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Demographics of Nauru

Nauru's population is estimated at 12,329 (July 2002). The name given to those living on the island is Nauruan(s). Data are 2002 estimates.

Population structure

  • Age structure
    • 0-14 years: 39.6% (male 2,515; female 2,366)
    • 15-64 years: 58.7% (male 3,578; female 3,656)
    • 65 years and over: 1.7% (male 108; female 106)

  • Sex ratio
    • at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    • under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    • 15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
    • 65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female
    • total population: 1.01 male(s)/female

  • Ethnic groups
    • Nauruan 58%
    • other Pacific Islander 26%
    • Chinese 8%
    • European 8%

  • Religion: Christian (two-thirds Protestant, one-third Roman Catholic)

  • Languages:
    • Nauruan[?] (official, a distinct Pacific Island language)
    • English widely understood, spoken, and used for most government and commercial purposes

Population dynamics

See also : Nauru



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