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Wallis and Futuna: People & Society#

Population15,664 (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Wallisian(s), Futunan(s), or Wallis and Futuna Islanders
adjective: Wallisian, Futunan, or Wallis and Futuna Islander
Ethnic groupsPolynesian
LanguagesWallisian (indigenous Polynesian language) 58.9%, Futunian 30.1%, French (official) 10.8%, other 0.2% (2003 census)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 99%, other 1%
Age structure0-14 years: 22.25% (male 1,819/female 1,667)
15-24 years: 16.9% (male 1,395/female 1,252)
25-54 years: 41.52% (male 3,266/female 3,237)
55-64 years: 9.7% (male 746/female 773)
65 years and over: 9.63% (male 721/female 788) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 31.6 years
male: 30.6 years
female: 32.8 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.33% (2016 est.)
Birth rate13.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-4.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: there has been steady emigration from Wallis and Futuna to New Caledonia (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 0% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Major urban areas - populationMATA-UTU (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.92 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 79.7 years
male: 76.7 years
female: 82.8 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.74 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
rural: 96% of population
total: 96% of population
unimproved:
rural: 4% of population
total: 4% of population (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA