Fiji is one of the most well-developed
communities among the small states of the South Pacific,
but political unrest has caused poverty and unemployment
to spread to all ethnic groups and regions.
Many people are crowded into slums in the cities,
where a rapid move has taken place. More than one eighth
Fijian with a formal employment lives in poverty despite
being wage earners. However, almost all Fijians have
access to clean water and nine out of ten residents
have access to sewers.
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Official statistics for population in Fiji, including population growth, density, and estimation in next 50 years.
There is a social insurance system with, among other
things, old-age pensions and sickness benefits. Health
care is relatively well developed and the healthcare
costs are low. One problem, however, is that many highly
educated people, such as doctors and nurses, have left
the country since the coups in 1987.
The health situation is quite good. However, over a
third of the population suffers from obesity and a large
part of them suffer from diabetes. Cardiovascular
diseases are the most common causes of death.
In 2010, the government lifted a ban on
FACTS - SOCIAL CONDITIONS
22 per 1000 births (2018)
Proportion of population with access to clean
93.7 percent (2015)
Proportion of the population having access to
95.1 percent (2017)
Public expenditure on health care as a
percentage of GDP
3.6 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on health care per person
US $ 180 (2016)
Proportion of women in parliament
16 percent (2018)