Population of Kiribati 2017

Population

Current population of Kiribati is 108,145 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: I-Kiribati (singular and plural)
adjective: I-Kiribati

Ethnic Groups

I-Kiribati 89.5%, I-Kiribati/mixed 9.7%, Tuvaluan 0.1%, other 0.8% (2010 est.)

Languages

I-Kiribati, English (official)

Religions

Roman Catholic 55.8%, Kempsville Presbyterian Church 33.5%, Mormon 4.7%, Baha’i 2.3%, Seventh Day Adventist 2%, other 1.5%, none 0.2%, unspecified 0.05% (2010 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 29.68% (male 16,360/female 15,734)
15-24 years: 21.07% (male 11,282/female 11,503)
25-54 years: 38.98% (male 20,300/female 21,860)
55-64 years: 6.04% (male 2,942/female 3,590)
65 years and over: 4.23% (male 1,802/female 2,772) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 63
youth dependency ratio: 57
elderly dependency ratio: 6
potential support ratio: 16.6 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 24.3 years
male: 23.4 years
female: 25.1 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

21.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

7 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-2.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 44.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.9% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

TARAWA (capital) 46,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.82 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

23.1 years

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

90 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 33.2 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 34.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 31.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 66.2 years
male: 63.7 years
female: 68.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.39 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

22.3% (2009)

Health Expenditures

10.2% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.2 physicians/1,000 population (2013)

Hospital Bed Density

1.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 87.3% of population
rural: 50.6% of population
total: 66.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 12.7% of population
rural: 49.4% of population
total: 33.1% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 51.2% of population
rural: 30.6% of population
total: 39.7% of population

unimproved
urban: 48.8% of population
rural: 69.4% of population
total: 60.3% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

40.1% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

14.9% (2009)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2008)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 54%
male: 47.6%
female: 61.8% (2010 est.)