Palau Population clock (live)

18,123
Current population
9,705
Current male population (53.5%)
8,418
Current female population (46.5%)
29
Births year to date
0
Births today
22
Deaths year to date
0
Deaths today
2
Net migration year to date
0
Net migration today
10
Population growth year to date
0
Population growth today

25-02-2021 05:34:49

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

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Quick facts about the population of Palau

Current population (as of Thursday, February 25, 2021)
18,123
Population rank
221 (0.00% of world population)
Total area
460 km2 (178 mi2)
Population density
39.4 per km2 (102.0 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.15 (9,705 men to 8,418 women)
Life expectancy
71.8 years (68.6 - men, 75.1 - women)
Literacy
99.5 %

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

Palau population 2021

During 2021 Palau population is projected to increase by 66 people and reach 18,179 in the beginning of 2022. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 52. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 14 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Palau (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 2021

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Palau population in 2021 will be the following:

The population of Palau will be increasing by 0 persons daily in 2021.

Demographics of Palau 2020

As of 1 January 2021, the population of Palau was estimated to be 18,113 people. This is an increase of 0.37 % (66 people) compared to population of 18,047 the year before. In 2020 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 52. Due to external migration, the population increased by 14. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.153 (1,153 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 2020.

Below are the key figures for Palau population in 2020:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2021

Palau population density

Palau population density is 39.4 people per square kilometer (102.0/mi2) as of February 2021. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Palau divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Palau. The total area of Palau is 460 km2 (178 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Palau

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity15,71386.7 %
Other1,90310.5 %
Religiously Unaffiliated2171.2 %
Folk or traditional religions1450.8 %
Buddhism1450.8 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Thursday, February 25 2021).

Palau age structure

As of the beginning of 2021 according to our estimates Palau had the following population age distribution:

21.6 72 6.5

- 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 Palau population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Palau 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 Palau is 39 %.

The value of 39 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Palau must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Palau is relatively low.

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 Palau is 29.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Palau is 9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Palau 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 Palau 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). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 68.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 75.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 14,141 persons or 99.52% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Palau are able to read and write. Accordingly about 68 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.5% (7,530 persons). 38 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 99.55% (6,611 persons). 30 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.8% and 99.83% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.81%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Palau historical population (1951 - 2021)

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

Palau population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19517,462N/A %
19527,5621.34 %
19537,7262.17 %
19547,9372.73 %
19558,1843.11 %
19568,4543.30 %
19578,7453.44 %
19589,0433.41 %
19599,3353.23 %
19609,6253.11 %
19619,9092.95 %
196210,1892.83 %
196310,4482.54 %
196410,6802.22 %
196510,8992.05 %
196611,0921.77 %
196711,2541.46 %
196811,3951.25 %
196911,5391.26 %
197011,7111.49 %
197111,9281.85 %
197212,1972.26 %
197312,4852.36 %
197412,7251.92 %
197512,8611.07 %
197612,8660.04 %
197712,740-0.98 %
197812,527-1.67 %
197912,319-1.66 %
198012,204-0.93 %
198112,2300.21 %
198212,4011.40 %
198312,6822.27 %
198413,0172.64 %
198513,3632.66 %
198613,6862.42 %
198713,9792.14 %
198814,2612.02 %
198914,5532.05 %
199014,8852.28 %
199115,2542.48 %
199215,6522.61 %
199316,0742.70 %
199416,5122.72 %
199516,9482.64 %
199617,3802.55 %
199717,8092.47 %
199818,2142.27 %
199918,5922.08 %
200018,9391.87 %
200119,2481.63 %
200219,5171.40 %
200319,7281.08 %
200419,8370.55 %
200519,822-0.08 %
200619,664-0.80 %
200719,350-1.60 %
200818,932-2.16 %
200918,497-2.30 %
201018,121-2.03 %
201117,850-1.50 %
201217,691-0.89 %
201317,619-0.41 %
201417,614-0.03 %
201517,6450.18 %
201617,6920.27 %
201717,7640.41 %
201817,8600.54 %
201917,9560.54 %
202018,0470.51 %
202118,1130.37 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202022,446N/A %
202523,6415.32 %
203024,7564.72 %
203525,7113.86 %
204026,4602.91 %
204527,0612.27 %
205027,5771.91 %
205528,0661.77 %
206028,4971.54 %
206528,8151.12 %
207028,9930.62 %
207529,0290.12 %
208028,999-0.10 %
208528,970-0.10 %
209028,907-0.22 %
209528,769-0.48 %
210028,633-0.47 %

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