Tokelau Population: 1,351

Tokelau is a territory present in the southern Pacific Ocean that is composed of three tropical coral atolls. The combined total land area is 10 km2. Rather than having a fixed capital, yearly, the capital rotates among the three atolls. Tokelauan is spoken as the first language by 94% population. Tokelau is the leader in renewable energy, and it is the first 100% solar powered nation in the world.

Largest Cities in Tokelau by Population

Atafu has the largest population, followed by Nukunonu and Fale’s old settlement.

Tokelau Population History

A pattern of decline in the population is observed in the historical data provided by the officials. This is mainly due to the emigration of a large number of islanders to other countries. In 1990, the population was 1,608, and in the length of 30 years, the current population declined by 15.6%.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,357 1.62% 21 136 0% 0 0% 7,794,798,739 234
2019 1,340 1.59% 21 134 0% 0 0.00% 7,713,468,100 234
2018 1,319 1.46% 19 132 0% 0 0.00% 7,631,091,040 234
2017 1,300 1.40% 18 130 0% 0 0.00% 7,547,858,925 234
2016 1,282 2.40% 30 128 0% 0 0% 7,464,022,049 234
2015 1,252 1.89% 22 125 0% 0 0% 7,379,797,139 234
2010 1,140 -1.15% -14 114 0% 0 0% 6,956,823,603 234
2005 1,208 -4.91% -69 121 0% 0 0% 6,541,907,027 234
2000 1,554 0.48% 7 155 0% 0 0% 6,143,493,823 234
1995 1,517 -1.16% -18 152 0% 0 0% 5,744,212,979 234
1990 1,608 -1.21% -20 161 0% 0 0% 5,327,231,061 234
1985 1,709 1.93% 31 171 0% 0 0% 4,870,921,740 234
1980 1,553 -0.24% -4 155 0% 0 0% 4,458,003,514 234
1975 1,572 -0.61% -10 157 0% 0 0% 4,079,480,606 234
1970 1,621 -3.35% -60 162 0% 0 0% 3,700,437,046 234
1965 1,922 0.52% 10 192 0% 0 0% 3,339,583,597 234
1960 1,873 3.11% 53 187 0% 0 0% 3,034,949,748 234
1955 1,607 0.52% 8 161 0% 0 0% 2,773,019,936 234

Tokelau Population forecast

According to the UN data, the population is expected to show an increasing trend in the upcoming years. In 2030, it is estimated to reach 1,448, and by 2040, it can reach 1,509. Thirty years from now, the population is shown to increase by 15.3% by reaching 1,565.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,357 1.62% 21 136 0% 0 0% 7,794,798,739 234
2025 1,402 0.65% 9 140 0% 0 0% 8,184,437,460 234
2030 1,448 0.65% 9 145 0% 0 0% 8,548,487,400 234
2035 1,482 0.47% 7 148 0% 0 0% 8,887,524,213 234
2040 1,509 0.36% 5 151 0% 0 0% 9,198,847,240 234
2045 1,537 0.37% 6 154 0% 0 0% 9,481,803,274 234
2050 1,565 0.36% 6 157 0% 0 0% 9,735,033,990 234

Tokelau Demographics

Currently, the total population of Tokelau is 1,351, representing 2.0E-5% of the total world population. This territory ranks 234 in the list of countries by population. The population density can be said to be 136 persons per km2. The life expectancy at birth is 69 years, which is on par with other islands present in Oceania. The ethnic groups present are Tokelauan 64.5%, part Tokelauan/Samoan 9.7%, part Tokelauan/Tuvaluan 2.8%, Tuvaluan 7.5%, Samoan 5.8%, other Pacific Islander 3.4%, others 5.6%, and unspecified 0.8%.

Tokelau Religion & Politics

The predominant religion in Tokelau is Christianity with Congregational Christian Church 50.4%, Roman Catholic 38.7%, Presbyterian 5.9%, other Christian 4.2%, and unspecified 0.8%.

The political framework of Tokelau is democracy dependent on a parliamentary representative. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state, who is represented by an Administrator. The Administrator is by the appointment of the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade while the monarch is hereditary.

Tokelau Economy

The economic development is greatly restrained by the territory’s lack of resources, isolation, and its small size. Due to these reasons, the agriculture sector is confined to subsistence levels. Sales from copra, postage stamps, souvenir coins, and handicrafts make the principal sources of revenue. To maintain public services, Tokelau is heavily dependent on aid from New Zealand.

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%