Demographics of French Polynesia

This article is about the demographic features of the population of French Polynesia, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

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CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population

274 578 (July 2006 est.)

Age structure


0-14 years: 26,1% (male 36 541; female 34 999)
15-64 years: 67,9% (male 96 769; female 89 593)
65 years and over: 6,1% (male 8 428; female 8 248) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate

1.48% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

16,68 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate

4,69 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate

2,85 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Sex ratio


at birth: 1,05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1,04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1,08 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1,02 male(s)/female
total population: 1,07 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Infant mortality rate

8,29 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

Life expectancy at birth


total population: 76,1 years
male: 73,69 years
female: 78,63 years (2006 est.)

Total fertility rate

2,01 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Nationality


noun: French, or French Polynesian(s)
adjective: French Polynesian

Ethnic groups

These figures come from the 1988 census:

Polynesian 73.6%, Mixed Polynesian and French 9.3%, European (mainly French) 11.9%, East Asians (mainly Chinese) 4.7%.

Religions

Protestantism 54%, Roman Catholicism 30%, other 10%, no religion 6%

Languages

Languages spoken at home: French (official) 61,1%, Tahitian (official) 31,4%, Asian languages 1,2%, other 0,3%, unspecified 6% (2002)

Other languages with only local (if any official) status: Marquesan (North Marquesan, South Marquesan), Puka-Pukan, Rarotongan (Cook Island Maori), Tuamotuan, Mangarevan, Tubuaian and Rapan.

Literacy


definition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: 98% (1977 est.)


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