Population of Samoa 2017

Population

Current population of Samoa is 200,108 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Samoan(s)
adjective: Samoan

Ethnic Groups

Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians (persons of European and Polynesian blood) 7%, Europeans 0.4% (2001 census)

Languages

Samoan (Polynesian) (official), English

Religions

Protestant 57.4% (Congregationalist 31.8%, Methodist 13.7%, Assembly of God 8%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.9%), Roman Catholic 19.4%, Mormon 15.2%, Worship Centre 1.7%, other Christian 5.5%, other 0.7%, none 0.1%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 31.35% (male 32,372/female 30,359)
15-24 years: 19.82% (male 20,358/female 19,306)
25-54 years: 36.33% (male 37,423/female 35,273)
55-64 years: 6.78% (male 6,912/female 6,663)
65 years and over: 5.72% (male 4,976/female 6,466) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 74.2
youth dependency ratio: 64.9
elderly dependency ratio: 9.3
potential support ratio: 10.8 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 23.9 years
male: 23.7 years
female: 24.2 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.6% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-9.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 18.8% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.06% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

APIA (capital) 37,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

23.6 years

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

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 19 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 15.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 73.7 years
male: 70.8 years
female: 76.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.7 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

26.9% (2014)

Health Expenditures

7.2% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.46 physicians/1,000 population (2008)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 97.5% of population
rural: 99.3% of population
total: 99% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.5% of population
rural: 0.7% of population
total: 1% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 93.3% of population
rural: 91.1% of population
total: 91.5% of population

unimproved
urban: 6.7% of population
rural: 8.9% of population
total: 8.5% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Major Infectious Disease

note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

41.6% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.1% of GDP (2008)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99.1%
female: 98.8% (2015 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 19.1%
male: 15.6%
female: 25.3% (2014 est.)