Tuvalu Demographics

What is the population of Tuvalu?

Population 11,342
Population Growth Rate 0.77%
Urban Population 50.000000
Population in Major Urban Areas FUNAFUTI (capital) 5,000
Nationality Noun Tuvaluan(s)
Ethnic Groups Polynesian 96%, Micronesian 4%

Tuvalu Population Comparison

Tuvalu Health Information

What are the health conditions in Tuvalu?

Life Expectancy at Birth 65.470000
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8.97
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 32.610000
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 17.3%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 1.09
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 5.6
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 98.300000
Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 12-49 30.5%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 3.06
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 86.300000
Underweight - percent of children under five years 1.6%

Tuvalu Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Tuvalu?

Life Expectancy at Birth 65.470000
Median Age 24.600000
Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 12-49 30.5%
Infant Mortality Rate 32.610000
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 3.06

Tuvalu median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 24
Median Age 24.600000
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -6.92
Population Growth Rate 0.77%
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.050000
Age Structure 29.320000
Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 12-49 30.5%
Infant Mortality Rate 32.610000
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 3.06

Tuvalu Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Tuvalu?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical and dental care are very limited in Tuvalu, including in Funafuti, the capital. Serious medical problems are referred to health professionals and hospitals in Guam or Hawaii. Serious medical conditions requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.

Health Expenditures - percent of GDP


Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population


Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population


Tuvalu Education

What is school like in Tuvalu?

Literacy Definition NA%
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 11.000000

Tuvalu Literacy

Can people in Tuvalu read?

Literacy Definition NA%

Tuvalu Crime

Is Tuvalu a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Tuvalu has a low crime rate. However, visitors should review their own personal security practices, be alert to any unusual activity around their homes or businesses, and report any suspicious incidents to local police authorities.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Tuvalu Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Tuvalu, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In Tuvalu, you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. It is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. Driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Tuvalu, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy in Fiji, as soon as you are arrested or detained.

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