Wallis and Futuna People - 2023


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15,929 (2023 est.)


noun: Wallisian(s), Futunan(s), or Wallis and Futuna Islanders

adjective: Wallisian, Futunan, or Wallis and Futuna Islander

Ethnic groups



Wallisian (indigenous Polynesian language) 58.9%, Futunian 30.1%, French (official) 10.8%, other 0.2% (2003 est.)


Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%

Age structure

0-14 years: 19.98% (male 1,660/female 1,523)

15-64 years: 67.86% (male 5,535/female 5,275)

65 years and over: 12.15% (2023 est.) (male 989/female 947)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 57

youth dependency ratio: 36.6

elderly dependency ratio: 20.4

potential support ratio: 4.9 (2021)

Median age

total: 34 years

male: 33.1 years

female: 35.1 years (2020 est.)

Population growth rate

0.23% (2023 est.)

Birth rate

12.05 births/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Death rate

5.9 deaths/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Net migration rate

-3.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2023 est.)

note: there has been steady emigration from Wallis and Futuna to New Caledonia


urban population: 0% of total population (2023)

rate of urbanization: 0% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

total population growth rate v. urban population growth rate, 2000-2030

Major urban areas - population

1,000 MATA-UTU (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.09 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.04 male(s)/female

total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2023 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 3.94 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 3.88 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 4 deaths/1,000 live births (2023 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 80.89 years

male: 77.92 years

female: 84.01 years (2023 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.71 children born/woman (2023 est.)

Gross reproduction rate

0.83 (2023 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate


Drinking water source

improved: urban: N/A

rural: 99.1% of population

total: 99.1% of population

unimproved: urban: N/A

rural: 0.9% of population

total: 0.9% of population (2020)

Current health expenditure


Physicians density


Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: N/A

rural: 92.9% of population

total: 92.9% of population

unimproved: urban: N/A

rural: 7.1% of population

total: 7.1% of population (2020 est.)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight


Currently married women (ages 15-49)

56% (2023)

Education expenditures



total population: NA

male: NA

female: NA

NOTE: The information regarding Wallis and Futuna on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wallis and Futuna 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wallis and Futuna 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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