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OCEANIA
** Population - Family - Households **
 

  1. Number of women for 100 men(1995) 
    • Oceania: 95 women for 100 men
    • World: 98,6 women for 100 men
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  2. Percentage of girls and boys of less than 15 years old (1995) 
    • Oceania: 40% of girls - 40% of boys
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  3. Average size of households (1970 & 1990) 
    • Oceania: 5,8 individuals in 1970 - 5,4 individuals in 1990
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  4. Percentage of households with a woman as the head of the family (1990) 
    • Oceania: 17%
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  5. Fertility Rate of 15-19 years old women (1990-95) 
    • Oceania: 70 births for 1000 women 
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  6. Number of women for 100 men (1995) 
    • AUSTRALIA: 100
    • COOK ISLANDS: 92
    • FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: 97
    • FIJI: 97
    • FRENCH POLYNESIA: 93
    • GUAM: 93
    • KIRIBATI: 103
    • MARIAN ISLANDS: 95
    • MARSHALL ISLANDS: 96
    • NEW-CALEDONIA: 96
    • NEW-ZEALAND: 102
    • PACIFIC ISLANDS: 95
    • PALAU: 86
    • PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 93
    • SAMOA: 89
    • SAMOA (AMERICAN): 95
    • SOLOMON ISLANDS: 94
    • TONGA: 99
    • VANUATU: 92
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  7. Global Fertility Rate (1970-75 & 1990-95) 
      AUSTRALIA: 2,5 (1970-75); 1,9 (1990-95)
      COOK ISLANDS: 6,2 (1970-75); 3,5 (1990-95)
      FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: 7,3 (1970-75); 5,6 (1990-95)
      FIJI: 4,2 (1970-75); 3,0 (1990-95)
      FRENCH POLYNESIA: 5,2 (1970-75); 3,3 (1990-95)
      GUAM: 4,1 (1970-75); 2,6 (1990-95)
      KIRIBATI: 5,1 (1970-75); 3,8 (1990-95)
      MARIAN ISLANDS: 6,2 (1970-75); ... (1990-95)
      MARSHALL ISLANDS: 8,4 (1970-75); 7,2 (1990-95)
      NEW-CALEDONIA: 4,1 (1970-75); 2,9 (1990-95)
      NEW-ZEALAND: 2,8 (1970-75); 2,1 (1990-95)
      PACIFIC ISLANDS: 5,5 (1970-75); ... (1990-95)
      PALAU: 6,6 (1970-75); 3,0 (1990-95)
      PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 6,1 (1970-75); 4,9 (1990-95)
      SAMOA: 5,8 (1970-75); 4,7 (1990-95)
      SAMOA (AMERICAN): 6,1 (1970-75); ... (1990-95)
      SOLOMON ISLANDS: 7,2 (1970-75); 5,4 (1990-95)
      TONGA: ... (1970-75); 5,2 (1990-95)
      VANUATU: 6,7 (1970-75); 5,3 (1990-95)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  8. Births for 1000 women of 15-19 years old (1990-95) 
      AUSTRALIA: 21
      COOK ISLANDS: 89
      FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: ...
      FIJI: 46
      FRENCH POLYNESIA: 85
      GUAM: 69
      KIRIBATI: 76
      MARIAN ISLANDS: ...
      MARSHALL ISLANDS: 162
      NEW-CALEDONIA: 41
      NEW-ZEALAND: 36
      PACIFIC ISLANDS: ...
      PALAU: 38
      PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 42
      SAMOA: 29
      SAMOA (AMERICAN):...
      SOLOMON ISLANDS: 99
      TONGA: 28
      VANUATU: 81
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  9. Abortion Authorized ? (1994) 
      AUSTRALIA: Yes
      COOK ISLANDS: ...
      FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: ...
      FIJI: No
      FRENCH POLYNESIA: ...
      GUAM: ...
      KIRIBATI: No
      MARIAN ISLANDS: ...
      MARSHALL ISLANDS: No
      NEW-CALEDONIA: ...
      NEW-ZEALAND: No
      PACIFIC ISLANDS:
      PALAU: ...
      PAPUA NEW GUINEA: No
      SAMOA: No
      SAMOA (AMERICAN): ...
      SOLOMON ISLANDS: No
      TONGA: ...
      VANUATU: No
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2
(In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission. Further information on United Nations gender statistics may be found at the United
Nations Statistics Division's Internet home page http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd

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