Samoa Population 2017

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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 2017 Source:

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.

Samoa Population Density

About Samoa

Official Name Independent State of Samoa
Languages Spoken Samoan, English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude -13.58333333,-172.33333333
Currencies Used WST

Samoa Population Clock

What is the population of Samoa (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 3
Deaths Per Day 1
Net Migrations Per Day -7
Net Change Per Day -5
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Samoa Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 24.262 births/thousand 61st
Crude Death Rate 5.289 deaths/thousand 169th
Crude Net Migration Rate -12.743 people/thousand 190th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.182 years 101st
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.164 years 102nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 77.497 years 99th
Total Fertility Rate 3.924 children/woman 42nd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.821 surviving daughters/woman 34th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.08 males per female 9th
Infant Mortality Rate 17.795 deaths/1,000 live births 87th
Under Five Mortality 21.114 deaths/thousand 90th
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.421 years 49th
Rate of Natural Increase 18.782 59th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.115% 85th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.57% 75th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.614% 93rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.898% 85th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.815% 75th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.672% 93rd
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand 0th
Median Age (Total) 23.9 years 153rd
Median Age (Female) 24.2 years 153rd
Median Age (Male) 23.7 years 149th

Samoa Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 195,743 51.573% 48.427% 69 140 0.59% 188
2015 193,227 51.568% 48.432% 68 139 0.67% 187
2010 186,029 51.578% 48.422% 65 139 0.75% 187
2005 179,928 51.79% 48.21% 63 132 0.63% 186
2000 174,614 52.076% 47.924% 61 127 0.54% 185
1995 170,158 52.003% 47.997% 60 122 0.65% 184
1990 162,865 52.196% 47.804% 57 121 0.74% 184
1985 160,030 51.96% 48.04% 56 118 0.35% 183
1980 155,554 51.144% 48.856% 54 114 0.56% 180
1975 151,382 50.745% 49.256% 53 111 0.66% 179
1970 143,175 50.957% 49.043% 50 107 1.57% 178
1965 127,068 50.71% 49.29% 44 107 2.81% 177
1960 108,645 50.759% 49.241% 38 109 3.15% 176
1955 94,209 51.168% 48.832% 33 110 2.71% 175
1950 82,102 51.575% 48.425% 29 111 2.81% 176

Samoa Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 199,152 51.579% 48.421% 70 141 0.56% 188
2025 204,702 51.598% 48.402% 72 144 0.52% 188
2030 210,467 51.626% 48.374% 74 143 0.73% 188
2035 219,197 51.648% 48.352% 77 143 0.81% 188
2040 227,777 51.685% 48.315% 80 143 0.7% 188
2045 235,107 51.743% 48.257% 83 144 0.52% 188
2050 240,615 51.823% 48.177% 85 144 0.4% 188
2055 245,127 51.923% 48.077% 86 146 0.35% 188
2060 249,425 52.028% 47.972% 88 141 0.35% 188
2065 253,925 52.125% 47.875% 89 137 0.36% 188
2070 258,370 52.198% 47.802% 91 134 0.32% 188
2075 262,070 52.243% 47.758% 92 133 0.22% 188
2080 264,410 52.248% 47.752% 93 132 0.11% 188
2085 265,334 52.226% 47.774% 93 131 0.01% 187
2090 265,064 52.186% 47.814% 93 131 -0.06% 187
2095 263,915 52.141% 47.859% 93 130 -0.12% 187
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations