Population of Nauru 2017

Population

Current population of Nauru is 9,642 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Nauruan(s)
adjective: Nauruan

Ethnic Groups

Nauruan 58%, other Pacific Islander 26%, Chinese 8%, European 8%

Languages

Nauruan 93% (official, a distinct Pacific Island language), English 2% (widely understood, spoken, and used for most government and commercial purposes), other 5% (includes I-Kiribati 2% and Chinese 2%)

note: percentages represent main language spoken at home; Nauruan is spoken by 95% of the population, English by 66%, and other languages by 12% (2011 est.)

Religions

Protestant 60.4% (includes Nauru Congregational 35.7%, Assembly of God 13%, Nauru Independent Church 9.5%, Baptist 1.5%, and Seventh Day Adventist 0.7%), Roman Catholic 33%, other 3.7%, none 1.8%, unspecified 1.1% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 31.4% (male 1,323/female 1,705)
15-24 years: 16.21% (male 766/female 797)
25-54 years: 43.4% (male 2,112/female 2,073)
55-64 years: 6.38% (male 240/female 375)
65 years and over: 2.6% (male 96/female 155) (2017 est.)

Median Age

total: 26.1 years
male: 26.5 years
female: 25.5 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.5% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-12.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 100% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.62% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 0.83 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 0.77 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.64 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
total population: 0.89 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

22.1 years

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 7.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 67.1 years
male: 63 years
female: 70.5 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.8 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

35.6% (2007)

Health Expenditures

3.3% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

1 physicians/1,000 population (2010)

Hospital Bed Density

5 beds/1,000 population (2010)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 96.5% of population
total: 96.5% of population

unimproved
urban: 3.5% of population
total: 3.5% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 65.6% of population
total: 65.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 34.4% of population
total: 34.4% 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

45.1% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

4.8% (2007)

Education Expenditures

NA

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 9 years
male: 9 years
female: 10 years (2008)