Seychelles Population 2017

97,539

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 2017Source: 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.

About Seychelles

Official NameRepublic of Seychelles
Languages SpokenSeychellois Creole, English, French
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-4.5833333355.66666666
Currencies UsedSCR

Seychelles Population Density

Name Population
La Passe
Port Glaud2,174
Takamaka2,580
Anse Royale3,818
Cascade4,088
Beau Vallon4,142
Bel Ombre4,163
Anse Boileau4,183
Victoria22,881

Seychelles Population Clock

What is the population of Seychelles (as of September 13, 2017)?97,539
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)97539
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st

Seychelles Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 15.984 births/thousand116
Crude Death Rate 7.681 deaths/thousand92
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.176 people/thousand168
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.65 years108
Male Life Expectancy 69.479 years114
Female Life Expectancy 78.515 years80
Total Fertility Rate 2.233 children/woman98
Net Reproduction Rate 1.058 surviving daughters/woman94
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female28
Infant Mortality Rate 8.459 deaths/1,000 live births130
Under Five Mortality 10.614 deaths/thousand129
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.583 years165
Rate of Natural Increase 8.035 127
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.085 %81
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.455 %89
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.589 %75
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.297 %112
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 24.112 %127
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.751 %87
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand0
Median Age (Total) 34.9 years71
Median Age (Female) 35.5 years75
Median Age (Male) 34.4 years73

Seychelles Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201797,53950.48%49.52%212610.48%199
201596,47150.654%49.346%209610.57%199
201093,08151.015%48.985%202580.78%199
200588,74749.966%50.034%192581.29%199
200081,15449.814%50.186%176591.67%199
199576,70350.05%49.95%166571.26%199
199070,62749.875%50.125%153591.22%199
198569,84150.46%49.54%151590.24%198
198066,29250.475%49.525%144591.51%198
197559,58950.622%49.378%129612.44%199
197052,36450.095%49.905%113642.53%199
196546,77049.455%50.545%101652.28%201
196041,53848.958%51.042%90642.06%199
195538,90448.283%51.717%84611.09%197
195036,32147.496%52.507%78631.53%197

Seychelles Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202098,84250.251%49.75%214670.36%199
2025100,30749.812%50.188%218700.2%200
2030101,09749.359%50.641%219710.1%200
2035101,46748.921%51.079%220710.03%200
2040101,44948.54%51.46%22073-0.06%200
2045100,88948.241%51.759%21972-0.2%200
205099,62648.027%51.973%21674-0.33%200
205597,82247.888%52.112%21275-0.41%200
206095,73847.825%52.175%20878-0.45%200
206593,61747.812%52.188%20382-0.44%200
207091,59247.848%52.153%19984-0.42%200
207589,70247.926%52.074%19584-0.41%201
208087,88748.014%51.986%19187-0.41%201
208586,12148.097%51.903%18788-0.41%200
209084,37048.179%51.821%18390-0.42%199
209582,59048.261%51.739%17990-0.44%199
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations