New Caledonia People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

293,608 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 182

Nationality

noun: New Caledonian(s)

adjective: New Caledonian

Ethnic groups

Kanak 39.1%, European 27.1%, Wallisian, Futunian 8.2%, Tahitian 2.1%, Indonesian 1.4%, Ni-Vanuatu 1%, Vietnamese 0.9%, other 17.7%, unspecified 2.5% (2014 est.)

Languages

French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects

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Religions

Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%

Age structure

0-14 years: 21.74% (male 32,227/female 30,819)

15-24 years: 15.63% (male 23,164/female 22,163)

25-54 years: 43.73% (male 63,968/female 62,856)

55-64 years: 9.06% (male 12,700/female 13,568)

65 years and over: 9.84% (male 12,552/female 15,992) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 46.6

youth dependency ratio: 32.4

elderly dependency ratio: 14.2

potential support ratio: 7 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 32.9 years

male: 32.1 years

female: 33.7 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 103

Population growth rate

1.22% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 82

Birth rate

14.28 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 126

Death rate

5.84 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 168

Net migration rate

3.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

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

country comparison to the world: 32

Population distribution

most of the populace lives in the southern part of the main island, in and around the capital of Noumea

Urbanization

urban population: 71.9% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 1.72% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

198,000 NOUMEA (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female

total population: 1 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 5.08 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 6.07 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 4.05 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 177

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 78.59 years

male: 74.66 years

female: 82.71 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 67

Total fertility rate

1.87 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 135

Drinking water source

improved: total: 100% of population

unimproved: total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

Physicians density

2.22 physicians/1,000 population (2009)

Sanitation facility access

improved: total: 100% of population

unimproved: total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

N/A

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

N/A

HIV/AIDS - deaths

N/A

Major infectious diseases

degree of risk: high (2020)

food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea

vectorborne diseases: malaria

Education expenditures

N/A

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 96.9%

male: 97.3%

female: 96.5% (2015)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 38.4%

male: 37.1%

female: 40% (2014 est.)

country comparison to the world: 13

NOTE: The information regarding New Caledonia on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of New Caledonia 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about New Caledonia 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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