Migration

The Tuvalu Central Statistics Division collects departure and arrival forms from the Immigration department and enters the data into a database. Analysis is then carried out on the entered data to produce certain statistics such as the number of visitors/tourists per year by month and more.

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Migration

Visitor Arrivals

The total number of visitors for 2023 was 3,136. Visitors increased 10-fold (1,185 percent) in 2023 compared to 2022. This increase is due to the lifting of travel restrictions in 2023. Most of the visitors arrived in the country were males in 2023.

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Resident Departures

The total number of residents departures for 2023 was 4,490. Resident departures increased two times (222 percent) in 2023 compared to the previous year (2022). This is due to the lifting of travel restrictions in 2023. There are lots of male residents travel out of the country compared to female residents in 2023.

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Vitals

Births

The total number of births for 2023 was 232 which is a 14 percent decrease when compared to the total births in 2022. Overall, births of female children are slightly higher than that of male children. About 1.03 females for every birth of a male child in 2023 compared to 0.87 in 2022.

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Deaths

The total number of deaths in 2023 was 127, a 55 percent increase from 2022. Most deaths occur at the main hospital in Funafuti. About 1 in every 3 deaths occurred at home.

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Population Estimates

The population estimated for 2023 decreased by about 4.6 percent compared to the population estimated for 2022. It is worth noting from the section migration that there were very significant increases in travel which may cause such a decrease in the estimate. The base used for the estimates was the resident population count from the 2017 mini-census.

Population estimates by age groups

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Population estimates by year

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Migration 2018-2020

Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 has resulted in 0 visitors from April to June for the year 2020. Repatriation flights commenced in September 2020. A total of 7,746 arrivals were recorded for the year 2018 and approximately 40% of the arrivals were...