helena historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Saint Helena population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19514 991N/A %
19525 0140.46 %
19535 012-0.04 %
19544 993-0.38 %
19554 963-0.60 %
19564 928-0.71 %
19574 890-0.77 %
19584 851-0.80 %
19594 811-0.82 %
19604 771-0.83 %
19614 729-0.88 %
19624 689-0.85 %
19634 655-0.73 %
19644 632-0.49 %
19654 625-0.15 %
19664 6400.32 %
19674 6740.73 %
19684 7251.09 %
19694 7871.31 %
19704 8531.38 %
19714 9181.34 %
19724 9821.30 %
19735 0451.26 %
19745 1041.17 %
19755 1551.00 %
19765 1970.81 %
19775 2290.62 %
19785 2530.46 %
19795 2780.48 %
19805 3100.61 %
19815 3540.83 %
19825 4091.03 %
19835 4691.11 %
19845 5251.02 %
19855 5690.80 %
19865 5950.47 %
19875 6030.14 %
19885 596-0.12 %
19895 577-0.34 %
19905 548-0.52 %
19915 510-0.68 %
19925 462-0.87 %
19935 407-1.01 %
19945 353-1.00 %
19955 308-0.84 %
19965 276-0.60 %
19975 260-0.30 %
19985 249-0.21 %
19995 221-0.53 %
20005 156-1.24 %
20015 043-2.19 %
20024 880-3.23 %
20034 688-3.93 %
20044 498-4.05 %
20054 341-3.49 %
20064 237-2.40 %
20074 186-1.20 %
20084 175-0.26 %
20094 1810.14 %
20104 179-0.05 %
20114 156-0.55 %
20124 115-0.99 %
20134 062-1.29 %
20144 011-1.26 %
20153 974-0.92 %
20163 9890.38 %
20174 0040.38 %

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