Maldives Population 2017

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Maldives is the smallest Asian country, both by land area and population. Its estimated population is 394,000, who live on a total land area of just 298 square kilometers (206th in the world). The Maldive Islands has a high population density of 1,102 people per square kilometer, making it the 11th most densely populated country on earth.

The largest city and capital in Maldives is Male, with an estimated population of 63,000. This is followed by Addu City (32,000) and Fuvahmulah (12,000). These are the only cities with a population surpassing 10,000.

Maldives Demographics

The people of Maldives have an identity that is a blend of the cultures of people who settled on the islands. It is believed the earliest inhabitants were from Sri Lanka and southern India. The Maldives people are ethnically related to those of the Indian subcontinent and are ethnically known as Dhivehis.

There are about 70,000 foreign workers in Maldives, as well as 33,000 illegal immigrants, who make up about one-thrd of the total population. Most workers and immigrants are from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Maldives Population in 2017 Source: Shahee Ilyas

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Maldives Population Growth

From 1905 to 1960, the population remained around 100,000 before starting to climb after independence. The population doubled by 1978, and its growth rate peaked at 3.4% in 1985. Maldives reached a population of 299,000 at the 2006 census.

The Maldive Islands has very little room for more growth, as it is already the 11th most densely populated country on the world and has less than 300 square kilometers of land. The country's fertility rate has fallen from 6.4 births per woman in 1990 to just 2.8 in 2000, while the share of older people has grown. Maldives is expected to continue its modest growth rate of 2% for the near future.

Maldives Population Density

About Maldives

Official Name Republic of the Maldives
Languages Spoken Maldivian
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 3.25,73
Currencies Used MVR

Maldives Population Clock

What is the population of Maldives (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 4
Deaths Per Day 1
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 3
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Maldives Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.673 births/thousand 87th
Crude Death Rate 3.733 deaths/thousand 191st
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.028 people/thousand 71st
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.441 years 56th
Life Expectancy (Male) 76.51 years 48th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.451 years 82nd
Total Fertility Rate 2.009 children/woman 118th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.941 surviving daughters/woman 126th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.084 males per female 8th
Infant Mortality Rate 7.042 deaths/1,000 live births 143rd
Under Five Mortality 8.265 deaths/thousand 144th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.349 years 139th
Rate of Natural Increase 15.581 70th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.888% 35th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.234% 30th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.531% 40th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.548% 35th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.797% 30th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.327% 40th
Crude Suicide Rate 5 suicides/thousand 114th
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years 127th
Median Age (Female) 27.8 years 133rd
Median Age (Male) 27.8 years 123rd

Maldives Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 375,866 50.144% 49.857% 1,252 10 1.56% 178
2015 363,657 50.148% 49.852% 1,212 11 1.68% 178
2010 332,575 50.141% 49.859% 1,108 11 1.8% 178
2005 304,968 50.28% 49.72% 1,016 11 1.69% 178
2000 280,384 50.628% 49.372% 934 11 1.74% 179
1995 254,070 50.632% 49.368% 846 11 2.18% 179
1990 223,179 51.262% 48.738% 743 11 2.87% 179
1985 189,551 52.033% 47.967% 631 10 3.49% 179
1980 158,282 52.282% 47.718% 527 11 3.45% 179
1975 136,434 52.558% 47.442% 454 11 3% 181
1970 115,702 51.679% 48.322% 385 13 3.07% 181
1965 102,723 53.41% 46.59% 342 14 2.33% 180
1960 89,875 54.449% 45.551% 299 15 2.69% 180
1955 79,704 55.487% 44.513% 265 14 2.24% 180
1950 73,715 56.527% 43.473% 245 14 0.69% 179

Maldives Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 393,080 50.126% 49.874% 1,310 9 1.35% 179
2025 417,479 50.095% 49.905% 1,391 8 1.01% 178
2030 436,810 50.068% 49.932% 1,456 8 0.79% 177
2035 453,259 50.06% 49.94% 1,510 8 0.69% 177
2040 468,723 50.073% 49.927% 1,562 8 0.64% 177
2045 483,013 50.112% 49.888% 1,610 8 0.53% 177
2050 494,215 50.171% 49.829% 1,647 8 0.35% 178
2055 500,884 50.261% 49.739% 1,669 9 0.15% 178
2060 502,814 50.368% 49.632% 1,676 9 -0.02% 178
2065 501,026 50.495% 49.505% 1,670 9 -0.14% 179
2070 496,616 50.62% 49.38% 1,655 11 -0.23% 179
2075 489,933 50.728% 49.272% 1,633 12 -0.33% 179
2080 480,952 50.797% 49.203% 1,603 12 -0.42% 179
2085 470,244 50.843% 49.157% 1,567 12 -0.48% 180
2090 459,066 50.877% 49.123% 1,530 12 -0.48% 180
2095 448,343 50.919% 49.081% 1,494 12 -0.47% 180
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations