Samoa Population 2017

195,750

Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and formerly Western Samoa, is a country in the western region of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The two main islands of the country are Upolu and Savai'i. The estimated 2017 population of Samoa is 196,440.

First contact with Europeans came in the early 18th century, with mission work beginning in 1830. Germany showed interest in the islands for commercial reasons but the U.S. laid a claim and formed alliances with chieftains on the islands of Tutuila and Manu'a, which were later annexed to the United States as American Samoa. Britain then sent troops to protect British rights, which led to a civil war as America, Germany and the U.K. fought over who should control the islands.

In 1899, the Samoan Islands were partitioned into two parts: the eastern group of islands became a territory of the U.S. (American Samoa) while the Western Islands were German Samoa, which later came under control of New Zealand until Samoa gained independence in 1962.

Given its size, Samoa's population has remained relatively stable for decades. At the last census in 2006, the population was 179,186. It is estimated this population has grown to 195,000 in 2014.

Samoa Demographics

92.6% of the population are Samoans while 7% are Euronesians, or people with mixed European and Polynesian ancestors. About 0.4% of the population is Europeans. 75% of the population lives on the main island of Upolu.

The religious breakdown of Samoa is: 32% Christian Congregational Church of Samoa, 19% Roman Catholic, 15% Mormon, 4% Seventh-Day Adventist, 1.7% Worship Centre, 5.5% other Christian, 0.7% other, and 0.1% none.

Samoa Population in 2018Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samoa_-_Apia_Govt_buildings.jpg

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Samoa Population Growth

Samoa's population has remained fairly stable for years and is currently growing at a rate of 0.8% per year. This trend is expected to continue.

About Samoa

Official NameIndependent State of Samoa
Languages SpokenSamoan, English
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-13.58333333-172.33333333
Currencies UsedWST

Samoa Population Density

Name Population
Apia40,407
Asau6,643
Mulifanua4,508
Leulumoega1,458
Lufilufi1,074
Vailoa769
A'opo390
Samamea89
Safotulafai

Samoa Population Clock

What is the population of Samoa (as of 11/15/2017)?195,750
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)196,440
Births Per Day3
Deaths Per Day1
Net Migrations Per Day -7
Net Change Per Day -5
Population Change Since January 1st-1,595

Samoa Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 24.262 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.289 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -12.743 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.182 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.164 years
Female Life Expectancy 77.497 years
Total Fertility Rate 3.924 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.821 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.08 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 17.795 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 21.114 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.421 years
Rate of Natural Increase 18.782
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.115%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.57%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.614%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.898%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.815%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.672%
Median Age (Total) 23.9 years
Median Age (Female) 24.2 years
Median Age (Male) 23.7 years

Samoa Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017196,44051.60%48.40%690.69%
2015193,75951.58%48.41%680.80%
2010186,20551.58%48.42%660.69%
2005179,92951.79%48.21%630.60%
2000174,61052.08%47.93%610.52%
1995170,15752.00%47.99%600.88%
1990162,86652.19%47.80%570.35%
1985160,03151.96%48.04%560.57%
1980155,55751.14%48.86%550.54%
1975151,38750.74%49.26%531.12%
1970143,17650.95%49.04%502.42%
1965127,06850.71%49.29%453.18%
1960108,64650.76%49.24%382.89%
195594,20851.17%48.83%332.79%
195082,09751.58%48.43%290.00%

Samoa Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020200,11751.60%48.39%700.00%
2025206,01851.63%48.37%720.58%
2030212,09551.66%48.34%750.58%
2035221,09851.68%48.33%780.83%
2040229,92651.70%48.29%810.79%
2045237,53051.76%48.25%840.65%
2050243,37151.82%48.17%860.49%
2055248,23451.91%48.09%870.40%
2060252,88552.01%48.00%890.37%
2065257,69052.08%47.91%910.38%
2070262,39052.14%47.86%920.36%
2075266,32452.16%47.84%940.30%
2080269,00952.14%47.86%950.20%
2085270,29452.08%47.92%950.10%
2090270,40352.01%47.99%950.01%
2095269,59151.94%48.06%95-0.06%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer