map of Norfolk Island NORFOLK ISLAND

general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): Norfolk
country code ISO: NF //; - FIPS: NF
location: Western Pacific Ocean
time zone: +11:30 UT
surface (land) area: 35 = 13.5 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: 36,26 = 14 sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 29° S / East/West: 168° E
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean
climate: subtropical oceanic
independent since: not yet
type of government: territory of Australia (since 1914)
capital: Kingston
administrative division: none
population according to the last two censuses: (1996): 2,181 ; (2001): 2,601
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 1,892
population density: 54 per = 140 per sq.mi
population growth: ?% //; - doubling time: not applicabel, population is stable or declining
birth rate: 7 per 1000
death rate: 9,5 per 1000
fertility rate: children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): per 1000
life expectancy: years (male: ; female: )
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: % //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: 40% descendants of the mutineers from HMS Bounty, evacuated from Pitcairn Island
languages: English + hybrid language mixing West Country English, Gaelic and ancient Tahitian
religious affiliation: Christian 70% (Anglican 35%; Roman-catholic 12%; Uniting Chruch 11%)
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 100%
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 99% (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
currency: Australian dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD per capita
import: USD per capita //; - export: USD per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: AU
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 10% //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: Kentia palm seed, cereals, vegetables & (citrus) fruit, pine & hardwoods, bananas, coffee
livestock (1000s): asses: / buffaloes: / camels: / cattle: / goats: / horses: / mules: / pigs: / poultry: / sheep:
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: none, unknown, or of no importance
mining products: potential off-shore natural oil and gas
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 100 km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: per 1000
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains: Mount Bates 321 m
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: three small rivers to drain the mountain slopes
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: except for Norfolk Island itself ther are two unhabited islands: Philip Island, Nepean Island
deserts: none
other natural features:
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
data, not specified in the sources used, are often combined with those of Australia
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:

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File created for the "Populstat" website on 2001-06-03; revised on 2003-03-04; and last modified on 2004.10.15 by Jan Lahmeyer
1999/2004 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer