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Vanuatu Demographics Profile 2017

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Population277,554 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 36.11% (male 51,160/female 49,073)
15-24 years: 20% (male 27,559/female 27,939)
25-54 years: 34.74% (male 47,189/female 49,244)
55-64 years: 5.27% (male 7,327/female 7,297)
65 years and over: 3.88% (male 5,470/female 5,296) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 68.7
youth dependency ratio: 61.6
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1
potential support ratio: 14.1 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 21.7 years
male: 21.3 years
female: 22.1 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate1.9% (2016 est.)
Birth rate24.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate4.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-1.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 26.1% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 3.42% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationPORT-VILA (capital) 53,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat 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.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 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 birthtotal population: 73.4 years
male: 71.8 years
female: 75.1 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate3.16 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate49% (2013)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
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 accessimproved:
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.)
Nationalitynoun: Ni-Vanuatu (singular and plural)
adjective: Ni-Vanuatu
Ethnic groupsNi-Vanuatu 97.6%, part Ni-Vanuatu 1.1%, other 1.3% (2009 est.)
ReligionsProtestant 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.)
Languageslocal languages (more than 100) 63.2%, Bislama (official; creole) 33.7%, English (official) 2%, French (official) 0.6%, other 0.5% (2009 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.2%
male: 86.6%
female: 83.8% (2015 est.)
Education expenditures4.9% of GDP (2014)
Maternal mortality rate78 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight10.7% (2013)
Health expenditures5% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.19 physicians/1,000 population (2012)
Hospital bed density1.8 beds/1,000 population (2008)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate32.9% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017