Fiji Population: 894,066

Fiji is an island country that lies in Melanesia in Oceania continent at South Pacific.

Fiji is a South Pacific country, and the most prominent islands out of 300 islands. The country is known for its landscapes, beaches, coral reefs with unique lagoons.

Largest Islands in Fiji by Population

The major islands in Fiji are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Both these islands have more population.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Suva 77,366
Lautoka 52,500
Nadi 42,284
Labasa 27,949

Fiji Population History

In the year 2015, Fiji’s population was 870,000. About three-quarters of the population live in Viti Levu. Fiji’s capital city is Suva, located in Viti Levu. The country was under the British colony for almost a century. Fiji acquired independence in the year 1970.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 896,445 0.73% 6,492 -6,202 27.9 2.79 49 59.10% 529,489 0.01% 7,794,798,739 161
2019 889,953 0.73% 6,470 -6,202 27.1 2.79 49 58.60% 521,393 0.01% 7,713,468,100 161
2018 883,483 0.69% 6,024 -6,202 27.1 2.79 48 58.10% 513,116 0.01% 7,631,091,040 161
2017 877,459 0.58% 5,060 -6,202 27.1 2.79 48 57.50% 504,742 0.01% 7,547,858,925 161
2016 872,399 0.43% 3,772 -6,202 27.1 2.79 48 56.90% 496,431 0.01% 7,464,022,049 161
2015 868,627 0.20% 1,762 -10,390 27 2.79 48 56.20% 488,237 0.01% 7,379,797,139 161
2010 859,818 0.91% 7,643 -4,738 26.5 2.75 47 52.20% 448,644 0.01% 6,956,823,603 160
2005 821,604 0.26% 2,120 -11,720 25.3 2.98 45 49.90% 409,850 0.01% 6,541,907,027 159
2000 811,006 0.90% 7,116 -7,738 22.1 3.19 44 47.90% 388,640 0.01% 6,143,493,823 157
1995 775,425 1.25% 9,370 -6,761 21.6 3.35 42 45.50% 352,818 0.01% 5,744,212,979 157
1990 728,573 0.47% 3,360 -13,399 20.9 3.47 40 41.60% 303,191 0.01% 5,327,231,061 158
1985 711,775 2.30% 15,294 -2,535 20.3 3.8 39 38.50% 274,154 0.01% 4,870,921,740 155
1980 635,307 1.96% 11,736 -4,446 19.5 4 35 37.80% 239,930 0.01% 4,458,003,514 156
1975 576,626 2.07% 11,213 -3,029 18.9 4.2 32 36.70% 211,729 0.01% 4,079,480,606 155
1970 520,562 2.33% 11,319 -2,856 17.7 5 28 34.80% 180,926 0.01% 3,700,437,046 155
1965 463,968 3.35% 14,097 -691 16.4 5.95 25 32.60% 151,142 0.01% 3,339,583,597 155
1960 393,481 3.26% 11,677 -2,135 15.8 6.79 22 29.70% 116,759 0.01% 3,034,949,748 155
1955 335,098 3.01% 9,222 -1,445 16 6.63 18 26.90% 90,219 0.01% 2,773,019,936 155

Fiji Population forecast

Though the population is steady, it has not made remarkable progress. As per the previous analysis, the birth and the death rates were 23.48/1000 and 5.78/1000 respectively. The migration rate out of the country was 3.6/1000, which is a net loss.  The estimation of the population growth by the year 2020 is 900,000. The forecasted growth in population is expected to hit 1,071,252 by 2050.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 896,445 0.63% 5,564 -6,202 27.9 2.79 49 59.10% 529,489 0.01% 7,794,798,739 161
2025 929,986 0.74% 6,708 -3,414 28.7 2.79 51 61.00% 567,088 0.01% 8,184,437,460 162
2030 966,015 0.76% 7,206 -1,707 29.3 2.79 53 62.20% 601,227 0.01% 8,548,487,400 162
2035 998,382 0.66% 6,473 -1,707 29.8 2.79 55 63.30% 631,830 0.01% 8,887,524,213 162
2040 1,026,886 0.56% 5,701 -1,707 30.6 2.79 56 64.10% 658,281 0.01% 9,198,847,240 163
2045 1,051,130 0.47% 4,849 -1,707 31.6 2.79 58 64.70% 680,099 0.01% 9,481,803,274 163
2050 1,071,255 0.38% 4,025 32.7 2.79 59 65.10% 697,673 0.01% 9,735,033,990 163

Fiji Demographics

Fiji was under the influence of Austronesians since the 2nd millennium BC. After that, it was inhabited under the Melanesians. The Europeans came to the country in the 1600s and the British ruled the country in 1874. After gaining independence in the year 1970, there were some demographical changes. The majority of the Fiji population are native Fijians, comprising of 54% in Melanesia. The Indo-Fijians are 38%. 1% of the Fiji population are the natives in Rotuma Island.

When it comes to life expectancy, the total population is 67.94, segregated between males and females. The male population is 65.54 years, and the female population is 70.45 years.

Fiji Religion & Politics

Though Fiji is a cosmopolitan society with different religions, the Christian population is 64.4% in the 2007 census. The Hindu population comprises of 27.9%, whereas, 6.3% are Muslim population in the same census. As far as politics are concerned in Fiji, they are within the parliamentary representative democratic republic framework. The government exercises the executive & legislative power in the Fiji Parliament.

Fiji Economy

Fiji is one of the most economically developed in the entire Pacific islands. However, it is a developing country & is dependent on forest, mineral, and fish resources. The gross domestic product in 2017 is $506.12. Per Capita Income is 5,589.39 USD and GNI per capita is 9,090 PPP dollars.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%