Wallis and Futuna Population 2020 (Live)

11,239
The current population of Wallis and Futuna is 11,239, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 11,239.

Wallis and Futuna Growth Rate

Wallis and Futuna Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Mata-Utu1,200
Leava480
Alo239

Wallis and Futuna Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202011,239-1.69%80.28226131
201911,432-1.96%81.66226129
201811,661-2.01%83.29225124
201711,900-1.71%85.00225122
201612,107-1.30%86.48225119
201512,266-0.68%87.61225119
201012,689-3.21%90.64225111
200514,9390.33%106.7122397
200014,6940.76%104.9622397
199514,1490.50%101.0622494
199013,8000.26%98.5722297
198513,6223.94%97.3022088
198011,2313.80%80.2222297
19759,3201.03%66.57223107
19708,8530.29%63.24222104
19658,7241.35%62.31221100
19608,1571.24%58.2621999
19557,6691.84%54.7822195
19507,0000.00%50.0021992

Wallis and Futuna Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202011,239-1.69%80.28226131
202510,743-0.90%76.74227137
203010,389-0.67%74.21227143
203510,105-0.55%72.18228151
20409,810-0.59%70.07228153
20459,487-0.67%67.76228156
20509,131-0.76%65.22228156
20558,749-0.85%62.49228161
20608,349-0.93%59.64228165
20657,944-0.99%56.74228168
20707,537-1.05%53.84228169
20757,155-1.03%51.11228171
20806,796-1.02%48.54228172
20856,468-0.98%46.20228174
20906,158-0.98%43.99228177
20955,847-1.03%41.76228179

Wallis and Futuna Population by Year (Projections)

Wallis and Futuna is not a country but instead is classified as an overseas collectivity. This means that it is semi-autonomous but remains an administrative division of France. It was deemed an overseas territory in the 1950s before becoming an overseas collectivity in 2003. Wallis and Futuna is located in the South Pacific northeast of Fiji and west of Samoa. The total land area of Wallis and Futuna is nearly 55 square miles. The population based on the 2018 census is 11,558, putting the population density at over 216 people per square mile.

The capital of Wallis and Futuna is Mata-Utu, which is also the largest city. Mata-Uta is located on the island of Uvea (also known as Wallis) and has a population of nearly 1,200 people. Wallis and Futuna is made up of three volcanic islands with many islets. There are two main island groups – the previously named Uvea and the Hoorn Islands, which are also known as Futuna Islands. Over 72% of the population lives on the island of Wallis.

The major ethnic group in this island region is Polynesian. Other minority groups include people of Metropolitan French descent and whites that are of French descent. Nearly 60% of the population speaks Wallisian, while close to 28% speak Futunan. Over 12% speak French. Nearly everyone in Wallis and Futuna are of the Roman Catholic faith, which is practiced by 99% of inhabitants.

The population of this island region was on the rise from the late 1960s to the early 2000s, reaching a peak of nearly 15,000 inhabitants in 2003. However, at the time of the 2008 census, the population had declined and has continued to fall at every five-year census since. This is primarily because of the lack of job and educational opportunities that are driving young islanders to New Caledonia. Political tension on the main island has also contributed to the declining population.

About Wallis and Futuna

  1. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer