Tokelau Population 2020 (Live)

1,357
The current population of Tokelau is 1,357, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 1,357.

Tokelau Growth Rate

Tokelau Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Atafu Village524
Nukunonu426
Fale old settlement120

Tokelau Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,3571.27%135.7023490
20191,3401.59%134.0023489
20181,3191.46%131.9023489
20171,3001.40%130.0023489
20161,2822.40%128.2023489
20151,2521.89%125.2023490
20101,140-1.15%114.0023496
20051,208-4.91%120.8023488
20001,5540.48%155.4023467
19951,517-1.16%151.7023466
19901,608-1.21%160.8023459
19851,7091.93%170.9023455
19801,553-0.24%155.3023457
19751,572-0.61%157.2023448
19701,621-3.35%162.1023445
19651,9220.52%192.2023431
19601,8733.11%187.3023430
19551,6070.52%160.7023433
19501,5660.00%156.6023330

Tokelau Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,3571.27%135.7023490
20251,4020.66%140.2023487
20301,4480.65%144.8023489
20351,4820.46%148.2023490
20401,5090.36%150.9023491
20451,5370.37%153.7023491
20501,5650.36%156.5023496
20551,6000.44%160.0023495
20601,6220.27%162.2023495
20651,6310.11%163.1023495
20701,6310.00%163.1023495
20751,624-0.09%162.4023496
20801,601-0.29%160.1023499
20851,577-0.30%157.70234101
20901,555-0.28%155.50234102
20951,506-0.64%150.60234105

Tokelau Population by Year (Projections)

Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand that is located in the Pacific Ocean. This territory was once known as the Union Islands and Tokelau Islands before adopting its current name in 1976. This region is made up of three coral atolls known as Fakaofo, Atafu, and Nukunonu. Swains Island is also part of Tokelau but because of a territorial dispute, the island is currently part of American Samoa and is administered by the United States.

According to the government of New Zealand and Tokelau, Tokelau is a nation. However, the United Nations included this area on the list of non-self-governing territories.

There are about four square miles of land area that make up this territory, so it should come as no surprise that it has an equally small population. According to the last census conducted in October of 2016, Tokelau has a population of about 1,499 people. The population density is nearly 298 people per square mile. The population of Tokelau is the fourth smallest of all states and dependencies in the world. Tokelau also has the smallest economy in the world. Despite this, however, it is the first nation in the world to be 100% powered by solar energy.

Atafu is the smallest island in size with an area of about one square mile, but is the most populous with over 500 residents. In terms of area, Nukunonu is the largest, taking up over 2 square miles.

The people of Tokelau are known as Tokelauans. There are no minority groups recorded in the census, and the major ethnic group is Polynesian. About 94% of the residents speak Tokelauan, although some residents speak English.

According to the census, roughly 45% of the people that live in Tokelau weren’t born there. Most came from New Zealand and Samoa. Most of the inhabitants belong to the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa or are Roman Catholic.

Even though Tokelau has a very small population and has faced challenges including overcrowding and the depletion of tuna, Tokelauans have a life expectancy of 69 years, which is on par with other islands in Oceania.

On Atafu and Fakaofo, female residents outnumber males. However, Nukunonu is made up of 57% male residents and 43% female.

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