Fiji Population clock (live)

927,919
Current population
473,447
Current male population (51.0%)
454,472
Current female population (49.0%)
15,495
Births year to date
33
Births today
5,075
Deaths year to date
11
Deaths today
-4,918
Net migration year to date
-10
Net migration today
5,502
Population growth year to date
12
Population growth today

23-10-2020 14:04:42

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

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Quick facts about the population of Fiji

Current population (as of Friday, October 23, 2020)
927,908
Population rank
162 (0.01% of world population)
Total area
18,270 km2 (7,054 mi2)
Population density
50.8 per km2 (131.5 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.04 (473,447 men to 454,472 women)
Median age
27.6 years
Life expectancy
71.3 years (68.7 - men, 74.0 - women)

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Fiji population 2020

During 2020 Fiji population is projected to increase by 6,771 people and reach 929,188 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 12,822. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 6,051 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Fiji 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 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Fiji population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Fiji will be increasing by 19 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Fiji 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Fiji was estimated to be 922,417 people. This is an increase of 0.73 % (6,721 people) compared to population of 915,696 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 12,728. Due to external migration, the population declined by 6,007. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.040 (1,040 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 2019.

Below are the key figures for Fiji population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Fiji population density

Fiji population density is 50.5 people per square kilometer (130.8/mi2) as of October 2020. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Fiji divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Fiji. The total area of Fiji is 18,270 km2 (7,054 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Fiji

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity597,57364.4 %
Hinduism258,88627.9 %
Islam58,4586.3 %
Religiously Unaffiliated7,4230.8 %
Other5,5670.6 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Friday, October 23 2020).

Fiji age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 according to our estimates Fiji had the following population age distribution:

28.9 65.9 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 Fiji 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 "Fiji 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 Fiji is 51.8 %.

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 Fiji 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 Fiji 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 Fiji is 43.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Fiji is 7.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Fiji 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 Fiji is 71.3 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). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 68.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 74 years.

Fiji historical population (1951 - 2020)

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

Fiji population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951292,600N/A %
1952300,5102.70 %
1953309,5833.02 %
1954319,4163.18 %
1955329,7283.23 %
1956340,3613.22 %
1957351,2823.21 %
1958362,5693.21 %
1959374,3863.26 %
1960386,9183.35 %
1961400,2683.45 %
1962414,3643.52 %
1963428,8923.51 %
1964443,3303.37 %
1965457,1683.12 %
1966470,1072.83 %
1967482,1202.56 %
1968493,3992.34 %
1969504,2732.20 %
1970515,0942.15 %
1971526,0652.13 %
1972537,2062.12 %
1973548,4602.09 %
1974559,7482.06 %
1975570,9892.01 %
1976582,0581.94 %
1977592,8911.86 %
1978603,8031.84 %
1979615,4451.93 %
1980628,3992.10 %
1981643,1072.34 %
1982659,5772.56 %
1983676,7932.61 %
1984692,8782.38 %
1985706,0151.90 %
1986715,1061.29 %
1987720,1370.70 %
1988722,3220.30 %
1989723,7710.20 %
1990726,6250.39 %
1991732,0480.75 %
1992740,0021.09 %
1993749,7791.32 %
1994760,3451.41 %
1995770,5821.35 %
1996779,9891.22 %
1997788,6691.11 %
1998796,5871.00 %
1999803,4040.86 %
2000808,8590.68 %
2001812,7190.48 %
2002814,9530.27 %
2003816,1590.15 %
2004817,4910.16 %
2005820,0880.32 %
2006824,6050.55 %
2007831,0600.78 %
2008838,9680.95 %
2009847,5301.02 %
2010855,9030.99 %
2011863,6400.90 %
2012870,7430.82 %
2013877,3230.76 %
2014883,4690.70 %
2015889,2980.66 %
2016895,8250.73 %
2017902,4000.73 %
2018909,0240.73 %
2019915,6960.73 %
2020922,4170.73 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
2020924,918N/A %
2025950,4232.76 %
2030970,2612.09 %
2035985,1551.54 %
2040994,7970.98 %
2045999,0800.43 %
2050998,188-0.09 %
2055993,455-0.47 %
2060985,252-0.83 %
2065974,058-1.14 %
2070960,419-1.40 %
2075944,896-1.62 %
2080927,698-1.82 %
2085909,193-1.99 %
2090889,287-2.19 %
2095868,213-2.37 %
2100846,453-2.51 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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