Nauru Population: 10,801

Nauru is an island country present as a part of Micronesia in the South Pacific. Formerly known as Pleasant Island, this country is surrounded by a coral reef that prevents the establishment of seaports, but artificial channels are made to have access to this island. This island has an area of just 21 km2, making it the third smallest country in the world after Vatican City and Monaco.

Largest Cities in Nauru by Population

Arijejen has the highest population, followed by Menen, Yaren District, and Boe.

Nauru Population History

According to the UN data, the population of Nauru Island was just 9,505 in 1990. Within 30 years, today, the population is showing a 13.8% growth rate. A steady increase is seen in the increase of population.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 10,824 0.84% 88 541 N.A. N.A. 0% 7,794,798,739 227
2019 10,756 0.81% 86 538 N.A. N.A. 0.00% 7,713,468,100 227
2018 10,670 0.92% 97 534 N.A. N.A. 0.00% 7,631,091,040 227
2017 10,573 0.94% 98 529 N.A. N.A. 0.00% 7,547,858,925 227
2016 10,475 0.89% 92 524 N.A. N.A. 0% 7,464,022,049 227
2015 10,383 0.74% 76 519 N.A. N.A. 0% 7,379,797,139 227
2010 10,005 0.31% 31 500 N.A. N.A. 0% 6,956,823,603 227
2005 9,849 -0.96% -98 492 N.A. N.A. 0% 6,541,907,027 227
2000 10,337 -0.55% -58 517 97.10% 10,037 0% 6,143,493,823 226
1995 10,628 2.26% 225 531 93.80% 9,969 0% 5,744,212,979 225
1990 9,505 2.26% 201 475 96.30% 9,155 0% 5,327,231,061 226
1985 8,501 1.89% 152 425 96.10% 8,173 0% 4,870,921,740 226
1980 7,741 1.53% 113 387 96.70% 7,488 0% 4,458,003,514 226
1975 7,175 1.83% 125 359 98.50% 7,068 0% 4,079,480,606 224
1970 6,552 2.27% 139 328 99.10% 6,496 0% 3,700,437,046 225
1965 5,856 6% 296 293 61.80% 3,619 0% 3,339,583,597 229
1960 4,375 2.76% 111 219 N.A. N.A. 0% 3,034,949,748 229
1955 3,819 2.21% 79 191 94.80% 3,619 0% 2,773,019,936 229

Nauru Population forecast

It is estimated that the population will increase to 11,021 in the year 2035, which is a 1.8% growth rate. After that decrease is expected to reach 10,794 in the year 2050.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 10,824 0.84% 88 541 N.A. N.A. 0% 7,794,798,739 227
2025 10,943 0.22% 24 547 N.A. N.A. 0% 8,184,437,460 226
2030 10,991 0.09% 10 550 N.A. N.A. 0% 8,548,487,400 226
2035 11,021 0.05% 6 551 N.A. N.A. 0% 8,887,524,213 226
2040 11,017 -0.01% -1 551 N.A. N.A. 0% 9,198,847,240 226
2045 10,945 -0.13% -14 547 N.A. N.A. 0% 9,481,803,274 226
2050 10,794 -0.28% -30 540 N.A. N.A. 0% 9,735,033,990 226

Nauru Demographics

The total population of Nauru is 10,800, which represents 0.00014% of the total world population. The population density found on the island is 541 people per Km2, and it ranks 227 in the list of countries by population. Here the whole population (100%) is urban. The life expectancy is expected to be 59.7 years. The ethnic groups present in the county are Nauruan 88.9%, part Nauruan 6.6%, I-Kiribati 2%, and others 2.5%.

Nauru Religion & Politics

The majority of the population follow Christianity with Protestant 60.4% (includes Nauru Congregational 35.7%, Assembly of God 13%, Nauru Independent Church 9.5%, Baptist 1.5%, and Seventh Day Adventist 0.7%), Roman Catholic 33%, other 3.7%, none 1.8%, and unspecified 1.1%.

The political framework of Nauru is a republic that functions as a parliamentary system of government. The president serves as the head for both the state and the government but requires the confidence of the parliament to hold the presidential office. The members of the parliament elect the president.

Nauru Economy

The main source of revenue for this island is the export of phosphates. Most of the necessities of the people are almost imported from Australia. The long-term problems faced by the country are the rehabilitation of mined land and a source of replacement for the income obtained from phosphate mining. Since the establishment of the Australian Regional Processing Center in 2012 for asylum seekers, the growth of the economy has seen a good increase.

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%