Fiji Population 2024 (Live)

940,755

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.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
18,270
The current population of Fiji is 940,755 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 943,072.

Fiji Growth Rate

Fiji Population 2024 (Live)

Fiji Population Clock

Fiji Population (as of 2/26/2024)940,755
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)943,072
Births per Day48
Deaths per Day22
Migrations per Day-8
Net Change per Day19
Population Change Since Jan. 11,083

Components of Population Change

One birth every 30 minutes
One death every 65.45 minutes
One emigrant every 180 minutes
Net gain of one person every 75.78 minutes

Fiji Population Clock

City
2024 Population
Suva77,366
Lautoka52,500
Nadi42,284
Labasa27,949
Ba14,596
Levuka8,360
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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

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
1955343,6932.2%19157139
1960401,8413.18%22156136
1965469,0103.14%26157137
1970527,6342.38%29158136
1975575,8041.76%32157139
1980644,5822.28%35157137
1985727,4612.45%40157140
1990780,4301.42%43157142
1995792,2460.3%43158149
2000832,5091%46158149
2005874,9231%48159151
2010905,1690.68%50162151
2015917,2000.26%50163156
2017919,0190.07%50163157
2018918,9960%50163159
2019918,465-0.06%50163159
2020920,4220.21%50163159
2023936,3750.38%51163160
2024943,0720.53%52163160
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Fiji Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024943,0720.53%52163160
2025949,9920.63%52163160
2030986,1720.75%54163160
20351,019,5490.67%56164161
20401,049,4760.58%57164163
20451,074,3820.47%59165162
20501,094,1740.37%60165160
20551,108,6480.26%61165163
20601,117,8280.17%61164162
20651,122,0940.08%61163163
20701,122,0220%61163163
20751,118,570-0.06%61163163
20801,111,514-0.13%61162164
20851,100,765-0.19%60163164
20901,086,278-0.27%59163164
20951,068,595-0.33%58162163
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Fiji Population by Year (Projections)

Fiji Population Pyramid 2024

Fiji Median Age

29.9

Total

29.7

Male

30.1

Female

Fiji Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Fiji.

Census Years

Year
Date
198631 August 1986
199625 August 1996
200716 September 2007
20172017
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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 Population Rank 2024
Country Age
Area (km²)
18,272
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$5.51
GDP (UN '22)
$4.98 Bn

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