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

Samoa population 2017

During 2017 Samoa population is projected to increased by 1 484 people and reach 196 954 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 4 099. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2 615 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Samoa 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 Samoa population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Samoa will be increased by 4 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Samoa 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Samoa was estimated to be 195 470 people. This is an increase of 0.76 % (1 472 people) compared to population of 193 998 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 4 068. Due to external migration, the population declined by 2 596. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.068 (1 068 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.

Below are the key figures for Samoa population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Samoa population density

Samoa population density is 68.8 people per square kilometer as of July 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Samoa divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Samoa. The total area of Samoa is 2 840 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Samoa age structure

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

35.4 59.4 5.2

- 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 Samoa 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 "Samoa 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 Samoa is 68.3 %.

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 Samoa 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 Samoa 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 Samoa is 59.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Samoa is 8.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Samoa 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 Samoa is 72.4 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 69.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 75.4 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 125 115 persons or 99.01% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Samoa are able to read and write. Accordingly about 1 244 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.91% (63 897 persons). 704 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 99.13% (61 218 persons). 540 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.9% and 99.45% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.16%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Samoa historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Samoa population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195183 271N/A %
195285 6292.83 %
195388 0272.80 %
195490 4652.77 %
195592 9522.75 %
195695 5052.75 %
195798 1522.77 %
1958100 9282.83 %
1959103 8722.92 %
1960107 0183.03 %
1961110 3833.14 %
1962113 9543.24 %
1963117 6753.27 %
1964121 4593.22 %
1965125 2113.09 %
1966128 8782.93 %
1967132 4412.76 %
1968135 8492.57 %
1969139 0122.33 %
1970141 8482.04 %
1971144 3061.73 %
1972146 3801.44 %
1973148 1061.18 %
1974149 5540.98 %
1975150 8010.83 %
1976151 8870.72 %
1977152 8170.61 %
1978153 6270.53 %
1979154 3870.49 %
1980155 1590.50 %
1981155 9950.54 %
1982156 9180.59 %
1983157 8920.62 %
1984158 8320.60 %
1985159 6560.52 %
1986160 3110.41 %
1987160 8030.31 %
1988161 2190.26 %
1989161 7130.31 %
1990162 4330.45 %
1991163 4690.64 %
1992164 8210.83 %
1993166 3870.95 %
1994167 9960.97 %
1995169 4720.88 %
1996170 7170.73 %
1997171 7340.60 %
1998172 5850.50 %
1999173 3690.45 %
2000174 1860.47 %
2001175 0910.52 %
2002176 0800.56 %
2003177 1350.60 %
2004178 2360.62 %
2005179 3610.63 %
2006180 5000.64 %
2007181 6550.64 %
2008182 8390.65 %
2009184 0700.67 %
2010185 3650.70 %
2011186 7320.74 %
2012188 1680.77 %
2013189 6460.79 %
2014191 1180.78 %
2015192 5370.74 %
2016193 9980.76 %
2017195 4700.76 %

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