Nauru Population clock (live)

10,507
Current population
5,338
Current male population (50.8%)
5,169
Current female population (49.2%)
253
Births this year
0
Births today
56
Deaths this year
0
Deaths today
-142
Net migration this year
-0
Net migration today
56
Population growth this year
0
Population growth today

15-11-2019 00:05:36

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



Quick facts about the population of Nauru

Current population (as of Friday, November 15, 2019)
10,507
Population rank
225 (0.00% of world population)
Total area
20 km2 (8 mi2)
Population density
525.4 per km2 (1,360.7 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.03 (5,338 men to 5,169 women)
Life expectancy
65.4 years (61.3 - men, 68.8 - women)

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

Nauru population 2019

During 2019 Nauru population is projected to increase by 64 people and reach 10,515 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 226. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 163 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Nauru 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 2019

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Nauru population in 2019 will be the following:

The population of Nauru will be increasing by 0 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of Nauru 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Nauru was estimated to be 10,451 people. This is an increase of 0.62 % (64 people) compared to population of 10,387 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 225. Due to external migration, the population declined by 162. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.030 (1,030 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 Nauru population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Nauru population density

Nauru population density is 522.6 people per square kilometer (1,353.4/mi2) as of November 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Nauru divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Nauru. The total area of Nauru is 20 km2 (8 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Nauru

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity8,30179.0 %
Folk or traditional religions8518.1 %
Other7677.3 %
Religiously Unaffiliated4734.5 %
Buddhism1161.1 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Friday, November 15 2019).

Nauru age structure

As of the beginning of 2019 according to our estimates Nauru had the following population age distribution:

33 65.3 1.6

- 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 Nauru 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 "Nauru 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 Nauru is 53.1 %.

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 Nauru 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 Nauru 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 Nauru is 50.6 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Nauru is 2.5 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Nauru 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 Nauru is 65.4 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). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 61.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 68.8 years.

Nauru historical population (1951 - 2019)

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

Nauru population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19513,006N/A %
19523,1253.96 %
19533,2634.42 %
19543,4074.41 %
19553,5504.20 %
19563,6913.97 %
19573,8313.79 %
19583,9773.81 %
19594,1404.10 %
19604,3304.59 %
19614,5545.17 %
19624,8115.64 %
19635,0895.78 %
19645,3665.44 %
19655,6194.71 %
19665,8373.88 %
19676,0193.12 %
19686,1722.54 %
19696,3052.15 %
19706,4312.00 %
19716,5561.94 %
19726,6811.91 %
19736,8031.83 %
19746,9171.68 %
19757,0211.50 %
19767,1131.31 %
19777,1961.17 %
19787,2731.07 %
19797,3521.09 %
19807,4411.21 %
19817,5431.37 %
19827,6581.52 %
19837,7871.68 %
19847,9311.85 %
19858,0912.02 %
19868,2652.15 %
19878,4532.27 %
19888,6512.34 %
19898,8542.35 %
19909,0572.29 %
19919,2562.20 %
19929,4492.09 %
19939,6321.94 %
19949,7911.65 %
19959,9171.29 %
199610,0020.86 %
199710,0450.43 %
199810,0550.10 %
199910,049-0.06 %
200010,043-0.06 %
200110,0480.05 %
200210,0630.15 %
200310,0850.22 %
200410,1050.20 %
200510,1140.09 %
200610,108-0.06 %
200710,088-0.20 %
200810,061-0.27 %
200910,038-0.23 %
201010,027-0.11 %
201110,0340.07 %
201210,0610.27 %
201310,1020.41 %
201410,1510.49 %
201510,1990.47 %
201610,2610.61 %
201710,3240.61 %
201810,3870.61 %
201910,4510.62 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202011,222N/A %
202511,3160.84 %
203011,4511.19 %
203511,5300.69 %
204011,521-0.08 %
204511,461-0.52 %
205011,342-1.04 %
205511,171-1.51 %
206010,988-1.64 %
206510,789-1.81 %
207010,584-1.90 %
207510,369-2.03 %
208010,166-1.96 %
20859,958-2.05 %
20909,741-2.18 %
20959,529-2.18 %
21009,319-2.20 %

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