Population of Nauru 2021

As of 2021, the latest population of Nauru is 11,000, based on AllCityPopulation calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Population Distribution

Total population 11,000
Population growth rate 0.46%
Birth rate 24.00 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy 66.05 years
Men life expectancy 61.96 years
Women life expectancy 69.47 years
Age structure
0-14 years 31.18%
15-64 years 65.96%
65 years and above 2.86%
Median age 25.70 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 0.91
Population density 523.81 residents per kmĀ²
Urbanization 100.00%
58% Nauruians, 28% Kiribati and Tuvaluans, 8% Europeans, 8% Chinese
Christians (2/3 Protestants, 1/3 Roman Catholic Catholics)

People in Nauru

About 11,000 people live on Nauru. 58 percent are Nauru, so they were born on Nauru. 29 percent come from other islands in the Pacific, eight percent are Chinese and eight percent are European.

The Nauruan people are likely to be a mixed group of many other people in the region. Perhaps the ancestors of today’s residents were castaways who originally came from Polynesia and Melanesia. Micronesians, however, also lived on the island. Most of the residents are likely descendants of Melanesians and later Polynesians.

There used to be twelve tribes on Nauru. The flag of the country still bears witness to this today, because the points on the star in the flag symbolize these tribes. Two of these tribes are extinct. Today the island is administered in districts.

Languages in Nauru

Nauruan is the national language.

Religions in Nauru

Most of the Nauru people are Christians. Most of them are Protestants. 33 out of 100 belong to the Catholic faith. There are churches for all believers. You will only find a few followers of religious minorities such as Buddhists or followers of the Baha’i religion. Some residents of the island are still convinced of their original beliefs. Your supreme deity is female.

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