Reunion Population: 893,122

Reunion lies in the French Republic’s overseas department and region. It is an island in the Indian Ocean towards Madagascar East and Mauritius Southwest. Reunion features the volcanos, rain forest interiors, etc.

Largest Cities in Reunion by Population

Of late, the Reunion is populated by 893,068 inhabitants. The Saint-Denis is the capital of Reunion.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Saint-Denis 137,195
Saint-Paul 99,307
Saint-Pierre 76,655
Le Tampon 69,986
Saint-Andre 48,674
Saint-Louis 47,881
Le Port 40,771
Saint-Benoit 35,310
Saint-Joseph 33,694
Sainte-Marie 31,636
Piton Saint-Leu 29,278
Saint-Leu 28,278
La Possession 26,865
Sainte-Suzanne 20,530

Reunion Population History

Right from the year 1955 to 2019, there has been substantial growth in population at the fluctuating percentage of growth. In 1955, Reunion was populated by 291,658 people at 3.29%. In 2019 the population had gone up to 888,927 inhabitants at 0.73%. The difference in population growth in 2019 and 1965 is 597,269. However, there are fluctuations in growth percent.

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 895,312 0.72% 6,385 -1,256 35.9 2.27 358 99.80% 893,481 0.01% 7,794,798,739 162
2019 888,927 0.73% 6,401 -1,256 34.8 2.37 356 99.70% 886,500 0.01% 7,713,468,100 162
2018 882,526 0.73% 6,392 -1,256 34.8 2.37 353 99.60% 879,399 0.01% 7,631,091,040 162
2017 876,134 0.73% 6,391 -1,256 34.8 2.37 350 99.60% 872,202 0.01% 7,547,858,925 162
2016 869,743 0.74% 6,380 -1,256 34.8 2.37 348 99.40% 864,954 0.01% 7,464,022,049 162
2015 863,363 0.78% 6,569 -2,828 34.5 2.4 345 99.30% 857,659 0.01% 7,379,797,139 162
2010 830,519 0.96% 7,784 -2,484 31.6 2.4 332 98.50% 818,067 0.01% 6,956,823,603 162
2005 791,598 1.45% 10,978 -178 29 2.45 317 96.30% 762,323 0.01% 6,541,907,027 160
2000 736,710 1.81% 12,634 1,949 28 2.33 295 91.20% 671,649 0.01% 6,143,493,823 159
1995 673,541 1.98% 12,592 1,918 26.1 2.41 269 86.10% 580,045 0.01% 5,744,212,979 159
1990 610,582 1.79% 10,377 -399 24 2.71 244 81.20% 495,959 0.01% 5,327,231,061 160
1985 558,699 1.87% 9,887 618 22.3 2.78 223 67.90% 379,443 0.01% 4,870,921,740 160
1980 509,265 0.99% 4,898 -3,605 19.8 3.12 204 53.50% 272,356 0.01% 4,458,003,514 160
1975 484,777 0.97% 4,550 -4,746 18.4 3.88 194 44.50% 215,529 0.01% 4,079,480,606 160
1970 462,025 3.41% 14,250 2,461 17.1 5.67 185 41.70% 192,488 0.01% 3,700,437,046 158
1965 390,775 3.09% 11,016 -487 17.1 6.56 156 38.20% 149,095 0.01% 3,339,583,597 160
1960 335,693 2.85% 8,807 -789 17.8 6.57 134 32.80% 110,236 0.01% 3,034,949,748 158
1955 291,658 3.29% 8,710 509 18.8 6.93 117 27.90% 81,450 0.01% 2,773,019,936 160

Reunion Population forecast

In 2020, the current population is 895,312 at 0.73%. As per the population forecast analysis, the population is expected to cover 1,009,876 at 0.07% in the year 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 895,312 0.73% 6,390 -1,256 35.9 2.27 358 99.80% 893,481 0.01% 7,794,798,739 162
2025 926,699 0.69% 6,277 -628 36.8 2.27 371 100.00% 926,529 0.01% 8,184,437,460 163
2030 954,806 0.60% 5,621 -628 37.7 2.27 382 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 8,548,487,400 163
2035 978,511 0.49% 4,741 -628 38.7 2.27 391 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 8,887,524,213 163
2040 995,894 0.35% 3,477 -628 40 2.27 398 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 9,198,847,240 164
2045 1,006,222 0.21% 2,066 -628 41.4 2.27 402 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 9,481,803,274 164
2050 1,009,876 0.07% 731 42.7 2.27 404 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 9,735,033,990 164

Reunion Demographics

Reunion has a good amount of ethnic diversification of groups like African, Indian, Malagasy, Chinese, and European descents. The immigrants from Africa, Asia, and Europe have been in Reunion for the past 300 years. The early marriage in these groups has contributed to population growth. Today, the country comprises of people with mixed race. The estimation of white people in terms of population is 25% while the population growth among the Indians is 25%. The Chinese population accounts for 3%. Among the Indian population in Reunion, you will find Gujarati and South Indian origin as a majority. Coming to the gender with different age groups, here is the data in the tabular format.

Reunion Religion & Politics

Christianity is the majority in Reunion, where most of them are Roman Catholics. According to Religious Intelligence, Christians are 86.9% of the population, while Hindus are 6.7% and Muslims are 3.2%. Reunion also includes Chinese folk religion and Buddhism. In the political front, the French law and its constitution govern the Department of Reunion. 14th July is a national holiday, which is considered as Bastille Day in the Reunion. The country has a presidential rule. The elections held in the country include the French presidential vote. As Reunion is a region in France, it has a multi-party system where no one can exercise their powers independently. All the parties work jointly to form a coalition government.

Reunion Economy

Agriculture is the most traditional trend in the Reunion economy. Over a century, sugarcane has been the main crop, and it accounts for 85% of the exports. According to the accounts, there is a large gap between the rich & the poor, owing to social tensions. The unemployment rate is high, where over 40% are of the labor force.

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%