Seychelles Population 2017

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At the 2012 census, Seychelles had a population of 90,000, which is estimated to have grown to 92,000. Like many island nations, Seychelles is densely populated with 186 people per square kilometers (483/sq mi), which ranks 60th in the world. The capital and largest city, Victoria, has a population of 25,000, or more than 25% of the country's population.

Seychelles Demographics

During the British control of Seychelles, French upper class were allowed to retain their land, and both French and British settlers used African slaves and later indentured Indian servants, despite the British prohibition on slavery in 1835. This led to a small minority population of Indians on the island, as well as Chinese, and the Gran'bla ("big whites") of French origin controlling politics and the economy.

Today, there are descendants of the Indian, Chinese and Gran'bla making up ethnic communities in Seychelles, although most people are of black African origin, often with mixed European or Asian heritage. Seychelles has no indigenous population, and the current population is composed of immigrants and their descendants.

The ethnic breakdown is 93% Seychellois Creole, 3% British, 1.8% French, 0.5% Chinese, 0.3% Indian and 1.2% other.

Most Seychelles are Christians, with 82% of the population adhering to Roman Catholicism. 2% of the population practices Hinduism while 1% practices Islam.

Seychelles Population in 2017 Source: Spyder Monkey

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

Seychelles Population Growth

The population of Seychelles has grown rather steadily since the 1960's, and it is currently growing at a rate of 0.4% per year, adding just one or two thousand people each year. This trend of very slow growth is expected to continue.

Seychelles Population Density

About Seychelles

Official Name Republic of Seychelles
Languages Spoken French, Seychellois Creole, English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude -4.58333333,55.66666666
Currencies Used SCR

Seychelles Population Clock

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

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

Seychelles Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 15.984 births/thousand 116th
Crude Death Rate 7.681 deaths/thousand 92nd
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.176 people/thousand 168th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.65 years 108th
Life Expectancy (Male) 69.479 years 114th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.515 years 80th
Total Fertility Rate 2.233 children/woman 98th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.058 surviving daughters/woman 94th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female 28th
Infant Mortality Rate 8.459 deaths/1,000 live births 130th
Under Five Mortality 10.614 deaths/thousand 129th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.583 years 165th
Rate of Natural Increase 8.035 127th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.085% 81st
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.455% 89th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.589% 75th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.297% 81st
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 24.112% 89th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.751% 75th
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand 0th
Median Age (Total) 34.9 years 71st
Median Age (Female) 35.5 years 75th
Median Age (Male) 34.4 years 73rd

Seychelles Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 97,539 50.48% 49.52% 212 61 0.48% 199
2015 96,471 50.654% 49.346% 209 61 0.57% 199
2010 93,081 51.015% 48.985% 202 58 0.78% 199
2005 88,747 49.966% 50.034% 192 58 1.29% 199
2000 81,154 49.814% 50.186% 176 59 1.67% 199
1995 76,703 50.05% 49.95% 166 57 1.26% 199
1990 70,627 49.875% 50.125% 153 59 1.22% 199
1985 69,841 50.46% 49.54% 151 59 0.24% 198
1980 66,292 50.475% 49.525% 144 59 1.51% 198
1975 59,589 50.622% 49.378% 129 61 2.44% 199
1970 52,364 50.095% 49.905% 113 64 2.53% 199
1965 46,770 49.455% 50.545% 101 65 2.28% 201
1960 41,538 48.958% 51.042% 90 64 2.06% 199
1955 38,904 48.283% 51.717% 84 61 1.09% 197
1950 36,321 47.496% 52.507% 78 63 1.53% 197

Seychelles Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 98,842 50.251% 49.75% 214 67 0.36% 199
2025 100,307 49.812% 50.188% 218 70 0.2% 200
2030 101,097 49.359% 50.641% 219 71 0.1% 200
2035 101,467 48.921% 51.079% 220 71 0.03% 200
2040 101,449 48.54% 51.46% 220 73 -0.06% 200
2045 100,889 48.241% 51.759% 219 72 -0.2% 200
2050 99,626 48.027% 51.973% 216 74 -0.33% 200
2055 97,822 47.888% 52.112% 212 75 -0.41% 200
2060 95,738 47.825% 52.175% 208 78 -0.45% 200
2065 93,617 47.812% 52.188% 203 82 -0.44% 200
2070 91,592 47.848% 52.153% 199 84 -0.42% 200
2075 89,702 47.926% 52.074% 195 84 -0.41% 201
2080 87,887 48.014% 51.986% 191 87 -0.41% 201
2085 86,121 48.097% 51.903% 187 88 -0.41% 200
2090 84,370 48.179% 51.821% 183 90 -0.42% 199
2095 82,590 48.261% 51.739% 179 90 -0.44% 199
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations