Population of Palau 2017

Population

Current population of Palau is 21,431 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Palauan(s)
adjective: Palauan

Ethnic Groups

Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 73%, Carolinian 2%, Asian 21.7%, caucasian 1.2%, other 2.1% (2015 est.)

Languages

Palauan (official on most islands) 65.2%, other Micronesian 1.9%, English (official) 19.1%, Filipino 9.9%, Chinese 1.2%, other 2.8%

note: Sonsoralese is official in Sonsoral; Tobian is official in Tobi; Angaur and Japanese are official in Angaur (2015 est.)

Religions

Roman Catholic 45.3%, Protestant 34.9% (includes Evangelical 26.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.9%, Assembly of God .9%, Baptist .7%), Modekngei 5.7% (indigenous to Palau), Muslim 3%, Mormon 1.5%, other 9.7% (2015 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 19.69% (male 2,177/female 2,043)
15-24 years: 16.68% (male 1,788/female 1,787)
25-54 years: 45.89% (male 6,005/female 3,830)
55-64 years: 9.65% (male 731/female 1,338)
65 years and over: 8.08% (male 446/female 1,286) (2017 est.)

Median Age

total: 33.3 years
male: 32.7 years
female: 34.7 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.4% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Urbanization

urban population: 88.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.6% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

MELEKEOK (capital) 299 (2012)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.57 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.54 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.37 male(s)/female
total population: 1.09 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 12.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 73.1 years
male: 69.9 years
female: 76.5 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.71 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

9% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

1.42 physicians/1,000 population (2010)

Hospital Bed Density

4.8 beds/1,000 population (2010)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 97% of population
rural: 86% of population
total: 95.3% of population

unimproved
urban: 3% of population
rural: 14% of population
total: 4.7% of population (2011 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% 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

47.1% (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.6%
male: 96.8%
female: 86% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 18 years (2013)