Fiji Population 2022 (Live)

930,086
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The growth in population of Fiji is steady but unremarkable. Based on current figures, it may be that numbers finally breach the 900,000 mark by 2017.

The current population of Fiji is 930,086 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 929,766.

Fiji Growth Rate

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Fiji Population 2022 (Live)

Fiji Population Clock

Fiji Population (as of 9/18/2022)930,086
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)929,766
Births per Day10
Deaths per Day4
Migrations per Day-2
Net Change per Day4
Population Change Since Jan. 11,044

Components of Population Change

One birth every 144 minutes0%
One death every 360 minutes0%
One net migrant every 720 minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 360 minutes0%

Fiji Population Clock

Name Population
Suva77,366
Lautoka52,500
Nadi42,284
Labasa27,949
Ba14,596
Levuka8,360

The last census in 2007 found Fiji had a population of 837,200. Fiji has a population density of 46 people per square kilometer (120/square mile), which ranks 148th in the world. Fiji is comprised of 332 islands, of which 110 are inhabited, as well as 500 islets. Most of the islands were formed by volcanic activity going back about 150 million years. The farthest island is Onu-i-Lau, while the main islands of Vanua Levu and Viti Levu account for 87% of the total population. More than 75% of Fijians live on the coasts of Viti Levu. The terrain makes the interior parts of the island sparsely populated.

Fiji's capital and largest city, Suva, is found on Viti Levu. Suva has a city population of 87,000, although the population is about 175,000 when including the suburbs. Suva and its bordering cities -- Lami, Nausori, and Nasinu -- have a combined population of 330,000, or one out of every three Fijians.

Fiji Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
1955343,6932.20%18.81157139
1960401,8413.18%21.99156136
1965469,0103.14%25.67157137
1970527,6342.38%28.88158136
1975575,8041.76%31.52157139
1980644,5822.28%35.28157137
1985727,4612.45%39.82157140
1990780,4301.42%42.72157142
1995792,2460.30%43.36158149
2000832,5091.00%45.57158149
2005874,9231.00%47.89159151
2010905,1690.68%49.54162151
2015917,2000.26%50.20163156
2017919,0190.07%50.30163157
2018918,996-0.00%50.30163159
2019918,465-0.06%50.27163159
2020920,4220.21%50.38163159
2021924,6100.14%50.61163159
2022929,7660.23%50.89163160

Fiji Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2025949,9920.63%52.00163160
2030986,1720.75%53.98163160
20351,019,5490.67%55.80164161
20401,049,4760.58%57.44164163
20451,074,3820.47%58.81165162
20501,094,1740.37%59.89165160
20551,108,6480.26%60.68165163
20601,117,8280.17%61.18164162
20651,122,0940.08%61.42163163
20701,122,022-0.00%61.41163163
20751,118,570-0.06%61.22163163
20801,111,514-0.13%60.84162164
20851,100,765-0.19%60.25163164
20901,086,278-0.27%59.46163164
20951,068,595-0.33%58.49162163
2023936,3750.38%51.25163160
2024943,0720.53%51.62163160

Fiji Population by Year (Projections)

Fiji Population Pyramid 2022

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Fiji Median Age

29.9


Total

29.7


Male

30.1


Female

Fiji Population by Age

There are 614,136 people over age 18 in Fiji.

Census Years

Year Date
198631 August 1986
199625 August 1996
200716 September 2007
20172017

Fiji Population Pyramid

The nation of Fiji is comprised of over 300 islands, although only 110 of those are actually inhabited. Even without those uninhabited territories taken into account, this is a very sparsely populated nation. Fiji is located in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean, about 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Fiji Demographics

Fiji has been inhabited since the 2nd millennium BC, first by the Austronesians and then the Melanesians. Europeans first came to the area in the 1600's, and the British established the Colony of Fiji in 1874. The country gained independence in 1970.

Fiji's population is comprised mostly of native Fijians, or Melanesians, at 54%. Many native Fijians have Polynesian ancestry as well. Indo-Fijians account for 38% of the population, and they are descended from Indian laborers who were brought to the region by the British in the 1800s. Migration has reduced the percentage of Indo-Fijians dramatically over the last 20 years. Relationships between Indo-Fijians and ethnic Fijians are strained.

About 1% of Fiji's population are Rotuman, who are natives of Rotuma Island.

33% of the population of Fiji were aged between 0 and 14 - a figure that is some way in excess of the worldwide average. In addition, 63% were between the ages of 15 and 64 while just 4% of the country were aged 65 and over – considerably below the average percentages for all countries in the world.

As far as life expectancy is concerned, it is relatively low at 67.94 years for the total population. This is split between males at 65.54 years and females at 70.45 years.

Fiji Population Growth

Estimates from the World Factbook are patchy and the population growth rate of 1.4% that is widely reported actually dates back to 2006.

Natural growth figures are even older - originating from 2000 but they are still worth recording here. At that time, it was claimed that there were 23.48 births per 1,000 of the Fiji population alongside 5.78 deaths per 1000. There was also a net loss due to migration out of the country of 3.6 people per 1000.

Fiji - General Info

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