Vanuatu Population 2022 (Live)

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Vanuatu is currently growing at a rate of 2.4% per year. The country has a fertility rate of 3.82 births per woman, which has declined over the last sixty years but remains high. The life expectancy is 71 years.

The current population of Vanuatu is 327,112 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 326,740.

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Vanuatu Population 2022 (Live)

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Vanuatu Population (as of 10/1/2022)327,112
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)326,740
Births per Day5
Deaths per Day1
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day4
Population Change Since Jan. 11,096

Components of Population Change

One birth every 288 minutes0%
One death every 1440 minutes0%
One net migrant every Infinity minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 360 minutes0%

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Vanuatu Population by Year (Historical)

Vanuatu Population by Year (Projections)

Vanuatu Population Pyramid 2022


Vanuatu Median Age







Vanuatu Population by Age

There are 178,369 people over age 18 in Vanuatu.

Census Years

Vanuatu Population Pyramid

Most of the population of Vanuatu is rural, although Port Vila and Luganville have sizable populations. Port Vila is the largest city and capital with a population of 45,000, accounting for 19% of the country's total population.

Vanuatu Demographics

The first inhabitants of Vanuatu were the Melanesian people. Europeans first visited the island through a Spanish expedition in 1605, claiming the archipelago for Spain. France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the country in the 1880s and it was jointly managed in 1906. Vanuatu gained independence from France and the United Kingdom in 1980.

The inhabitants of Vanuatu are known as Ni-Vanuatu. 98.5% of the population are of Melanesian descent, with the rest comprised of a mix of Europeans, Asians and other Pacific Islanders. Three of the islands of Vanuatu were historically Polynesian.

There are also about 2,000 Ni-Vanuatu working and living in New Caledonia, about 300 miles away. Nearly 90% of the population fishes and eats fish, which has caused a great deal of pressure near villages as shore species are depleted.

Vanuatu - General Info