Seychelles Population 2018

95,347

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is a 155-island nation in the Indian Ocean. The capital of Victoria is about 932 miles east of mainland Southeast Africa. In 2018, the estimated population of Seychelles is 95,235, which ranks 195th in the world.

At the 2012 census, Seychelles had a population of 90,000, which is estimated to have grown to 95,235. 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 360 minutes
One death every 720 minutes
One net migrant every 1440 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes

Seychelles Population in 2018Source: Esskay [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons

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
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-4.5833333355.66666666
Currencies UsedSeychelles Rupee
DemonymSeychellois

Countries Bordering Seychelles

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Seychelles Population Density

Seychelles Top 20 Cities by Population

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

Seychelles Population Clock

The population of Seychelles (as of 10/20/2018)?95,347
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)95,235
Births Per Day4
Deaths Per Day2
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st293

Seychelles Population Estimator

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Estimate as of October 20th 2018 is: 95,377

Seychelles Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201895,23549.29%50.71%210.702010.53%
201794,73749.28%50.72%209.602010.54%
201694,22849.35%50.65%208.472010.52%
201593,74249.55%50.44%207.392010.51%
201091,40551.57%48.42%202.222010.59%
200588,74449.97%50.04%196.342011.80%
200081,15149.81%50.19%179.542011.13%
199576,70350.05%49.95%169.702001.67%
199070,62449.88%50.12%156.252000.22%
198569,83650.47%49.55%154.501991.05%
198066,29450.47%49.52%146.671992.16%
197559,59050.62%49.38%131.841992.62%
197052,36550.10%49.90%115.852002.28%
196546,77249.44%50.54%103.482022.40%
196041,54048.95%51.05%91.902001.32%
195538,90948.28%51.72%86.081981.38%
195036,32547.49%52.51%80.371980.00%

Seychelles Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202096,11249.32%50.68%212.642010.00%
202597,41449.04%50.96%215.522010.27%
203098,01048.75%51.25%216.842010.12%
203598,24148.49%51.51%217.352010.05%
204098,18548.31%51.69%217.22200-0.01%
204597,72148.22%51.77%216.20200-0.09%
205096,64348.24%51.76%213.81201-0.22%
205595,01748.35%51.65%210.21201-0.34%
206093,07648.53%51.47%205.92201-0.41%
206591,11648.76%51.24%201.58201-0.42%
207089,30349.00%51.00%197.57202-0.40%
207587,67749.23%50.79%193.98202-0.37%
208086,20549.39%50.60%190.72202-0.34%
208584,79549.52%50.47%187.60201-0.33%
209083,39749.61%50.39%184.51201-0.33%
209581,92649.65%50.33%181.25200-0.36%
Data Sources
  1. National Statistics Bureau
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1960, 1970, 1977, 1987, 1994, 2002 and 2010 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer