The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.
Primary and junior level secondary education are available. The majority 84% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and vanilla, while other important agricultural products are coffee and beans. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% of the population.