Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest
July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the 2022 U.N. Revision

New Caledonia Population (LIVE)

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New Caledonia Population (1950 - 2023)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of New Caledonia is 293,761 as of Wednesday, October 4, 2023, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • New Caledonia 2023 population is estimated at 292,991 people at mid year.
  • New Caledonia population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • New Caledonia ranks number 185 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in New Caledonia is 16 per Km2 (42 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 18,280 Km2 (7,058 sq. miles)
  • 73.8 % of the population is urban (216,273 people in 2023)
  • The median age in New Caledonia is 33.9 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of New Caledonia (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNew Caledonia
Global Rank
2023 292,991 1.05 % 3,041 500 33.9 1.99 16 73.8 % 216,273 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 185
2022 289,950 0.75 % 2,150 500 33.6 2.00 16 73.3 % 212,585 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 185
2020 286,403 0.36 % 1,029 -1,182 32.8 2.04 16 71.6 % 205,195 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 185
2015 283,032 1.60 % 4,321 -2,230 30.8 2.12 15 66.0 % 186,694 0.00 % 7,426,597,537 182
2010 261,426 1.54 % 3,857 1,709 29.3 2.17 14 64.4 % 168,452 0.00 % 6,985,603,105 183
2005 242,141 1.79 % 4,121 83 27.5 2.22 13 61.5 % 148,837 0.00 % 6,558,176,119 183
2000 221,537 2.10 % 4,367969 25.7 2.47 12 59.5 % 131,807 0.00 % 6,148,898,975 183
1995 199,701 2.41 % 4,487 1,072 24.0 2.69 11 57.6 % 114,988 0.00 % 5,743,219,454 183
1990 177,264 2.11 % 3,512 953 22.3 3.09 10 57.1 % 101,154 0.00 % 5,316,175,862 183
1985 159,702 1.45 % 2,221 48 20.6 3.14 9 57.5 % 91,770 0.00 % 4,861,730,613 183
1980 148,599 1.70 % 2,400 -1,379 19.6 3.63 8 56.1 % 83,351 0.00 % 4,444,007,706 183
1975 136,601 4.24 % 5,124 1,579 19.1 4.47 7 52.6 % 71,861 0.00 % 4,069,437,231 183
1970 110,982 3.20 % 3,236 1,708 19.4 5.17 6 48.6 % 53,960 0.00 % 3,695,390,336 184
1965 94,803 3.14 % 2,713 291 19.7 5.33 5 42.9 % 40,717 0.00 % 3,337,111,983 185
1960 81,236 3.03 % 2,249 815 20.4 5.37 4 35.9 % 29,162 0.00 % 3,019,233,434 186
1955 69,989 1.85 % 1,226 0 21.1 5.24 4 29.6 % 20,732 0.00 % 2,746,072,141 185
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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New Caledonia Population Forecast

500
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNew Caledonia
Global Rank
2025 298,873 0.86 % 2,494 500 34.6 1.95 16 74.8 % 223,627 0.00 % 8,191,988,453 185
2030 312,529 0.90 % 2,731 500 36.1 1.90 17 77.4 % 241,755 0.00 % 8,546,141,327 185
2035 324,862 0.78 % 2,467 500 37.2 1.86 18 79.8 % 259,249 0.00 % 8,879,397,401 185
2040 335,889 0.67 % 2,205 500 38.3 1.82 18 82.1 % 275,795 0.00 % 9,188,250,492 185
2045 345,421 0.56 % 1,906 500 39.6 1.81 19 84.4 % 291,386 0.00 % 9,467,543,575 183
2050 353,191 0.45 % 1,554   40.8 1.79 19 86.7 % 306,203 0.00 % 9,709,491,761 184
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

New Caledonia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of New Caledonia
Life Expectancy
81.18 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
9.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
10.6
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in New Caledonia

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Noumea 93,060
2 Mont-Dore 24,680
3 Dumbea 19,346

See also

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Notes

The New Caledonia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of New Caledonia delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of New Caledonia (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by New Caledonia in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.