Réunion Population 2023

Réunion is an island in the Indian Ocean that is an overseas department and region of France. It is located approximately 550 km (340 mi) east of the island of Madagascar and 175 km (109 mi) southwest of the island of Mauritius. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Réunion  in 2023 is 981,796 (1 million)

Estimated Population of  Réunion  in 2023  – 1 million

Réunion2023 Population
Total Population981,796
Global Rank162
Dependency of France
Land Area 2500 sq.km (965 sq. mi)
Area Rank
Pop. Density358 people/sq. km
Capital CitySaint-Denis

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

Réunion Demographics
Fertility Rate* 2.27
Infant mortality rate ** 2.6
Median Age 35.9 Years
Life Expectancy 81.55 years
Urban Population 100%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Réunion

The predominant religion is Christianity, estimated at around 84.9% of the population, followed by Hindus (6.7%) and Muslims (2.15%). 

Chinese folk religion and Buddhism are also represented, among others.

Percentage in Réunion 

 Christians 87.80%
– Roman Catholicism – 81.80%
– Protestantism – 4.20%
– Other Christians – 1.80%
Hinduism 6.70%
Islam 4.20%
No religion 1.70%
Other 1.80%
Population of Réunion 2024 | Religion in Réunion