Demographics of French Polynesia
The total population of French Polynesia is 285,859 people. People in French Polynesia speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of French Polynesia is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for French Polynesia is 0.6078. The median age is approximately 30.6 years. Life expectancy in French Polynesia is 77.1. The female fertility rate in French Polynesia is 2. Around 33% of the population of French Polynesia are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for French Polynesia is 0. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in French Polynesia see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.
In French Polynesia, the population density is 76 people per square kilometer (198 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of French Polynesia is 285,859 people. French Polynesia has approximately 30,058 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in French Polynesia represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in French Polynesia represent 12.8 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of French Polynesia is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in French Polynesia is 0. This means that the people living in French Polynesia are somewhat fractionalized. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of French Polynesia on median age and gender distribution at various ages.
The median age is approximately 30.6 years. The median age for men is 30.5, while the median age for women is 30.7.
The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.04; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.07; sex ratio over 64 - 1.02; total sex ratio - 1.06. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.
The majority religion of French Polynesia is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 94% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are some followers of Islam in French Polynesia. The religious diversity of French Polynesia is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in French Polynesia. The index of religious fractionalization in French Polynesia is 0.5813. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within French Polynesia.
French Polynesia is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, French Polynesia is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. In French Polynesia, 52.88 in every 100 people use internet. The migration rate in French Polynesia is -0.84%. In French Polynesia, 19.7% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in French Polynesia is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.
People in French Polynesia speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of French Polynesia is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in French Polynesia. The index of linguistic fractionalization in French Polynesia is 0.6078. This means that there are several major languages spoken in French Polynesia. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.