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Population growth in French Polynesia

From 1960 to 2021 the population of French Polynesia increased from 78,080.00 to 282,534.00 people. This is a growth by 261.9 percent in 61 years. The highest increase in French Polynesia was recorded in 1963 with 3.82%. The smallest increase in 2010 with 0.45%.
In the same period, the total population of all countries worldwide increased by 158.5 percent.
The average age in French Polynesia in 2020 was 33.30 years (median value).
Around 62% of the inhabitants live in the country's larger cities. This growing trend of urbanization is increasing by 0.7% annually.
Population growth in worldwide comparison

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Population development in French Polynesia since 1960

(Data given in 1000 inhabitants)
YearPopulation
French Polynesia
ChangeBirthrateDeathratePopulation
World
Change
196181,0003.36 %40.3 ‰10.7 ‰3,072 M1.30 %
196284,0003.65 %39.4 ‰10.5 ‰3,125 M1.72 %
196387,0003.82 %38.6 ‰10.3 ‰3,190 M2.08 %
196490,0003.78 %37.9 ‰10.0 ‰3,255 M2.05 %
196593,0003.67 %37.3 ‰9.8 ‰3,322 M2.06 %
196697,0003.51 %36.7 ‰9.5 ‰3,392 M2.11 %
1967100,0003.38 %36.3 ‰9.3 ‰3,462 M2.05 %
1968103,0003.34 %35.9 ‰9.1 ‰3,533 M2.06 %
1969107,0003.37 %35.5 ‰8.8 ‰3,607 M2.09 %
1970110,0003.44 %35.1 ‰8.6 ‰3,682 M2.09 %
1971114,0003.53 %34.7 ‰8.4 ‰3,761 M2.13 %
1972118,0003.54 %34.3 ‰8.3 ‰3,837 M2.03 %
1973123,0003.55 %33.8 ‰8.1 ‰3,913 M1.98 %
1974127,0003.49 %33.4 ‰7.9 ‰3,988 M1.93 %
1975131,0003.40 %32.9 ‰7.7 ‰4,063 M1.86 %
1976136,0003.30 %32.4 ‰7.5 ‰4,135 M1.80 %
1977140,0003.20 %31.9 ‰7.3 ‰4,208 M1.75 %
1978144,0003.13 %31.5 ‰7.0 ‰4,281 M1.75 %
1979149,0003.09 %31.1 ‰6.8 ‰4,357 M1.76 %
1980153,0003.07 %30.8 ‰6.5 ‰4,433 M1.75 %
1981158,0003.04 %30.6 ‰6.3 ‰4,511 M1.76 %
1982163,0002.99 %30.5 ‰6.1 ‰4,592 M1.80 %
1983167,0002.94 %30.5 ‰5.9 ‰4,674 M1.78 %
1984172,0002.86 %30.5 ‰5.8 ‰4,756 M1.75 %
1985177,0002.77 %30.5 ‰5.7 ‰4,839 M1.75 %
1986182,0002.70 %30.4 ‰5.6 ‰4,925 M1.77 %
1987187,0002.63 %30.1 ‰5.5 ‰5,013 M1.78 %
1988191,0002.50 %29.7 ‰5.5 ‰5,101 M1.77 %
1989196,0002.34 %29.1 ‰5.5 ‰5,190 M1.74 %
1990200,0002.13 %28.4 ‰5.4 ‰5,280 M1.74 %
1991204,0001.91 %27.5 ‰5.4 ‰5,368 M1.67 %
1992207,0001.73 %26.6 ‰5.3 ‰5,453 M1.57 %
1993211,0001.64 %25.6 ‰5.2 ‰5,538 M1.56 %
1994214,0001.69 %24.6 ‰5.2 ‰5,622 M1.52 %
1995218,0001.81 %23.6 ‰5.1 ‰5,707 M1.51 %
1996222,0001.95 %22.8 ‰5.0 ‰5,790 M1.45 %
1997227,0002.04 %22.0 ‰4.9 ‰5,872 M1.43 %
1998232,0002.08 %21.3 ‰4.9 ‰5,954 M1.39 %
1999236,0002.01 %20.7 ‰4.8 ‰6,034 M1.35 %
2000241,0001.89 %20.2 ‰4.8 ‰6,114 M1.32 %
2001245,0001.76 %19.7 ‰4.8 ‰6,194 M1.30 %
2002249,0001.65 %19.3 ‰4.8 ‰6,273 M1.28 %
2003253,0001.50 %19.0 ‰4.8 ‰6,352 M1.26 %
2004256,0001.30 %18.6 ‰4.8 ‰6,432 M1.25 %
2005259,0001.09 %18.3 ‰4.8 ‰6,512 M1.25 %
2006261,0000.86 %18.0 ‰4.8 ‰6,593 M1.24 %
2007263,0000.66 %17.7 ‰4.8 ‰6,674 M1.24 %
2008264,0000.51 %17.4 ‰4.9 ‰6,757 M1.24 %
2009265,0000.45 %17.1 ‰4.9 ‰6,840 M1.22 %
2010266,0000.45 %16.8 ‰5.0 ‰6,922 M1.20 %
2011268,0000.47 %16.5 ‰5.1 ‰7,004 M1.18 %
2012269,0000.48 %16.3 ‰5.2 ‰7,089 M1.22 %
2013270,0000.50 %16.0 ‰5.3 ‰7,176 M1.22 %
2014272,0000.51 %15.7 ‰5.3 ‰7,262 M1.20 %
2015273,0000.52 %15.5 ‰5.4 ‰7,348 M1.18 %
2016275,0000.53 %15.2 ‰5.5 ‰7,434 M1.17 %
2017276,0000.56 %14.9 ‰5.6 ‰7,519 M1.15 %
2018278,0000.57 %14.7 ‰5.6 ‰7,603 M1.11 %
2019279,0000.58 %14.4 ‰5.7 ‰7,684 M1.07 %
2020281,0000.58 %14.2 ‰5.8 ‰7,764 M1.04 %
2021283,0000.58 %  7,837 M0.94 %


Population growth

Birth- and deathrate in French Polynesia

Population growth is the result of the birth rate, the mortality rate and the migration rate. The example of the year 2020 in the graph: The population in French Polynesia increased by about 1,620 inhabitants. In the same year, the death rate was 5.8 per 1000 people (~ 1,630 deaths) and the birth rate was 14.2 per 1000 people (~ 3,960 births). As a result, around 710 inhabitants have migrated to other countries.
Over the past 10 years, the number of average deaths per year was 1,497 in French Polynesia. The number of births was 4,202 annually.
The development of births and deaths is displayed in the following graph. All data refer to births or deaths per 1000 inhabitants.


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