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Vanuatu: Administrative Division

Contents: Provinces and Islands

The population of the provinces and council areas of Vanuatu by census years.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, urbanization, citizenship, ethnic group, religion).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1999-11-16
Population
Census
2009-11-16
Population
Census
2016-11-16
Population
Census
2020-11-16
MalampaProvince32,70536,72240,92842,499
Central MalekulaArea Council...5,4696,2666,405
North AmbrymArea Council...3,0123,1563,700
North East MalekulaArea Council...6,4687,1626,816
North West MalekulaArea Council...4,3425,5155,503
PaamaArea Council1,6331,6271,7201,677
South East AmbrymArea Council...1,6911,5521,931
South East MalekulaArea Council...3,9885,1405,310
South MalekulaArea Council...4,0303,9074,485
South West MalekulaArea Council...3,1113,5663,775
West AmbrymArea Council...2,4072,9442,897
PenamaProvince26,64630,81932,53435,607
Central Pentecost 1Area Council...2,5642,6473,521
Central Pentecost 2Area Council...3,7793,8624,954
East AmbaeArea Council...2,0192,2462,075
North AmbaeArea Council...3,2663,9233,249
North MaewoArea Council...2,1412,3622,759
North PentecostArea Council...5,5065,9236,745
South AmbaeArea Council...1,4341,5171,211
South MaewoArea Council...1,4151,3011,895
South PentecostArea Council...4,3754,7695,877
West AmbaeArea Council...3,4273,9843,321
SanmaProvince36,08445,86054,18460,884
Canal - FanafoArea Council...4,3094,9165,792
East MaloArea Council...1,8822,0122,138
East SantoArea Council...3,7254,6856,086
LuganvilleArea Council10,73813,15616,31217,719
North SantoArea Council...3,9074,7475,204
North West SantoArea Council...1,2431,6971,594
South East SantoArea Council...4,1645,9567,581
South SantoArea Council...7,3058,4348,892
West MaloArea Council...2,3092,3532,666
West SantoArea Council...2,6513,0723,211
ShefaProvince54,43978,72397,602103,987
EmauArea Council705602685737
ErakorArea Council...5,6498,91811,721
EratapArea Council...3,7656,6407,648
EtonArea Council...2,2403,5183,966
IfiraArea Council...8261,1861,281
Makimae (Émaé, Makira, Mataso)Area Council1,0839231,2071,111
MaloruaArea Council...1,6772,9163,724
MeleArea Council...3,6404,7386,453
Nguna (incl. Pele)Area Council1,1791,5761,7281,790
North EfateArea Council...2,4942,9873,550
North TongoaArea Council...1,6651,6881,606
PangoArea Council...2,2032,3592,289
Port VilaArea Council29,35644,03951,43749,034
South EpiArea Council...1,0861,4491,865
TongarikiArea Council...1,0039871,054
VarisuArea Council...1,4851,6182,007
VermaliArea Council...1,8142,0802,385
VermaulArea Council...1,1211,4611,766
TafeaProvince29,04732,54037,05045,714
AneityumArea Council8219011,4331,513
AniwaArea Council424341420469
FutunaArea Council402535661570
Middle Bush TannaArea Council...4,5126,0076,893
North ErromangoArea Council...1,3181,4911,789
North TannaArea Council...4,2444,1864,701
South ErromangoArea Council...599618770
South TannaArea Council...1,0141,3321,601
South West TannaArea Council...4,2515,5936,523
West TannaArea Council...8,2758,56713,221
WhitesandsArea Council...6,4386,7427,664
TorbaProvince7,7579,35910,16111,330
GauaArea Council2,0312,4912,5763,467
Merelava (incl. Mérig)Area Council769659588647
MotaArea Council686683682597
Motalava (incl. Rah, Reef)Area Council1,2891,6401,6781,693
TorresArea Council6868261,0221,190
UreparaparaArea Council363437456466
Vanua Lava (incl. Kwakéa)Area Council1,9332,6233,1593,270
VanuatuRepublic186,678234,023272,459300,019

Source: Vanuatu National Statistics Office (web).

Explanation: Area figures are computed by using geospatial data. If no 1999 population is tabulated, a 2009 population figure does not include persons in institutional households. The 2016 census is a "mini census".


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2020)
Males151,597
Females148,422
Age Groups (C 2020)
0-14 years115,767
15-64 years171,782
65+ years12,470
Age Distribution (C 2020)
0-9 years81,031
10-19 years63,715
20-29 years49,975
30-39 years37,911
40-49 years28,348
50-59 years19,714
60-69 years11,713
70+ years7,612
Urbanization (C 2020)
Rural233,266
Urban66,753
Citizenship (C 2020)
Vanuatu (by birth)289,683
Vanuatu (by naturalisation)2,538
Other Citizenship1,742
Ethnic Group (C 2020)
Ni-Vanuatu (only)291,035
Other Ethnic Group2,928
Religion (C 2020)
Presbyterian80,060
Seventh-day Adventist43,541
Catholic35,602
Anglican35,339
Other religion94,971
No religion4,023