Population of Kiribati 2021

As of 2021, the latest population of Kiribati is 111,796, based on Trackaah calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Population Distribution

Total population 111,796
Population growth rate 1.09%
Birth rate 21.20 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall 65.11 years
Men 62.70 years
Women 67.64 years
Age structure
0-14 years 29.27%
15-64 years 66.40%
65 years and above 4.34%
Median age 23.90 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 0.96
Population density 137.85 residents per km²
Urbanization 47.30%
96% Micronesians, 4% Polynesians, Europeans and others
Catholics (Roman Catholic) 52%, Protestants (Congregational) 30%, some Seventh-day Adventists, Baha’i, Latter-day Saints, and Church of God (1996)
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.623
HDI ranking 132nd out of 194

People in Kiribati

The people of Kiribati call themselves I-Kiribati. About 103,000 people inhabit the islets. Most of them are originally from Micronesia. Here you can see some photos of people in Kiribati.

An average of 127 people per square meter live in Kiribati. However, the distribution is very different. 80 out of 100 people live on the Gilbert Islands and 40 out of 100 on the main island of the country called Tarawa. The capital South Tarawa is also located here. In Kiribati, the average age is 62 years. 90 out of 100 people can read and write because there are elementary schools on the larger islands.

Languages in Kiribati

The official languages ​​are Kiribati and English. For Kiribati you will sometimes find the name Gilbertian, as the islands were once called Gilbert Islands. Most people consider this language to be their mother tongue.

Religions in Kiribati

A little over half of the people in Kiribati are Catholics, 34 out of 100 Protestants. There are also smaller groups of Mormons, followers of the Baha’i religion and other religions.

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