Malta Population 2017

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Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, and one of the most densely populated. Its estimated population of 422,000 is spread over just 122 square miles, with a population density of 1,562 people per square kilometer (4,077/sq mi), which ranks 7th in the world.

The capital is Valletta, but the largest city is Birkirkara, with a population of 22,000.

Malta Demographics

Native Maltese make up the vast majority of the population at 95%. British are the largest majority, estimated at 1.6%, and many are Britons who have chosen to retire in Malta. All censuses since 1842 have found a slightly higher number of females over males, with the highest ratio in 1957 at 1088:1000.

The Maltese language is the national language, and English (imposed by British occupiers in the 19th century) is also an official language. Malta is one of the most multi-lingual countries in the EU with 100% of the population speaking Maltese, 88% speaking English, 66% speaking Italian and 17% speaking English.

Catholicism is the state religion with a Catholic population of 98%. There is one church for every 1,000 residents.

Malta Population in 2017 Source: Briangotts at en.wikipedia

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

Malta Population Growth

Malta's population is aging, like most EU countries, and this is expected to worsen in the coming years. The country has a total fertility rate of 1.53 children per woman, below the replacement rate of 2.1. By 2025, the population of Malta is expected to hit 424,000.

Malta Population Density

About Malta

Official Name Republic of Malta
Languages Spoken Maltese, English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 35.83333333,14.58333333
Currencies Used EUR

Malta Population Clock

What is the population of Malta (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 2
Deaths Per Day 2
Net Migrations Per Day 3
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.

Malta Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 8.982 births/thousand 192nd
Crude Death Rate 9.199 deaths/thousand 54th
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.292 people/thousand 30th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.073 years 32nd
Life Expectancy (Male) 79.45 years 19th
Life Expectancy (Female) 82.663 years 39th
Total Fertility Rate 1.483 children/woman 181st
Net Reproduction Rate 0.717 surviving daughters/woman 180th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female 28th
Infant Mortality Rate 4.097 deaths/1,000 live births 162nd
Under Five Mortality 4.93 deaths/thousand 162nd
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.937 years 32nd
Rate of Natural Increase -0.253 180th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.444% 16th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.816% 16th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.01% 13th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.75% 16th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.008% 16th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.414% 13th
Crude Suicide Rate 6.8 suicides/thousand 95th
Median Age (Total) 41.5 years 32nd
Median Age (Female) 42.7 years 36th
Median Age (Male) 40.4 years 25th

Malta Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 420,520 49.84% 50.16% 1,314 8 0.21% 175
2015 418,670 49.8% 50.2% 1,308 8 0.23% 175
2010 412,064 49.673% 50.327% 1,287 8 0.49% 174
2005 397,094 49.443% 50.557% 1,240 8 0.7% 174
2000 387,180 49.466% 50.534% 1,209 8 0.55% 173
1995 372,390 49.322% 50.678% 1,163 8 0.86% 172
1990 355,707 49.126% 50.874% 1,111 8 0.95% 172
1985 338,348 48.933% 51.067% 1,057 8 1.07% 170
1980 319,897 48.569% 51.431% 999 8 1.06% 168
1975 307,597 48.446% 51.554% 961 8 0.56% 166
1970 304,414 48.36% 51.64% 951 8 0.04% 164
1965 306,212 48.271% 51.729% 956 8 -0.28% 163
1960 312,788 48.384% 51.616% 977 7 -0.35% 160
1955 313,914 48.319% 51.681% 980 7 0.04% 156
1950 311,997 49.359% 50.641% 974 7 0.23% 155

Malta Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 422,960 49.894% 50.106% 1,321 8 0.17% 175
2025 426,103 49.975% 50.025% 1,331 10 0.12% 177
2030 428,026 50.075% 49.925% 1,337 11 0.01% 178
2035 427,023 50.2% 49.8% 1,334 11 -0.13% 178
2040 423,142 50.329% 49.671% 1,322 12 -0.25% 179
2045 417,325 50.436% 49.564% 1,304 12 -0.3% 181
2050 411,056 50.52% 49.48% 1,284 13 -0.3% 181
2055 405,164 50.585% 49.415% 1,266 13 -0.28% 181
2060 399,662 50.635% 49.365% 1,248 14 -0.27% 181
2065 394,099 50.658% 49.342% 1,231 14 -0.31% 182
2070 387,415 50.629% 49.371% 1,210 14 -0.38% 184
2075 379,789 50.55% 49.45% 1,186 14 -0.42% 184
2080 371,921 50.442% 49.558% 1,162 14 -0.41% 184
2085 364,600 50.363% 49.637% 1,139 15 -0.38% 184
2090 358,131 50.396% 49.604% 1,119 15 -0.33% 184
2095 352,686 50.532% 49.468% 1,102 15 -0.27% 184
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations