Malta Population 2017

431,249

Malta is a southern European country about 50 miles south of Sicily. Malta has just 122 square miles of land and its capital, Valletta, is the smallest capital in the European Union. A popular tourist destination, Malta has some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world. In 2017, the estimated population is 430,835, which ranks 171st in the world.

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 2018Source: 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
Birkirkara21,676
Qormi18,230
Mosta17,789
Zabbar15,030
San Pawl il-Bahar14,057
Saint John12,346
Fgura11,676
Zejtun11,549
Sliema11,318
Haz-Zebbug11,063
Hamrun10,680
Naxxar10,378
Marsaskala10,024
Attard9,510
Paola9,257
Zurrieq9,149
Birzebbuga8,668
Tarxien7,761
Siggiewi7,676
Gzira7,513
Rabat7,064
Imsida6,920
San Giljan6,799
Valletta6,794
Victoria6,596
Santa Venera6,264
Cospicua6,096
Mellieha5,976
Swieqi5,973
Marsa5,116
Luqa5,053
Ghaxaq4,375
Nadur3,933
Pieta3,846
Xaghra3,680
L-Iklin3,360
Xewkija3,303
Ghajnsielem3,260
Balzan3,240
Saint Lucia3,186
Pembroke3,038
Marsaxlokk3,026
Gudja3,023
Dingli3,009
Imgarr3,000
Kalkara2,982
Senglea2,964
Vittoriosa2,936
Mqabba2,891
Floriana2,516
Qrendi2,493
Lija2,471
Imtarfa2,430
Kirkop2,137
Hal Gharghur2,025
Safi1,863
Zebbug1,770
Sannat1,681
Ta' Xbiex1,642
Kercem1,627
Fontana1,011
Gharb971
Munxar840
Xghajra837
San Lawrenz530
Imdina360

Malta Population Clock

What is the population of Malta (as of 11/15/2017)?431,249
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)430,835
Births Per Day2
Deaths Per Day2
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 3
Population Change Since January 1st957

Malta Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 8.982 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.199 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.292 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.073 years
Male Life Expectancy 79.45 years
Female Life Expectancy 82.663 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.483 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.717 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 4.097 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 4.93 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.937 years
Rate of Natural Increase -0.253
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.444%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.816%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.01%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.75%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.008%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.414%
Median Age (Total) 41.5 years
Median Age (Female) 42.7 years
Median Age (Male) 40.4 years

Malta Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017430,83550.22%49.78%13630.38%
2015427,61650.16%49.84%13530.55%
2010416,11049.79%50.21%13170.45%
2005406,78749.78%50.22%12870.51%
2000396,66849.83%50.17%12550.85%
1995380,30549.57%50.43%12030.86%
1990364,43149.42%50.58%11530.86%
1985349,19649.22%50.78%11050.94%
1980333,27448.72%51.28%10550.64%
1975322,82148.58%51.42%10220.17%
1970320,08648.45%51.55%1013-0.06%
1965321,01948.33%51.67%10160.60%
1960311,53448.40%51.60%986-0.10%
1955313,12448.35%51.65%9910.07%
1950312,00349.36%50.64%9870.00%

Malta Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020434,36350.24%49.76%13750.00%
2025439,03650.32%49.68%13890.21%
2030439,96350.40%49.60%13920.04%
2035436,69550.49%49.51%1382-0.15%
2040431,14950.60%49.40%1364-0.26%
2045424,96650.71%49.29%1345-0.29%
2050419,24750.79%49.21%1327-0.27%
2055413,96850.85%49.15%1310-0.25%
2060408,48650.87%49.13%1293-0.27%
2065402,04950.86%49.14%1272-0.32%
2070394,24450.83%49.17%1248-0.39%
2075385,45450.78%49.22%1220-0.45%
2080376,67850.75%49.25%1192-0.46%
2085368,74250.73%49.27%1167-0.42%
2090362,08450.73%49.27%1146-0.36%
2095356,69750.75%49.25%1129-0.30%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer