The population of Fiji today is 896,758 according to a 2013 estimate (CIA World Factbook). Fiji's population density is 46.4 per km² (120.3 per square mile). The population growth rate is 0.73% (2013 est). The birth rate is 20.28 births per 1,000 population, and the death rate is 5.96 per 1,000 population (2013 est). The life expectancy in Fiji is 69.26 years for males and 74.62 years for females (2013 est).
People of Fiji
The people of Fiji are said to be some of the friendliest in the world and are made up of several different ethnic groups. According to the 2007 Census, about 57.3% of them are Fijian natives, who are of mixed Melanesian and Polynesian ancestry. The next largest group of people residing in Fiji is of East Indian descent, making up 37.6% of the population. Europeans, other Pacific Islanders and Chinese make up 3.9% of the population, and 1.2% are Rotuman.
Religions in Fiji
Christianity is now the main religion Fijians practice. A total of 55.4% of Fiji's population are Protestant. A variety of denominations can be found, the majority being Methodist (34.6%), followed by Assembly of God (5.7%), Seventh-Day Adventist (3.9%), Anglican (0.8%) and Other (10.4%). Hinduism is practiced by 27.9% of the population, 9.1% are Roman Catholic, 6.3% are Muslim, 0.3% are Sikh, 0.3% Other and 0.7% none, according to the 2007 Census.