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Demographics of Tuvalu

The total population of Tuvalu is 11,287 people. People in Tuvalu speak the English, and Tuvaluan languages. The linguistic diversity of Tuvalu is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Tuvalu is 0.1372. The median age is approximately 24.9 years. Life expectancy in Tuvalu is 68. The female fertility rate in Tuvalu is 3.2. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for Tuvalu is 0.1629. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Tuvalu see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Tuvalu, the population density is 436 people per square kilometer (1134 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Tuvalu is 11,287 people. Tuvalu has approximately 141 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Tuvalu represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Tuvalu represent 1.6 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Tuvalu 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 Tuvalu is 0.1629. This means that the people living in Tuvalu are coming from a narrow group of ethnicities, all of which are related to one another. 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 Tuvalu on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 24.9 years. The median age for men is 23.7, while the median age for women is 26.4.

Gender

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 - 0.96; sex ratio over 64 - 0.59; total sex ratio - 0.96. 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.

Religion

The majority religion of Tuvalu is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 96.7% 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 folk religions in Tuvalu. The religious diversity of Tuvalu is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Tuvalu. The index of religious fractionalization in Tuvalu is 0.2524. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.

General development

Tuvalu is considered to be a developing 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 developing nation, Tuvalu may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Tuvalu, 35 in every 100 people use internet. The migration rate in Tuvalu is -6.81%.

Language

People in Tuvalu speak the English, and Tuvaluan languages. The linguistic diversity of Tuvalu is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Tuvalu. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Tuvalu is 0.1372. This means that within the country there is one major language and several minor languages. 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.