Kiribati Population clock (live)

24-09-2018 15:17:18
119,199
Current population
59,167
Current male population (49.6%)
60,032
Current female population (50.4%)
2,509
Births this year
6
Births today
606
Deaths this year
2
Deaths today
-340
Net migration this year
-1
Net migration today
1,563
Population growth this year
4
Population growth today

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

Quick facts about the population of Kiribati


Current population (as of Monday, September 24 2018)
119,195
Total area
810 km2 (313 mi2)
Population density
147.2 per km2 (381.1 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.99 (59,167 men to 60,032 women)
Median age
22.4 years
Life expectancy
64.4 years (62.0 - men, 66.9 - women)

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

Kiribati population 2018

During 2018 Kiribati population is projected to increased by 2,139 people and reach 119,775 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 2,604. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 466 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Kiribati 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 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Kiribati population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Kiribati will be increased by 6 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Kiribati 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Kiribati was estimated to be 117,636 people. This is an increase of 1.82 % (2,100 people) compared to population of 115,536 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 2,558. Due to external migration, the population declined by 458. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.990 (990 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 2017.

Below are the key figures for Kiribati population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

Kiribati population density

Kiribati population density is 145.2 people per square kilometer (376.1/mi2) as of September 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Kiribati divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Kiribati. The total area of Kiribati is 810 km2 (313 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Kiribati

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Christianity115,61997.0
Other2,6222.2
Religiously Unaffiliated9540.8

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, September 24 2018).

Kiribati age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Kiribati had the following population age distribution:

33.9 62.4 3.7

- 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 Kiribati 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 "Kiribati 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 Kiribati is 60.3 %.

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 Kiribati 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 Kiribati 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 Kiribati is 54.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Kiribati is 6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Kiribati 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 Kiribati is 64.4 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 62 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 66.9 years.

Kiribati historical population (1951 - 2018)

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

Kiribati population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195133,339N/A %
195233,9551.85 %
195334,6442.03 %
195435,3912.16 %
195536,1882.25 %
195637,0262.32 %
195737,9012.36 %
195838,8122.40 %
195939,7572.43 %
196040,7362.46 %
196141,7482.48 %
196242,7872.49 %
196343,8422.47 %
196444,8982.41 %
196545,9402.32 %
196646,9582.22 %
196747,9512.11 %
196848,9152.01 %
196949,8461.90 %
197050,7421.80 %
197151,6011.69 %
197252,4221.59 %
197353,2141.51 %
197453,9941.47 %
197554,7761.45 %
197655,5751.46 %
197756,3981.48 %
197857,2401.49 %
197958,0871.48 %
198058,9251.44 %
198159,7391.38 %
198260,5281.32 %
198361,3391.34 %
198462,2641.51 %
198563,3871.80 %
198664,7632.17 %
198766,3912.51 %
198868,1832.70 %
198969,9842.64 %
199071,6372.36 %
199173,0551.98 %
199274,2361.62 %
199375,2481.36 %
199476,1981.26 %
199577,2011.32 %
199678,3171.45 %
199779,5491.57 %
199880,8731.66 %
199982,2631.72 %
200083,6881.73 %
200185,1321.73 %
200286,6011.73 %
200388,1181.75 %
200489,7191.82 %
200591,4371.91 %
200693,2932.03 %
200795,2842.13 %
200897,3742.19 %
200999,5022.19 %
2010101,6072.12 %
2011103,6552.02 %
2012105,6411.92 %
2013107,5821.84 %
2014109,5071.79 %
2015111,4471.77 %
2016113,4731.82 %
2017115,5361.82 %
2018117,6361.82 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
2020122,437N/A %
2025132,2748.03 %
2030141,5487.01 %
2035150,3376.21 %
2040159,2975.96 %
2045168,7015.90 %
2050178,0775.56 %
2055187,0415.03 %
2060195,2914.41 %
2065202,8323.86 %
2070209,9593.51 %
2075216,9403.32 %
2080223,6973.11 %
2085229,8482.75 %
2090235,0952.28 %
2095239,4581.86 %
2100243,1181.53 %

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