French Polynesia has a relatively high standard of living and access to health care is improving. Despite this, French Polynesia remains in a vulnerable position as it has few natural resources. The country has control over its own government, and, while independence from France is a possibility one day, it will not happen in the near future.
French Polynesia's population is currently growing at a rate of 1% per year. This modest growth rate is expected to continue for the next decade.