Vanuatu population 292,323 (live)

The population of Vanuatu is expected to grow by 6,000 in 2019 and reach 294,000 in 2020. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 121 people yearly. On average there are 7,160 births and 1,378 deaths in Vanuatu per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.01 percent per year. The population density of Vanuatu has changed from 9.5 in 1980 to 22.7 in 2017.

Current population 292,323 people at present (Friday 20th of September 2019)
Median Age 26.5 years
Life expectancy 72.8 years
Population density 23.6 per km2
Population of Vanuatu from 1960 to 2019 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2019 288,000 6,000 (2.1%) 121 26.5 3.17 24 79,000 (27.4%)
2018 282,000 6,000 (2.1%) 121 26.3 3.21 23 76,000 (27.1%)
2017 276,000 5,598 (2.0%) 121 26.1 3.24 23 74,000 (26.8%)
2016 270,402 5,799 (2.1%) 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 2018 the population of Vanuatu was 282,000 and the average age increased from 21.3 in 1960 to 26.3. Urban population has increased from 40,109 (21.7%) in 2000 to 79,000 (27.4%) in the current year. The population density of Vanuatu has changed from 9.5 in 1980 to 22.7 in 2017.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 294,000 6,000 (2.0%) 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%)

Total Vanuatu population should reach 294,000 by 2020 and should increase to 475,000 people by year 2050. 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 2018

The population growth rate is 2.13% (6,000 residents, including 1,320 deaths). The demographics of Vanuatu constitutes of 142,000 women and 146,000 men, which means there are 1,028 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 44.8% of population (128,995) is 19 or younger, 51.0% of population (146,909) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.6% of population (13,306) is over 65.

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