French Polynesia

    Religious Affiliation
    Chart source: Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, 2010
    Total Population
    285,859 1
    Urban
    61.80% 1
    Rural
    38.20% 1
    Immigrants as % of Population
    10.6% 2

    These statistics are derived from the Vatican's official publication, Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2020 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2022). The numbers may differ from data reported by other sources on this site.

    Baptized Catholics
    117,000
    Baptized Catholics as % of Total Population
    40.07
    Baptisms per Year (Under age 7)
    1,038
    Baptisms per Year (Over age 7)
    193
    First Communions per Year
    571
    Confirmations per Year
    991
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Primary Schools
    3,557
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Secondary Schools
    6,579
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Higher Education
    282
    Church Marriages per Year
    236
    Church Marriages in Which Both Spouses are Catholics
    173
    Priests
    33
    Women Religious (Nuns & Sisters)
    39
    Catholics per Priest
    3,541
    Parishes
    83
    Homes for Aged, Handicapped, Invalids
    3
    • 1 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2018). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2018 Revision, Online Edition.
    • 2 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 revision.
    • 3 United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Homicide Statistics 2015.
    • 4 Transparency International, Corruption Perceptions Index 2016.
    • 5 UNICEF, State of the World's Children, 2016.
    • 6 Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2020 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2022).
    • 7 World Economic Forum, The Global Gender Gap Report, 2016.