Saint Helena Population clock (live)

4,047
Current population
2,023
Current male population (50.0%)
2,024
Current female population (50.0%)
37
Births this year
0
Births today
24
Deaths this year
0
Deaths today
0
Net migration this year
0
Net migration today
13
Population growth this year
0
Population growth today

13-11-2019 02:18:10

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



Quick facts about the population of Saint Helena

Current population (as of Wednesday, November 13, 2019)
4,047
Population rank
229 (0.00% of world population)
Total area
122 km2 (47 mi2)
Population density
33.2 per km2 (85.9 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.00 (2,023 men to 2,024 women)
Life expectancy
0.0 years (0.0 - men, 0.0 - women)
Literacy
97.5 %

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

Saint Helena population 2019

During 2019 Saint Helena population is projected to increase by 15 people and reach 4,049 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 15. Because of the lack of official information related to external migration we do not include it to our estimation. Most probably the difference between immigrants and emigrants is not significant and is close to zero. That means the population of Saint Helena is changing mainly due to the natural reasons only (births and deaths).

Population change rates in 2019

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

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

Demographics of Saint Helena 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Saint Helena was estimated to be 4,034 people. This is an increase of 0.37 % (15 people) compared to population of 4,019 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 15. Unfortunatelly, we do not have any data related to external migration in 2018. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.000 (1,000 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 2018.

Below are the key figures for Saint Helena population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Saint Helena population density

Saint Helena population density is 33.1 people per square kilometer (85.6/mi2) as of November 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Saint Helena divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Saint Helena. The total area of Saint Helena is 122 km2 (47 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Saint Helena

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity3,90596.5 %
Religiously Unaffiliated1343.3 %
Other80.2 %

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

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Wednesday, November 13 2019).

Saint Helena age structure

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

18.3 70.4 11.4

- 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 Saint Helena 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 "Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena is 42.1 %.

The value of 42.1 % 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 Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena is 26 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Saint Helena is 16.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Saint Helena age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 3,213 persons or 97.49% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Saint Helena are able to read and write. Accordingly about 83 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 97% (1,617 persons). 50 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98% (1,596 persons). 33 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 97% and 98% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 97.5%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Saint Helena historical population (1951 - 2019)

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

Saint Helena population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19514,991N/A %
19525,0140.46 %
19535,012-0.04 %
19544,993-0.38 %
19554,963-0.60 %
19564,928-0.71 %
19574,890-0.77 %
19584,851-0.80 %
19594,811-0.82 %
19604,771-0.83 %
19614,729-0.88 %
19624,689-0.85 %
19634,655-0.73 %
19644,632-0.49 %
19654,625-0.15 %
19664,6400.32 %
19674,6740.73 %
19684,7251.09 %
19694,7871.31 %
19704,8531.38 %
19714,9181.34 %
19724,9821.30 %
19735,0451.26 %
19745,1041.17 %
19755,1551.00 %
19765,1970.81 %
19775,2290.62 %
19785,2530.46 %
19795,2780.48 %
19805,3100.61 %
19815,3540.83 %
19825,4091.03 %
19835,4691.11 %
19845,5251.02 %
19855,5690.80 %
19865,5950.47 %
19875,6030.14 %
19885,596-0.12 %
19895,577-0.34 %
19905,548-0.52 %
19915,510-0.68 %
19925,462-0.87 %
19935,407-1.01 %
19945,353-1.00 %
19955,308-0.84 %
19965,276-0.60 %
19975,260-0.30 %
19985,249-0.21 %
19995,221-0.53 %
20005,156-1.24 %
20015,043-2.19 %
20024,880-3.23 %
20034,688-3.93 %
20044,498-4.05 %
20054,341-3.49 %
20064,237-2.40 %
20074,186-1.20 %
20084,175-0.26 %
20094,1810.14 %
20104,179-0.05 %
20114,156-0.55 %
20124,115-0.99 %
20134,062-1.29 %
20144,011-1.26 %
20153,974-0.92 %
20163,9890.38 %
20174,0040.38 %
20184,0190.37 %
20194,0340.37 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20204,124N/A %
20254,2292.55 %
20304,3081.87 %
20354,3350.63 %
20404,301-0.78 %
20454,245-1.30 %
20504,182-1.48 %
20554,131-1.22 %
20604,084-1.14 %
20654,035-1.20 %
20703,986-1.21 %
20753,927-1.48 %
20803,865-1.58 %
20853,785-2.07 %
20903,700-2.25 %
20953,605-2.57 %
21003,515-2.50 %

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