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Demographics  

  • A population of around 100,000 inhabitants, meaning Noumea ranks at around 40th place among French cities.
  • A slowdown in the yearly population growth (2.2%).  
  • One-third of the population aged under 19, however a large number of elderly people, which will continue to increase.  
  • An increase in the number of households but a significant decrease in their size.

Population and population density in 2009 :

Carte de la population et densité en 2009