|Current male population (51.3%)|
|Current female population (48.7%)|
|Births this year|
|Deaths this year|
|Net migration this year|
|Net migration today|
|Population growth this year|
|Population growth today|
|Current population (as of Friday, November 15, 2019)|
|209 (0.00% of world population)|
|180 km2 (69 mi2)|
|323.2 per km2 (837.2 people/mi2)|
|1.05 (29,861 men to 28,320 women)|
|71.8 years (69.7 - men, 74.0 - women)|
(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)
During 2019 Marshall Islands population is projected to increase by 1,118 people and reach 58,325 in the beginning of 2020. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1,415. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 297 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Marshall Islands 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).
According to our estimations, daily change rates of Marshall Islands population in 2019 will be the following:
As of 1 January 2019, the population of Marshall Islands was estimated to be 57,207 people. This is an increase of 1.95 % (1,096 people) compared to population of 56,111 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1,388. Due to external migration, the population declined by 291. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.050 (1,050 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 2018.
Below are the key figures for Marshall Islands population in 2018:
Marshall Islands population density is 317.8 people per square kilometer (823.1/mi2) as of November 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Marshall Islands divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Marshall Islands. The total area of Marshall Islands is 180 km2 (69 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .
|Religion||Number of followers||Percentage of
|Religiously Unaffiliated||873||1.5 %|
|Folk or traditional religions||175||0.3 %|
As of the beginning of 2019 according to our estimates Marshall Islands had the following population age distribution:
|- 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.
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 Marshall Islands 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.
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 Marshall Islands is 70 %.
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 Marshall Islands 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 Marshall Islands is relatively high.
Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.
Child dependency ratio in Marshall Islands is 64.9 %.
Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.
Aged dependency ratio in Marshall Islands is 5.1 %.
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 Marshall Islands is 71.8 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 69.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 74 years.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).