Tuvalu Demographics

What is the population of Tuvalu?

Population 11,342
Population Growth Rate 0.77%
Urban Population 50%
Population in Major Urban Areas FUNAFUTI (capital) 5,000
Nationality Noun Tuvaluan(s)
Nationality Adjective Tuvaluan
Ethnic Groups Polynesian 96%, Micronesian 4%
Languages Spoken Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui)

Tuvalu Health Information

What are the health conditions in Tuvalu?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 30.5%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8.97
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 97%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 2.3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 98.3%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 17.3%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 5.6
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 29.63
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 35.45
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 32.61
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 1.09
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 16.7%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 86.3%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 80.2%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 3.06
Underweight - percent of children under five years 1.6%

Tuvalu Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Tuvalu?

Life Expectancy at Birth 65 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 67 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 63 Years
Median Age 24 Years
Median Age - female 26 Years
Median Age - male 23 Years

Tuvalu Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Tuvalu median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 24
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8.97
Median Age 24 Years
Median Age - female 26 Years
Median Age - male 23 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -6.92
Population Growth Rate 0.77%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.12
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .95
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .97
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .97
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .73

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.

Tuvalu Education

What is school like in Tuvalu?

Literacy Definition NA%
School Life Expectancy - female 11 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 10 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 11 Years

Tuvalu Literacy

Can people in Tuvalu read?

Literacy Definition NA%
Predominant Language Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui)

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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