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Fiji Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
926,276 (July 2018 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 27.45% (male 129,962 /female 124,305)
15-24 years: 15.91% (male 75,165 /female 72,219)
25-54 years: 41.05% (male 194,743 /female 185,469)
55-64 years: 8.79% (male 41,286 /female 40,167)
65 years and over: 6.8% (male 28,924 /female 34,036) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 52.8 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 43.9 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 8.9 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 11.2 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 29.2 years (2018 est.)
male: 29 years
female: 29.4 years
Population growth rate
0.56% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
18.2 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
6.2 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
-6.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 56.8% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 1.62% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
178,000 SUVA (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 9.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 10.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.2 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 73.2 years (2018 est.)
male: 70.5 years
female: 76 years
Total fertility rate
2.37 children born/woman (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.1% (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
<1000 (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<100 (2016 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 91.2% of population
total: 95.7% of population
unimproved: urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 8.8% of population
total: 4.3% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 93.4% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 88.4% of population (2015 est.)
total: 91.1% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 6.6% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 11.6% of population (2015 est.)
total: 8.9% of population (2015 est.)
Major infectious diseases

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

Nationality
noun: Fijian(s)
adjective: Fijian
Ethnic groups
iTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indo-Fijian 37.5%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 4.5% (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese) (2007 est.)

note: a 2010 law replaces 'Fijian' with 'iTaukei' when referring to the original and native settlers of Fiji

Religions
Protestant 45% (Methodist 34.6%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 3.9%, and Anglican 0.8%), Hindu 27.9%, other Christian 10.4%, Roman Catholic 9.1%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikh 0.3%, other 0.3%, none 0.8% (2007 est.)
Languages
English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani
Education expenditures
3.9% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate
34 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
3.6% (2015)
Physicians density
0.84 physicians/1,000 population (2015)
Hospital bed density
2.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
30.2% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019