Vanuatu population 310,520 (live)

The population of Vanuatu is expected to grow by 6,000 in 2022 and reach 312,000 in 2023. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 121 people yearly. The population density of Vanuatu has changed from 9.5 in 1980 to 24.1 in 2020.

Current population 310,520 people at present (Sunday 2nd of October 2022)
Median Age 27.1 years
Population density 25.1 per km2
Population of Vanuatu from 1960 to 2022 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2022 306,000 6,000 (2.0%) 121 27.1 25 87,000 (28.3%)
2021 300,000 6,000 (2.0%) 121 26.8 25 84,000 (28.0%)
2020 294,000 6,000 (2.0%) 121 26.7 3.14 24 81,000 (27.7%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) 121 26.5 3.17 24 79,000 (27.4%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) 121 26.3 3.21 23 76,000 (27.1%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) 121 26.1 3.24 23 74,000 (26.8%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) 121 26.0 3.28 22 71,497 (26.4%)
2015 264,603 5,753 (2.2%) 121 25.7 3.31 22 69,135 (26.1%)
2010 236,295 5,510 (2.3%) 121 24.9 3.50 19 58,103 (24.6%)
2005 209,370 5,227 (2.5%) 227 24.0 3.85 17 48,362 (23.1%)
2000 185,063 3,718 (2.0%) -100 23.3 4.37 15 40,109 (21.7%)
1995 168,235 4,027 (2.4%) -1,417 23.1 4.73 14 33,923 (20.2%)
1990 146,634 3,785 (2.6%) -59 22.8 4.93 12 27,443 (18.7%)
1985 130,027 2,935 (2.3%) -560 22.4 5.21 11 21,743 (16.7%)
1980 115,632 3,052 (2.6%) -662 22.0 5.58 9 17,044 (14.7%)
1975 99,872 3,076 (3.1%) 49 22.0 5.93 8 13,378 (13.4%)
1970 85,389 2,449 (2.9%) 288 22.1 6.27 7 10,524 (12.3%)
1965 74,289 2,158 (2.9%) -101 21.3 6.73 6 8,416 (11.3%)
1960 63,699 2,014 (3.1%) 13 21.3 7.20 5 6,627 (10.4%)

In 2021 the population of Vanuatu was 300,000 and the average age increased from 21.3 in 1960 to 26.8. Urban population has increased from 40,109 (21.7%) in 2000 to 87,000 (28.3%) in the current year. The population density of Vanuatu has changed from 9.5 in 1980 to 24.1 in 2020.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) 121 26.7 3.14 24 81,000 (27.7%)
2025 324,000 6,000 (1.9%) 121 27.7 2.98 27 95,000 (29.3%)
2030 354,000 6,000 (1.7%) 121 28.6 2.84 29 109,000 (30.9%)
2035 385,000 7,000 (1.8%) 121 29.6 2.72 32 125,000 (32.5%)
2040 415,000 6,000 (1.5%) 121 30.8 2.61 34 142,000 (34.2%)
2045 445,000 6,000 (1.4%) 121 31.6 2.51 37 160,000 (35.8%)
2050 475,000 6,000 (1.3%) 121 32.7 2.42 39 178,000 (37.5%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 78.0 (75.8 years for male and 80.3 years for females). Population density will go up to 38.9 people per square kilometer.

Vanuatu demographics 2021

The population growth rate is 2.00% (6,000 residents, including 1,407 deaths). The demographics of Vanuatu constitutes of 151,000 women and 154,000 men, which means there are 1,020 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 44.1% of population (135,007) is 19 or younger, 51.2% of population (156,764) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.9% of population (14,872) is over 65.

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