List of Oceanian countries by population

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This is a list of the populations of the sovereign states and dependent territories in the geopolitical region of Oceania. Although it is mostly ocean and spans many continental plates, Oceania is occasionally listed as one the continents.

This list follows the boundaries of geopolitical Oceania, which includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The main continental landmass of Oceania is Australia.[1]

Table[edit]

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
Current population % of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Official
figure
(where
available)
Date of
last figure
Source
1  Australia Increase 25,710,853 59.82 1.42 333,000 49 25,735,700 October 13, 2020 Official population clock
2  Papua New Guinea Increase 8,558,800 20.67 3.11 248,000 23 7,744,700 2015 Official estimate
3  New Zealand Increase 4,795,886 11.51 1.53 69,000 46 5,175,500 March 31, 2019 Official population clock
4  Fiji Increase 896,445 2.18 0.46 4,000 150 867,000 2015 Official estimate
5  Solomon Islands Increase 667,044 1.48 2.26 13,000 31 642,000 2015 Official estimate
6  Vanuatu Increase 304,500 0.70 2.58 7,000 27 277,600 2015 Official estimate
 New Caledonia (France) Increase 278,500 0.69 1.87 5,000 37 271,407 October 14, 2019 2019 census result
 French Polynesia (France) Increase 275,918 0.69 0.37 1,000 189 275,918 August 17, 2017 Final 2017 census result
7  Samoa Increase 199,052 0.49 0.52 1,000 133 194,899 2016 Official estimate
 Guam (US) Increase 172,400 0.41 0.62 1,000 112 159,358 April 1, 2010 2010 census result
8  Kiribati Increase 120,100 0.28 1.80 2,000 39 113,400 2015 Official estimate
9  Federated States of Micronesia Increase 103,000 0.26 0.00 0 - 102,300 2015 Official estimate
10  Tonga 100,651 0.26 0.00 0 - 103,300 2015 Official estimate
 American Samoa (US) 56,700 0.14 0.00 0 - 55,519 April 1, 2010 2010 census result
 Northern Mariana Islands (US) 56,200 0.12 -2.08 -1,000 - 53,883 April 1, 2010 2010 census result
11  Marshall Islands 55,500 0.14 0.00 0 - 54,900 2015 Official estimate
12  Palau 21,000 0.04 0.00 0 - 18,000 2015 Official estimate
 Cook Islands (NZ) 18,100 0.04 0.00 0 - 15,300 2015 Official estimate
 Wallis and Futuna (France) 11,700 0.03 0.00 0 - 11,558 July 23, 2018 2018 census result
13  Tuvalu 10,640 0.03 0.00 0 - 11,300 2015 Official estimate
14  Nauru 10,084 0.03 0.00 0 - 10,900 2015 Official estimate
 Norfolk Island (Australia) 1,748 0.01 0.00 0 - 2,302 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
 Niue (NZ) 1,611 0.01 0.00 0 - 1,500 2013 Official estimate
 Tokelau (NZ) 1,499 0.00 0.00 0 - 1,160 2015 Official estimate
 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 50 0.00 0.00 0 - 57 February 1, 2014 Official estimate
Total 41,909,794 100.00 1.75 683,000 40

Oceanian population by country (top 8).

  Australia (59.82%)
  Papua New Guinea (20.67%)
  New Zealand (11.51%)
  Fiji (2.18%)
  Solomon Islands (1.48%)
  Vanuatu (0.70%)
  New Caledonia (0.69%)
  French Polynesia (0.69%)
  Other (2.26%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2003-08-20. Retrieved 2010-08-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection2015/projection2014x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  4. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).