Population Statistics



These populations projections were estimated by the Secretariat of the South Pacific Community. The recent availability and inclusive of migration data in these projections is the single and biggest factor in the impact on the population growth in the RMI. Click here for more details


Population projections by age group and sex (based on 1999 census of population & housing)
Age Group YEAR
1999 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total 50,908 52,163 52,701 53,236 53,763 54,305
0-4 7,674 7,508 7,632 7,748 7,835 7,899
5-9 6,660 7,352 7,297 7,196 7,089 7,131
10-14 7,539 6,501 6,668 6,895 7,131 7,207
15-19 6,337 6,837 6,568 6,319 6,161 6,120
20-24 4,558 5,945 6,194 6,362 6,422 6,347
25-29 3,759 3,684 3,949 4,238 4,523 4,808
30-34 3,235 2,590 2,556 2,564 2,627 2,761
35-39 2,861 2,355 2,304 2,249 2,190 2,128
40-44 2,397 2,253 2,202 2,147 2,091 2,039
45-49 2,029 2,041 2,053 2,056 2,047 2,023
50-54 1,369 1,796 1,798 1,797 1,802 1,814
55-59 791 1,343 1,428 1,501 1,556 1,592
60-64 598 762 839 921 1,004 1,089
65-69 438 473 478 494 525 572
70-74 299 334 344 353 358 361
75+ 364 388 392 397 403 412
Male 26,058 26,746 27,022 27,297 27,567 27,843
0-4 3,967 3,853 3,916 3,976 4,020 4,053
5-9 3,393 3,803 3,768 3,706 3,640 3,660
10-14 3,898 3,322 3,422 3,555 3,692 3,732
15-19 3,203 3,533 3,378 3,237 3,147 3,126
20-24 2,273 3,067 3,215 3,316 3,352 3,310
25-29 1,892 1,857 1,999 2,156 2,314 2,478
30-34 1,660 1,302 1,282 1,285 1,318 1,389
35-39 1,461 1,205 1,174 1,141 1,107 1,071
40-44 1,198 1,154 1,130 1,102 1,072 1,043
45-49 1,122 1,004 1,018 1,030 1,033 1,025
50-54 732 948 919 893 878 878
55-59 431 728 784 827 851 854
60-64 293 403 438 478 523 573
65-69 233 232 242 256 275 299
70-74 143 160 159 160 162 165
75+ 159 173 177 180 182 184
Female 24,850 25417 25,679 25,939 26,196 26,462
0-4 3,707 3,655 3,716 3,772 3,814 3,846
5-9 3,267 3,549 3,529 3,490 3,450 3,470
10-14 3,641 3,179 3,246 3,340 3,439 3,475
15-19 3,134 3,304 3,189 3,083 3,014 2,993
20-24 2,285 2,878 2,979 3,045 3,069 3,038
25-29 1,867 1,827 1,951 2,082 2,208 2,330
30-34 1,575 1,288 1,274 1,279 1,309 1,372
35-39 1,400 1,150 1,129 1,108 1,083 1,058
40-44 1,199 1,099 1,073 1,045 1,019 996
45-49 907 1,037 1,034 1,026 1,014 998
50-54 637 848 878 904 923 936
55-59 360 615 645 674 705 737
60-64 305 359 400 443 481 516
65-69 205 241 236 238 249 273
70-74 156 174 185 193 197 196
75+ 205 215 216 217 221 228

Sources: Secretariate of the Pacific Community, 1999 Census of Population and Housing, EPPSO; Ministry of Health Services