Population of Vanuatu 2017

Population

Current population of Vanuatu is 282,814 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Ni-Vanuatu (singular and plural)
adjective: Ni-Vanuatu

Ethnic Groups

Ni-Vanuatu 97.6%, part Ni-Vanuatu 1.1%, other 1.3% (2009 est.)

Languages

local languages (more than 100) 63.2%, Bislama (official; creole) 33.7%, English (official) 2%, French (official) 0.6%, other 0.5% (2009 est.)

Religions

Protestant 70% (includes Presbyterian 27.9%, Anglican 15.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.5%, Assemblies of God 4.7%, Church of Christ 4.5%, Neil Thomas Ministry 3.1%,and Apostolic 2.2%), Roman Catholic 12.4%, customary beliefs 3.7% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), other 12.6%, none 1.1%, unspecified 0.2% (2009 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 35.51% (male 51,261/female 49,157)
15-24 years: 20.02% (male 28,110/female 28,514)
25-54 years: 35.06% (male 48,476/female 50,675)
55-64 years: 5.42% (male 7,646/female 7,677)
65 years and over: 3.99% (male 5,713/female 5,585) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 68.7
youth dependency ratio: 61.6
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1
potential support ratio: 14.1 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 21.7 years
male: 21.3 years
female: 22.1 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.9% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-1.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 26.8% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 3.23% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

PORT-VILA (capital) 53,000 (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: 0.96 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.04 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 15.1 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 16.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 73.4 years
male: 71.8 years
female: 75.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

3.07 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

49% (2013)

Health Expenditures

5% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.19 physicians/1,000 population (2012)

Hospital Bed Density

1.8 beds/1,000 population (2008)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 98.9% of population
rural: 92.9% of population
total: 94.5% of population

unimproved
urban: 1.1% of population
rural: 7.1% of population
total: 5.5% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 65.1% of population
rural: 55.4% of population
total: 57.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 34.9% of population
rural: 44.6% of population
total: 42.1% 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

32.9% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

10.7% (2013)

Education Expenditures

4.9% of GDP (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.2%
male: 86.6%
female: 83.8% (2015 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 10.6%
male: 10.2%
female: 11.2% (2009 est.)