Do You Know The Fiji Population?
The last time the Fiji population was counted by census was in September 2007. Normally they conduct a census every 10 years but due to the general elections in 2006 they decided to wait an extra year.
As you can image conducting a census in a country that contains so many Islands and the remoteness of some of the villages (some don’t even have roads to them) is a large undertaking. Then there are other things they need to consider such as the different languages and the fact that some of the people are illiterate. The papers were printed in three different languages – English, Fijian & Hindi. This means it is extremely hard to ever get an accurate counting, though I am sure they have come pretty close.
The results of the 2007 census counted the residents at 827,900 people which is an increase of 52,823 over the period from 1996.
The Fijians counted for the majority of the population with 473,983 people, there were 311,591 Indians and 42,326 people from other ethnic races. The number of Fijians had increased from the 1996 census by 80,408 people but the Indian numbers had actually decreased, down by 27,227 people.
The numbers in the urban and rural areas were almost equal in the 2007 census, there were 421,086 people in the urban areas and 406,814 people in the rural areas.
If you want to find out more information or specific information about the Fiji population the best place to look is the Bureau of Statistics. You can find them at
or you can just click on the link.
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