Malta Population 2017

420,742

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 2017Source: 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.

About Malta

Official NameRepublic of Malta
Languages SpokenMaltese, English
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude35.8333333314.58333333
Currencies UsedEUR

Malta Population Density

Name Population
Imdina360
San Lawrenz530
Xghajra837
Munxar840
Gharb971
Fontana1,011
Kercem1,627
Ta' Xbiex1,642
Sannat1,681
Zebbug1,770
Safi1,863
Hal Gharghur2,025
Kirkop2,137
Imtarfa2,430
Lija2,471
Qrendi2,493
Floriana2,516
Mqabba2,891
Vittoriosa2,936
Senglea2,964
Kalkara2,982
Imgarr3,000
Dingli3,009
Gudja3,023
Marsaxlokk3,026
Pembroke3,038
Saint Lucia3,186
Balzan3,240
Ghajnsielem3,260
Xewkija3,303
L-Iklin3,360
Xaghra3,680
Pieta3,846
Nadur3,933
Ghaxaq4,375
Luqa5,053
Marsa5,116
Swieqi5,973
Mellieha5,976
Cospicua6,096
Santa Venera6,264
Victoria6,596
Valletta6,794
San Giljan6,799
Imsida6,920
Rabat7,064
Gzira7,513
Siggiewi7,676
Tarxien7,761
Birzebbuga8,668
Zurrieq9,149
Paola9,257
Attard9,510
Marsaskala10,024
Naxxar10,378
Hamrun10,680
Haz-Zebbug11,063
Sliema11,318
Zejtun11,549
Fgura11,676
Saint John12,346
San Pawl il-Bahar14,057
Zabbar15,030
Mosta17,789
Qormi18,230
Birkirkara21,676

Malta Population Clock

What is the population of Malta (as of September 13, 2017)?420,742
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)420520
Births Per Day2
Deaths Per Day2
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 3
Population Change Since January 1st765

Malta Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 8.982 births/thousand192
Crude Death Rate 9.199 deaths/thousand54
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.292 people/thousand30
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.073 years32
Male Life Expectancy 79.45 years19
Female Life Expectancy 82.663 years39
Total Fertility Rate 1.483 children/woman181
Net Reproduction Rate 0.717 surviving daughters/woman180
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female28
Infant Mortality Rate 4.097 deaths/1,000 live births162
Under Five Mortality 4.93 deaths/thousand162
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.937 years32
Rate of Natural Increase -0.253 180
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.444 %16
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.816 %16
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.01 %13
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.75 %11
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.008 %9
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.414 %13
Crude Suicide Rate 6.8 suicides/thousand95
Median Age (Total) 41.5 years32
Median Age (Female) 42.7 years36
Median Age (Male) 40.4 years25

Malta Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017420,52049.84%50.16%131480.21%175
2015418,67049.8%50.2%130880.23%175
2010412,06449.673%50.327%128780.49%174
2005397,09449.443%50.557%124080.7%174
2000387,18049.466%50.534%120980.55%173
1995372,39049.322%50.678%116380.86%172
1990355,70749.126%50.874%111180.95%172
1985338,34848.933%51.067%105781.07%170
1980319,89748.569%51.431%99981.06%168
1975307,59748.446%51.554%96180.56%166
1970304,41448.36%51.64%95180.04%164
1965306,21248.271%51.729%9568-0.28%163
1960312,78848.384%51.616%9777-0.35%160
1955313,91448.319%51.681%98070.04%156
1950311,99749.359%50.641%97470.23%155

Malta Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020422,96049.894%50.106%132180.17%175
2025426,10349.975%50.025%1331100.12%177
2030428,02650.075%49.925%1337110.01%178
2035427,02350.2%49.8%133411-0.13%178
2040423,14250.329%49.671%132212-0.25%179
2045417,32550.436%49.564%130412-0.3%181
2050411,05650.52%49.48%128413-0.3%181
2055405,16450.585%49.415%126613-0.28%181
2060399,66250.635%49.365%124814-0.27%181
2065394,09950.658%49.342%123114-0.31%182
2070387,41550.629%49.371%121014-0.38%184
2075379,78950.55%49.45%118614-0.42%184
2080371,92150.442%49.558%116214-0.41%184
2085364,60050.363%49.637%113915-0.38%184
2090358,13150.396%49.604%111915-0.33%184
2095352,68650.532%49.468%110215-0.27%184
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations