Thanks to the prosperity that phosphate
exports (see Modern history) paved for, the Naurus got
for a long time free of charge, without having to work.
Ironically, this created major health problems.
A sedentary life and a diet dominated by imported
fast food has made the Naurus one of the world's most
overweight people. Cardiovascular disease is common and
up to every other Naurus suffers from diabetes.
Alcoholism is also common.
Countryaah Official Site:
Official statistics for population in Nauru, including population growth, density, and estimation in next 50 years.
All citizens are entitled to free health care. The
social insurance system includes old-age pension,
sickness benefit, unemployment benefit, child allowance
and maternity leave.
Housing shortages have become an increasingly
In 2016, rape within marriage was banned by law and
the penalty for sexual offenses was stepped up. In the
same year, homosexuality was decriminalized.
FACTS - SOCIAL CONDITIONS
26 per 1000 births (2018)
Proportion of population with access to clean
100.0 percent (2015)
Proportion of the population having access to
65.6 percent (2017)
Public expenditure on health care as a
percentage of GDP
4.8 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on health care per person
1 012 US dollars (2016)
Proportion of women in parliament
11 percent (2018)