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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, nationality, ethnic group).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1999-11-16
Population
Census
2009-11-16
Population
Census
2016-11-16
Population
Census
2020-11-16
MalampaProvince32,70536,72240,92842,376
Central MalekulaArea Council...5,4696,2666,811
North AmbrymArea Council...3,0123,1563,701
North East MalekulaArea Council...6,4687,1626,625
North West MalekulaArea Council...4,3425,5155,640
PaamaArea Council1,6331,6271,7201,567
South East AmbrymArea Council...1,6911,5522,021
South East MalekulaArea Council...3,9885,1405,123
South MalekulaArea Council...4,0303,9074,580
South West MalekulaArea Council...3,1113,5663,379
West AmbrymArea Council...2,4072,9442,929
PenamaProvince26,64630,81932,53435,474
Central Pentecost 1Area Council...2,5642,6473,671
Central Pentecost 2Area Council...3,7793,8624,901
East AmbaeArea Council...2,0192,2462,130
North AmbaeArea Council...3,2663,9232,936
North MaewoArea Council...2,1412,3622,881
North PentecostArea Council...5,5065,9237,036
South AmbaeArea Council...1,4341,5171,199
South MaewoArea Council...1,4151,3011,979
South PentecostArea Council...4,3754,7696,068
West AmbaeArea Council...3,4273,9842,673
SanmaProvince36,08445,86054,18461,458
Canal - FanafoArea Council...4,3094,9165,831
East MaloArea Council...1,8822,0122,124
East SantoArea Council...3,7254,6856,199
LuganvilleArea Council10,73813,15616,31218,062
North SantoArea Council...3,9074,7475,271
North West SantoArea Council...1,2431,6971,557
South East SantoArea Council...4,1645,9567,696
South SantoArea Council...7,3058,4348,723
West MaloArea Council...2,3092,3532,722
West SantoArea Council...2,6513,0723,273
ShefaProvince54,43978,72397,602105,336
EmauArea Council705602685749
ErakorArea Council...5,6498,91812,030
EratapArea Council...3,7656,6407,791
EtonArea Council...2,2403,5184,021
IfiraArea Council...8261,1861,249
Makimae (Émaé, Makira, Mataso)Area Council1,0839231,2071,128
MaloruaArea Council...1,6772,9164,019
MeleArea Council...3,6404,7386,437
Nguna (incl. Pele)Area Council1,1791,5761,7281,927
North EfateArea Council...2,4942,9873,661
North TongoaArea Council...1,6651,6881,655
PangoArea Council...2,2032,3592,315
Port VilaArea Council29,35644,03951,43749,528
South EpiArea Council...1,0861,4491,616
TongarikiArea Council...1,0039871,118
VarisuArea Council...1,4851,6182,037
VermaliArea Council...1,8142,0802,405
VermaulArea Council...1,1211,4611,650
TafeaProvince29,04732,54037,05045,634
AneityumArea Council8219011,4331,559
AniwaArea Council424341420486
FutunaArea Council402535661593
Middle Bush TannaArea Council...4,5126,0076,784
North ErromangoArea Council...1,3181,4911,797
North TannaArea Council...4,2444,1864,806
South ErromangoArea Council...599618804
South TannaArea Council...1,0141,3321,640
South West TannaArea Council...4,2515,5936,346
West TannaArea Council...8,2758,56712,873
WhitesandsArea Council...6,4386,7427,946
TorbaProvince7,7579,35910,16111,417
GauaArea Council2,0312,4912,5763,523
Merelava (incl. Mérig)Area Council769659588657
MotaArea Council686683682572
Motalava (incl. Rah, Reef)Area Council1,2891,6401,6781,720
TorresArea Council6868261,0221,151
UreparaparaArea Council363437456475
Vanua Lava (incl. Kwakéa)Area Council1,9332,6233,1593,319
VanuatuRepublic186,678234,023272,459301,695

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". The results of the 2020 census are preliminary.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2020)
Males152,345
Females149,350
Age Groups (C 2016)
0-14 years104,561
15-64 years150,796
65+ years11,198
Age Distribution (C 2016)
0-9 years75,845
10-19 years51,564
20-29 years47,194
30-39 years34,048
40-49 years24,907
50-59 years16,463
60-69 years9,335
70-79 years4,678
80+ years2,521
Urbanization (C 2020)
Rural234,105
Urban67,590
Nationality (C 2016)
Vanuatu264,962
Other Nationality1,593
Ethnic Group (C 2016)
Melanesian264,516
Non Melanesian2,039