Up to date population figures for Tristan da Cunha's 241 islanders, broken down by family and gender.

Population Update

9th May 2022, following the departure of MFV Lance on 5th May

  Tristan Resident Family Totals

There are 241 Tristan da Cunha Islanders.

Presently, 19 Resident Islanders are overseas.

There are an additional 24 people living on the island, including expatriate workers and their families and visitors.

So there are 246 people currently living on Tristan da Cunha or visiting the surrounding islands.

Occasionally there are changes to the resident islander total as people re-gain or lose residency status.

Surname Male Female Total
Collins 0 1 1
Glass 14 17 31
Green 32 31 63
Hagan 2 5 7
Lavarello 5 7 12
Repetto 18 22 40
Rogers 13 13 26
Squibb 2 2 4
Swain 25 32 57
Total 111 130 241
Population figures are maintained by Cynthia Green.

Tristan da Cunha residents at home and overseas

This chart shows the change over time in the number of Tristanians with residency status, whether living on the island or temporarily overseas for medical, educational or other reasons. It does not include Tristanians who have left the island permanently and lost their residency status.
Please note: This chart reflects the population changes resulting from every ship transport from September 2016 onwards. Unfortunately, only a small number of historical data points are available before that date.

People Living on Tristan da Cunha

This chart shows the change over time in the number people actually living on Tristan da Cunha, whether native islanders or expatriate workers and their families. It excludes islanders who are temporarily living overseas. It also does not include transient visitors on cruise ships, yachts and other vessels, who are normally only on Tristan for a day or two. It does, however, include visitors on the annual SA Agulhas II voyage, who stay for about three weeks.
Please note: This chart reflects the population changes resulting from every ship transport from September 2016 onwards. Unfortunately, only a small number of historical data points are available before that date.

Population Pyramid

Population Pyramid for Tristan da Cunha