The 2005 Census of Population and Housing collected a wide range of information on the characteristics of the population including demographics, educational attainments, employment status, fertility, housing characteristics, housing characteristics and many others.

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Census Year1986 1990 1995 2000 2005 2012
Total Pop13,873 15,122 17,225 19,129 19,907 17,501
Urban 9,442 10,501 12,299 13,303 15,399 14,202
Rural 4,431 4,621 4,926 5,826 4,508 3,299
Male 7,398 8,139 9,213 10,450 10,699 9,217
Female 6,475 6,983 8,012 8,679 9,208 8,284
Popn Density (per Sq. Mi.) 112 116 102
Urban 642 642
Rural 25 31
Average Growth Rate 2.3 2.2 2.6 2.1 0.8 -0.4
Median Age 22.0 25.6 28.1 30.8 32.3 35.0
Sex Ratio
Male 0.53 0.54 0.53 0.55 0.54
Female 0.47 0.46 0.47 0.45 0.46
Average H’hold size Total 5.01 4.86 4.63 3.86
Urban 4.76 3.94
Rural4.22 3.63
Dependency Ratio 67.6 57.0 51.0 41.4 42.5 36.6
0-14 yrs 4,849 4,576 4,840 4,563 4,798 3,532
15-64 yrs 8,275 9,630 11,406 13,529 13,973 12,814
65 & over 749 916 979 1,037 1,136 1,155
Children per women 2.79 2.48 2.13 0.70
Total Fertility rate 2.7572 2.8605 1.5350
Life Expectancy at birth 69.04 71.82 70.48
Male 63.44 67.03 66.64
Female 74.98 76.90 74.54
Infant Mortality Rate 24.02 15.57 18.25
Male 29.18 10.11 21.31
Female 18.55 21.35 15.01

Source: Office of Planning & Statistics, Bureau of Budget and Planning, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Palau

Year Total Male Female
1980 12,116 6,279 5,837
1986 13,873 7,398 6,475
1990 15,122 8,139 6,983
1995 17,225 9,213 8,012
2000 19,129 10,229 9,028
2005 19,907 10,699 9,208
2012 17,501 9,217 8,284

Source: Office of Planning & Statistics, Bureau of Budget and Planning, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Palau