Population of Tonga 2021
As of 2021, the latest population of Tonga is 106,095, based on AllCityPopulation calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||-0.16%|
|Birth rate||22.20 births per 1,000 people|
|Overall life expectancy||75.60 years|
|Men life expectancy||74.16 years|
|Women life expectancy||77.09 years|
|65 years and above||6.56%|
|Median age||22.30 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||1.01|
|Population density||142.03 residents per km²|
|approx. 99% Polynesian Tongans; 300 Europeans|
|Protestants 76%; Catholics 16%; Baha’i 4%; Other 4% Free Wesleyan Church has over 30,000 followers, including the royal family|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.717|
|HDI ranking||105th out of 194|
People in Tonga
The people of Tonga are called Tongans. 108,000 residents are distributed over the small islands. Many of Tonga’s original residents also live abroad (see Why do people of Tonga migrate?).
The second largest population in Tonga are Chinese. These often open small shops and are very enterprising. The locals don’t always like this.
Along with Samoa and Fiji, Tonga is one of the longest-populated areas in central Polynesia. By the way, the name Tonga means “south”. If you look at the map, this can be understood.
98 out of 100 people are Polynesians. Most of the people live on the largest island, which is called Tongatapu, about a third of all residents of Tonga.
Languages in Tonga
They speak Tongan, but also English.
Religions in Tonga
Most of the residents are Christians, although there are several churches here, almost a third profess to be part of the official state church of the Free Wesleyan Church. The royal family is also a member of this church.