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

Vanuatu population 2017

During 2017 Vanuatu population is projected to increased by 6 198 people and reach 279 953 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 6 066. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 131 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Vanuatu (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 Vanuatu population in 2017 will be the following:

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

Demographics of Vanuatu 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Vanuatu was estimated to be 273 755 people. This is an increase of 2.26 % (6 061 people) compared to population of 267 694 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 5 932. Due to external migration, the population increased by 128. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.038 (1 038 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 Vanuatu population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Vanuatu population density

Vanuatu population density is 22.5 people per square kilometer as of July 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Vanuatu divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Vanuatu. The total area of Vanuatu is 12 190 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Vanuatu age structure

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

29.6 66.1 4.3

- 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 Vanuatu 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 "Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu is 51.2 %.

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 Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu is 44.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Vanuatu is 6.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu is 64.7 years.
This is below 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 63 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 66.4 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 164 240 persons or 85.25% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Vanuatu are able to read and write. Accordingly about 28 426 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 86.63% (84 931 persons). 13 106 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 83.81% (79 309 persons). 15 320 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 95.51% and 95.98% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 95.74%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Vanuatu historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Vanuatu population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195148 307N/A %
195249 6072.69 %
195351 0352.88 %
195452 5502.97 %
195554 1253.00 %
195655 7442.99 %
195757 4052.98 %
195859 1152.98 %
195960 8903.00 %
196062 7493.05 %
196164 7053.12 %
196266 7573.17 %
196368 8843.19 %
196471 0473.14 %
196573 2093.04 %
196675 3492.92 %
196777 4642.81 %
196879 5942.75 %
196981 8052.78 %
197084 1652.88 %
197186 7063.02 %
197289 4243.13 %
197392 2933.21 %
197495 2773.23 %
197598 3363.21 %
1976101 4523.17 %
1977104 6243.13 %
1978107 8263.06 %
1979111 0042.95 %
1980114 1072.80 %
1981117 1062.63 %
1982120 0062.48 %
1983122 8412.36 %
1984125 6712.30 %
1985128 5612.30 %
1986131 5342.31 %
1987134 5852.32 %
1988137 7492.35 %
1989141 1112.44 %
1990144 7432.57 %
1991148 7062.74 %
1992153 0112.89 %
1993157 5282.95 %
1994162 0122.85 %
1995166 2232.60 %
1996170 0192.28 %
1997173 4031.99 %
1998176 5391.81 %
1999179 7101.80 %
2000183 2021.94 %
2001187 1732.17 %
2002191 6232.38 %
2003196 4602.52 %
2004201 5542.59 %
2005206 7602.58 %
2006212 0052.54 %
2007217 2962.50 %
2008222 6462.46 %
2009228 0592.43 %
2010233 5412.40 %
2011239 0882.38 %
2012244 6872.34 %
2013250 3322.31 %
2014256 0242.27 %
2015261 7682.24 %
2016267 6942.26 %
2017273 7552.26 %

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