Palau People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

21,613 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 218

Nationality

noun: Palauan(s)

adjective: Palauan

Ethnic groups

Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 73%, Carolinian 2%, Asian 21.7%, Caucasian 1.2%, other 2.1% (2015 est.)

Languages

Palauan (official on most islands) 65.2%, other Micronesian 1.9%, English (official) 19.1%, Filipino 9.9%, Chinese 1.2%, other 2.8% (2015 est.)

note: Sonsoralese is official in Sonsoral; Tobian is official in Tobi; Angaur and Japanese are official in Angaur

Religions

Roman Catholic 45.3%, Protestant 34.9% (includes Evangelical 26.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.9%, Assembly of God .9%, Baptist .7%), Modekngei 5.7% (indigenous to Palau), Muslim 3%, Mormon 1.5%, other 9.7% (2015 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 18.68% (male 2,090/female 1,961)

15-24 years: 15.86% (male 1,723/female 1,716)

25-54 years: 45.33% (male 6,026/female 3,804)

55-64 years: 10.68% (male 853/female 1,463)

65 years and over: 9.45% (male 501/female 1,548) (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 33.9 years

male: 32.9 years

female: 35.9 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 94

Population growth rate

0.38% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 162

Birth rate

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

country comparison to the world: 166

Death rate

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

country comparison to the world: 80

Net migration rate

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

country comparison to the world: 69

Population distribution

most of the population is located on the southern end of the main island of Babelthuap

Urbanization

urban population: 81.5% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 1.59% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

277 NGERULMUD (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.58 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.58 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.32 male(s)/female

total population: 1.07 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 11.52 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 13.53 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 9.39 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 126

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 74.38 years

male: 71.19 years

female: 77.75 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 138

Total fertility rate

1.7 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 172

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

10.9% (2018)

Physicians density

1.42 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital bed density

4.8 beds/1,000 population (2010)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

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

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

55.3% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 3

Education expenditures

N/A

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 96.6%

male: 96.8%

female: 96.3% (2015)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 17 years

male: 16 years

female: 17 years (2013)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 5.6%

country comparison to the world: 163

NOTE: The information regarding Palau 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 Palau 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Palau 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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